Photography

Shooting Perspective Matters

Shooting Perspective Matters

No matter what subject you are shooting, the perspective or the angle where you shoot from can take your photo from an ordinary photo to a masterpiece. When we find a beautiful scene and want to photograph it, the first instinct is to grab your camera and start shooting. However it often helps to shoot, pause, re-assess the scene and shoot from...

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Macro Photography on Flowers

Macro Photography on Flowers

Macro shots of some flowers using Kenko Extension tubes on a standard zoom lens. Extension tubes are great way to turn any lens to a macro lens, they are simply different size tubes which fit between the camera body and lens thereby extending the distance between the lens and your camera's sensor. It's really an inexpensive way to get into Macro...

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Remove UV filter at Night

Remove UV filter at Night

Here is a quick tip that I knew but didn't realise until I faced a problem when shooting a cityscape at night. Every photo I took I noticed strange lights and glow in the final image that was taken. I gave the UV filter a nice clean with the cleaning cloth but still no luck. After a few minutes I realised that it may be internal reflections...

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Coogee to Bondi

Coogee to Bondi

It was a winters day and an early morning start. Woke up 4am to pick up a few guys and drove for 1hr to Bondi Beach which was the rendezvous point. There were six people who took part in this Photo Walk on 27th August. We eagerly then headed to Coogee beach to watch the sunrise from the rocks which didn't happen, so we walked towards Bondi Beach...

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Taking Great Shilhouettes

Taking Great Shilhouettes

It's been awhile since I wrote a blog post. So, here goes...in this post we will look at how to take great Silhouettes. Silhouettes Silhouettes are a lot of fun and can give a great visual impact which we may not see often. Our eye has great ability to be able to pick up details in dark and bright areas at the same time, which cameras can't do....

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10 Items to pack for your Holiday

10 Items to pack for your Holiday

Holidays are a time to enjoy, relax and be with loved ones. Choosing what camera gear to take for your holiday can be tough decision. What you don't want to do is carry your entire kit of lens with you. After all, on a holiday with family or friends the last thing you want to do is lug around a backpack with all your lenses and accessories in it....

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Dubai the Land of Riches

Dubai the Land of Riches

Dubai the Land of Riches, is absolutely amazing. The land of sand, oil, gold and magnificent landscapes. I had the opportunity to stop over in Dubai during a work trip so spent two nights in Dubai in June 2011. Which is not a ideal, as it's a hot city as it is, but in June it's ridiculously hot. If you are a frequent user of your camera and shoot...

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Backlit Flowers

Backlit Flowers

Flowers are always an interesting subject to shoot. You can play with depth of field (DOF), Macro, Water drops and lighting. This weekend I spent half a hour playing with some flowers that my wife had bought. I wanted to try something with lighting and particularly with one light. I used my speed light Nissin DI622 (which has been hacked to...

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No Tripods Allowed – Yeah right

No Tripods Allowed – Yeah right

For a photographer Tripod is a essential item (not an accessory) but if you go to popular tourist spots you are often bound to see the sign “No Tripods”. Especially when you go into churches, cathedrals or museums. Well in this tutorial I will show you how to counter this in a few different ways.

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iPhoneography by Greg Mulvaney

Greg Mulvaney is a sports photographer based in Newcastle, north of Sydney. His website features some great collection of photos taken with his iPhone. Last year in 2010 he completed a 365 day project with his iPhone. A 365 day project is pretty self explanatory, it involves taking a photo everyday for 1 year without a miss (well nobody is...

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Protect your DSLR LCD from Smears Scratches

Protect your DSLR LCD from Smears Scratches

The most common issue I've seen with the DSLR LCD screen is that it will get smears of your hands and finger prints very easily. It also attracts any small amount of oil excreted by the skin and constantly getting it of off is annoying. You can go an get an after market plastic screen protectors and put them on your screen but they will also...

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