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    Re: A quick trip to the beach

    Quote Originally Posted by restless View Post
    My faves are number four and crow pic number two. I like the composition and the colors here. The sand in the crow picture is in itself nice to look at and the crow adds something extra.

    Regrading tripod, if I don't have one I just place the camera on something. If you place it on the ground it can get interesting if you try out different depths of field.
    Thanks mate.:thanks I was lucky that this crow stayed so close, as all the others flew away when I got too near.

    I really need to buy a sturdy tripod to replace my flimsy one. The slightest breeze and it starts to move.
    Cheers,
    Barry

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    Re: A quick trip to the beach

    Quote Originally Posted by bazman View Post
    It can be quite frustrating, and I don't even have any extra lenses. The exposure side of things is also something I need to work on, as I just realised that the focal length and exposure are dependent on one another.

    There's more to this camera stuff than meets the eye.
    There's a really good book on the concepts behind making an exposure called "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson, that's constantly recommended as a good starting point:

    http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-...5435530&sr=8-2

    You might find it helpful... I do!


    Quote Originally Posted by bazman View Post
    I really need to buy a sturdy tripod to replace my flimsy one. The slightest breeze and it starts to move.
    A trick for a shaky tripod: Try hanging something from the underside of the centre post, below the camera mount. If you're at the beach, fill a small bag with some sand and hang the bag so the tripod has some ballast under the camera. It should help steady the assembly. Give it a try

    Best,
    Wallace
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    Re: A quick trip to the beach

    Quote Originally Posted by ohmegah View Post
    There's a really good book on the concepts behind making an exposure called "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson, that's constantly recommended as a good starting point:

    http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Exposure-3rd-Photographs-Camera/dp/0817439390/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275435530&sr=8-2

    You might find it helpful... I do!




    A trick for a shaky tripod: Try hanging something from the underside of the centre post, below the camera mount. If you're at the beach, fill a small bag with some sand and hang the bag so the tripod has some ballast under the camera. It should help steady the assembly. Give it a try

    Best,
    Wallace
    Thanks for the link mate, I'll check it out. I could do with a good book to point me in the right direction.

    You know, putting a weight of some sort under the centre of the tripod hadn't crossed my mind...d'oh! I'll be sure to remember this and put it into practice. Thanks again buddy.
    Cheers,
    Barry

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    Re: A quick trip to the beach

    they look great to me .
    i like the bird.

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    Re: A quick trip to the beach

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy jones View Post
    they look great to me .
    i like the bird.
    Thanks, I'm glad you like them. I think the crow wanted his 15 minutes of fame.
    Cheers,
    Barry

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