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[16th Feb. – 22nd Feb. 2014] SNAPSHOT Weekly Ranking

We're always learning something new in photography. At SNAPSHOT, we bring you closer to your fellow photographers! Find out what interests them and keep track with the current trends in the world of Canon! From professional camera and lenses reviews to tips on camera functions and photography, here are the TEN most popular articles from 16th February to 22nd February 2014!

Top 10 Ranking

For all you eager beavers out there waiting to check out our Top 10 ranking from 16th February to 22nd February, here it is! Staying comfortably in the same position and still the most read article for 2 weeks in a row is the review on the EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens with Stepping Motor. We also see that "For Beginners" and "Product Review" articles are dominating the ranking. Check out the "DSLR Master Guide" series articles in the number 2 and number 9 spot targeting beginners. You'll be surprised how much more you can learn from these 2 basic lessons!

What's New

If you are someone who is constantly on the lookout for the latest news in photography, you have come to the right place. At SNAPSHOT, we bring you the latest articles related to photography that you will want to know. Be sure to check out our What's New page every week as we hunt down articles from the widest range of topics you can ever imagine.

Sports photography is a class on its own. Professional sport photographers have to be fast, accurate and decisive in order to capture the right moment, at the right time. Therefore, the customizing of the AI Servo AF is very important for timely response to fast changes in sports. Having an "orientation linked AF point" feature can further save the trouble of re-adjusting AF points after every change in orientations too. This article will touch on the customizing of AF related functions and the use of various wide-angle lenses to capture a wider range of expressions in sports photography. Read more here.

[Part 2] of this series of article teaches you more "must-know" techniques to taking great selfies. Simply by "catching light" and with the help of specially shaped whiteboards, you will surely make your selfies as appealing as those of the celebrities'. Read more here and you will never be caught with dull looking selfies ever again.

After almost 4 years of consecutive research and development, we present to you the EOS 5D Mark III. Developed at the same time as the flagship EOS-1D X, the EOS 5D Mark III, with its breakthrough features, has improved dramatically. So what features of the EOS-1D X are inherited by EOS 5D Mark III? Apart from the silent continuous shooting mode and the dual card slots, the HDR mode and multiple-exposure feature are also introduced for the first time in the EOS 5D series. Read more to find out how Canon sets itself apart from its competition with the EOS 5 D Mark III.

Don't be fooled by what you see in the title. The tips shared here in [Lesson 2] for the basic settings of the EOS M are actually very useful for all beginners. The EOS series is packed with functions that supports your shooting experience. From the choosing of camera settings and AF methods for different situations to the usefulness of the grid feature in producing well-balanced shoots and the introduction to what the "focal plane" is all about, you will be surprised to see how simple it is to take quality pictures. If you are new to photography, this article is definitely a "must-read".

Do you know you can manipulate the mood of your picture by using the Speedlite to harness good bounce flash photography techniques and playing with the different white balance settings? In [Part 2] of the Bounce Flash Photography article, you will learn how to use indirect flash to create softer shadows on subjects and lighting of background for greater looking indoor portraits. Read more here.

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