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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.

Self Portrait

At some stage most photographers have a go at a creative Self Portrait. Well, It was not something that was really on my to-do list, but as it was this Months challenge over at 4/3 Photo I decided to jump right in and at have a go. (More)

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Creative Effects

While out and about today, I had my camera with me as usual. I spotted something that I thought had a fir bit of potential to make some interesting photos from.  (More)

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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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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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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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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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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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Macro

Macro photography is 1 special interest area that most people have a go at at some time. I briefly entered into this area several months ago and did a few pictures and never really explored it.

Well that will probably change with an addition to my kit - an extension tube.

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Forums

Sometimes, web forums have some real gems in the info from other users! Yes, I do browse a few photographic web forums and participate in some as well. Well, while browsing over @ DPReview tonight I came across one of those hints that looked pretty good. So, I checked it out for myself and sure enough -it was the gem I hoped it was!

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Temporary Studio

Typically when you think of a photographic studio, you think of models, backdrops and studio Lights. Well, recently, I wanted to take a series of pictures of some fairly small objects and as I don't have a studio I have to make do with what I do have.

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Panorama Updated

A couple of days ago, I posted about the Panorama I created. Well, after a few people on a forum took a look, they commented on how I might be able to improve it.

So, with their tips, I loaded up the cropped image into the Gimp and had another go to try an improve it.

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Adelaide Panorama

A comment was made to me a few months ago about my photoblog - It is called "Adelaide thru my lens" yet has hardly any pictures of Adelaide in it! On reflection the comment was correct. So today, I went out and rectified that!

A few days ago, I came across a little lookout that is about 8km Due east of the city and around 600 or so Metres high. I took a series of photos from there and created a pano of the cityscape.

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