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  • How to Buy a Used Lens Without Getting Burned

    Lenses are expensive. But used lenses are cheap. And thanks to their adaptability to today’s amazing mirror-less cameras, legacy lenses are becoming an ever more popular option for photo geeks looking…

  • What is Depth of Field (DOF)

    We’re back with more photography tips to help new (and experienced) shooters better understand this fantastic hobby of ours. In the past we’ve covered things like ISO, zone focusing, and cross-processing, and today…

  • What is Cross Processing (X-Pro) ?

    Quick Tips, our continuing series explaining elements of photography in simple terms, is back. In past articles we’ve explained things like ISO, how to load film, and unraveled the mysteries of the focus scale.…

  • A Guide to Buying Cameras on eBay

    Buying cameras can be tricky. Once you’re bitten by the collector’s bug, it doesn’t take long to tap dry your local thrift stores, antique shops, and flea markets. The insatiable thirst…

  • Casual Photophile’s 2014 Year in Review

    Eight months ago I launched Casual Photophile, and in that time the site has quickly become one of the most intellectually rewarding endeavors with which I’ve ever been involved. In this short…

  • Quick Tips : What is ISO / ASA / DIN

    Quick Tips, our recurring feature explaining in simple terms certain key elements of photography, is back. Last time we took a look at the focus scale, how to zone focus, and…

  • Quick Tips : How to Zone Focus / Scale Focus

    There’s always something new to learn in photography. Even people who’ve been shooting for years have little gaps of knowledge intermittently speckled throughout their skill set. This in mind, we’re starting a…

  • Build a Mirror-less Lens Kit On the Cheap

    So you’ve just picked up a new mirror-less camera. Maybe it even came with a kit lens. Good stuff, and the kit lens is pretty decent, too! You’ve been having fun…

  • 5 Top Tips for Street Photography Beginners

    Street photography has been around for as long as there have been cameras, and while this segment of photography is well-established, there will always be people who have just recently discovered…

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