Reply To: Webinar #3

I’m submitting this photo at James’ suggestion, though I’m not sure it’s worthy of critique given the amount of time I put into it. I stopped here for about 30 seconds and only took one shot of what caught my attention: the colour among the gravestones that seemed to call out that death is not... Read More »

Preparing for the Epic Moment

Preparing for the Epic Moment
Have you ever read an article and thought, “I wish I had known about that a long time ago!”? Well, this happened to me the other day. I was reading an article by landscape photographer Anne McKinnell with a title that interested me: 5 Tips for Sand Dune Photography I have had the opportunity to shoot sand dunes only... Read More »

Reply To: Pictures when no color or beautiful scenery

Hmm… yes, that is really challenging – more so than snow and overcast, I think. I tried recently to get out and get a few shots, but at least I had the sun out, a nice foreground object (some rushes and someone’s horse) and a still somewhat snow-covered mountain in the background. If this is... Read More »

Reply To: Pictures when no color or beautiful scenery

Thank you all for your ideas. I do understand, buddingphotographer, what you’re saying, especially when you don’t have to go anywhere to get a picture.You just get it of your snow flakes! But, as for me, I have to try to “think” of something to take a picture of and that can be challenging!... Read More »

How I Clean My Camera Sensor

How I Clean My Camera Sensor
Have you ever taken pretty pictures like this . . . . . . only to find that there were spots all over it, like this? I noticed spots like this in my pictures very soon after buying my first DSLR camera. My family was just beginning an amazing vacation through the southwestern United States, and it concerned me that... Read More »

Reply To: DSLR cleaning

Reply To: DSLR cleaning
This is a great topic, @Mr-Quebec! I touch on this subject in the Foundations Course on the lesson about Choosing the Right Accessories. That’s where I list the items that I use and have found to be integral to keeping my sensor clean. When I clean the sensor, I generally mount the camera facing downward on a... Read More »

Reply To: DSLR cleaning

I don’t think I would touch the mirror, but that’s just me. I know how annoying it is though to see dark spots when you look through your viewfinder. 🙁 I used a Rocket Blower to clean my sensor just as you said you do. I’ve had pretty good results with that. I’ve heard of using cleaning kits... Read More »

DSLR cleaning

Hi! I was thinking on the subject, and I thought that this might be a good topic to discuss. I don’t have any problems, (except a few dust particles I would like to get rid of on my mirror), but I thought that maybe we could develop the subject. For cleaning my sensor, I lift up the mirror, take off the lens,... Read More »

Reply To: Pictures when no color or beautiful scenery

Reply To: Pictures when no color or beautiful scenery
I absolutely agree, buddingphotographer, there is never a time when nothing is beautiful, but I admit that winter is an extra challenge. Here are a few of my thoughts, though really, nos. 2, 3, and 4 are just a breakdown of no. 1: 1. Train yourself to see beauty at all times, in all places. Last year I got really... Read More »

Reply To: Colour in the cemetery

Reply To: Colour in the cemetery
I like that crop. I hadn’t noticed the wires, but I did take out the bit of unexplained red in the corner. It would be interesting to submit it for the next PRO Critique. We’ll have to see how busy we are that Saturday. Read More »

Reply To: Pictures when no color or beautiful scenery

Reply To: Pictures when no color or beautiful scenery
Nothing is beautiful? Now that I find hard to believe. 🙂 Seriously though, I know exactly what you mean. (You’re specifically thinking of winter-time, right?) I find some of the most beautiful objects to photograph in the winter-time! It’s not very expensive to get into macro photography, you just need an... Read More »

Reply To: Pictures when no color or beautiful scenery

This is a question I’ve asked myself often, @Hannahm, and I have no doubt that many, many other photographers struggle with this same problem. Therefore, I think it would be well worth the time to take this question and make it a major topic for discussion on the next PRO Critique and Q&A webinar.... Read More »

Reply To: Pictures when no color or beautiful scenery

Shooting when there are no colors or anything that strikes the eye can be challenging. A picture may be seen as something that shows a particular emotion. Fallen leaves or frozen trees can express sadness or gloom, for example. When there are no colors, what can be done to help is to edit in B&W to make that... Read More »

Reply To: Any Tips on Moon Photography?

Reply To: Any Tips on Moon Photography?
The full moon of January was pretty interesting this year … at first I was afraid the moon would be hidden by the clouds, but then when they turned pink at sunrise I thought they really added to the scene. Helped filling the gap between the horizon and the moon as high as it was in the sky, the day after the... Read More »

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