A screenplay: “It’s there just beneath the surface” and then someone screams! Continue reading
Is that just an English expression or not ? I have noticed something since I switched to digital that I don’t recall with film, it’s to do with levels, not level playing fields but wonky horizons. Continue reading
We have a small collection of orphaned cameras at our gallery, ‘eightyfour’ in Wanstead, London. Some of the cameras are retired ones that I used for my work on newspapers and magazines, others I picked up on my travels and some were bought just because they are interesting. There is another category, Continue reading
I had been told that the river Roding would be really high Thursday night, and I though it might make a picture. I picked up my Nikon D7000 with a Nikon 17/55mm f2.8 lens, my Nikon 10/24mm and Nikon 70/210 zoom lenses and popped them into a small Lowepro bag With my Nikon SB900 flash on the camera I grabbed my Manfrotto unipod pulled on an extra sweater and a warm coat and off I toddled. Continue reading
Which tripod is right for you ?
As you are reading this I assume that you have read the first ‘mighty tripod’ story. I pointed out that even though your camera is on a tripod you can still get camera shake by pressing the shutter button with your finger rather than using the self timer of a remote release. Continue reading
Cold weather and your battery.. You may well know this but Continue reading
Hope you are all enjoying the holiday surrounded by family and friends at this special time of the year. This photograph is one of my favourites, I took it in February last year in Wanstead, no such snow at the moment just rain, rain and more rain. I really like the little dog and the solitary figure above it, they are an important part of the picture for me.
As from January 1st I am hoping to publish a lot more photographs, stories and tip’s on this site so please keep watching. In the meantime enjoy the rest of the holiday and prepare for a great New Year.
Technical info: Nikon D7000 handheld in Aperture priority with a Nikon F2.8 17 to 55mm zoom lens at 17mm. The shutter speed was 1/125th of a second and the aperture was f5.6, the ISO was 250.
Not so much a tip more of a thought. There’s been a lot of news recently about the latest Nikon firmware update. It would appear that it gives a more accurate reading of battery status, the same update, so I have read, makes it more difficult to use batteries from independent manufacturers in your camera. Continue reading
If your a photographer it doesn’t hurt to be a little nosy, if fact it’s almost prerequisite, to put it more politely, be curious. By this I mean do a little window gazing as you wander the streets, if you were shopping you are probably doing it all the time. Kind of think of it as window shopping but with a camera, the bonus is of course you are not going to spend any money.
I took these two photographs in Spitalfields, Continue reading
Mmmh…. Should have mentioned this with my tripod story really. If you don’t happen to have a remote release to hand there is another option and it’s already built into your camera. It’s the self timer ! You may well have used it to include yourself in a family group photo, you know everyone posing on the beach while on holiday. Just think about what you did, you let the camera take the picture by itself, fantastic.
If you use the self timer, they can usually be set to either 2 or 10 seconds, I generally prefer 10, it means you can press the shutter button, take your hands off the camera, the camera will ‘settle down’ from you pressing on the shutter and hey presto no camera shake. It makes sense doesn’t it ? Simple.
Here’s an extra little bit of information, make sure if you are going to shoot a very close up picture of an object be sure to clean the item before you do. As you can see from the picture above it’s worth the effort.
Technical info: Leica D Lux 6 handheld, 1/8th of a second at f1.4, the ASA was 200 using available light.