Carpe Diem

A pen, a camera and a seasoning of Mindfulness.

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 …

What you want vs. what you need.

Don’t throw hard earned money away. Wanting – desire VS needing. Used to be, I would study the coming arrival of a new version of software I was using or perhaps a game I used to play. With anticipation I read up on the new features and Desire took ever more control over my logical …

Using shutter speed priority – part 2

Manipulating time In the first part using priority mode you learned a bit about what shutter speed is and one example of when to use it, to stop camera movement.Let’s continue to examine this creative mode. So when do you want to manipulate time? stopping movement of the object. showing the movement of the object. …

The Writings of Darrell Young

Book Review Beyond Point & Shoot by Darrell Young Around the turn of the century – no not 1900! – i picked up my first digital camera. It was a small, Casio point and shoot camera. I was pretty much fascinated by the idea of not having to pay for each picture. Used to be, …

Two tips for easier living

Two tips for you today to make creative photography a bit easier Lens change made easier Here’s a tip I picked up from Tom Striewisch, a German photographer and Author. If you’re just starting out with your camera you might find yourself wishing you had 3 or 4 hands to change the lens. Unfortunately we …

Cardinal

Using shutter speed priority – Part I

The next mode you will want to learn to use is TV – shutter priority. While aperture priority controls how much light is let in to the camera, shutter priority controls how long the light is allowed in. The shutter setting is an increment of seconds; for example 5 seconds, 3, 1/2, 1/100, 1/640 These …