Posts Tagged ‘still life’

Day 39 – Off camera flash practice

October 30, 2009 3 comments


This evening I played around with off camera flash. The evenings get dark now so it’s hard to get an image outdoors after a day in the office. Maybe I should go take some outdoor image in the dark, I’ve never tried it seriously before.

Manual Reading

Page 43, Formatting the card. I often forget to do this after downloading images only to realize it after taking a few new images. I should really make an effort to take note of the number of images remaining to be taken on the LCD.

Professional Photographer Images Studied

Today I read one of the ebooks by David DuChemin, author of Within The Frame. As I mentioned before I have read that book a few times and I will probably read his ebooks a few times too. At $5 an ebook I think it’s worth getting a few of them. I spent more time than I normally would looking at the images he included in the book.

I can’t wait for the new book, Visionmongers.

Some others


Day 2

September 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Orange Poppy

It’s day two of the dave365 challenge and I’m still at it. Well it would be a bit sad if I didn’t manage two days.

Photo of the day

So today’s picture is of some orange poppies that I have growing in my front garden. At least thats what I think they are, I got a cutting from a friend a few years ago and forgot to write down its name. Every evening the flowers wrap back up like this. Trying to isolate just one or two of these was tricky and makes me think I need to do some pruning as soon as all the flowers have gone.

Manual reading

Today I read about Image Recording Quality , pages 54-56. I only ever changed this setting once when I got the camera. That time I changed it to RAW and it’s been there ever since. To be honest I don’t see why I would want to use a lower setting, I’ve paid all this money for a camera that can record high quality so why would I settle for lower. Who cares about free space on a memory card, just put in another one once the card in the camera is almost full. Never fill a card to full capacity.

Professional photographers images studied

Today I’m looking at images by David Noton, a UK landscape photographer. I would love to be able to get a few image on par with those David has in his book and DVD “Chasing the Light”.

Landscape photography is an area I am keen to improve on and I have been trying for some time now. I’m making a bit of progress, I think. Most of my landscape images will probably appear on the weekends as it’s autumn here now and it gets dark very quickly after I finish work.