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If it’s about photography, we’ll cover it in our extensive collection of photography tips, tutorials and ideas. If there is something you want to know about, and you can’t find it here or in our archive, let us know through our Facebook group, The Lens Loungers, or on Twitter @thelenslounge. Suggest an article you would like us to write. We’re always looking for ideas to write great photography tutorials and advice for our community.

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Why you need a lens hood to save your photos and your lens

Why you need a lens hood to save your photos and your lens

I’ve seen so many people using their cameras without using lens hoods, even when they have the lens hood that came with the lens. I don’t understand why they’re not using it. So, I thought I’d lay out why a lens hood is an essential item to have in your camera bag....

How to use simplicity in composition for striking photos

How to use simplicity in composition for striking photos

We can overcomplicate things when trying to compose a great photo. So today we're looking at simplicity in photography composition. Specifically: What is simplicity in composition? How to achieve simplicity in composition What is...

How to use the sunny 16 rule for quick exposure settings outdoors

How to use the sunny 16 rule for quick exposure settings outdoors

Have you heard of the sunny 16 rule? If not, it may seem like a really odd name for a rule. It’s actually really logical. The sunny 16 rule states that if it is a sunny day, there’s a very good chance that if you set your ISO to 100, your shutter speed to 1/100...

Why photography matters

Why photography matters

I’ve not really mentioned before why I started The Lens Lounge and I’d like to share it with you as it is actually quite important to me, and the reason why all the hours of hard work are so worth it. I was 4 and I was standing on a stool at the kitchen counter next...

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