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The Importance of a Lens Hood

Written by: Rachel Durik A lens hood. Do you need one? My answer is yes. And here’s why: Their original purpose is to keep out sunflare. So if that’s your goal, bingo. Already useful. But most of us like a

Camera Lens Series: Everything You Need to Know

I have a manual focus (approx) lens, and an auto-focus lens, but I would like a (approx) auto-focus lens for my Nikon DSLRs and 3100 - the lenses will be interchangable)

how to save a pic like this: cloned the background/hand out, took a soft brush around the edges of the baby to blend the clone marks. Added a glaussian blur layer and painted back the baby's face. Dodged background and blanket. Touched up baby's face and skin with soft brush at 28%, sharpened her features with a PW sharpen action, then ran PW action "soft and faded" to finish.

Choose the Right Lens for Your First DSLR

If you've taken the plunge into the wonderful world of DSLR photography, you probably quickly learned that your choice of lens is nearly as important as the camera you buy. Tech blog Tested offers a few tips for picking the perfect lens.

done for 18 years, this would make the most amazingly simple yet thorough "baby book"

Impact of Focal Length on Portraits. On the left is a wide-angle shot of her (28mm) and on the right a longer shot (85mm). This is a good example of why using long lenses for portraits (above 50mm) is so much more flattering.