Carpe Diem

A pen, a camera and a seasoning of Mindfulness.

Zoom in – focus

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 zoom in & focus in the general …

The art of Writing

What is writing? Writing, like painting, music and creating music is an art form.Putting symbols together to make words then connecting words to make sentences.Using sentences to build paragraphs and using paragraphs to tell a story is part one of the art. Ernest Hemingway is claimed to have said; “The first draft of anything is …

Why do we write?

The reasons. Motivation If you can be honest and achieve clarity, you are sure to arrive at one of two conclusions; You write for the money. You write for the love. Writing for money is great If you write for the money, that’s great, as long as you are actually earning something for your words. …

2 things i learned about being a writer at age 61.

What irks me Whether listening to Audible or reading in Kindle, when the subject is one of these 3 topics; Writing, Mindfulness, productivity I have a problem every time.It doesn’t matter whether it’s Stephen King On Writing, James Clear on Atomic habits, Andy Puddicombe on Mindfulness or any other book / Blog. At some point …

Capturing motion

Objects on the move Settings As always, I don’t intend on showing you how to change your settings, every brand of camera does it differently. 🤔I’ll be talking about birds, geese to be exact, however this is good for bees, butterflies planes, helicopters, drones…It’s also good for Fast cars, motorcycles, a group of gnus…I think …

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