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How to record a video with Canon 5D Mark II

6th Menu to the right

Introduction With 5D Mark III already established on the market, an ‘old’ camera, Canon EOS 5D Mark II became one of the most popular and affordable ones and thus more interesting to wider audience. An excellent camera with superb video capabilities and a pioneer when it comes to dslr videography. But when I first tried to shoot video, I must ... Read More »

Using Exposure Compensation to Correct Camera Metering Issues

spot metering

Your camera has its own internal metering device that receives information Through The Lens (TTL). Its method of processing information is based on the metering mode that you choose. Four popular metering modes include: spot metering, center-weighted metering, partial metering and evaluative (matrix) metering. Each mode takes an average reading across a certain area of the scene, however evaluative metering ... Read More »

Take Sharper Photos by Preventing Camera Shake

Self-portrait

There’s nothing more upsetting than aiming for a shot and spoiling it due to shaking the camera — especially if you only have one chance. If there’s nothing in a photo that is sharp, then everything is out of focus and this is enough proof that the image may have suffered the effects of camera shake. You may say, “Hold ... Read More »

How To Photograph Water or Other Liquid Droplets at Home

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This 8-step “DIY How To” will help you understand how to prepare and  photograph your own water droplets or other liquid droplets from the comfort of your home. How I got into droplets photography? To make a long story made short: right after I bought my first — and only for now — D-SLR, the Canon EOS 40D, I had ... Read More »

How to Eliminate Shadows from your Daytime Portraits

Using pop-up flash in the daytime.

When you take portraits on a bright and sunny day, you may notice that at times harsh shadows are cast on persons’ faces causing at times severe underexposure. Yet at the same time the background is well exposed. What is happening is that your camera has automatically adjusted its exposure settings for the background and not the foreground of which ... Read More »

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