Archive for: DOF

  • Summer Flower and Bees – An Exercise in Patience

    Summer Flower and Bees – An Exercise in Patience

    Summer is a great time to take photographs of flowers, wildlife, butterflies and other insects (if that’s something which interests you) and I noticed that there was a lot of activity among a set of red flowers. I decided to try to get the bees approaching the flowers just before they landed. Using the Canon […]

  • My First Fox Photo – Photo of the Week

    My First Fox Photo – Photo of the Week

    I have always been fascinated by how covert foxes can be, I once came across one in Manor Street in Waterford at 2am one night on the way home from a night out (no camera of course), but had not seen one up close since then. Having picked up a loan of 200mm Canon L […]

  • How to blur backgrounds using the aperture

    How to blur backgrounds using the aperture

    Over the past few months there have been many daily searches to this site about depth of field and how to blur backgrounds. Professional photographers use this technique and this post will address some of these actual searches to this site, such as “how to make the background blurry”, “what to I change to make […]

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  • Springtime – Photos of the Week

    Springtime – Photos of the Week

    Spring is a great time for any photographer. Lots of colour, variety of textures, and nice light in the spring mornings and evenings. Some Spring mornings have a mist of fog which can be nice to take photos during – however I was not lucky enough to be out and about while these mists were […]

  • How to change Depth of Field and make blurred backgrounds

    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  […]

  • New Zealand, Lake Taupo Bird

    New Zealand, Lake Taupo Bird

    On my way from Wellington to Lake Taupo on New Zealands North Island we stopped off at a viewing point at the start of Lake Taupo, about 45 minutes from the main town. There I took some nice shots of the lake, a storm coming from the East and the black swans which were swimming […]

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