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Tag Archives: For Beginners
Rules of Composition Followup
(Repost – first posted Sept 2009) So I posted my Rules of Composition post in a couple of photography blogs I hang out in, and got some really interesting responses, and some new ideas and concepts. Big SHOUT OUT to … Continue reading
Posted in For Beginners Tagged 40D, For Beginners, helpful tips, info, learning, other blogs 7 Comments
What are the Rules of Composition?
(Repost – first posted Sept 2009) Now I have started taking photos and posting them in forums for feedback, I am dealing with the question of composition. What is it? How do you do it? What is good composition? What … Continue reading
Posted in For Beginners Tagged For Beginners, helpful tips, info, learning, other blogs 4 Comments
Which Camera Should I Buy?
(Originally posted August 2010 – reposting) I have had some queries from people I know or work with recently, who are looking at either upgrading a current camera or branching out into digital. And for some reason, because they know … Continue reading
Posted in For Beginners Tagged beginner, camera gear, For Beginners, helpful tips, info, learning 11 Comments
To Title or Not to Title
That is indeed the question, inspired by this blog post here I don’t do urban/street photography so I don’t have that issue with my images. I do struggle with the concept of titling an image tho. Do I shape the … Continue reading
Posted in For Beginners, Waffle and Burbling Tagged For Beginners, learning, learning photography, photography, photography competitions, waffle 9 Comments
Tech Tip #11 – Stabilizing your Tripod
Both of the tripod legs I have had allow you to hang something off the bottom of the center column. The usual recommendation is that you use your camera bag to help stabilize it, especially on a windy day. Personally … Continue reading
Posted in For Beginners, Tech Tips Tagged beginner photography, For Beginners, TechTip, tripod 2 Comments
A photographic epiphany, less is more in composition.
Its taken me a while, but finally, I have realised a key fundamental of photographic composition. Less is more. It sounds really simple but when you are in the middle of an exciting event or somewhere with lots of inspiration, … Continue reading
F22 star effect on specular highlights
Oooh that sounds technical and complicated doesn’t it! In essence, this is how you can get that cool many rayed star effect *without* having to spend money on a fancy filter. If you have a bright light spot (like the … Continue reading
Posted in For Beginners, Tech Tips, Waffle and Burbling Tagged 7d, beginner photography, Christchurch, clouds, For Beginners, learning photography, sunset, TechTip Leave a comment
Today I shot in full Manual mode for the first time ever!
The RPS organised a Landscape Photography workshop with Mike Langford, a renown NZ photographer based in Queenstown. It was $100 for the day which included lunch, so I was hoping I learned something valuable. Boy was I in for a … Continue reading
Posted in Camera Adventures, For Beginners, Tech Tips, Waffle and Burbling Tagged 17-55, 70-200, 7d, camera gear, Christchurch, clouds, colour, fieldtrip, filters, For Beginners, helpful tips, info, learning, manual mode, mike langford, photowalk, tripod, workshop 5 Comments
How cute are these puppies?
A friend who used to work with me got herself some puppies recently. We have a lot in common being single professional women, with a mortgage and a couple of cats each. And a thing for gardens, although her house … Continue reading
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Wildflowers – Gapfiller Art in Christchurch
Due to there being a sudden increase in empty lots in Christchurch, as damaged buildings are demolished, a group of local artists have got together and come up with a concept called GapFiller. Its where they bring art to the … Continue reading
Posted in Camera Adventures, For Beginners, Tech Tips, Waffle and Burbling Tagged 17-55, 7d, art, camera gear, Christchurch, earthquake, fieldtrip, For Beginners, gapfiller, helpful tips, learning, photowalk, wildflowers 5 Comments