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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens Review

At the end of July, I finally got replacement lens for original Canon Rebel T5 (Canon 1200D) DSLR camera - I ordered online from Amazon Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens. For the original kit lens, the autofocus stopped working...

Top 5 Best Selling Canon EF / EF-S Lenses 2019

It has been already more than four years since I bought my first DSRL camera (Canon 1200D). The camera still works great. Only the kit lens has started to malfunction (autofocus isn't working anymore properly). I decided to see what are my...

2018 Piece of Life Top Photos

The Piece of Life is a photo project run by two. Here mostly are featured images that didn't find a separate photo story or in most cases just looks great. On November 14th, it was already the third anniversary for the...

Best Selling DSLR Cameras of 2018

There is a good saying a photographer needs to upgrade gear just only once the existing gear is outperforming If you are planning to purchase first DSRL camera in 2018, in this article you will find Top 16 Best selling DSRL cameras available...

2017 Piece of Life Top Photos

Piece of Life is a photo project run by two. Here mostly are featured images that didn't find a separate photo story or in most cases just looks great. On November 14th, it was already the second anniversary of the Piece of Life...

Noise Removal Plug-Ins for Photoshop & Lightroom

Whether you’re shooting with an iPhone or a top grade consumer camera, noise is one of the most common and destructive issues that photographers and editors run into. When shooting in low light environments or at a high ISO, it is nearly impossible...

How To Learn Night And Long Exposure Photography

Night photography together with a landscape and HDR photography is one of my favorite photography techniques. Over the years I have mastered my night photography skills from completely ruined and completely dark photography to tack-sharp and well...

Perseid Meteor Shower Time Lapse Video / Photography - August 13, 2017

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. The shower tends to peak around August 9-13.  The 2017 Perseids peaked on the night of August 12...

Rainy day in Tbilisi - Time Lapse Video

That time of the year have come and as usual in April I return to photograph that lovely brick wall opposite to our apartment, turning green. This year I decided to excel in time lapse photography and video. Few month ago I bought an...

Olympus OMD E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera Review

The E-M10 Mark I was an excellent camera already. But the E-M10 Mark II is more than a simple update to the Mark I, released for the sake of having an inexpensive flagship mirrorless. The E-M10  Mark II has a load of features bundled into a...

A tutorial for creating HDR images in Photoshop

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and it is a technique in which many images – usually around 3 or 5 – are merged together, so that details from all the different images show up in the final HDR image. It is simply using the dynamic range over many...

Top 10 Tips for Awesome Phone Photography

You'll be surprised to know that a good photo is never defined by the brand of camera in your hand or the number of megapixels, what makes a good photo is light, the subject and you yourself. So, before you decide to buy a camera for more in-depth...

Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera Review

The EOS M5 is Canon's best mirrorless offering. But this may not mean that the camera giant's mirrorless beats the excellent mirrorless cameras from Sony and Fuji. With a lot of features borrowed from the 80D in a small and light body, the M5 is...

How To Shoot Indoor Photograpy

Indoor photography covers a huge range of situations – from kids’ birthdays to high-end interior shootings. Basically, everything that is shot indoors. Assuming that you don’t own a studio lighting gear, all you’re left with is a light that’s...

Digital Photography School Adobe Lightroom Presets Review

A Brief Look at the Preset Packs offered by DPS Lightroom is one of the most widely used tool of photographers. An easy to use organizer and an even more efficient editing tool, Lightroom is an excellent software to have in your photography arsenal...

ISO Settings for Night Photography

The purpose of this article is to familiarize the user with the best practices regarding ISO settings for night photography. We will go over a basic introduction to ISO as well as a short guide on using different ISO values in relation to other...

Best Aperture Settings For Landscape Photography

Beautiful sunsets, silky waterfalls, pin-sharp stars all over the skies – we all have seen such photographs and have also attempted to capture something like that, often with less than spectacular results. In this article, I will tell you what...

Mirrorless Camera Buying Guide

Pros and Cons and the Top 3 Mirrorles Cameras Earlier, there were not many options photographers had. Either they could go for a small image sensor and buy a compact camera, or choose a bigger sensor and go for a proper DSLR camera that is bigger...

Top 15 Best Selling DSLR Cameras 2017

I switched from a point and shoot camera to a  DSLR back in April 2015, when bought an entry level Canon Rebel T5 camera. I'm using this camera to the date, most of the photography featured on this website is done with this...

How to Import Canon DSLR .mov Files Into Adobe Premiere Pro CS4

In this article you will learn how to import Canon DSLR .mov files into video editing software Adobe Premiere CS 4 and how to possibly deal with a choppy playback.  It's all about codecs when dealing with video editing. If you don't have right...

'Piece of Life' Photo project turns One

It was on November 14th, 2015 when a new project inside the frames of my blog was born - Piece of Life -  a photo project run by two. Piece of Life mostly features images that didn't find a separate photo story or in most cases...

Top 10 Best Selling Canon Digital Camera (EF / EF-S) Lenses

I'm an avid user of Canon 1200D DSLR camera user (branded under Rebel T5 in US). By now, in my arsenal there are two lenses - the kit 18-55mm lens and a telephoto 75-300mm lens. I have been shooting mostly landscapes (70%) and...

How To Recover Permanently Deleted Files (Canon CR2, JPG and more) on Windows

In this article you will learn that not all is lost (in most cases), and it's still  possible to recover accidently deleted Canon CR2 files (I'm writing about Canon, as I'm writing from my own experience). Here is my case study: I bought...

Top 6 Best Selling Canon DSRL Bundles 2016

I have been ready to make a switch from crop- sensor to full-frame camera for about past 6 months, but recently after a brief chat with a friend he convinced me that I might actually invest in glass (lens) and mine existing camera will be just...

How to Photograph the Big Dipper

Have you ever wanted to photograph the Big Dipper? It is on of the easiest and probably the most famous grouping of stars in the sky. Fail short using auto mode on your camera? I hear you - I was there buddy. Once I was laying in warm...

How To Stitch Panoramic Photos with Adobe Photoshop (Photomerge)

I have wanted to write about panoramic photography technique I have been using for a very long time already, today finally I decided to put my knowledge on paper (blog). Panoramic photos are cool and easy way to fake a wide angle lens, you don't...

Photo of the month - March 2016

Sorry for late update on photo of the month project, as it is already end of the April, I'm rushing to publish an update for March photography. The reason fur such late update is simple - I feel really tired of my 365 days photo project. Keep...

Google Makes The NIK Collection Plugins Free

Great news Johann shared on Georgia Ex-pat Photographer club wall today - Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener...

Shooting Hanheld HDR Photography

As some of you already know lately I'm a lot into HDR photography. For most of the times I'm shooting from a tripod, but sometimes (just sometimes) I'm lazy enough to take tripod with me. In most cases I end up damning myself for not taking...

6 Tips For taking awesome night photography

I don't call myself a photography guru, actually I believe photography is a know how instead of I'm a guru photographer - beware of me. Today I'll share some findings I have learnt during past 170 days in frames of my 365 days photo project (...