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Monthly Archives: March 2011

23 Mar 2011

Reginalds Tower HDR with Star Trails – Photo of the Week

I took this photo as part of an internal Carrick Camera Club competition – The theme was “Motion”. I had experimented with a few different concepts but I thought the imposing and impressive Reginalds Tower might be a nice subject. I took 3 Bulb exposures each at about 45 seconds each. The exposures were -2 0 and +2 and were merged in Photoshop as a HDR. Next, Star Trails… These were taken over a  period of a few hours. Made […]

15 Mar 2011
Fashion at Mount Juliet Fashion Event

First Fashion Event – Photo of the Week

Hadn’t done a Photo of the Week for a while but I decided to upload a few of these. I took some photos at the recent Mount Juliet Spring Salon Fashion Event – first time I ever tried taking photos at something like this. The event was expertly staged and the luxurious setting of Mount Juliet House, only 20 minutes from Kilkenny was something very special.  The models come through fast, the lighting was subdued and at times was hard […]

06 Mar 2011

How to change Depth of Field and make blurred backgrounds

Sometimes when taking a photograph you don’t want your background to be focus as you might want the foreground. Normally you will want your subject to be in focus and the background to be either slightly out of focus or very out of focus.  In order to do this you need to take control of  your camera settings. The Aperture controls the depth of field. What is a Cameras Aperture? The Aperture is basically the eye of the camera which […]