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Articles worth reading.


Since I can’t cover EVERY photography related topic on my blog personally, mostly due to a lack of time. Some topics have been covered very well, by people with greater expertise on the subject matter. So I figured that I may as well SHARE that knowledge with my readers by way of regular links to the most interesting things I read about photography during the week (or things I feel are worthy of posting about).

None the less, here is my first installment of “Articles worth reading”.

The first article here, found on the website, Roger Cicala explains in detail the how and why of what makes a “good” or “bad” copy of a lens. After all, who would know better than someone testing multiples of the same lens back to back. (Which he does for this article.) It’s a bit technical, but it really does explain quite well why sometimes when we get a new lens it may not perform as good as we might expect.

Link: Notes on Lens and Camera Variation

The next article, covering a favorite topic of mine, explains fairly well how to photograph lightning. (Using nearly the same technique as I’ve “perfected” myself.) Don Peters explains in this B&H Photo blog the steps and settings to increase your odds of capturing lightning. (The same technique happens to work well with fireworks as well.) The only difference between my own methods and the ones described in the article is the fact that I set the ISO as low as I can and the aperture around F11 and then set the shutter speed to give me a 20-30 second exposure, but still keep the land/objects in the foreground dark but not silhouetted with the long exposure. (Refer to my lightning example above.)

Link: How to Photograph Lightning

And although this LAST link isn’t photography related, it really has some great information regarding Facebook and social media and how to use Facebook features to increase brand awareness, something we need to consider as photographers if we want to get repeat business. For what it’s worth, I have yet to implement much of what is mentioned on my own Facebook pages, but it’s still a good read.

Link: How to Optimize Your Facebook Page for Visual Branding

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