Is Your Camera Sensor Dirty?

Dirt happens. Even if you take ultra-good care of your camera, never changing lenses near dirt or dust, or in windy conditions, your camera sensor will eventually get dirty. How to See if Your Camera Sensor is Dirty Testing your sensor for dirt and dust is very simple – you basically take a picture of […]

Which Canon 50mm Lens is Right for You?

This post is by Andrea Thomas of Speechless Photography. When I purchased my first DSLR camera, a Canon Rebel XTi, I was lucky to have a friend to help guide me with my purchasing decision.  He was pretty adamant that I should skip the kit lens that typically comes bundled with the camera and go […]

Tips for Sharper Images: Part 1

The following post is by Andrea Thomas of Speechless Photography Recently I received a great question from Rebecca regarding her Canon 5D Mark II. Rebecca says, “I have a Canon 5D MKII which I have owned for about a year and a half now.  I have always had difficulty getting sharp images with it, even […]

How to Achieve Beautiful Bokeh

It happens all the time. A person buys a DSLR and one of the first things they want to accomplish is creating backgrounds that are blurry and full of beautiful little circles of light. In other words they want BOKEH. Those blurry backgrounds are a desired feature not only because they are pleasing to the […]

Christmas Bokeh

Pin It The Christmas season is a delight to photographers for many reasons, one of which is the dreamy bokeh you can create with the lights used to decorate inside and out. Darcy at My Three Boybarians is holding her Holiday Bokeh party again this year, including prizes from some amazing vendors (including me – […]

How to Achieve Better Focus and Sharper Images

Focus, focus, focus. That is an important word in the photography world, isn’t it? Those first starting out with a DSLR do not realize that there is way more to focus than putting the viewfinder to their eye and taking the picture. Oh boy, it is so much more than that. But, where to start? […]