Continuing the series of posts where I try to explain some of the basic concepts of photography in “beginner speak”. If you like the concept, have anything to add, any futher questions or want to suggest another topic then let me know. Either add a comment below or email me.
ISO is often referred to when discussing the settings used to obtain a correct exposure but what is it, what affect does it have on your photos and when do you need to change it?
ISO actually stands for International Standards Organisation who are a group that define univeral standards in industry so that everybody is working from the same hymn sheet. What does this have to do with photography? Not a lot. The reason we use the term ISO is because the organisation defined the standard for the sensitivity of 35mm film called the ASA. Anyway enough of of pointless facts, what does it affect in my photographs.
Continue reading ‘ISO – In Beginner Speak “Fast or Slow Film”’
The beginning of my adventure into the world of digital photography was triggered by many things, which meant I wanted to upgrade my camera. But why? and to what? and did I really need to?
I felt I had reached the limits of my wonderful Sony P100. I’d begun exploring the manual mode and become frustrated with the lack of control. I felt like I needed some impetus to get me taking better photographs, the images were good from the Sony but with hindsight they were no better than average snap shots. You can see one of the photos in my last post. Basically I knew I had out grown it and wanted something new and exciting to stimulate my hobby.
Why a DSLR?
Continue reading ‘Choosing my first DSLR’
Hello and welcome to my blog.
My name is James and I like taking photos. I plan to begin posting as much of what I have learned over the last year and into the future.
Well last year I decided to become a bit more serious about photography, get myself a DSLR and start taking some “proper photos”.
As an intro to my journey here is one of the best photos I have managed to take with my old Sony P&S.
Hopefully by the time I get through my first year you will be able so see an improvement in my photos. Hopefully!
Please let me have your feedback on my blog or the site as a whole. Is there anything you would like to see? Anything you have learned that you want to share? Critique one of my photos. Just add a comment.