Most of us have heard, and probably used, the term f-number. Most of us have also probably used the term interchangeably with “f- stop” or “aperture”. What are all these things, really? Yes, they have to do with the size of the hole allowing light to pass through the lens, and they affect depth of
It’s that time of year again…. how to – without being in the Alps or the Rockies – capture some interesting pictures in the snow. One of the major challenges when shooting outdoors in the winter is the snow. The snow presents some interesting challenges that make it one of the toughest scenes to shoot.
Everyone, at some stage, is a beginner. In work, a hobby, life in general. We look at those who have more experience and expertise than us and feel inadequate. Photography is the same. You pick up this amazing photographic machine [Point & Shoot OR DSLR camera] in a shop, feels its weight, see all the
Congratulations on getting a new digital SLR. It’s only natural that you can’t wait to start using it, but it’s worth spending a few minutes configuring your camera correctly first. Not only will this save you time and effort in the long run, it’s a good way of familiarising yourself with your camera’s layout, and
I recently got a library book, “Photography for the Joy of It”, written by Freeman Patterson and first published in 1977. Still an excellent book that you may have come across in the past, with some down-to-earth advice for us all. Written well before the Digital Era, it contains a list of 50 individual pieces
Macro photography opens up a whole new world, and can be especially tricky when shooting outdoors. Here are some words of wisdom, gathered from around the web. 1. Use a tripod In macro photography, even the very slightest movement of the camera during the exposure can result in camera shake. Use a sturdy tripod with
Sometimes some of the most striking pictures are those taken in the dead of winter. There’s something beautiful and serene about a blanket of snow lying over everything. We live in a part of Canada that is known for extreme amounts of snow and temperatures that are accompanied by the terms “Arctic cold snap” on
It’s winter in Ontario. If it’s sunny the light is very bright, it brings out the colours. But it’s cold….. if your battery doesn’t go flat, your fingers drop off. Or it’s a Grey Day…. warmer, but the light doesn’t look so good…. at first thought. On top of that, the days are pretty short