Category «Digital Photography Tips & Info»

21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know

From Digital Photography School: Digital Cameras seem to be one of the gifts of choice this year for Christmas if the questions in my inbox are anything to go by. As so many new camera owners are starting out with photography in the new year I thought I’d compile a list of photography tips and …

Bounce Flash – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

Photographing people indoors often requires the use of flash for added light. Direct, on camera flash however often results in multiple problems, red eye, washed out or overexposed subjects and of course, harsh, unflattering light. If you use the flash built in to your camera, you don’t have many options. However, if you use an …

Optimal Lens Aperture for Sharp Photos – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

Lenses have many apertures available for use.  Aperture is used to modify the amount of light entering the camera body and can have the effect of increasing or decreasing shutter speeds and depth of field. It also has an effect on the sharpness of your image. Stopping down a lens (using a smaller f-stop / …

Other options for Macro Photography – Choosing a Macro Lens Part 2 – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

Last tip I talked about choosing a macro lens. There are other ways to do macro photography without a dedicated macro lens though. Bellows and extension tubes enable you to move your lens further away from the camera body which in turn enables you to focus closer and get in tighter to your subject resulting …

Choosing a Macro Lens – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

A friend and fellow photographer, Scott Simons, recently put on a presentation discussing early morning photography. During that presentation he was asked why use one macro lens over another. It was a good question and one that I will answer here for you today. This is for the most part, specific to people shooting with …

Using Colour as Your Subject – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

On Monday night I had the pleasure of viewing several wonderful slideshows from members of my local camera club. One of those was a great presentation by Karen Fulham. Karen’s photos are full of colour which also happened to be the subject of her presentation. Using colour as your subject is a good method is …

Keep Your Eyes Open – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

For most people, it is natural when they bring the camera up to one eye, to close the other. In most situations where you may be taking a photograph, this works just fine. There are situations however where you may find it advantageous to keep both eyes open. When photographing a subject where you are …

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