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I’m still buzzing after a wicked weekend in a gorgeous château in southwest France with a group of strangers all seeking to improve their creative streak. My goal was to take better travel pics and here I was on that first step to photographic wizardry.
Creative Escapes’ tutors — Roger and Jon — waited at Toulouse airport with wine and baguette. With September temperatures in France promising a weekend away from the steady downpours at home, I already felt a million miles from the office.
I’ve been taking pictures on my travels ever since I received a little instamatic for a birthday present at school. About 20 cameras later (some due to damage on nights out with friends) and upgrades every time I moved to another country, I finally had a digital SLR (Canon 30D) and was immediately stunned with the numerous little dials, symbols, buttons and numbers. Read more »
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You are in a park, in the middle of the day, and you want to be able to get some creative shots but you think that it is too bright out. Just f/Stop it! The f/Stop on your camera basically controls two aspects of the scene that you are capturing, how much ambient light passes through your lens and onto your camera’s sensor and what your depth of field is. That is to say how much light that you are not providing with your camera equipment is being added to the scene and how much of the scene is in focus.
The main point of this tip is to show you how to use the f/Stop and the direct sunlight together to get a really interesting result. Read more »