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Fujica AX-3

Rescuing and Shooting with the Fujica AX-3

One of my recent pickups was a Fujica AX-3 for $15.  I carry batteries with me when I’m buying film cameras to test them.  Once I popped the batteries in this one, the shutter was firing, but I didn’t bother to check the meter, which was a mistake.  After getting the camera cleaned up, I finally checked the meter and it will tell you that every shot is underexposed.  So, I had to rely on my manual shooting skills with […]

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Shooting the Minolta X-370 with risky film

I recently picked up a Minolta X-370 for pretty cheap ($25).  It came in a nice leather case too but it was very dirty, and the picture you see above is after I spent some time detailing it.  There was a roll of film in the camera already, but the counter was still on “S”, so I opened the film door and noticed that someone had attempted to put film in there but never finished.  I correctly loaded the cam, […]

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Road Trip To Florida

I recently took a little road trip with my brother to Florida.  One of the highlights of the trip was being able to carry my camera around without the hassle of a heavy camera weighing me down.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my 5d Mark III and will never stop using it, but sometimes, I need something a little more lightweight, so I can remain low key.  The Sony a6000 definitely came in handy and I was able to […]

Sony a6000 Video Camera Test

Here is a video that was put together to test the video capability of the Sony a6000. I am using the standard lens that came with the camera. When I get a better quality lens, I will make another video.

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Grocery Store Run

I had the opportunity to carry my new Sony a6000 with me on a quick grocery store run and what a relief it was.  It felt good to be able to take a smaller camera with me on a normal everyday occurrence.  Normally when I want to take photos while out and about, I have to bring my 5d Mark iii and it can be overwhelming.  Using a CSC (compact system camera), I was able to just pick up the […]

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Sony a6000 – My New Camera

So, you own a big DSLR camera and it takes great photos and all, but it can be a burden to carry around.  I understand, in fact that was me…. until recently.  I like to carry my camera everywhere but sometimes I would just leave it behind because I don’t feel like being overwhelmed with a big bag and an endless amount of accessories and equipment. Even if you take the camera bag and lenses out of the equation, you […]

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The Rule of Thirds Made Easy

The rule of thirds in photography is something useful to know because it will help improve your composition, however, that doesn’t mean that every shot from the camera should be taken using the rule of thirds.  The rule of thirds is easy to learn and I will keep it short and sweet for you.  You can think of the rule of thirds as an imaginary tic-tac-toe-board. Tо understand thе rule оf thirds, imagine two equally spaced vertically lines аnd two […]

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How and Why to Switch to Back Button Focusing

I have recently switched over to back button autofocus, and wished I would have done it sooner. For me, back button focusing got rid of one of my top annoyances with photography, which is pressing the shutter down halfway to autofocus and then pressing it down completely to get the shot. I didn’t care too much for it, especially when it came to taking multiple photos in a row. The process becomes: Focus, Recompose, and Snap for every shot. With […]

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The Exposure Triangle

Start Shooting In Manual Mode One of the challenges to overcome once you get a DSLR is learning to shoot in manual mode. Once you learn the exposure triangle, you will be well on your way to shooting comfortably in manual mode. When explaining exposure, things can get complex but I will keep it as simple as I can. Exposure is how dark or bright your photos are. A photo that is too dark is underexposed, and a photo that […]