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A journey in Photography and sharing of how I go about taking various types of photos. Discussions include software and camera equipment and how to make the most of your equipment in a given situation.

Another Temporary Studio

When I walked in the other day, I saw something sitting on the kitchen bench that I thought would make a great subject to explore. I spotted on a plate the last of the Tomato's from the garden.

A plate full of rich, red tomatos seemed like something that I could have a go at shooting, so I just needed to set up somewhere to get the most out of it.

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Wide Angle

Well, I finally caved in and purchased the 11-22mm Wide angle Lens. I have been contemplating getting it for a little while and finally took the plunge.

I wanted it in order to do a shoot that I have coming up in about 5 weeks time and just knew that I should spend a bit of time getting to know it and how to use it.

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Magazines

Every week when I am out shopping, I pop into a newsagency and take a quick look over the various photography magazines. There is always several different ones on the rack.

Over the last several Months I have purchased many of them and had a read of the articles in them.

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Post Processing

Well, today, I was wandering around the City and took several photos as one does. There were a few out of the lot that I took that had potential, and a few where I will plan them a lot more and go back and take them again when the light is better.

The one I am going to talk about today is not so much the photo, but the post processing of it and how it was greatly improved.

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Stock Photography

A while ago, I posted about selling your pictures thru various micro stock agencies. Well, After having a little more experience using these sites I have decided to put together a bit of useful information about the one's I submit to.

The list is not exhaustive, but it is certainly a starting point for anyone considering selling or even buying photos.

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A Day at the Zoo

Today, I spent a few hours at the Adelaide Zoo. It is something I have been meaning to do for a long time, but just never gotten around to it.

As far as Zoo's go, it is not huge, but it does have a reasonable number of animals on exhibition. Of course, one of the reasons to go to the Zoo is to try and take some reasonable photo's.

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More Macro

A couple of days ago, I spotted some bright orange fungus growing on a bit of old wood in the Garden. I thought that it would make a great Macro subject.

Earlier this afternoon, between the rain showers I went and had a go.

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Shooting Wide

Over the last few weeks, whenever possible, I have been using the widest possible angle that I have. I normally make use of the great zoom lens' that I have and find myself a convenient location and use the zoom.

This adds a whole new dimension to how you go about taking the actual picture!

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Shooting the Night Sky

While I am not one who is really into stargazing, when a spectacular opportunity is present I will have a go!.

Well, tonight we had that spectacular opportunity in the form of the Comet McNaught.

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TourDownUnder

January each year sees the Tour Down Under hit Adelaide and the surrounding area. The Tour is a 5 day cycling race that attracts riders from all ouver the World.

The Day before the actual tour starts there is a 50km street race called the Adelaide Classic. When the Classic was held a few days ago, I took a few photos.

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Holiday snapshots

In my post a few days ago about filters I mentioned that I had a fair few photos from my holiday that were not real good. A lot had very little detail due to the very bright conditions in NZ.

Today, I grabbed one of the photos that I liked and spent a little bit of time working on it.

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Monitor Calibration

I have been battling for a long time with my monitors. I run dual LCD monitors on my PC and when I am editing pictures I notice that there is a huge difference to the appearance of photos on each of the 2 monitors.

So, I treated myself to a little gift and purchased a little device that would help with calibrating my monitors.

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Fireworks

Most people get to see fireworks only a couple of times each year, and this also means that most people only get the opportunity to photograph them a couple of times a year!

Now, I have had a couple of goes at this now, and after getting nearly everything wrong the first time, the firworks on New Years eve were pretty easy!

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Filters

Filters are one of the important tools any photographer carries in their bag. There are a lot of different types of filters which are used for different things and depending on the situation can really enhance the photo that you capture. (More)

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W o W

White in white on white on white was recently mentioned half in jest in a forum. In relation to a photo that a member posted, someone jokingly suggested that for their next subject, they might want to photograph a white cup on a white saucer on a white background full of milk!

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