Thursday, September 29, 2011


It's great to have friends to help you get motivated to keep taking photos :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Animal portraits

I visited home a few weeks ago, hence had the opportunity to take some portrait photos of pets. Here's a couple I considered to be the best of the lot.

f/3.5, 1/2 sec, ISO-200

f/3.5, 1/30 sec, ISO-200


So a while ago (actually pretty much the day after I posted my last post) I went out and bought a tripod with the intention of using it for landscapes. And I have used it for at least one landscape so it is. This probably isn't the best photo I took, but was one of them.

f/5, 1/1250 sec, ISO-200

I don't think I've mentioned this yet, but I use a Canon EOS 450D with the standard twin lenses.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Experimenting with DOF

Today I decided it would be a good day to learn more about changing the depth of field of a photograph using the aperture value. Being lazy, I haven't ever actually done this before. For landscape photos I'd use the auto landscape settings and for macro I'd use the auto macro settings. I also discovered the value of manual focus while experimenting with the depth of field. Auto-focus just seems to choose any random point to focus on, hence the value of manual focus is to have control over your photograph.

Without further ado, a couple of shots I took while experimenting:

f/22 - large depth of field, most of the photo in focus.

f/3.5 - shallow depth of field, background out of focus.

Peace out,

Monday, July 18, 2011

What I have managed so far...

Some of my favourites so far...

Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA.

Alligator, The Everglades, Florida, USA.

California Coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles, USA.

A cat in a hat.

All just beginners stuff so far.