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AF settings for a Canon 5D Mk III

Autofocusing guides

What could be more frustrating that holding a DLSR camera worth thousands of bucks and not being able to focus on the subject in front of you? So, I collected a few excellent guides or tutorials which provide good summaries (I think) of the possibilities of these cameras when it comes to autofocus or AF.…

Fireworks: The 10 best tips

Summer is coming and the 4th of July celebrations (in the US, of course) are upon us. This means that we will have the opportunity to shoot fireworks, this ever-wonderful show. Usually, we will get only a few minutes to shoot and we don’t want to wait until next year for another opportunity. So, here…

GIMP links are back

After a long absence when we collected a few GIMP-related links but we did not publish them, here is a new list of useful tutorials and tricks for the users of GIMP the GNU-Linux and Windows-based photo edition software. GIMP still being free, these free resources are all the more welcome: photo credit: andyspictures 60+…

Lens repair

You must not be too easily frightened to go and reapir your own photographic lenses. But with some patience, some tidiness and a lot of concentration… This is exactly what Fredy Willette of Alpha-Numérique teaches us in his article Réparation d’un problème d’engrenage sur un objectif non motorisé (Google English translation).

Photograph a lightning

During the warmest days of the Northern hemisphere, it is more pleasant to go and photograph the stars or even the storm coming at the end of a day too hot. The PhotoArgus web site will tell you all about it: Lightning, a photography primer.

BBC wildlife photo masterclasses, for free

You could do much worse than learning from the best wildlife photographers. Actually, the BBC Wildlife Magazine is now providing an impressive list of compact training courses for wildlife photography. There are titles like: Wild Places Mammal Portraits Plant Portraits From Dusk to Dawn Underwater Photography Invertebrate Portraits Birds in Flight Animals in their Environment…

The art of camera tossing

Camera tossing is all about sending a photo camera up in the air while in long exposure settings to record the whirling moves of the camera into a somewhat different picture. This is an obviously dangerous photo technique (How many times can you strike such a move without letting the camera fall on the floor?)…

A fish-eye lens at rock-bottom price

When you use an expensive SLR camera you are often tempted to purchase a specialty lens like a ultra-wide angle (fish eye) lens. But, apart from the rare occasions when you really need it, it’s too expensive for you and me. Why not build it yourself? Instructables does the demonstration with a Nikon D90, but…

Sports photography

Shooting good pictures of sports events is challenging at best. Rob Miracle is offering good advice about sports photography, grouped in several important categories: Location, Location, Location! The Decisive Moment Required Equipment Depth of Field — Isolating the subject Focus Composition Know your Sport, Know your Players Freezing Action Shots Giving the illusion of movement…

Time lapse 6: Introductive lesson

When I started writing a short series of posts about time-lapse photography, I thought it would be quick. But I keep getting information about good web sites and articles about it. So, I could not close this without mentionning the introduction to time-lapse photography just posted on Digital Photography School (an excellent web site, by…

False HDR for free

If you want to get an HDR (High Dynamic Range) aspect to your photos but do not want to spend the effort of taking multiple picture and combining them together, there is a free solution: Fake it! Forget all the hassle and apply the right image transformations to obtain a picture with all the features…