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Photography is enjoyed by millions and with the changes almost monthly in technology it becomes easier and easier to take a photo, but photography is not just taking a photograph, it is away of capturing the past for the future, a smile, a look, a flick of the hair. Dads photographing daughters, mothers photographing sons, sons girlfriends, girlfriends photographing grandmothers, after she has photographed herself 100′s of time in the mirror with friends.
What they all have in common is a memory, whether it is going to stay on the computer or to hang on the wall, where it shows its energy, the energy to affect the mood, affect a persons emotions. How many photos are hanging on your wall that every time you look at them it changes your day, makes you think, your heart skips or a tear wells in the corner of your eye and that is the energy of a moment in time captured, the 100th of a second, faster than you can blink, faster than a breath or a heat beat to give you a life time of memories.
Photography is great and can be a lot of fun, but there is also a lot more you can do with photography, it’s a science
capturing light that has travelled 150 million km to bounce off the subject at 299792 kilometres per second into your lens on to your sensor at the back of your digital camera or on to film and all in a straight line. The science behind it is amazing and I love it.
I have been taking photographs for so many years that I have film images that I took as a child, I cannot remember a time when I didn’t take photographs, it was an expensive hobby paying for film, developing solutions, paper, enlargement
equipment and so on, so you made every press of the shutter count, today people have their digital camera and fire away, 20 frames in 5 seconds and they are bound to get a half decent one, it takes all the fun of photography, for me anyway.
Depending on what you wish to do and how far you want to go it is still expensive, with a decent lens cost between £300 and £10,000 then you have to add-on a camera.
A simple Point and Shoot, (not including the mobile point & shoot phone camera) get one for £19.99, a Bridge Camera f you wish to be adventurous and play with settings
but still have the fixed lens with digital zoom they start from around £99.99.
The Digital single-lens reflex camera (digital SLR or DSLR) is a digital camera
that uses a mechanical mirror system and pentaprism to capture your image. To purchase a DSLR get expertise advice as you will be paying the price of a good second-hand or even a new car, for a camera body and a lens, you can buy a kit lens, normally a cheaper lens that comes as a package when purchasing with a DSLR. If you are going to make a purchase do your research, speak to experts in camera shops, not the big hyper stores, but the local camera shop, join a local camera club, see what they are using, if it is a good club then the members will let you hold their cameras, get the feel, there are plenty of makes out there. Don’t get drawn into the ‘ I have more mega pixels then you’ Its not the size, its how well you use it.
So you have bought your camera, you have your bag filled with brushes, lens cleaners, lenses, maps, little books on
birdwatching and a note pad and pen, you have the sleeve less jacket covered in pockets, which you have filled with ‘stuff’, you have flip-up sunglasses on, and good pair of walking boots……….So your ready?……..Have you got everything?……….. Oh I think you have………Do you know how to take it off Auto Focus, Auto ISO, Auto that, Auto this………You may look the part and sound the part. Do you actually know how to use your camera. Like I said I been taking photos for years and I am still learning, never believe any one who say they know everything about taking photos, it’s always learning and I wouldn’t have it any other way, every time I am out with my camera, I learn something new and I always will.
Enjoy my blog, I hope to share with you tips, trick and of course my images, I hope you will comments and share your experiences with me, whether you are a novice or a top tog.