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Recently, I wrote up a guide to comparing the . While researching that article, an interesting thought occurred to me. Certainly, the Canon 7D is a more expensive camera. But if you consider the life expectancy of the camera, which of the three cameras – the Canon t3i vs 60D vs 7D – is more…

These days, every one and their mother has a nice digital camera. People assume that a nice camera automatically leads to nice pictures. It’s just that simple, right? Heck, this blog is about how to use your digital SLR camera to take professional pictures. So why should you pay $50,…

09 February 2012 0 comments Random Thoughts

A reader commented on my post asking what gear he should start acquiring if he eventually hopes to open up a portrait photography studio. It’s a good question, and one worth thinking about. Even if you don’t have any plans on going pro in the near future, the gear you…

For the past few weeks, I’ve working on some SEO for this site. I just realized that, although this site is over a year old, I never claimed it on my profile in Technorati. Oops… So, this quick post has a simple purpose. I need to insert this code – G75ZCYP56J99…

04 February 2012 0 comments Random Thoughts

Printing pictures is much cheaper than it used to be. Gone are the days of developing film and processing negatives. If you shop around, you can find a great deal, and sometimes you can even get some free prints for opening an account. It’s for this reason that I’m going…

If you’re going to be doing any amount of people photography, then you really should learn how to use off-camera flash. In some situations, available light is ok, but you can create much higher quality work by using a couple flashes, some light modifiers, and crafting the light in your…

19 January 2012 2 comments Digital Photo FAQs

The official Canon t3i Release Date is (was) March 7, 2011. It was announced in February of that year, and reviewed by some prominent photo sites. Almost a whole year later, the Canon EOS Rebel t3i / 600D is still Canon’s premier entry-level dSLR. It is relatively cheap (currently $670 on…

Canon offers a lot digital SLR cameras, and if you’re just getting into the market you might find your head reeling. At the entry level, there are a number of very similar cameras (see this post about the differences in the ). You might also find yourself looking up and…

So you’re considering whether to get a Canon t1i, Canon t2i, or a Canon t3i? One issue to consider is the camera resolution. Which of these three cameras has the highest resolution? The Canon t2i and t3i both have a slight edge in terms of resolution. They boast a 18…

This morning, my wife showed me a photo greeting card she wanted to order from Shutterfly. It was alright. I asked her how much they cost, and she said they had a really great deal that was something like $20+ per 50 cards. I then reminded her that Costco sold…

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Digital Photography How To is intended to be a guide to people learning how to use their digital SLR cameras. Three years ago, I had never picked up a camera; now, I produce a yearbook every year and I moonlight as a professional photographer.

I write this website to share what I've learned in that time. The topics will range from truly beginners topics, to tutorials for post processing, to resources for yearbook and graphic design, to thoughts on transitioning from a hobbyist to a professional. Keep up to date by subscribing to the RSS feed.

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Digital Photography How To is written by Brian Rock. In addition to being a photographer, he's an educator. He teaches high school history, he's the advisor of the school yearbook, and he trains his kids to do all of the photography for the yearbook.

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