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Category Archives: Shooting Tips

Using Live View to change White Balance [video]

Not only is this handy tip an oldie but a goodie, setting your white balance with a real time preview, but it’s also my first blog entry that I’ve made a video for. This tip helps you quickly adjust your white balance without having to second guess or take test photos. If you shoot in RAW...

How to find your cameras shutter count

Here’s a quick tip…want to find out the exact number of actuation’s (aka the shutter count) on your Nikon DSLR? Well, here is a simple way using Photoshop CS3. The information is only viewable in RAW files so open your latest one and go to ‘File’ then ‘File Info’ and click the tabs as per the image below. Viola!...

Low Level Shooting

Want to achieve a more intimate shot of your subject or looking for ways to really emphasise them in the frame? If so, grab yourself a beanbag and try some low level shooting for a different perspective on things… Why get down so low? As with all aspects of photography, there are times when certain...

Having ‘one of those days’…? Don’t give up!

I mean really, other than me, who forgets to take their tripod when they are going out to shoot with a 600mm lens. Spare battery, sure. Memory cards, maybe…but the TRIPOD?! Yep, we all have them. One of those days where everything is going wrong and it seems we are just destined to not take...

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