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Tricks to Take Better Photos

10 Easy Tricks to Take Better Photos

Taking great pictures is really easy if you follow these 10 tricks to take better photos. Taking great pictures is very much a skill but 1/2 the battle is in avoiding mistakes. These 10 tricks will avoid common mistakes and put you in a position to capture the photo you...

PhotoScape X

PhotoScape X Review – Best Free Photo Editing Software!

I have used and tested close to 40 different image editors over the years and I can say with great confidence, PhotoScape X is the best package I have ever used. This is my Photoscape X review and let me explain why. Simply put, PhotoScape does everything I need extremely...

Professional Looking Selfie

How to Take a Professional Photo of Yourself

It is easy to learn how to take a professional photo of yourself if you know what to do, and most importantly, what not to do.  Follow these 3 simple rules and you will be able to take great selfies and dramatically improve your professional image. So why do you...

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Review Nikon Prime 35 Lens AF-S DX f/1.8G

I cannot say enough about how much I love my Nikon Prime 35 Lens AF-S DX 35 mm f/1.8G.  Everyone today is busy buying those all in one zoom lens but the best photographers still love and use their prime lens.  Why?  There are several key reasons. First Things First,...

Best Camera Accessories Under $30

Best Photography Accessories for Beginners under $30

Here is my list for the best photography accessories for beginners under $30.  In the age of iPhone pictures, people are missing out on the creativity a good photographer can apply to a photograph using skill, light, and a few accessories. Camera gear does not need to be expensive and this...

AmazonBasics Sling Backpack

Review AmazonBasics Sling Backpack for SLR Cameras

This is a review of the AmazonBasics Sling Backpack for SRL Cameras.  I have been using this bag for over 4 years now and can honestly say it’s perfect. I have taken it everywhere and traveled thousands of miles with it and it still looks brand new. This article will...

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Yongnuo YN-622 Flash Trigger Review

This is a review of the Yongnuo YN-622 Flash Trigger.  This trigger simply allows you to use your camera flash while it is detached from your camera. In order to take great pictures, experts often say moving your flash off your camera is the best way to improve your photograph....

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Best Budget DSLR for under 100

You should be skeptical of this title, “Best Budget DSLR for under 100“, buts its 100% true!  No one will sell a working DSLR with lens for around $100.  Well, I bought one.  I use it as my spare camera and I love it. I will tell you what my...

Neewer Speedlite 750II

Review of the Neewer Speedlite 750II

This is a review of the Neewer Speedlite 750II for Nikon cameras. This is a $50 flash from Amazon with an incredible list of features. The main reason I purchased this flash is due to the cost, power, iTTL functions, and the bounce features. The key to taking good photo’s is getting...

Dolica TX570DS

Review of the Dolica TX570DS Ultra Compact Tripod

I’ve been in the market for a new tripod for several years.  I finally decided to get a travel sized one because having something with me all the time is better then not having it when I need one.  After a lot of research, I decided to go with the Dolica...