Category Archives: Camera primers

Shooting action – New school

OK, even when I was shooting with the Crown Graphic, I envied the pro sports shooters with the motor drive to advance the film and someone elses money to pay for the developing. Now, every point and shoot will take … Continue reading

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Shooting Fireworks Displays

Well, it’s that time of year again.  In the US, the Fourth of July holiday will bring out the questions of how to take pictures of fireworks. The first thing to consider is a location to shoot from.  Watching fireworks … Continue reading

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MS-ICE – Microsoft Image Composite Editor

Well, I’m back from a holiday in the UK where I was using a netbook for image storage and occasional internet access. I don’t usually shoot panoramas as a matter of course but there are times that just cry out. … Continue reading

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Using flash for closeup work

When you are shooting closeups, depth of field is always a concern.  you really need a small f-stop like f16 or f22 to maximize depth of field .  Even in sunny conditions this makes for dark image so, more light … Continue reading

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So, why carry a flash in the daytime? – Fill Flash

Southwest Florida has some brilliant bright days. Perfect for photography. If the sun is in the right position that is. In fact, bright sunlight brings dark shadows and a powerful flash is a useful tool for getting good shots which … Continue reading

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Shooting closeups – Extension tubes and bellows

One way to shoot closeups is to, well, get closer to the subject.  If you look at a normal helical focus lens you will notice that it is at it’s shortest when focussed at infinity and most extended when focussed … Continue reading

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Shooting Closeups – Closeup filters and positive diopter lenses

One of the options to shoot closeup is to add magnification in front of your existing lens.  There are lens attachments called closeup filters or positive diopter lenses.  They are all the same thing but some are better than others. The … Continue reading

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