Shutter Speed Facts
If the aperture controls the amount of light that falls on the camera sensor/film, the shutter determines how long that light falls on the film/sensor. Choosing the correct shutter speed is important because:-
* It can freeze a moving subject.
* It can blur moving subjects.
* It can help reduce camera shake.
So, how can we use the shutter speed to best advantage?
Continue reading Back to Basics #2 – Shutter Speed
Gracehill Moravian Village.
On a wet Sunday afternoon, I spent an hour or so wandering about Gracehill. I’d driven through it many times, but never explored it on foot. The village is situated around two and a half miles from Ballymena, and was built in 1765 by Moravian Settlers.
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DSLR 101 – Bob’s great course for new DSLR owners.
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One Hour Photowalk in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.
Spend an hour with your camera, with other enthusiasts and with a local professional photogrpapher, walking through familiar streets, and seeing Belfast through the lens. Get help along the way with composition and exposure and go home with a days experience, and an SD Card full of great images to share on your social media accounts.
And if you’re visiting Belfast on holiday as a tourist, why not come along too! Join in and enjoy the local craic and banter, and see the city as we see it!
Starting at High Street (parking available at the High-Park Carpark) and walking through one of Belfast’s most historic districts – the culutral and arts area now known as the Cathedral Quarter. Continue reading Belfast Cathedral Qtr Photowalk
So how do you choose the right wedding photographer?
After all there are a lot of them around, and they seem to offer similar, yet not identical, things. And prices? Prices are hugely variable. So what should you ask to find the right wedding photographer for you? Continue reading Choosing the Right Photographer for Your Wedding
If you want to make a photo into a line drawing here’s an easy and effective way to do it. (Just hold on… why would ANYONE want to do that? Lots of reasons, like making a colouring page for children, or creating artwork for a website…)
Here’s how I do it:-
Continue reading Make a Photo into a Line Drawing
One of my favourite wedding venues, in Lurgan, Co. Armagh, – BROWNLOW HOUSE.
BACK TO BASICS #1 – APERTURE
The aperture is the diaphram in your lens which controls the amount of light entering the camera. (The shutter controls the time that the light falls on the film/sensor) The diagramme attached to this post illustrates the effect of closing the aperture diaphram, and how it changes the light falling on the film/sensor. Continue reading Back to Basics #1 – Camera Aperture
A wee day off on Easter Tuesday and Janette and I took a wee trip down to Banbridge and a walk along the ‘Boulevard’ – the new name for the outlet centre. After all it was a wet day, with thunder storms and hailstones, and the Boulevard is covered, at least in part, and that meant there were quite a few people about to add human interest. Needless to say I brought the Fujifil X-T2 camera, and made a couple of exposures as we walked around.
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Advertising photography is everywhere. How effective is yours?
The purpose of all advertising at its root is to invoke in the viewer the sense that they too could have the lifestyle you present. It is not about the functionality of the product, it is not about the special features. It is all about the potential customer seeing themselves as part of the owning group.
Continue reading Sell LIFESTYLE – Not just function.