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Quick Tips by Roy van Ommen!
This is a little Quick Tip section!. Here i will post some quick tips for you!
I don't know how frequent i will do this, but as long as you guys stay intrested i will do it
Do you photograph out of the hand? Here is a rule for you. Never set your shutter speed longer than the amount of mm your are on your lense.
So if you are @ 300mm, your maximum shutterspeed is 1/300 SEC or higher (->). If you are @ 50mm, your maximum shutterspeed is 1/50 SEC or higher (->). With this trick you will avoid motion blur in your images.
(P.s. there are situations where a slower shutterspeed will work. This is just a tip which you can use if you have some issues with motion blur)
When you are using a lense which extends when you zoom in, try to make sure that when you put your camera down on the table, floor, open in the bag or so, that you will bring your lense down to the widest angle.
Because dust can fall on the lens which will go in to the lense it self and it can spread it there. Because when you zoom out again, the air which is in the lens has to go a way out of the lense. And if you are taking dust with it, you can have dust spots on your images
Good luck with this one
The roots of photography is creating the image. Thats what Greg's shirt is saying. I am not taking photos, i am creating images. You are capturing moment.
Very often i see people struglling with camera settings. Sometimes i put my camera on auto and try to understand what the camera is doing. Sometimes i really don't know what setting i have to use and i let the camera decide.
If it s on P, Auto or what ever, if you are capeable to create the image.. you can be a millionaire. There some people who created millions of $$$ with photographing only on automatic. Just becuase they are seeing the image.
Are you struggling with settings? No inspiration or what so ever? Pull out your compact camera or put your DSLR on auto. Try to see the image and create the image. Afther that, worry about your settings
I sometimes will switch to AP mode or something to see what settings work and then go back to manual and go off of the automatic settings. Found that this helps in making images different, too. Becuase I think once we can shoot accurately in manual mode, we tend to approach it as a formula more than an art where there might be some different settings we can use and still get a quality exposure with very different results.
Try to watch your lines and try to line up your camera into the lines you can see in your viewfinder. If you are looking at a building Try to line up your camera on the bottom of the building to get your camera leveled to your horizon.
This will make sure that you are holding your camera horizontal which makes your image straight so you don't have to crop it when you are rotating the image.
You can also line up your composition with other lines like brick lines in buildings, the road, sidewalks and many more!
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