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Tuesday
Jul142015

Beginners Guide To Exposure Compensation & Exposure Bracketing On Your dSLR 

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Ah yes, with all the sheer computing power that our Cameras have, there are still certain situations when they can be fooled into making a poor exposure. Your photo might be too bright, too dark or just not quite what you were expecting. This is where exposure compensation and exposure bracketing can help.

In this video I explain how these two techniques allow you to guide your camera towards better exposures, or in the case of bracketing, shoot multiple photos=at different levels of brightness to make sure you get the look you want.

Thanks, Rob.

Monday
Jul062015

Beginners Guide To Metering Modes On Your dSLR: Evaluative, Partial, Spot & Center Weighted 

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Please don't get too hung up on metering modes - they can be a very powerful tool in difficult lighting situations, but remember that for most of the time your cameras evaluative metering will do just fine.

However, for those tricky times when your camera just seems to be struggling to get it right, knowing how the different modes work can be a real boon. Enjoy!

Thanks, Rob.

Wednesday
Jul012015

SCL Photography Podcast 258 - New Assignment - Macro

Macro! Bugs! Flowers! Bugs & Flowers!

 

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Cheers, Rob.

Sunday
Jun282015

A Beginners Guide To Auto Focus (AF) Modes On Your Canon dSLR: One Shot, AI Focus & AI Servo 

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C'mon, admit it, when was the last time you read your camera manual? Have you even tried any of the alternative Auto Focus Modes? The reason I'm being a little pushy here is that what your camera can do is amazing - it'll track moving objects as they get closer or further away from you, perfect for wildlife, sports or little kids running around...

Back in the dark days of manual focus it was relatively easy to track a moving subject - just roll the focus ring. With one-shot auto focus you can't do that. Half-press the shutter and the camera focuses... and stops. You can try to keep half pressing, but chances are you'll end up with some soft images. Play around with AI Servo and AI Servo.

Thanks, Rob.

Saturday
Jun202015

A Beginners Guide To Auto Focus (AF) Points On Your dSLR 

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Focus and recompose, although a perfectly adequate technique for achieving sharp focus, isn't really taking advantage of the multiple focus points your camera has, which in certain situations can be very useful indeed.

Thanks, Rob.