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New Article Has Tips for Combating Lens Fungus

Wednesday April 23, 2014

This time of the year, in the spring and early summer when rainy conditions are common and there's a lot of moisture in the air, you may be more likely to find yourself facing the issue of camera lens fungus.

Lens fungus is one of those camera problems that you may not have heard about much, but, depending on the climate in your location, it could be a problem with which you should familiarize yourself. Lens fungus is caused by moisture trapped inside or on the surface of the camera, where, when combined with warmth, fungus can grow from the moisture.

Click the link to read some tips for avoiding camera lens fungus problems and for removing the fungus.

New Article Includes Food Photography Tips

Tuesday April 22, 2014

What's the difference between a so-so food photo and a great photo of food? When you can hear the viewer's stomach rumbling, you know you've created a great photo.

Good photos of food should look good enough to eat. However shooting this type of photo doesn't happen by accident. It takes quite a bit of work and preparation to ensure that your photo of food will look great.

Click the link to read tips for photographing food to improve your culinary photography results.

Photo courtesy duron123 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Learn to Avoid Basic Photography Errors

Monday April 21, 2014

Although photography is a constant learning experience, all photographers seem to have one or two shooting problems that take a long time to overcome.

It's important for you to learn how to battle through these especially tricky basic photography errors, though, as the process of overcoming these mistakes is the key to advancing from being a beginning photographer to an intermediate or advanced photographer.

Don't let these common photography errors continue to drag down your photographic quality. Click the link to learn how to overcome those tricky photography situations and avoid basic photography errors.

Lexar XQD Memory Card Offers 1100x Read Speed

Sunday April 20, 2014

Lexar's latest editions of professional-level memory cards, the Lexar Professional 1100x XQD, provides some impressive speeds for reading.

Using the PCI Express interface and the XQD memory card format, the Lexar XQD can provide a read transfer speed up to 168MB per second (or 1100x).

For those photographers who often shoot RAW images or full HD video, the Lexar Professional 1100x XQD can meet their demands. Look for the XQD cards to carry an MSRP of $449.99 for 32GB and $749.99 for 64GB. (Compare Prices)

Photo courtesy Lexar

Instant Print Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 NEO Offers Fun Option

Saturday April 19, 2014

Fujifilm's Instax Mini 90 NEO Classic provides one of the few new instant print film cameras on the market, while giving photographers a classic looking camera design.

With the Instax Mini 90 you have some interesting options, including a double exposure mode, allowing you to create artistic photos without the need for post processing image editing as you have to do with a digital camera.

Each film pack contains 10 shots, and the Instax Mini 90 creates instant prints. You can purchase the Instax Mini 90 NEO Classic for a price of about $200 (Compare Prices), while 10-sheet film packs cost about $7 each.

Photo courtesy Fujifilm

Another Thin Zoom Offering: Nikon's S6800

Friday April 18, 2014

Nikon is now offering a strong thin zoom camera of its own, as the Nikon Coolpix S6800 features a 12X optical zoom lens in a camera that measures 0.9 inches in thickness.

The S6800 is very similar to the Canon ELPH 340 that I mentioned in my blog yesterday. The S6800 has 16MP of resolution in a 1/2.3-inch image sensor, a 3.0-inch LCD, and the ability to shoot 1080p HD video.

The Coolpix S6800 is now available at an MSRP of $219.95 (Compare Prices), and it's offered in black, white, or red camera bodies.

Photo courtesy Nikon

Thin ELPH 340 HS Includes 12X Optical Zoom

Thursday April 17, 2014

Not many thin cameras can match the 12X optical zoom lens that you'll find in the recently announced Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS.

The ELPH 340 measures only 0.88 inches in thickness, making it a strong thin zoom camera. It also has 16MP of resolution in a 1/2.3-inch image sensor, a 3.0-inch LCD, and full HD video capabilities.

Look for the ELPH 340 to be available now in black, silver, or purple camera bodies at an MSRP of $199.99. (Compare Prices)

Photo courtesy Canon

Learn About the Best Gear for Museum Photography

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Museum photography certainly involves some challenges. Some objects are behind glass, some objects have odd lighting, and some are difficult to frame correctly because they're in a location where it's difficult for you to shoot at the angle you want.

Then you have to worry about which photography equipment and camera gear you're allowed to use. Some museums will not allow certain pieces of camera gear, such as tripods.

Click the link to read my latest article that provides tips to help you pick the best camera gear for museum photos and to improve your museum photography results.

New Article Helps First-Time DSLR Photographers

Tuesday April 15, 2014

While many people have made use of a point and shoot digital camera as their first camera, some people will choose to start their photography hobby with a DSLR camera, such as the Nikon D5300 pictured here.

Perhaps those people just want to be certain they'll always have top-end image quality from their camera, while others may have used a 35mm film camera in the past and have just now decided to make the jump to digital photography.

Using a DSLR camera for the first time requires the photographer to think about a lot of things that they maybe can ignore with a simple point and shoot camera. Click the link to read my latest article containing tips for using a DSLR camera for the first time, and you'll hopefully have a successful photographic experience!

Photo courtesy Nikon

Do You Own a Pentax-Ricoh Camera?

Monday April 14, 2014

If you received a Pentax camera recently -- or if you've owned one for quite a while -- please consider sharing your experiences with that camera through a "user review" of a Pentax camera.

Although I have a chance to review quite a large number of cameras, I don't have the time or resources to review every Pentax camera that's manufactured, so I'm hoping those of you reading this site can post your thoughts on cameras you own, which will help all of the site's readers as they're trying to find great cameras to purchase. Good experiences and bad experiences are both welcomed.

Just click the link below to enter your camera's information, which should require only 3-5 minutes. And, if you own a non-Pentax camera, you can find user review forms for other models on the Camera Reviews page.

Pentax Camera User Review Form

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