Using the natural surroundings to steady the camera

Posted by on February 18, 2017 in Focusing, It's too blurred, Scene enhancement, Tips, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tripods are great for keeping a camera steady – but only if you’ve actually got a tripod with you! If you are shooting hand-held, and sans-tripod, you need to control three types of movement; up and down,left to right,and backwards and forwards. As anyone who has tried to shoot hand-held at a low shutter speed will testify, it is extremely difficult to stand stock still,let alone hold a camera so it is devoid of movement. The solution is to turn yourself into a tripod; you have two legs already so you need to find a third one, and that often takes the form of a wall, fence post,...

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Increasing snowfall,mist, fog or rainfall in the air.

Posted by on February 13, 2017 in Scene enhancement, Tips | 0 comments

When its raining, foggy or the snow is falling, but it isn’t as much as you’d like, you can use flash to exaggerate the amount of precipitation in the sky. By firing the flash when you take the shot you blast every water particle or snowflake with light, greatly increasing the number of visible particles.  It’s the same effect as a driver putting on his full-beam headlights in fog; suddenly the fog looks twice as thick.

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