Posts made in February, 2013

Tips for Wet Weather Photography

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

The weather is not always what we might expect, so we need to make the best of what is presented.  Lately we have been seeing a lot of wet weather in Brisbane, so it brings to thought how we can use the weather we are presented. Protect yourself First and foremost in wet weather you need to protect yourself, do not take risks that you do not need to, you don’t want to have people risking their lives if you find yourself in trouble just to rescue you. The other part of course is staying dry, make sure you wear appropriate gear to keep yourself warm and dry.  Consider investing in a Driza-Bone coat, or similar, they are pretty reliable.  Of course that is only good...

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Location Guide – Coffs Harbour Jetty NSW

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Coffs Harbour Jetty NSW

Coffs Harbour is located some 400kms south of Brisbane (540 kms north of Sydney) on the Mid North Coast of NSW. The area is well know for its beaches, the nearby Solitary Islands Marine Park and of course the Big Banana.The town of Coffs Harbour and the surrounding region offers a wide variety of excellent locations for the keen photographer, today we will look at just one of these choices.   The Jetty is located in a central part of the town and nearby attractions include the Marina and Muttonbird Island. the Jetty structure juts out from the aptly named Jetty beach and points to the sea between Muttonbird Island and the southern break-wall running from Corambirra...

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How To Use Composition Framing

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

When referring to framing in photos, most people would assume the frame around the outside of the photo, but you can also use other objects in your scene as a frame to center the viewers attention on the real point of interest in your image.                   Framing another object in your scene can be a very powerful visual tool to help draw the viewers focus to the specific part of your image that you want them to look at, the main point of interest.  Different types of objects can be used as frames too, as these can draw the viewers interest into different areas of your photo.  In example 01, there is another door on the...

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How to Clean your Camera Lenses

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

Each time we use our camera’s they will pickup dust etc on the lens.  These can show up on photos and not in a good way.  Photographing at the beach will nearly always result in mist and salt grime on the lens, and this will make you images look foggy. So how do you actually go about cleaning your lenses? When it comes to cleaning your lens, I start by using a blower.  In particular I use a Giotto Rocket Blower, these are designed so they do not suck the air back in from the front only through a filter at the back.  So this prevents the blower sucking in dust and blowing it back on.  An important note to remember is that breathing on your lens is not a good idea, your...

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