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.

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.

What else would you do at Christmas?

Bright lights, twinking lights, background light
ISO 1000, 20mm, f16, 2.5 sec exposure
It's Christmas.  It's hot.  The photography club will be taking a break for the month.  The obvious thing to do is to use our last session to take some photos of Christmas lights.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Newbie - Painting with light - follow the path of a light

We got pretty enthusiastic about this painting with light idea.  The internet is full of great how to videos.  We decided to use torches to paint some light trails.