Photo Challenge

May 19, 2015
by Carole
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Aperture

This week the challenge is to take a look at the final part of the photography triangle – Aperture, also referred to as depth of field.

Aperture determines how much light is let in to the camera and affects how much ‘blur’ there is to a shot. Aperture is measured in f-stops.  The larger the f-stop number, the less light gets let in to the camera and more of the shot is in focus.  The lower the f-stop the more background ‘blur’ there is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture

As with previous weeks try to manually set your aperture letting your camera set the shutter speed and ISO. On DSLRs, put the camera in A or Av mode and experiment to get the effect you want.

Deadline for entries is Noon on Tuesday 25th May. Have a fun week shooting!

May 19, 2015
by Carole
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ISO – results

What a variety of entries this week – well done to all 5 who entered.

There hasn’t been much commenting lately when results have been posted; whilst this is fine, as i’m sure we all have hectic lives, I’d encourage everyone this week to comment on why you chose the ISO you did and give feedback to others about there shots too :)

May 12, 2015
by Carole
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ISO

This week lets focus on the next aspect of the photography triangle – ISO.

ISO actually stands for International Standard of Organisation.  Nothing actually to do with photography, but a European Standard which describes the different standards of many different subjects.

In photography terms the ISO level depicts how much light the sensor is going to receive when the shutter is released.

Here are some articles which help to explain –

http://www.slrphotographyguide.com/camera/settings/iso.shtml

http://digital-photography-school.com/iso-settings/

https://photographylife.com/what-is-iso-in-photography

This week, again, take photos of whatever you like but manually set your camera’s ISO.  This can be found on DSLRs as program ‘P’.  Using ‘P’ should mean that your shutter speed and aperture are automatically set by the camera whilst it lets you take the reins on the ISO

Have a fun filled week trying this out – entries need to be in by Noon on Tuesday 19th May.

 

 

 

 

May 5, 2015
by Carole
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Shutter speed

Shutter speed, ISO and Aperture are what is know as the photography triangle and are the underpinnings of all photos.

I am the first to admit that I don’t use my DSLR enough using settings other than ‘automatic’ so this challenge is aimed at trying to push us all out of our comfort zones and use our cameras on a manual mode.

This week ‘shutter speed‘  is what the focus of your photo should be about as altering this aspect of the photography triangle has the ability to freeze something in time or give an effect of motion.  Try to really think about your shutter speed and what effect you want your photo to convey.  For some of us (and yes that includes me) this may mean dusting off the camera manual and remembering which buttons to press!

Rather than me trying to explain more about shutter speed here are some good articles worth reading –

https://photographylife.com/what-is-shutter-speed-in-photography

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-shutter-speed.htm

http://www.digital-photography-tips.net/shutter-speed-creative.html

I’m sure there are many more good articles as well and if you come across any this week, please add a comment below with a link to the websites so we can all have a read.

Please remember entires must be submitted by Noon on Tuesday 12th May and most of all have fun :)

May 5, 2015
by Carole
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Faces in places – Results

Well done to everyone who entered this week, and a big welcome to Sharon who has entered for the first time :)

You were all great detectives to hunt out these faces!

 

 

 

April 28, 2015
by Carole
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Faces in places

Otherwise known as PAREIDOLIA (Nah I prefer the ‘faces in places’ interpretation too! :oD)

Here is a link with some fab examples if needed……

www.geekosystem.com/things-that-look-like-faces-pareidolia/

Be inspired and as always have fun shooting.

Deadline for entries is Noon on Tuesday 5th May

April 28, 2015
by Carole
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Tourist (in your own town) – Results

Well done to everyone who entered this week – it is really great to see how far and wide we all come from to participate in the same challenge weekly and welcome to Orna :)

Apologies to Jen as I’m unable to upload your entry in the normal way at the moment.  I will do as soon as I can – in the meantime here is the link for everyone to see your photo in the meantime …….

PhotoChallenge Tourist

April 22, 2015
by Carole
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Tourist (in your own town)

Inspired this week by being on holiday I remembered a challenge I did a while ago for another website.

I appreciate that most people won’t be on holiday this week so I’d like everyone to pretend instead  (unless you actually are!) and be a tourist in your own town/city – try and see your chosen location through the eyes of a tourist rather than a local.

Go on……have a 99 ice cream cone too 😉

Fruit – Results

April 22, 2015 by Jonathan | 4 Comments

Well done to our eight entrants this week who sent in their interpretations of a still life scene with fruit.