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What the HEIC?

Demystifying HEIC and HEIF files If you are the proud owner of a last generation camera from Canon or Sony, you may have come across a curious new file type. The old standards are still there, including RAW and JPEG,... Continue Reading →

Choosing Your Travel Lens Kit

When packing your camera bag to go on a trip it can be a challenge to decide what lens is the best to bring to capture those special moments with family and friends without feeling like your gear is holding... Continue Reading →

Composition

Composition describes placement of relative objects and elements in a work of art. In other words, where you place your subject, foreground, and background elements within your photograph. Composition is a way of guiding the viewer’s eye towards the most... Continue Reading →

Simple Effective Beauty Lighting

Back in March of 2017 I wrote about how a simple 19'' ring light can be used to produce great beauty shots; with the caveat that it's most effective for single person headshots. Well, what if you want that same... Continue Reading →

Candle Light Portrait: Tips & Challenge

Candle light portrait challenge and tips.

My Single Greatest Photography Influence

My very first camera was the Canon AE-1 Program, a 35mm film camera, that my mom bought me when I decided to get into photography as a 16 year old high school student. In the time since I've gotten into... Continue Reading →

2021 Photo Journal- a 365 day project!

Back in the year 2013, I challenged myself to a 365 day photo challenge. I was a budding photographer and a teenager with far too much time on my hands. Even with a stark lack of subject matter, I made... Continue Reading →

Sony A7S III: Why only 12 megapixels? Are 12MP enough?

I've developed a reputation for having the longest blogs of anyone at Action Camera. This one is going to bring my average length way down because the answers to the questions above, though asked over and over since the specs... Continue Reading →

Stuck at Home – A-Z Challenge

With COVID-19 on the loose, many of us are avoiding crowded situations or stuck at home entirely. For us photographers, this can be a time we can challenge ourselves to practice our photography in the home environment, try new techniques... Continue Reading →

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