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Getting Rid Of Sensor Dust Once And For All

What is sensor dust? It is dust that settles on your camera’s sensor. Your sensor can get dust on it when you’re changing lenses or anytime your camera’s insides are exposed to air. Sometimes even new cameras have sensor dust!

If you’ve ever seen those tiny spots in your pictures, usually noticeable on blue sky, you’ve seen sensor dust. You know it can be quite annoying and distracting and can ruin good pictures.

I have personally used the “Altura Photo Professional Full Frame Sensor Cleaning Kit – Camera Cleaning Kit for FF DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras – w/Sensor Cleaning Swabs & Case, Works as Camera Lens Cleaning Kit, Sensor Cleaner ” and have obtained excellent results (Product link by Amazon.com). It comes with all the sensor swabs etc. you need. Just make sure you order the kit that fits your DSLR Sensor size!

 

Why is sensor dust bad?

Sensor dust is not something you want in your camera. Like I mentioned above, it can ruin your images. You can Photoshop it out, but this is incredibly monotonous and time-consuming.

If dust stays on your sensor, it can become thicker, more noticeable, and harder to remove. If you notice sensor dust in your camera you should get rid of it as soon as possible.

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RETRAIN Your Photography Brain with 3 PRO Tips

If you’re a Shutterbug regular you’ve undoubtedly heard us stress the importance of “trying something different” when you find yourself in a creative rut. Doing so will expand your vision, improve your skills, and increase your enjoyment of photography.

One of our favorite outdoor photographers expounds on this topic in the tutorial below by illustrating three pro skills he says will “take your photography to the next level.” This episode from Canadian pro Simon d’Entremont isn’t about camera settings and other technical matters, but rather involves “disrupting what you’re doing and putting you in a whole new headspace.”

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Photography Contracts Bundle

Many peer photographers asked me if I could provide them with some guidance on contracts every photographer needs at some point in time, especially when it comes to photograph people. I have found a Forms Bundle for Photographers that might just be what you were looking for.

Running a full-time photography business is tough. Being the creative head, photographer, editor, and marketer yourself, photography contracts & forms take a backseat. You definitely don’t have the time to create them yourself. And hiring a lawyer to do it for you is expensive.

Is it then wise to proceed without a contract? No way!

You are literally putting yourself out there without a security blanket. Everyone wants to work with good clients. It’s hard to imagine that sweet couple you photographed at their wedding taking advantage of you.

But the truth is that any client [even friends and family] will look out for their own interests!

From copyright disputes, payment issues, and unrealistic expectations, a lot can go wrong. Not to mention you also need to set your terms and conditions.

Result? misunderstandings, fights, delayed payments, and eventually loss of a client. Sounds incredibly ugly, doesn’t it? This is where photography contracts and forms come into play.

Contracts not only sustain your clients but also helps you gain new ones.

6 common photography fears

We closely work with Picfair.com for all our photography (selling) needs. Here is a great article that should help you to overcome some of you photography fears:

Have you recently started on your photography journey? If so, you may already have some of these common photography fears that newbie photographers face when starting out

I think all photographers will have some or all these fears when they first pick up a camera. But it’s important to know that these common photography fears can be easily overcome. Doing so will help you become a better photographer as well as feel more confident about your work. So, here are 6 common photography fears and how to overcome them.

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