Samuel Curtis Photography

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Tripods & Remote Release

Posted on 17 March, 2016 at 16:05 Comments comments (0)

Posted by Samuel Curtis Photography

I am forever being asked why I use a tripod and what is/ when would I use a remote sutter release. To answer this, I will give three situations when I would use both. Firstly, a remote shutter release is a device (wire or wireless) that will trigger your camera's shutter without touching the camera and risk moving it.

  • Landscapes - For landscapes, you'll typically be using a narrow apature to ens...

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So Many Lenses

Posted on 17 March, 2016 at 15:45 Comments comments (0)

Posted by Samuel Curtis Photography

From 2007, Canon uk manufacture 64 different lenses, not including Cine, Tilt-shift or ultra-telephoto. So you can be excused for not knowing which on to use. Here is a vey basic breakdown to the type of lenses you can buy and their uses.


Polariser Filters

Posted on 17 March, 2016 at 11:30 Comments comments (0)

Posted by Samuel Curtis Photography

Polarising is when the number of shades within an image is reduced, this is done by reducing the amount of light that enters the camera. A Polarising filter can help do this by up to two f-stops. i.e blue skies can become slightly more in saturation and reflections can be reduced or removed. When using a polarising filter, look through the view finder while rotation the filter ring and see the difference. To ...

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Portrait Focal Length

Posted on 17 March, 2016 at 11:20 Comments comments (0)

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Do you want to improve your flattering shots of people, how about changing the type of lens. A Wide angle lens has a focal length of 24mm or shorter, they allow more to fit within the image and genually keeps more of the background in focus. Downside, they can cause distortion and alter perspective. A Telephoto lens has a focal length of anything above 85mm. Due to their narro...

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