Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Editing photos for a range of different effects - Aileen Tesoriero

Choosing the software to edit your photos can be a challenge as there is a large range of software available to everyone. You can even get edit software to use on your phone or tablet.

What effects to apply all depends on your view of the world. What I like you may not like. What photos to use is also a personal choice exercise. So I choose four photos taken on our photoshoot at St. Kilda pier. I choose PhotoScapeX Pro to add effects to the four images.

I was so taken by the Kiosk at the end of St. Kilda pier I tried two different effects, the first is called “Emboss”. This gives the appearance of a raised image of the paper.

What you can do with Polarising Filters by Paul Greening


The filter cuts the reflection
and allows you to see
what’s under the surface
    

If you have used ever used polarised sunglasses you will have an idea of what they can do to reduce glare and reflections.

In photography you can get a polarising lens filter that does a similar thing.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Newbie - An interesting article on shutter speed

There just seem to be so many things to worry about with your camera.  You can select Aperture priority and set auto focus and let the camera take care of most things - right?  But then it gets a bit darker and the photos don't look so good.  Here's a great article that discusses the role of shutter speed in making better photos.

photographypro.com

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The newbie - timelapse photography preparation

Wish I knew about time lapse when my grandaughter
pointed out the little wheels in the garden.
Oh no!  We have to do time-lapse photography for our next meeting.  My camera is an Olympus OM-D EM5.  It does not have a time-lapse setting.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

More on macros

Macro photography is usually defined as extremely close up photography of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size.

It can require specialised lenses which can focus close up to the object being photographed.  A number of issues arise.  Lighting is critical.   Camera shake at slow speed becomes problematic but the most difficult aspect is depth of field and keeping the whole object in sharp focus.  In our work shop we experienced all of these and discussed way of solving them.

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Newbie - Macro shots

ISO 800 43mm f/6.0 1/80 sec
So Eileen brought along her macro equipment for a session shooting macro photos.  We were to take close up photos of the items that we brought from home for the session.  I am not expecting great things here but I have a collection of precious family mementoes that I want to record so I bring them along.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The newbie - illuminate parts of an object

Our local council held a competition to take photographs of local landmarks in the evening. A great opportunity to learn about using torch light to enhance parts of a picture taken in the evening.