Posts made in August, 2013

Canon Digital Photo Professional Software

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Software | 0 comments

Canon Digital Photo Professional Software

There are several different software programs available to process your RAW or JPG digital photos, with Lightroom, Capture One and Photoshop being the most well known, but Canon also make their own software package for Canon DSLR owners called Digital Photo Professional, aka DPP…   Canon supply a copy of Digital Photo Professional with every DSLR, so you can start processing your photos as soon as you start shooting.  There are versions available for both Windows and Apple Mac operating systems.  DPP only takes up about 108 mb installed and can be updated from what Canon calls “Updaters”, which is a separate program that you can download from the...

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Location Guide – Red Beach, Bribie Island

Posted by on Aug 18, 2013 in Location Guides | 9 comments

Location Guide – Red Beach, Bribie Island

Bribie Island is a short road trip north of Brisbane, about 1hr from the CBD will get you crossing the Bribie Island Rd bridge into the very relaxed island lifestyle. Bribie Island has a lot to offer itself for the photographer but by far my favorite is Red Beach. Red Beach runs along the southern end of the island and it faces back towards Brisbane. This southern aspect is somewhat unusual in our area and it possible to both sunrise and sunset images along the beach at various times of the year. When you walk onto the beach from the car park, you are facing south towards Brisbane across Moreton Bay. Turning right will head you along the beach towards the Pumicestone...

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Tips for better portraits

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Adventures, Techniques | 0 comments

Tips for better portraits

Taking better portraits is something that we all want to do, not just for ourselves but also for our subjects. We strive to capture the essence of our subject, and to tell a small part of their life story. Though sometimes we are creating a story of our own with the help of our subject. But how do we actually go about getting better portraits? Expression One of the first keys to a good portrait is expression, without expression people are not able to connect with the subject of the photo. A real connection will become obvious to the viewer of your photo and this will increase the impact your photo has. There are numerous ways to connect with your subject, make them...

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How To Use The Panning Technique

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Techniques | 2 comments

How To Use The Panning Technique

Panning is a great technique to add to your personal repertoire of photography skills.  If you would like to add more dynamics to your action shots, then read on…     Panning is a technique where you move your camera in syncronization with a moving subject.  The basic idea is to try to freeze the subject but get motion blur in the background.  Panning can add great impact to Action or Sports images, the trick is to get the subject in sharp focus.  For most other types of photos, you would hold the camera very still and use fast shutter speeds to capture fast moving subjects, but with panning, you deliberately move the camera to match the speed and...

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