Posts Tagged ‘photo

01
Sep
08

Night Shoots

Every now and then I have some free time after the sun has gone down, simply to wander around and see what looks good under moonlight or streetlights.

Tonight I was on my way to a mates place and saw the Tasman bridge against a  wonderful dark-blue sky.

There was another person who arrived a minute after i’d setup the tripod and taken a couple of shots, who decided to try and take some photo’s of the same scene with a point and shoot and with the flash on.

I wonder how his turned out??

Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF28-135mm at 28mm, 13 second exposure

Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF28-135mm at 28mm, 13 second exposure

25
Aug
08

Candid Photography

I was at dinner over the weekend for a family-friends birthday, and of course i had the camera sitting on the table amongst the food.
Both myself and another guest are camera nuts, and we’ve both recently purchased new gear. I’ve got the Canon 400D and he’s got a larger and newer Olympus E-3, so we had a bit of show and tell amongst ourselves for the majority of the evening, and it was mosy enjoyable taking some great candid shots of everyone else.

I find great pleasure in taking “random” or “candid” photo’s at gatherings of family and friends, and having good equipment makes the task so much more enjoyable when you see nice sharp images that aren’t washed out, as you tend to find when taking photo’s with a point and shoot.
It just gives a nice feeling in a few months/ years time to look back on the images and remember what a great time was had.

One memory from the night, was our other photo-nut, trying to teach my (relatively) technologically-illetirate (de-facto) father-in-law how to use his new E-3, and a little about the basics of aperture settings and shutter-speed, and their effects on an image. All of this after a few glasses of “fizzy cordial” and during The Rolling Stones, rocking on in the background.

Here’s one of my fav’s from the night

With the DSLR market becoming much more affordable and easier to use with the introduction of very basic DSLR’s such as the new Canon 1000D which have a lot of the “gimmicky” features of point and shoot cameras, but they still give you access to the brilliant quality and speed of SLR lenses for every possible occasion.
This, accompanied by prices for a basic package that are equivalent to the top of the line point & shoots, means that it’s even more accessible to more people to be able to take great pictures, to make the memory of the event even more special.

And finally, another one of our new “pro”

All images shot with Canon 400D and 50mm F1.8

21
Aug
08

My Other Hometown

Since I can remember, my family has been holidaying and living at Eaglehawk Neck (Near Port Arthur) on the Tasman Peninsula, in SOuth East Tasmania. Apart from the usual tourist attractions, it is one of the most beautiful parts of the state, and I feel lucky to ahve a lot of frinds and family in the area.
However, I have never really taken a lot of photographs of the area.
Being somethng that you see frequently, you tend to take it for granted. However I do have a couple of images i’d like to share, but rest assured, I intend on bulking out this part of my portfolio in the coming months!!

Sunset Reflections over Norfolk Bay (South East Tasmania)  Shot with Canon PowerShot S3-IS

Sunset Reflections over Norfolk Bay (South East Tasmania) Shot with Canon PowerShot S3-IS




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