Image of the Week #6

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This week in image of the week: This is a picture I took of Spinnaker Tower when visiting Portsmouth a while ago. The name Spinnaker and the shape of the tower refers to the spinnaker sail on a boat (the small one at the front!). This tower is very impressive and dominates the skyline in the area. But I think …

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 …

Image of the Week #4

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This week in image of the week: I live on a peninsula surrounded on three sides by water, so you will start to notice that the sea theme appears often in my photographs. This picture was shot with my usual camera at sunset with the sun setting behind me and to the left. I think it looks good so close …

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 …

How Do You Like To View Your Photos

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This is a point that I touched on in yesterdays post about sharing your digital photographs. One of the best things about digital photography or just photography in general is looking at the results, enjoying what I have created. How do you view your photographs? So that brings up the question, how do you like to view your photographs? My …

Digital Photography Part 3

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This is the third and last in an introductory series about taking, editing and sharing digital photographs, and what I like about them. This time I’m looking at sharing an image. Sharing an Image Digital photos are in the ideal format for sharing with others. They are easily uploaded to a computer and then can be shared with friends, family …

Image of the Week #3

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Well here we are in 2008, Happy New Year! After having a great Christmas and New Year, I am refreshed and looking forward to 2008 and writing to this blog. This week in Image of the Week I am staying with the seasonal theme and looking at a shot I took over Christmas. Not one of my best shots, but …

Image of the Week #2

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This week in image of the week I am looking at taking photographs of my surroundings. Everyday I have the opportunity to take what I pass on my daily journey, but they can be so easily overlooked in the day to day rush. This old wooden gate is actually on the seafront near where I live, but you wouldn’t think …