Hints & Tips.

Using zoom lens’s.

  • June 20, 2013

I find the easiest way to get used to using a zoom lens is to also use your feet. By this I mean for you to get the composition you want very roughly by adjusting your own personal distance, or if your are using a remote the that of the camera. Once you have established that position you can now fine tune  by adjusting the zoom control/ring on the barrel of the lens. A zoom lens can easily...

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Using wide-angle lens’s.

  • June 20, 2013

Wide angle lens's are most commonly used when taking landscape pictures and are usually found from 14mm to 24mm anything smaller than 14mm is commonly called a creative lens as the finished images can look as though it was taken in a goldfish bowl, hence the phrase a "goldfish lens". These goldfish lenses are normally produced as prime and fixed focal lenses where as wide angle lenses are nowadays...

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Which support do I use?

  • June 20, 2013

It seems a ridiculous thing to mention composition and focusing technique, but get this wrong and you will continue to go down hill fast, photographically speaking of course. First of all decide as to whether you are going to hand hold the camera, use a monopod, use a tripod, or one of my favourites, but is little cumbersome is a beanbag. The only one I don't use on a regular basis is the monopod. Here...

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Noise and ISO.

  • June 20, 2013

Noise, this sounds a very technical term and is sometime otherwise as “grain”, however for you ex film users it is quite simple, as this only replaces the phrases ISO or ASA. The way to experiment and to discover how it will effect your image is to set your camera up to repeatedly take the same shot and then the only adjustment you make is to the ISO control and in this case you start at the lowest...

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Depth of field.

  • June 20, 2013

Depth of Field. is the phrase used when looking at the sharpness of an image from front to back and/or back to front or part of, by this I mean the sharpness in front or behind of your main focus subject. As an example, if you can imagine a flower which you would like to blur the foreground, the background or both, this is called the “depth of field”. The depth of field (the amount of blur)...

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Exposure compensation.

  • June 20, 2013

Exposure Compensation. can be one of the most useful features your camera provides. Exposure compensation is a technique for adjusting the exposure indicated by the cameras  exposure/light meter, in consideration of factors that may cause the indicated exposure to result in a less-than-optimal image. Most cameras offer settings of at least one half of a stop and in the more expensive cameras will...

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Understanding the histogram.

  • June 20, 2013

Histogram. To me this is most certainly one of the most important features on a camera when used correctly. The histogram provides a graph type picture of the spread of the light in the picture from 100% black through to 100% white (0 to 255 respectfully). When this feature is used in conjunction with the exposure compensation control, your photography will most certainly improve your photography...

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Metering and Exposure.

  • June 20, 2013

Exposure, This is a phrase come topic which very often appears to baffle people just stating out in photography and one usual claim is “It’s not on my camera”. Well it is!! Exposure is the sum of your aperture setting and shutter settings. For example: 1/30@f22, 1/125@f11, 1/250@f8, 1/500@f5.6 or 1/1000@f2.8 You will notice the higher the shutter speed the smaller the aperture and vice...

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The shooting modes.

  • June 20, 2013

Settings. Manual (M), Auto (P or A) and Semi-auto (AV or TV), are the three main initial choices on you camera and which you will have to choose one from to begin and work with. Manual. is where you will measure the light available with the internal or an external light meter and possible with the aid of neutral surfaces such as grass, slate etc. Following achieving these readings you will need...

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Hides etc.

  • June 20, 2013

I often hear and get asked, "are hides and camouflage materials worth it and my answer in short is most certainly YES. I personally use camouflage suits, poncho's, hides, and camouflage netting. The reasons for each item is pretty obvious, however I will still go through the motions of explaining my were's and wherefores. 1)  Camouflage Suit. This provides me with more than one use, to enable...

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