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Monthly Archives: January 2013

30 Jan 2013
The Golden Hour Photography, Morning, Swans on Lake during Golden Hour Photo

Morning Photography – Swans on the Lake

Morning can be a particularly good time to take great photos. More and more I am refraining from taking photos between 11am and 4pm as the colours are just washed out by the strong overhead sun (unless of course the sun is not an issue and you have some interesting clouds or sky to enjoy.) Mornings where the weather is very cold can often produce very high clouds which are then lit by the rising sun during what is known […]

16 Jan 2013
My Camera - Canon D450

10 things to Remember before or during your Photography shoot

This is my 6th year using a DSLR and my 12th year of using a digital camera and over this time I have learned a few photography lessons … some, the hard way!! This post has 10 things to remember before you start taking photos, either on a photo shoot or before you set out. Is your camera lens clean? May sound simple but the amount of times I have taken a shot only to later spot a water mark […]

10 Jan 2013
ND filters long exposure beach sunset

Experimenting with ND Filters and Long Exposures

Having recently purchased some ND filters I had being longing to try them out for quite some time. I decided to try the seascape at sunset style with the waves crashing across the rocks. The waves become misty and it looks quite nice but I had never tried this before. I am going to outline below how I used the ND Filters, ND Grad Filters and Long Exposures for capturing the waves and rocks. The time was about 5 minutes […]

06 Jan 2013

3 Photography Myths Discussed

With the reduction in price of DSLR cameras, may people have DSLR cameras, have the interest in photography but have ideas or “a little knowledge” and as a result photography myths are created. This blog post discusses 3 of these photography myths. 1) My Camera is the Problem – I need to upgrade “I would be able to take much better photos if I had a better camera.” No, it won’t … Better equipment does not produce better photographs by […]

01 Jan 2013
Photography Year in Review, Best Photos of 2012, Best Photo Blog Posts - Shane McDonald Photography Blog Review of Photos in 2012

2012 Photography Year in Review

With 2012 now over, I am having a look back at the photoblog, my photos during 2012, the blog traffic and what photography blog posts were the most popular during 2012. I got the WordPress email which had some very interesting stats. I have combined this report with some from Google Analytics and the results are below. My Year in Review In comparison with 2011, 2012 was a very successful year. At the start of 2012 I decided to try […]