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Creative Photography with a seasoning of Mindfulness.

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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 …

The writings of Scott Kelby

The Digital Photography Book – Part 1 How do you learn any new skill on your own? This would be a great topic for a series of posts, maybe one day. 😀 For now let’s stick to reading books. Having been a kindle fanatic since the first version, I can tell you this; there are …

Using Aperture priority – Part II

Creative digital photography In the first part of Using aperture priority, you saw that the depth of field is controlled – in part – by the aperture setting in AV mode. Focal length Another factor that influences the depth of field is the focal length.Put simply, the focal length is your zoom. It is the …

Using AV Mode

Here are some more examples of when to use AV mode.

Don’t touch that dial.

Do not break your lens. 😮 After seeing more than one person do this, I think it’s time for a quick tip. You see that focus ring on the right and the AF – Auto focus / MF – manual focus switch on the left? Do yourself a favor and never turn the focus ring …

Using Aperture priority – Part I

Creative digital photography Can you be creative with your smartphone camera or using automatic mode with any other camera? Of course you can! 👏Up to a certain point. There is composition, capturing just the right light and rearranging whatever it is you want to capture. But you are always giving the camera software the control …

Is everything we do only a means to an end? Present moment awareness.

How to gain peace by practicing a simple shift in perception. Have you ever thought about where you are right now? Getting out of bed, you stumble to the bathroom so you can… get to the coffee machine in the kitchen so you can… wait for the first cup so you can… this morning is …