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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Mastering aperture prioroty and shutter priority is the starting place for photographers who wish to move on from using the automatic setting on their digital cameras and todays article, by Andrew Goodall, explains in an easy to understand way what these functions are, and how to use them. Andrew writes for Natures Image Photography and is a nature photographer based in Australia. He manages a gallery in Montville full of landscape photography from throughout Australia.

Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer features that once were only found on ‘serious’ SLR cameras. The trouble is, most people who have grown up with point-and-shoot cameras have very little idea what these features are all about. After buying a good digital camera with the best intentions, they soon give up and switch to automatic.

Are the settings on your camera really so hard to understand? Of course not, but it can seem that way at the start, especially if they are not explained to you in simple terms you can understand..........to read the full article, follow this link:-  Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode.
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One of my personal favourites, is using Aperture Priority to help blur the background when taking close ups, as may be seen in the following examples.

Bluebells
Foxglove at Watersmeet, Lynmouth, Devon

European Roller

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats from stretched canvas or framed prints, metal or acrylic prints,or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. They are also available as greeting cards or printed onto iPhone or Galaxy phone cases, throw pillows, duvet covers or tote bags. Simply click on the  image and you will be taken to my gallery where you will find full details.

Monday, 1 January 2018

New Year’s Resolutions for New Photographers

We start the New Year with an article especially for those of you lucky enough to have been bought a new camera for Christmas. It is from our friends at Picture Correct and is written by Wayne Turner who has been teaching photography for 25 years and who has written three books on photography. He has produced 21 Steps to Perfect Photos; a program of learner-based training using outcomes based education.

Many of us have received or bought ourselves new digital cameras for Christmas, and with this comes the zeal to create great images. Sadly, the chances of this happening are small, as most of us know that a camera doesn’t take great images, the photographer does. So what resolutions can you make that will start your photography journey in the new year on the right footing?

To find the answers to these questions, follow this link:.................New Year’s Resolutions for New Photographers:
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I dont have anything to add to Wayne's advice, so I would like to post a few images taken before Christmas, showing the snow we had here in Birmingham, England.




As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats from stretched canvas or framed prints, metal or acrylic prints,or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. They are also available as greeting cards or printed onto iPhone or Galaxy phone cases, throw pillows, duvet covers or tote bags. Simply click on the  image and you will be taken to my gallery where you will find full details.