Carpe Diem

Creative Photography with a seasoning of Mindfulness.

Getting close

The art of photography at home Why? There are a few reasons to want to create images at home. Product images of stuff you want to sell Learning to deal with TV, AV and manual mode Learning more about composition Learning to harness all sorts of light sources Just because it is a really fun …

Introducing Flash Gordon

When ambient light needs help Why flash? As you know, using flash in a dark area or indoors is a must at times. What you may not have realized is that flash can also help you outdoors. When you have an object in shadows, especially if using back-light, you may need to flash it in …

Zoom in & focus.

and zoom out only as needed. What is Zoom in – focus? In photography Imagine yourself standing in a park. Before you is a flower bed with beautiful roses. You have setup your camera on a tripod with a telephoto lens. You notice that bees come and go to one of the roses, so you …

Photo Project

Numeral 0 – 9 Complete and submit One simple rule Welcome to our first photo project. ✨ By no means is this a competition. We are all beginners and aim to learn together. We have one simple rule to follow. If you want to praise someone’s work, please do. If you want to give a …

Lighting

It’s all about exposure What is photography? According to Wikipedia; The word “photography” was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), “light”[2] and γραφή (graphé) “representation by means of lines” or “drawing”,[3] together meaning “drawing with light”. The Yin Yang of light and shadow

ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2019

a great software value for beginners and pros alike. • Easy to use • Grows with your needs • Dependable I came to ACDSee decades ago as I was looking for a better means of organizing my images. After realizing my need for more powerful software I switched to Lightroom until…. If you’re like me, …

Using Manual mode.

Why you should never use Manual mode? Huh? Is this about using or not using? Every time you go out to capture images – whether you take a DSLR, a point and shoot camera or your smartphone – you carry with you an extremely complicated computer. It allows you to be creative – when you …

The art of writing

I’ve posted a new article over at Medium if you happen to be interested in the art of writing.

Composition

Composition for non-scientists.

The most important thing is Focus!

Getting sharper images. Camera movement If there’s an image to mark for deletion it’s an out of focus picture. Something in the image must be sharp. As you read in this article dealing with TV – shutter speed mode – one reason for using TV is to stop camera movement. Everyone has their own shutter …