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May 2019: 10 Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make and How To Avoid Them

If you're new to photography, you're bound to make a few mistakes. That's completely okay. Frankly, it's a necessary part of the process. Even the best photographers in the world have had their share of blunders. Those mistakes are a big part of how they got to where they are now. The key is to take those mistakes and learn from them.Here are ten common photography mistakes that you yourself have probably committed at least once, and how you can avoid making them the next time you're out on a shoot.Mistake 1: Missed Focus [read more]

May 2019: 8 Simple Ways Improve Your Photography as a Beginner

While the iPhones and Huaweis of this world let anyone just point and shoot without a whole lot of thought, the art of photography is more complex than that. Much more. Many people think that as long as you have an expensive camera, you're guaranteed incredible--or even just good--photos. To be clear, expensive high-quality camera and lenses can make a world of difference to the quality of your images, but that's only if you already have the talent and the skills of a good photographer. If you don't, then you're probably just wasting a whole lot of cash for nothing.Before you invest in pricey gear, invest in yourself first and hone your photography skills. Here are eight [read more]

May 2019: Hands On with Sony a7 III / a7R III Firmware 3.00 -- Real-Time Eye AF, Animal Eye AF, & Time Lapses!

When Sony dropped their Firmware 3.00 Update for their a7 III and a7R III bodies, they naturally got all Sony users and devotees all sorts of amped up. Who wouldn't be? This update doesn't only offer Real-Time Eye AF in AF continuous mode, but it also adds th [read more]

January 2019: A Beginner's Guide to Image Sensors, Formats & Sizes!

Top Left: Olympus OM-D E-M1ii Micro Four-Thirds, Top Right: Fujifilm X-T3 APS-CBottom Left: Sony A7R III Full-Frame, Bottom Right: Fujifilm GFX 50R  Medium Format [read more]

November 2018: Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras

Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras [read more]

November 2018: Best Cameras Under $300

Best Cameras Under $300 [read more]

November 2018: Best Cameras Under $500

Best Cameras Under $500 [read more]

November 2018: Best Cameras Under $1000

Best Cameras Under $1,000 [read more]

November 2018: Best Cameras in 2018 Under $1500

Best Cameras Under $1,500 [read more]

November 2018: Best Cameras in 2018 Under $2000

Best Cameras Under $2,000 [read more]

November 2018: Best Cameras Over $2000

Best $2,000+ Cameras [read more]

November 2018: Best Entry-Level DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras

Best Entry-Level DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras [read more]

November 2018: Best DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras for Enthusiasts

Best DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras for Enthusiasts [read more]

November 2018: Best DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras for Pros & Advanced Photographers

Best DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras forPros & Advanced Photographers [read more]

November 2018: Best Smartphone Cameras

Best Smartphone Cameras [read more]

November 2018: Best All-in-One / Bridge Cameras

Best All-in-One / Bridge Cameras [read more]

November 2018: Best Drones & Action Cams

Best Drones & Action Cams [read more]

November 2018: How to Capture and Post Facebook 3D Photos

Want to add a little extra dimension to your Facebook feed? Well, you're in luck! Facebook now offers a nifty 3D Photos feature, bringing some added depth to your social media experience. [read more]

February 2018: Five Great Cameras to Help You Travel Light

The holidays are over, and spring is almost upon us, which means traveling! We at Steve's Digicams are here to help you slim down your travel pack and get out there and enjoy your vacation. This guide is for light travelers, no checked baggage, no exceptions! (Ok, this doesn't count the return trip where you may have picked up some tasty local adult beverages.) This type of small packing mentality affects everything else. If you're only bringing a carryon and a personal bag like a backpack it limits the kinds of cameras you can take with you, and that's ok. So, what do you do? For me, it's usually a combination of two cameras, and before you freak out, one is a smartphone. [read more]

August 2017: How To Make a GIF in Adobe Photoshop (It's So Easy!)

Adobe Photoshop has been morphing into more of an everyday kind of tool over the last few years than something just for professionals. Let's face it, we do more now than we ever did with photos. It's not just color correction, it's titles, animation, effects, and just about anything else you can think of. Now, Photoshop makes it even easier to make gifs out of anything, without using any other software. It could be with a burst of photos you took or even a video, it's just as easy with one or [read more]


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