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Using Depth of Field to Your Best Advantage in Your Photos

Depth of Field (DoF) is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects that are in acceptably sharp focus in an image. There are three main factors that affect the depth of field: Aperture (F-Stop) Distance from the subject to the camera Lens focal length The use of Aperture to control the DoF: The Aperture (F-Stop)…

Understanding White Balance

In photographic terms, White Balance is the balancing of color temperature in your photos, so that whites in the photo appear white. This balancing of color temperature is controlled by settings on your camera. If you don’t change the White Balance, depending on the type of light that illuminates your subject, you may see a blue, yellow/orange…

If You See a Panther Crouch, Prepare to Say “Ouch!” and Other Travel Photo Tips

“If you see a panther crouch, prepare to say “Ouch!” “Better yet, if called by a panther, don’t anther!” These immortal words penned by the famous poet Ogden Nash are good advice for those of you going on an animal safari in Africa. The only other words of wisdom we could add would be: “Get a telephoto…

Notre Dame/Washington National Cathedral Benefit was a huge success!

The Benefit Safari held on the afternoon of April 28 at the National Cathedral was a great success, raising $4000, which will be donated to the National Cathedral for the ongoing repairs of the 2011 earthquake damage and to Notre Dame de Paris to rebuild the cathedral after the recent fire. There were 34 participants…

The Tamron 18 to 400 mm Lens

The Tamron 18 to 400 mm Lens

The Tamron 18 to 400 mm Lens Hi, this is David Luria, I’m the founder of Washington Photo Safari. And I’ve got a great job. I take people around the monuments in the nation’s capital and show them how to use their cameras to take great pictures. We’ve trained over 37,000 people since we began…