Photography 101 – First Lesson?

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Did anyone else go over to the Digital Photography School blog on Monday and read Neil Creek’s first lesson of the Photography 101 course. Light and the Pinhole camera? I did and I found it really interesting. He is starting with the basics of how photography works which I like. Because the better the foundation and knowledge of how photography …

Do You Have a Flickr Account?

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I have to admit I didn’t know anything about Flickr until very recently. The first thing I learned was that it is part of the Yahoo Group, and I learned that when I heard about Microsoft putting a bid in for Yahoo. So why am I interested now? Well it’s not because Microsoft may be taking over. I am going …

What is ISO in Photography?

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ISO in Photography Back in ye old days when I had a film camera (crikey I sound old!), ISO in photography was to do with how sensitive the film was to light. I generally used ISO 100, 200 and 400, for bright conditions, cloudy conditions and all round conditions respectively. But if you wanted to change your ISO when using …

What is EV Compensation?

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I’ve started to look at my camera’s settings and get to know them. Yesterday was the first post looking at a digital cameras macro mode. This is the first time I have looked at all my camera’s features so closely, so they will be introductory posts as I know I will learn more about the features as I go. EV …

Shooting in Macro Mode

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Most digital cameras these days have a macro mode, including point and shoots which is what I use. It’s basically a close up mode and there will be a minimum and maximum distance for optimum use, each camera will be slightly different so it’s best to check the instructions. On most cameras you just flick from normal shooting mode to …

How Well Do You Know Your Camera?

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For me not very! I’ve concentrated more on the composition of my photographs and enjoying the opportunties around me for taking photographs. I’ve not concentrated on the camera and getting to know and understand the options and features of it. Which is strange as I am quite a technical person and love gadgets. But I have come to the point where …

Would You Put Your Image on a Mouse Mat?

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I love having photographs as art and framing my favourite ones to go on my walls. Being able to look at places I’ve been or people close to me is very relaxing and enjoyable.  More ways to enjoy images  I have not yet touched on more different ways to show your photos off. Like having a photograph printed on a t-shirt, mug, jigsaw, mouse …