The limitations of your kit lens and how to get the most out of it

This article addresses the issues that you might encounter with your kit lens, and provide some suggestions and tips to get the most out of it!This is the second post addressed to beginners to get the most out of your brand new DSLR camera. Unless you know exactly what you are looking for, you will probably consider a DSLR sold as a kit which includes a camera body and a so-called kit lens. The body of the camera is something that you might keep for a couple of years, without the need to upgrade it. However, you might very soon find yourself limited by your kit lens for various reasons.

The issues that you might encounter are numerous and depend on the type of photography that you are interested in. I list them in 5 categories below, along with some suggestions to get the most out of your kit lens.
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8 steps to consider when buying your first DSLR camera

A step-by-step guide to help you buy your first DSLR cameraYour first DSLR camera might be the hardest to buy because of your inexperience and because of an overwhelming selection. In this article, I present a step-by-step guide to help you select a DSLR that fits your needs, without referring to any specific camera model or brand. The guide will help you decide which camera works best for you according to your interests and level of ambition.

Nowadays, the relative affordability of DSLR cameras allows nearly anyone to have access to photography equipment of very high quality. As a result, this type of cameras have become very popular, while point-and-shoot cameras have suffered from a tough smartphone competition. A DSLR camera is a must if you are interested in learning about photography and want to improve your skills.  However, it is sufficient to pay a visit to your local camera store to realize that the choice of DSLRs available on the market is very large and therefore some guidance is often needed.

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Portrait shoot walkthrough in Père Lachaise cemetery, Paris

Model: Joy
Gear: Canon 60DCanon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II
Editing tools: Lightroom 5, Photoshop

Today I would like to provide a short walkthrough of a recent photo shoot I did in Paris. Joy and I went to probably the most famous cemetery in Paris, Père Lachaise, where rest many artists such as the great master of comedy, Molière, the american singer-songwriter, Jim Morrison, or the famous cabaret singer, Edith Piaf. Even though you would probably not want to wander around at night, the cemetery is really beautiful during the day and provides gorgeous backgrounds ideal for portrait photography.
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