Fundamentals

What is a 35mm Lens Good For?

What is a 35mm Lens Good For?

Brandon BallwegMay 20, 2019

35mm is my personal favorite focal length for photography. It’s wide but not overly so—in many scenarios it’s just wide enough. It also has an uncanny ability to make intimate…

What White Balance to Use for Night Photography

What White Balance to Use for Night Photography

Paul FriedmanMay 9, 2018

First of all, there are many different settings you’ll want to be familiar with before going out to shoot the stars. You can certainly check out my article on “Nightscape…

The Purpose of Camera Lens Hoods and Why You Should Use Yours

The Purpose of Camera Lens Hoods and Why You Should Use Yours

Brandon BallwegMay 5, 2018

If you just bought your first camera kit, you may be wondering what the plastic thing is that came with your lens. Maybe you’ve been doing photography for awhile and…

Should You Go Full Frame?

Should You Go Full Frame?

Brandon BallwegMay 5, 2018

There’s a lot to like about cameras with full frame sensors: they have excellent image quality, work well in low light situations and are capable of producing shallower a depth…

What Are DSLR Cameras Good For?

What Are DSLR Cameras Good For?

Brandon BallwegMay 5, 2018

At one point, DSLR cameras had all the advantages in their favor. But as of this writing in November 2017, the advantages that DSLRs once had over mirrorless cameras has…