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  • What’s a Prime Lens and Why You Need One

    Prime lenses are amazing marvels of optical wonder. And even though they’ve been around for as long as photography itself, there are still people out there who don’t shoot them, and…

  • The Best First Film Camera for Any Shooter

    It’s one of the questions we’re asked most often here at CP, across our social media accounts, and through our online shop. Every day, new shooters and experienced digital photographers ask us…

  • 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.…

  • How to Slow Down & Love Photography … Again

    For me, photography is often a solitary pursuit. At times this is a blessing. The calm of twiddling dials and manipulating a tripod can be a meditative experience, and the solitude of…

  • 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…

  • 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 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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