As well as being a blogger I’m also a community photographer and have to take quite a professional approach to that. However, my equipment isn’t so professional. Most of my content including the photographs is published online so I don’t need an expensive full-frame camera. I did upgrade to a DSLR from a bridge camera when I began to do lots of events but I chose the semi-professional DX camera which is much cheaper than a full-frame DSLR. Choosing your equipment for digital publishing is a lot cheaper than if you were taking photographs for high-end magazines.
The focus points on a camera are used to focus on your subject but they are also used for metering. My Nikon D3200 has 11 focus points and they are useful but I often only use one. Some cameras have a lot more focus points and they cover the whole frame.
A lot of cameras have picture control which can be set before you start your photo-shoot. On my Nikon D3200, it is found on the shooting menu.
It gives a number of choices:
If you really get into photography, you will want a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera. These are favoured by most professional photographers, but for snaps, a cheap camera or a phone will still get you a reasonable picture. (more…)
There are always a lot of used cameras for sale on specialist websites and Ebay. If you are lusting after a really expensive camera buying one used might be the answer. You need to know the difference between the different cameras. This picture was taken with a Fujifilm S5600 bridge camera. (more…)
This isn’t a very good picture, but it demonstrates what I want to say. There is a post on the left that is out of focus and the birdhouse and tree are in focus. The depth of field is quite narrow. As you go away from the optimal distance from the camera things get blurred, but our subject is in sharp focus. (more…)
If you had a new camera for Christmas or you’re thinking of getting one, then my new series of articles on photography and camera settings is for you. I’ll also be covering photo-blogging, art and other aspects of photography. Today we start with the camera settings that are around the camera dial. (more…)
My neighbour had his hover mower out yesterday. I went in the garden and photographed flowers! I think I’m getting used to the new camera. As you can see from today’s photo, my new Nikon D3200 has quite good definition. I want to photograph some buildings today, so I’ll be out exploring…
I took delivery of my new Nikon D3200 last week and it has a a much higher specification than my Fujifilm S5600 that I normally use. You can see from this photo that the resolution is much higher at nearly 25 megapixels. The first photos that I took weren’t so good and the editing was very different.