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A year with my Camera - free photo course for beginners #AYearWithMyCamera

 
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21 Just two colours

 
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23 Self portrait

 
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Week 2 homework - Aperture


I just grabbed some stuff from around the house.

The hardest part was figuring out how to put two photos beside each other.  I need to find a better way because I don't think this should take an hour.
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Week 2 homework - Aperture
Week 2 homework - Aperture
 
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26 Weather

The first hint of winter made his appearance for a few hours yesterday.  We can expect a few more weeks of splotchy sunny days, followed by nearly six months of this....
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25 Stripes

what a weaver sees
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27 Silhouette



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22 Move the camera

Low light, slow shutter speed, low ISO, moving the camera sideways as I take the shot.

(also working on my keystone issues)
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This is absolute fun seeing all of these pictures.
 
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28 Depth

You want depth, I'll give you something deep.



Actually, I'm pretty shook up after stumbling on this.  Well, I stumbled on a bit of tree root, and my head just missed it.  Pretty grave stuff.  
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Oh, I got this week's email yesterday.
Haven't had a chance to do the exercise but I am looking forward to learning about shutter speed.  
 
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Since this week is about shutter speed, I wanted to show you what my camera thinks a good shutter speed is for taking pictures of birds on auto.

1/60 is not fast enough.  Those little blighters move like stink.  I only got a few shots in before all the crumbs were gone.
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This was more difficult than I expected.  I had my shutter speed set so slow that the car had come and gone before the picture finished so it didn't even show up on the image.  wow!

But eventually, I figured it out.  

Also, first time using my new fully manual lens in fully manual mode.  I need more practice!  
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Here's another example of what we can achieve with shutterspeed: https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2622213202141775965

Shutter speed of 1250 captured the action mid-jump.  
 
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Not sure if this is 22 move the camera or 24 movement.  If I claim both, maybe I can finally move on to the full course rather than the 30 photos thing.

 
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Burra, I like that movement photo, maybe you can get together with Raven, and put it on one of those stock image sites.
Burra, I have a friend that likes trains, I suggested he use your shot as wallpaper on his phone. Check it out, you might visit a few train enthusiasts boards on Facebook, see if they're interested in having access to it.
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Burra,
Here is your wallpaper photo as my lockscreen.
Hope you don't mind the highjacking...
It's a bit blurry because it is a photo, of a photo, of a photo...
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Burra and Raven,
I for at least one, would like you to keep posting your 30, maybe start a new 30.
I will probably skip the class until I have a DSLR camera.
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Here - I've uploaded a higher resolution version for you.  I think if you click on it you can see the full size image then copy and save it and load it to your phone directly.  Might improve the blurriness issues somewhat...

I now have a terrible admission to make.  We'd all been for a day out on the train to Lisbon and, as I only had one or two photos left for the make-30-photos thing and I'd been moithering and failing to get the 'movement' and 'move the camera' ones for days on end, and I'd pretty well totally burned out in Lisbon, my other half took this one for me out of the back of the train on the way home so I could finish up and move on.  Also, it was a phone camera, not the DSLR.  

I did try to sign up to a couple of photo sites to try to sell photos but as I'm based in Portugal they naturally wanted my life history and financial details so there's probably no way on earth I'd succeed in making any money whatsoever without signing my life away going officially self-employed and paying crazy taxes, so I'm not going that route at the moment.  Let's see how well I've got my breath back after I've moved into the new place, got the rest of the photography course done, and finished writing that book and got it published.  
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So an 'eye for photography' runs in the family.
Thanks Burra
 
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I'm not in the mood to do the homework this week, so I found a situation where I could crank the ISO up way too high and make some noise.

I try to keep the ISO below 400, but for this midnight photo, I cranked it up to 25600!  I need it that high to be able to handhold the camera in the dark.  Without it, the shutter speed is several seconds long.  

And then I had to fight with the noise cancellation software to bring back the grain.  
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If you are starting the class this month, feel free to join in the conversation.  
 
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Things in Threes, figuratively, spiritually, actually.

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Not fair not to include the other 'threes'.  Boston Avenue Methodist Church, Tulsa, OK.  
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Slightly off topic here, but I know you guys like photos of trains, and you may find this amusing.

My son sent me a photo of the first ripe persimmon.



I think the focus on this one might tell me a lot about my son's priorities...

Without a train in the background, the fruit seems to be much better in focus.  And missing another bite...

 
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Since we are having so much fun with the list of 30 photos, I made a new list with a permaculture theme

 
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Raven,
I was going through Ashland, Kentucky this morning, saw this bird and thought of yours. First is photo, second one blown up screen shot.
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This week's lesson was the first week on full manual.  
We chose some of the settings and let the camera choose the rest.  Then we played with them to get the results we wanted.  I admit I got a bit flustered trying to remember what numbers were full stops, so I ended up playing with the different dials instead of doing the homework exactly as I should.  But the pictures turned out okay.  
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a year with my camera week 5: exposure triangle
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