General tips for fall colours
Bob started his demo by dropping a box on the floor. He used 4 boxesas a visual aid to describing the software called Dropbox. Visit www.dropbox.com to download the program and learn how wonderfully useful it is. It is FREE, … Continue reading →
Bob did another ‘show and tell’, this time about a simple, inexpensive pull_cart. See attached picture.
Bob did a brief ‘show & tell’ featuring a pre-moistened, disposable cloth for cleaning any type of glass, including lenses with anti-reflective, multi-layer coatings.
Bob did a Show & Tell on an audio aid for mobile devices. It’s called a Headrush Take Anywhere Audio Speaker.
Bob presented a show & tell re. “The Photographer’s Survival Kit – The 10 Essentials”
Bob did a Show &Tell on 2 commercial Light Diffusers for external flashgun. … Continue reading →
Bob did a ‘show & tell’ on the new Apple Ipad
Bob did a ‘show & tell’ about the EZ-Foldz step stool as a photographer’s tool.
On a small driving trip to the Finger Lakes region of New York State this summer and at a children’s party, I came to realize that my most expensive tripod was not the one I preferred in these instances. In … Continue reading →
The image subject’s background can enhance, damage, or even destroy the impact of your image. These tips may help avoid some problems: Before pressing the shutter check the background carefully for things like odd colours, distracting bright patches, clashing lines, … Continue reading →
Useful Shortcuts at a Glance General: L = Lights Out F = Fullscreen Modes E = Loupe G = Grid D = Develop R = Crop Command/Control + [ ] = Rotate Command/Control + R = Locate in Finder Command/Control … Continue reading →
Older/less-expensive Sound Amplifiers used to reveal weaknesses when cranked up to their near maximum levels–sometimes a hum, sometimes just distortion. Except in the most recent/expensive cameras, the Light Amplifier can introduce unwanted noise in the form of graininess in your … Continue reading →
Use a Tripod. – helps create sharper images – tends to force you to think more about good composition Shoot on an overcast day. – eliminate harsh shadows – make use of diffused light Place sensor so it is parallel … Continue reading →
Some Tips Choose a Topic of interest to YOU. Hopefully your interest will be contagious to your audience. Do some research to determine the types of shots that will be relevant and appealing in telling your story. Look for unique … Continue reading →
A neutral density filter is like a pair of sunglasses for your lens. It darkens the image reaching your camera’s sensor so that you can use larger apertures/ slower shutter speeds when the need arises. Being able to control the … Continue reading →
Depth of field is controlled by lens focal length, your distance from the focal point, and most fundamentally by lens aperture (f-stop). Controlling depth of field in a powerful way is one of the chief reasons for using a dslr … Continue reading →
In Real Estate the slogan is location, location, and location. In Pet Photography it is patience, patience, and luck. The trick is to control all three 🙂 Lighting: Best is natural light, either outdoors on a bright, but overcast day; … Continue reading →
Organize/revisit how you manage your image files. Will you set up a folder for 2010 images, e.g.? What software will handle the types of images you take — jpegs, raw files, video files? Picasa, Iphoto, Lightroom, Aperture, Bridge (Photoshop), Photoshop … Continue reading →
External Flash Memory Card Reader with USB 2.0 or Firewire connector. Don’t be burdened with the SLOW USB transfer from your camera to computer. Blower bulb to blow away dust from lenses and camera. Beware of canned air with harmful … Continue reading →