Posts Tagged "long exposure"

Showing motion in your photos

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Techniques, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Showing motion in your photos

The ability to catch and portray movement in a photo is a critical skill to learn, it can help elevate your photography and provide an engaging focal point for the viewer. The skill when learnt can be easily applied to a wide range of photography but becomes an essential component of sports or action type photos. Ranging from kids playing in the backyard through to pro-surfers or motor racing, exciting and engaging photos can be crafted by controlling the way motion is shown. As a photographer you have a number of options open to you when it comes to showing how things are moving within your photo’s frame and your camera settings become critical to achieving the desired...

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When to turn off Image Stabilisation

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Techniques | 3 comments

When to turn off Image Stabilisation

On a recent workshop I was reminded how important it can be to think about checking the small things when it comes to landscape photography. After grabbing a few shots of the Story Bridge for sunset, I looked back up the river and noticed a very nice pattern formed by the new walkway on the river. After trying to frame the image using a 10-20mm lens, I decided to change to my new Sigma 24-105mm lens. I fitted the lens, framed the shot and made the photo. Looking at the back of camera I noticed that the photo was blurry, no problem I thought, I must have bumped the tripod. Tried again with similar results. With my image settings being f10 for 15 secs, keeping the camera...

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Highlights of Piazza Navona, Rome

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Highlights of Piazza Navona, Rome

In a recent Travel Blog of mine on this site, I mentioned that I don’t often get opportunities to travel overseas, but after receiving an invitation to the Trierenberg Super Circuit Gala Awards night to pick up a Canon Gold Medal Award, the family and I decided to pack our bags and do a trip to Europe…   The first leg of our trip to Europe was to Rome, Italy.  After some suggestions from family we decided to base ourselves in the Piazza Navona area in Rome.  This in hindsight, was one of the best decisions we made from a location point of view.  We were able to access all of the major attractions by walking and exploring this intriguing part of the...

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Southbank – Santos GLNG City of Lights Laser Show

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Adventures, Techniques | 1 comment

Southbank – Santos GLNG City of Lights Laser Show

The Santos GLNG City of Lights Laser Show is currently on at Brisbane’s Southbank, so what better time to get out for the night and also get some great night photos…   This was a great opportunity to do some night time photography, so I took along my Slik Pro tripod for the long exposure shots I would be taking.  This light show is quite unique in that it is staged from a huge barge containing the structure for the waterfall, some of the lighting, the apparatus for the performers, and the water jets.  Laser lights were also set up on the rooftops of some of the buildings.  The light show is also run to a musical score.  To capture these shots, I set up...

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Sights of Copenhagen

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Travel | 7 comments

Sights of Copenhagen

I recently had the opportunity to travel to the city of Copenhagen for a work conference.  I couldn’t think of a better place to pack in my camera and go exploring in my free time… No matter where you go whether it’s local or international, you are always sure to find some great subjects.  It could birds at the river, historic architecture, or sights that you have never seen before, it’s a great chance to capture images that I may not see again, and isn’t that the reason to have a camera…to be able to capture these once in a lifetime shots?  Due to baggage restrictions I had to pack light for my camera gear, so I packed in my Canon...

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