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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.


Deer Parks

Posted on 17 March, 2016 at 15:10 Comments comments (0)

Posted by Samuel Curtis Photography

According to Wikipedia.org, there are 20 identified deer parks in the UK, for some people, there is nothing more relaxing than sitting in a hide, waiting for beautiful wildlife photo opportunities. However not everyone is that patient and these few tips should help. Use alarge apature to belp isolate the deer from the background. Be up and in position early - deer activity is usally most intense just after dawn. Als...

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Hot Air Balloon Flights

Posted on 17 March, 2016 at 14:55 Comments comments (0)

Posted by Samuel Curtis Photography

Make your photos go up up and away in popularity with a few helpful tips when shooting balloon flights. Hot air ballons can make beautiful subjects in landscape photos, with their bright colours and relaxing appeal. Although balloons move at a slow pace, you'll want to use a relatively fast shutter speed in order to beat the blur. Also, unless it's a bright day, a medium to high ISO can help to deliver a fast shtter...

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Woodland Abstracts

Posted on 17 March, 2016 at 13:40 Comments comments (0)

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Getting artistic shots in a woodland enviroment. Everyone says that keeping your camera still makes for the best photos, but this is not always the case. By aking conrolled movements of yor camera during a longer exposure can give the effect of a painted or fluid like look. Take control by switching to shutter priority or manual shooting mode and dialing in a slow shutter speed. Anywhere from 10 to 1/15 .sec will wo...

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Wire Wool Trails

Posted on 17 March, 2016 at 11:40 Comments comments (0)

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By dosing wire wool in something flamable, lighting it and swinging it around in circles can produce some amazing images. As the wool burns, it throws off burning embers, combined with a long exposure can leave some impressive light trails in a larg orb shape. Atach a handfull of wire wool to a length of rope, light the wool and spin in a lasoo motion. For your first shot, i would reccomend you try; A manual exposur...

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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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