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The Effect of Changing ISO on Depth of Field

Posted in Photography Tips and Techniques on April 3rd, 2014 by Phil – Comments Off

We’re used to upping the ISO to speed up the shutter speed, but few people consider what it’s going to do the aperture. Increasing the ISO makes the camera more sensitive, so allows a faster shutter or a smaller aperture, which changes the depth of field.

Like this:

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1/8000th, f5.6, 1600ISO

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1/8000th, f13, 6400ISO

You can see that the droplets stay the same, but the background comes into focus as the ISO increases.

Photography Mentoring Service Pictures for February, the theme was Rich

Posted in Mentoring Service on March 6th, 2014 by Phil – Comments Off

We have a good selection of pictures for this month’s theme. Lots of chocolate, cheesecake and cash and not in that particular order. This did give people the opportunity to be a little more creative than usual and put some politics into their pictures.

Here’s a collage of everything, and then the individual pictures.  There are more on the Facebook page.

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St Louis Cathedral New Orleans

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Feb14 Rich - Jewel Beetle

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Photography Mentoring Service Pictures for January, the theme was Low

Posted in Mentoring Service on February 8th, 2014 by Phil – Comments Off

We like pictures taken from a low angle – it’s not compulsory but often gives some more drama to an otherwise uninteresting picture. Given that were all feeling miserable poor and cold after Christmas, we thought low was a suitable theme.  Please bear in mind that these photographs are taken by non-professionals and often on some very dodgy cameras.

We had some the best pictures we’ve ever had this month from Finland to Weston Super Mare – see if you agree.  There were a lot of snowdrops – it’s that time of year!!

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Light in the Woods

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Portmeirion sunset

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One of history's low points

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Grand Pier at Low Tide

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Photography Mentoring Service December pictures, the theme was “Left”

Posted in Mentoring Service on January 12th, 2014 by Phil – Comments Off

After last month’s slightly tricky subject (Human Vision), this month we went for something fairly clear.  Lots of stuff left over around Christmas, we thought, and we were right.

We have written a brief article about what’s so good about the mentoring service – you may want to check it out!  We’ve also made the Photography Mentoring Service free for the first month, while stocks last!

Here are a selection of this month’s pictures:

 

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Genoa Station

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Los Angeles!

Gurneys of Burnham Market, Norfolk

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Left by Santa

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