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Photography tips

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.

Editing our photos for print

If you read the last post, you know a little about cropping, resizing and compressing your photos for use on a computer or website. well, now I am going to go thru a few things to get the best possible print from your digital files.

You are going to hate me again, because we have to do some basic maths to understand how much we can crop a photo and how big it needs to be if it is going to be printed. we will get to this in a minute or so. First, I will assume that we are going to prepare our pictures and take them to the local photo lab to do the printing for us.

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Editing our photos for the web

Most of our digital pictures will only ever be shown on a computer screen, and I'll discuss some of the aspects about some of the things that you will want to edit.

Remember how I mentioned Picassa, well, if you have not got it, then go and grab a copy. The examples I will use will be easy to understand if you can see them for yourself. I don't have every bit of software for every digital camera, that is why I choose (cheap) 3rd party programs when they are suitable to do a job, and it means you only have to learn how to use it once.

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basics of managing your photos

Alright, everyone knows when you buy any digital Camera that it usually comes with some sort of software. The bundled software can be good, ok or total crap! It is impossible to know if you are going to get something decent as nearly all camera reviews tend to gloss over the bundled software.

Now, like most of you, I am a bit of a cheapscape and when I can, I look for various free software. I am just making 1 assumption here and that is your camera can produce a jpg file.

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A little about me

Well, I thought I should post a little info about who I am and a bit about my photography.

My fisrt experience in taking any sort of photos was way back in my childhood. I guess I was about 9 or 10 years old and went on holidays to a national park with my gran. She took all the grandchildern on a weeks holiday, 1 each year. During this Holiday, I was loaned a camera - don't even know what sort it was or anything and a couple of rolls of film. I took some photos and even had one of them of a waterfall blown up. I was hooked!

 

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photo equipment bags

Well, I have booked a holiday, and I am going to need a decent bag to pack most of my gear into to so I can take it with me. At the moment, I have a very small shoulder bag that will hold 1 camera, spare batteries, flash cards and Flash. For most things I do this is big enough, as I generally put 1 camera in the bag and I am carrying the other one.

But, as I am flying, I need to be able to pack everything into a nice bag for the flight to and from and for lugging around and taking pics while I'm away.

 

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My first attempt at Sports

A few weeks ago, I took the Camera's along to a football match - Football here is Australian Rules Football.

The game is a charity match that is played after the Season finishes each year and the Teams are made up of some of the players from the season that has just ended, Past players for the team and some celebrity players.

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Hello

A few weeks ago when I was chatting to a friend, and referred them to a post I made in a forum about a particular photo technique, they asked my why I did not put these into my own website.

Well, I do have several websites, but I don't have one specifically about photography, so I decided to do it as a blog.  I already have a photoblog, where I post a new photo each day, but I do not talk much about the picture or anything like that.  The photoblog is just that - all about the photos and only the photos.

Now, this blog wil be not just about A photo, but more about how I created a particular photo, camera gear, software and probably from time to time even a short photo essay.

Take a look at my photoblog 

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