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My wife Julie had not touched a “real” camera for over 30 years. In that period of time, much has changed in camera technology since she used her Olympus Film camera. As a ballet dancer and instructor, she was interested in taking photos of dance back in the 1970s and ‘80s. She took two photography courses at a community college where she discovered that she had an exceptional eye for photo composition. But when that Olympus camera was stolen in …

This video, from photographer Phil Steele, outlines a few tips that will help you get crisp shots on your DSLR camera. The five tips he goes through are: leaving automatic mode, focus and recompose (and when not to), look for edge contrasts, when to use manual pre-focus, and use live view for perfect manual focus. If you’re like me, then making the switch from a point and shoot to a DSLR was an exciting AND intimidating one.  You know that …