DSLR vs. Mirrorless Camera

Overview The biggest difference between the two cameras is one has an optical viewfinder and one doesn’t. What does that mean? Ok, so let’s start with some definitions and pictures Here’s your standard Canon T5i DSLR Here’s a standard Sony a6500 Mirrorless Here’s them next to eachother   DSLR stands…

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Using Dehaze in Lightroom

Overview Dehaze is a relatively new tool in Adobe Lightroom, but has been in Photoshop for quite some time. Dehaze artificially adds dynamic range, which is the ability of your camera’s sensor to balance very bright and very dark images. Dynamic range is what makes a movie or cinema camera…

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What is a UV Filter?

Overview Well, its not REALLY a UV filter, and I hate to say it… First, here’s what it looks like. This is a Canon UV filter photo borrowed from B&H Photo. What we know today as a UV Filter is a translucent or partly translucent glass circle that was used…

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What is Shooting in Log?

Overview Log is a mode or picture style you set your camera to that gives you very minimal saturation, contrast, and highlights. What this allows you to do is edit your photo after the fact and make it look better without having to tweak the saturation, contrast and highlights that…

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What does ISO do?

Overview ISO stands for the International Standard of Optics. This is the third main component of your camera that can be manipulated on screen. The effect this has on your photo is that it makes your picture brighter or darker. Here is what it looks like on your camera when…

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What does Aperture do?

Overview Aperture is simply the measurement of how open or closed you lens hole is. What? Lens hole? What lens hole? There is a series of usually 5-10 blades that create a hole based on the number you assign to your aperture, and this is present in almost every lens….

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