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17 Mar 14
Category: Photo Tips and tagged with camera tips, photo tips, photography tricks, photo class
Grainy photos are better than blurry ones is another common adage that makes its way around photography discussions.

This is not true in all cases. What if you want blur to show motion? What if you want to show something abstractly through the use of blurred fields of color? In these instances grain is not better than blur.

12 Mar 14
Category: Photo Tips and tagged with photo tips, photo class
It is curious to think about how the use of the words "horizontal" and "vertical" in photography and other print media is

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04 Mar 14
Category: Photo Tips and tagged with photo safari, camera tips, photo tips, photo class
The more photos you take, the better you get.

There's no better way to reinforce bad habits than by doing something over and over again. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. We here at NYC Photo Safari certainly do not believe that you should take fewer photos and we definitely encourage everyone to experiment more. But the key is not simply to try more things nor is it to try different things, but you also need to evaluate your photos to see what worked and what didn't work.

04 Mar 14
Category: Photo Tips and tagged with photo safari, photo tips, photography tricks, photo class
You might have heard to always underexpose by 2/3rds of a stop when shooting in broad daylight. Again, we here at NYC Photo Safari believe

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04 Mar 14
Category: Photo Tips and tagged with photo safari, camera tips, photo tips, photo class


YES IT IS! Digital photography has a much longer latitude than film, more than double. The resolution from an average digital camera today has better resolution than 35mm film. Digital cameras allow you to change the ISO on the fly, rather than having to wait until you finish the role of film. You can control your ISO in one third stop increments. You can control your f/stops and shutter speeds in 1/3 increments as well. Digital has allowed the photographer to post process images exactly the way the photographer wants, without having to rely on someone down at the lab to do it and possibly get it wrong.

Digital photography has allowed us to experiment more without having to consider the cost of film and developing. Digital cameras have allowed more people to enjoy photography.

For the last time: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS BETTER THAN FILM!