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Infrared Photography — a unique look at the world (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka Infrared photography reveals a surreal hidden world that’s brought to life by the sunlight and is beyond the limitations of human vision. Don Komarechka shows us how to capture a unique look outside the visible spectrum and what to do with those infrared images at the processing stage, including […]

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Beginner Basics — Beyond the Basic Kit Lens (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka One of the first limitations many photographers seem to notice after purchasing a camera with interchangeable lenses is the lack of “zoom” compared to the smaller and lighter point-and-shoot cameras. Let’s take a look at what’s in a lens, and what you should consider when looking to expand beyond […]

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Beginner Basics — The Next Steps: What to do With Your New DSLR (full story)

Story and Photography by Don Komarechka A new camera is always exciting, especially if it’s your first DSLR camera with plenty of bells and whistles. The whole contraption may be a little overwhelming, but a few settings and fundamental techniques can help you get started on the right foot. After assembling the camera and setting […]

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Beginner Basics — The World is Not 5 1/2 Feet Tall (Full story)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka The perspective of the world we see every day is ordinary. The world through our own eyes can be familiar, average, and uninteresting – even when viewed through a camera. When you first start experimenting with photography, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is assuming the world […]

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Beginner Basics — Retrace Your Steps (preview)

A more intimate view of the first location Settings: EF24mm f/1.4 L II USM lens, ƒ16@30 sec., ISO 100 There isn’t anything more refreshing to a new photographer than coming across a majestic scene with endless possibilities for compositions. Ideas jump out at you from all angles, and before you’ve fully explored one image, another […]

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