Shoutout to Royal Camera Repair

Shoutout to Royal Camera Repair
If it hasn’t happened to you yet, get ready for it. Equipment gets old. Accidents happen. Moth and rust corrupts. When your photography equipment breaks, have you thought about where you will go to get it fixed? If you’re like me, your lens might be too old to be repaired by Canon. And who wants to pay Canon repair... Read More »

Christmas Gift Ideas for Photographers!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Photographers!
I got a fun email over the weekend. It was from a mother. She was looking for Christmas gift ideas for her daughter. “Any accessories that you think would be beneficial for a budding leisure photographer?” I thought that was a fun question. So I replied with some ideas, and thought this whole concept would make a... Read More »

What Quality Setting Should I Use for JPG Photos?

What Quality Setting Should I Use for JPG Photos?

The topic of image quality (specifically JPG format image quality) comes up every so often in photography circles, and Lenspiration is no exception. I’d venture to say that all of the photographers here at Lenspiration are shooting for the best, so they naturally want their photos to be the “highest quality” possible. However, the downside to high quality is high file size!

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Behind the Scenes of a DIY Family Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes of a DIY Family Photo Shoot
A friend of mine (you probably know him too, the photography geek @dfrazer who always has the greatest of answers on the forums) shared with me how he shot his family photo, and I thought it would be fun to share it with you too. As a caveat, he starts by saying . . . “I thought this setup shows what can be done even... Read More »

The Lenspiration-Recommended Browser

The Lenspiration-Recommended Browser
I’ve used Google Chrome for a long time. I thought it was the fastest browser out there. Then I learned about Brave. Maybe speed-wise they’re exactly the same, but the added benefit of having ad-blocking built-in (along with other random perks) made the decision to switch quite easy. The look and feel is identical.... Read More »

Am I Getting Consistent Results?

Am I Getting Consistent Results?
I am by no means an HDR expert, but as far as I know, there are two main ways to go about processing photos in a way that showcases a high dynamic range: Tone Mapping and Exposure Blending. I’ve have had fun playing with Tone Mapping in programs like Photomatix and Lightroom. Sometimes I would get great results. And... Read More »

Are Your Photos Stored Safely?

Are Your Photos Stored Safely?
Where do you store your pictures? On your computer or on an external hard drive, I would assume? Now, what would happen if that computer or external hard drive crashed….this very instant?! Believe me, if you use electronic equipment, it will fail on you before too long. Once, after sharing a hard drive with friends... Read More »

How I Use a Wal-Mart Tripod!

How I Use a Wal-Mart Tripod!
Not all tripods are created equal. So what can you expect in a tripod if you can’t afford a durable, name-brand one? After accidentally leaving my quality, Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod at home on a recent, multi-day photo excursion last week, I started learning what it was like to use a less-than-perfect tripod!... Read More »

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