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Is 4k Really Better than 1080p?

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It isn’t easy comparing specs for different cameras to make sure you find the perfect camera for your needs. But if you’re an avid videographer, one of the most important specs you’ll be looking at will be the video recording capabilities: Full HD 1080p vs 4k (or even 8k these days). 
These terms crop up whether […]

What is a Macro Lens used for?

Macro Lenses can help you see things with more detail than ever before. Learn how to use a Macro Lens today.

How to Take Good Marketing Photos

two female employees sitting side by side at a table, one holding a coffee cup and the other a pen.

These days, it’s impossible to ignore the importance of photos for marketing your business. Just take a look at some of these statistics: 

Articles with related images get 94% more views than articles without them.60% of consumers say they’re more likely to contact a business that has an image in the local search results.67% of consumers […]

15 Essential Photography Terms and Definitions to Master

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When you start any new hobby—whether it’s knitting or kiteboarding—one of the biggest hurdles is overcoming the jargon you come across. Photography is no different. 

In fact, there is such a huge breadth of photography terminology that it’s natural to be quickly overwhelmed. But we’re here to take the load off with this dedicated photography glossary. 

Ready […]

Phase detection vs contrast detection: which autofocus is better?

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One of the things you’ll quickly want to understand when shopping for a new camera is the type of autofocus system you want to have. There are two main types of autofocus (AF): contrast detection and phase detection autofocus.

Is one better than the other? As is often the case, the answer depends on the type […]

What Are Megapixels & Do They Matter?

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When you’re shopping for a new camera, one thing you’re likely to consider when comparing cameras is the number of megapixels the camera has.

It’s natural to assume that the higher the pixel count, the better the camera. But do megapixels really matter? It turns out they only matter if you plan to do certain things […]

What Is Macro Photography & How Can I Master It?

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While it’s become far more accessible thanks to improvements in digital camera tech, macro photography still requires a particular skill set and special equipment if you want to capture the finest detail of the tiniest subjects. 

Yet mastering the art is hugely rewarding, helping you create captivating snapshots of the microscopic world around us – and […]

The Essential Equipment You Need for Live Video Streaming

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2020 will go down as the year businesses went online in a big way. And one of the biggest trends has been a move to live streaming.

In reality, all you need to live stream a video is a device with a camera (such as a mobile phone or a laptop), a streaming channel (such as […]

How to Photograph Christmas Trees

A father holding up his daughter to put the star on the Christmas tree

With their magical lights, Christmas trees are made to be photographed at night. You want those strings of lights to feature as the centrepiece in your photos. 

But then you have the trouble of finding the correct settings to help you expose the tree without overexposing the lights or underexposing the surroundings. 

Below, we’ve got your sorted […]

A DSLR Guide to Photographing Christmas Lights

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Christmas lights create wonderfully evocative scenes for photography, whether they are the main subject or the background for festive portrait photography.

But they’re not easy to shoot, especially in low light situations. Having a DSLR helps you capture the essence of Christmas lights, but there are still certain settings that will help you perfect the shot.

The […]