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3 Photography Tips That Are Just Plain Wrong

In my humble opinion, anyway.

A close-up of the mode dial on a camera.
“Camera Modes” (© Mark Ali)

When people offer photography tips, they really are trying to help. Sure, sometimes they’re also trying to show off their knowledge and experience. But underneath that, they’re usually trying to impart wisdom and advice that they think you need.




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Mark Ali

Mark Ali

I’m a writer, a photographer, a music lover, and a professional ice sculptor. I’m kidding about that last thing. (View my portfolio at:

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