Image of the Week #8

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This week in image of the week: This is one of the first photographs I took on my digital camera, using a mini tripod resting on a low wall and using 2x digital zoom. What attracted me was the old wooden gate that seemed to be disappearing into the green foliage around it. I like gates and windows, anything that …

Image of the Week #7

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This week in image of the week: I thought I would continue on from last weeks image when I visited Portsmouth, to another favourite image of mine. I like taking nautical photographs because there is so much detail, pattern and colour in nautical subjects to make interesting photographs, that you can be spoilt for choice. This is a picture of …

Movie Mode – How Good is it?

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A lot of manufactures make digital cameras with a movie mode or video camera capabilities (although limited), but are they any good? Personally I feel that a camera is best for taking photographs and a video camera is best for shooting movies. Most video cameras have a still frame mode as a digital camera feature as well. Although both of these …

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 …

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 …