How to Save on Your Photography Equipment

How to Save on Your Photographic Equipment

There are many ways to save on your photographic equipment. For example, you can wait for sales, buy second-hand items, get a deal on a camera bag or even save money on your lenses.

Wait for sales

You’ll usually find the lowest prices at the end of the year, so it’s a good idea to wait until you’re near the end of the year. If you are lucky, you may even find a good deal on a new camera when you’re just starting out. Alternatively, you could look at what’s happening on the internet. Websites like Amazon, eBay, Gumtree and Facebook often offer good deals on second-hand items.

Buy second-hand

It’s a great way to save money if you’re looking for a specific item. For example, if you’re buying a camera, it’s worth looking at second-hand models. These are often much cheaper than … Read the rest

When You Should and Should NOT use a Flash

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When You Should and Should NOT use a Flash

When you shouldn’t use a flash

As flash photography has become much more popular and affordable, we are starting to see many photographers using flash indoors, in particular for portraits. However, flash can cause problems and can even damage your camera and lens. If you want to take a flash photograph of a person indoors, there are three things to bear in mind:

1. The flash unit should be mounted on a stand to raise it away from the subject

2. The flash should be pointing directly at the subject

3. The flash duration should be controlled by the shutter speed. When taking flash photographs you need to avoid the following situations:

• Flash is not pointed directly at the subject

This causes a harsh bright light that can make someone look red or white. Flash photography will also cause “flare” which appears around the edge of the photo where … Read the rest

Monopod vs. Tripod: When and Why to Use

monopod vs tripod

We have three basic stances for holding our cameras or phones in the world – monopod, tripod, and handheld. Which is best for you? We are going to go through each stance and explain why you may or may not need to use them.

Monopod vs Tripod


A monopod is one leg-only tripod, while a tripod has three legs. A monopod is often used by sports photographers who wish to keep their camera steady while using a fast shutter speed to freeze action. A tripod, on the other hand, is usually more stable but takes longer to set up and adjust than a monopod. Both have their uses and both come in different designs.

When to use a monopod

A monopod is particularly useful for taking photos where you need to shoot at a fast shutter speed. This means that you will be shooting in low light conditions, so it is important … Read the rest

How to Take Great Pictures with a Light Meter

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In this blog post, we will discuss how to take great pictures with a light meter. There are many different ways to take good photos, but it’s important that you know the basics of photography before you start taking those professional shots! In order to create those beautiful photographs, you need a few basic things: a camera and a subject. But there is one more thing that can make or break your photo-taking experience: the right lighting. Light meters help photographers understand how much light they have in their environment so they can adjust accordingly and capture amazing shots!

light meter photography

1. What is a light meter and how does it work

A light meter is an invaluable tool for photographers. It measures the intensity of light in either foot candles or lux. The numbers are then converted to a scale that ranges from 0 to 18. This scale is measured by … Read the rest