I have been involved in a little debate on Facebook regarding which camera is the best. The answer, of course, is they all take photos and you choose one according to your needs. If you need one that will fit in your pocket, buy a pocket camera. If you want to take photographs professionally then buy a professional camera! There are an array of cameras available.
If you’re interested in photography, you might be thinking of buying a camera to take photos over Christmas or asking for one as a present. What should you get? That depends on what you’ll be using it for. A cheap little point and shoot camera does the job but do you want better photos? Then your Christmas camera needs a little more thought.
Over the past few years I have slowly become a community blogger and photographer and since starting a Facebook page for A Zillion Ideas, I have been taking it more seriously. I’m now sharing art and music via Facebook as well as words and photographs. I am now asked to write for the community and organisations ask to use my photographs. (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…)
I photographed two Christmas lights switch-ons last year and I have this year’s to think about now. I’ve bought a new Speedlight for Friday’s event and I’ve been practicing. Preparation is quite important with all events. (more…)
Last week I talked about pre-shoot settings. I did those settings before I took this shot. You can see the exif on bottom of the picture. It was bright sunlight, so I set the white balance for bright sunlight and set the aperture quite narrow for depth of field. The ISO was on auto and the camera increased it to 160. That is strange, I have no idea why it did that. (more…)
One way to shoot that selfie is to mount your camera on the wall like this. I used my Nikon to take this shot of my Fujifilm S5600. The mount holding it to the wall tiles in my kitchen is a suction mount. It could hold it on any smooth surface like the roof of a car, to shoot stills or video. (more…)
I took this photo on Sunday evening. The weather was just starting to change. Since then we’re had a thunderstorm or two. I took this with my Nikon, it’s difficult to say whether it’s better than a similar shot with the Fuji S5600.
I’ve started today with an image of a Victorian police station. The angle of the shot makes it quite imposing and I’ve converted it to grey scale. It seems to convey a mood and with more editing, it could be used as a book cover.