I’m having my first problem with gear that is either wearing out or breaking…
My 7-year-old Canon 18-200mm lens is having focus problems. The focus ring regularly gets stuck when using the long side of the lens when the lens is oriented horizontally. I don’t have this problem when I physically point the lens down, or use a sho…[Read more]
I don’t believe there’s a setting to control shutter speed while in Aperture priority.
There is 😉 . Put your camera in aperture mode, and manually set your iso. That’s what @jamesstaddon taught us to do at an ACTION workshop.
If you can control just two sides of your exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), you virtu…[Read more]
This pier was open until 11pm (well after dusk), so I thought I’d try my hand at night photography.
What’s your take on it?
Canon EOS 60D, EF-S 10-18mm 4.5-5.6 IS
Edited in Luminar 3 and Affinity Photo.
“It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove.”
—Antoine de Saint Exupéry, source: WikiQuote
I read this quote from some random philosopher in a photography book, and I think it…[Read more]
I think you should be fine. I think most programs you download over the internet these days need a license key (which you get emailed to you) for it to work. If for whatever reason you lose your copy of the software, I’m pretty sure you can redownload and reregister with your same license (…[Read more]
@morganwriter1gmail-com I have a similar backup strategy. I have my Mac running time machine on a 4TB drive, and then I have my “extra space” drives backing up to each other.
Did you decide to go with Carbon Copy Cloner, or did you decide to back up manually? From what I remember, you were using a Mac… (but I could be wrong). Carbon Copy Cloner…[Read more]
@blessingscaptured, just for fun, here’s a little example of what you were talking about. I got to tour Washington DC with my cousins last summer (which was really amazing!).
We were touring the whole day, and it looks like this image was taken in the morning… but I’m not so sure about that because I think I forgot to set my camera to the right…[Read more]
@morganwriter1gmail-com You’re right, 20 pictures is simply not necessary! You need at least 300 to get somewhere! (and I rarely delete anything, unfortunately!).
I use a 2TB Seagate Expansion to store my photos and videos. For redundancy, I cloned it (with a program called Carbon Copy Cloner) to another 2TB Western Digital Elements hard…[Read more]
@blessingscaptured I missed the webinar you’re referring to, but I did just attend Courtney Slazinik’s class called Beginner’s Guide to Vacation Photos (here’s the link for it: https://my.clickitupanotch.com/sales-page-bgmvp28342931), and taking photos of your family on vacation in the middle of the day under harsh light was in the course!
So, to…[Read more]
@morganwriter1gmail-comI think that’s one of the things about wedding photos… it’s so beautiful to begin with, and then to add our photography expertise on top of it just makes it even better.
Glad to hear it sounds like you got some great shots!
@cecilia16patch Welcome to Lenspiration! I think you’ll love it. If you want to submit photos for the webinar, you can use the photo critique form, but you will need to have the paid membership level to have James critique your photos in the webinar. Occasionally, he’ll chime in on the forms with the rest of us but the paid members are his fir…[Read more]
Let me wow you more… Canon 50mm 1.4 (probably USM). You pulled it out on Thursday, and I remembered it because I was in the market for another lens (I got the Canon “Power to Create kit” with a 10-18mm 4.5-5.6 and 50mm 1.8 the next month), and I thought it interesting you had a long lens (and a great one at that!) but no…[Read more]
That’s so awesome! Personally, I love wedding photography. It just makes me so happy!
I remember you from ACTION at Christian Heritage (hi!), and so I know you’ve got a 70-200mm, a 50mm, and some training with event photography, so I’ll just dive in.
I have unofficially shot three wedding receptions (no ceremonies, oddly), three conferences…[Read more]
Hm… I think with a 200mm lens, your best bet of getting a good shot of the moon would be to shoot it as an item in part of a larger landscape. If you want to shoot justthe moon or shoot something with a huge moon… you might be needing a longer lens (or you could resize it in Photoshop to make it look like you shot it with a longer lens!)
Hm… shooting the moon is challenging! (but you know what they say, “if you shoot for the moon, you’ll at least end up among the stars”)…. From what I’ve tried with lunar eclipses (nothing impressive to show), I’d try including more than just the moon in your photo. It’s kind of like shooting a sunset. A lot of people see a great sunset, and…[Read more]
YES! @buddingphotographer is right, that IS a ferrite choke. I actually just got my amateur radio license, and we learned about those in class.
As that looks a lot like an audio cable (maybe a flash cable?)…
I believe—skimming through my textbook here—you’d want to use that if for some reason your signal in the cable was getting interfered wit…[Read more]
Huh, I’ve never experimented with extension tubes! What have you learned so far?
So far—which isn’t very far, I’ve only used them a couple of times…
First thing: Tripod. Use one. It helps. A lot.
Second thing: You’ll likely be working pretty close to your subject—at least with the lens (50mm 1.8 prime) I was using…[Read more]
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