Parklife continued: this time starring Daisy the Wirehaired Vizla. Daisy is like shit off a shovel and does not stay still for a second, so I had to experiment with shutter speed, aperture and ISO to try to come up with a combination that would achieve a sharp shot. I then had to play around … More Week 3’s Postcode Project: Warhol; warring skies and shaggy dogs.
Remember back in junior school art where you learned the primary colours are red, blue and yellow? Yeah, well, scrap that, rewind and prepare to have your mind well and truly blown. For where light is concerned, the three primary colours are red, blue and… drumroll, please… GREEN, with secondary colours of yellow, magenta and … More How Colour Photography Works… and, yes, it’s as clear as black and white.
A work in progress; this is where I’ll be whacking sources of inspiration (a bit like that red barn in Canada or Richmond Park on a winter’s morning) that I come across throughout the next year. CANON EOS 5D MARK IV Behold, my latest obsession: the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. So out of my price … More OBJECTS OF DESIRE (AKA PHOTOGRAPHIC INSPIRATION)
RAMBLING, RANDOM NOTES TO HELP ME REMEMBER STUFF Classes 1 and 2 were a mixture of revisiting Level 1 STUFF to remind ourselves of what we’d already learned (and already started to forget) along with some new, techy STUFF that is still warping my mind. So don’t expect any flow to any of this. It’s … More NCFE Level 2: Class Notes – week 1 & 2
Hitting the cafe’s of SW14 in search of shots (caffeine and camera) and cake.
… More Postcode Gallery Number 2 – Caffeine Hit
So, I started off taking pictures up in Sheen Common and Richmond Park, as that’s where the hound and I spend a part of most days. Dog-owners; dog-walkers; the dogs themselves: the canine world is not short of colourful characters and I figure that, over the next few months, I should be able to achieve … More Postcode Gallery Number 1 – Park Life
NCFE Level 1 was all about the basics. Now we’ve got to try to master them. By the end of the three terms, I’d love to instinctively know how, say, certain lens/aperture combos will work together. But, frankly, I will be truly chuffed if, having pictured the shot that I’m after, I get even halfway … More NCFE Level 2 – Week 1: The Postcode Project
A few pics from the few times my camera made it out over the summer. … More What I did on me ‘olidays…
How to make sure you don’t explode or get sued… … More Other odds and sods…
While I’ve understood that a low aperture number = shallow depth of field – and vice versa – what I have been failing to get my head around is why that’s the case. (I am not technically minded, it has to be said). It didn’t make any sense to me that, if the lens was … More Depth of Field revisited…