Browsing Archive: June, 2010

An explanation of Aperture...

Posted by clare bell on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, In : CameraSettings 
I recently attended a short college course where many of the people there had little photography experience whatsoever, it seemed one thing they had trouble fathoming was Aperture and after 15 weeks still didnt really understand it, so here goes my version.

Aperture is a hole through through which light travels the bigger the hole the more the light comes through the whole and vice versa.  Aperture is measured in F numbers or F stops and the Aperture opening is in your lens, if you look into t...
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Extra equipment & accessories for that extra creative flare!

Posted by clare bell on Friday, June 25, 2010, In : Equipement 
Now that you have had you DSLR for a little while, you have explored some of the manual settings and your everywhere you look is a potential shot just waiting to happen, you may have been thinking about expanding your kit further than just your camera & lens.  Whether you have the cash to splash or you are on a budget there is plenty of reasonably priced new & used equipment that is worth a look.

Firstly we will look at filters, there is a lot of choice for the right effect from Macro to Neutr...
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Hmmm so many camera's, which do I choose?!

Posted by clare bell on Thursday, June 24, 2010, In : Equipement 
After many compact cameras you have finally decided you want to take better pictures, have more control over the cameras settings and take photography up as a hobby but there is just one problem, there are so many DSLR's to choose from you don't where to start. maybe this will help!

The most popular DSLR manufacturers at the moment seem to be Canon & Nikon, I have observed with many photographers your either Canon or your Nikon. However that said there are other manufacturers of DSLR's who wil...
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So you just got your first DSLR, what now?

Posted by clare bell on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, In : CameraSettings 
Before I start, just so you know I am not a professional photographer or even an amateur expert, I am writing this blog from a beginners point of view, from the things I learnt and how I best remembered them.  I am just passing on a few things I think may be helpful.

So you had a few compacts and decided to upgrade to something where you will have a bit more control over the camera settings? Great!  If like me you have never even had a DSLR in your hands the first time you get the camera out o...
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