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How To Take Great Pictures of Flowers

The photo (below) in this post of the Snowdrops in my backyard turned out very well. (See the full frame photo in my portfolio). But, it wasn't necessarily going to happen without a bit of planning before snapping the shutter.Here are a few simple steps to consider when you are walking by a nice setting of flowers in order to increase the chances of taking a great shot.If you simply photograph the flowers from waist height you would find that the angle is too high and the distance too great.... continue reading

Collections Contribution Request Part XV

Here's a new round of my traditional blogs requesting contributions to new collections I'm managing and the usual request to please read the descriptions first then send suggestions (it's time-consuming to go through photos that don't fit the theme) :)The previous 14 blogs that are still open for suggestions as well are:I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, & XIV.Let's start with enjoying some Rustic Cheese:Then off to relax under The Oil... continue reading

The geography of creativity

I am still not capable of realizing for myself how effective is it to work in the photography industry in Estonia. For those who does not yet know - Estonia is a small country located in the Northeastern Europe. Its area is comparable with Belgium, however the population is only 1,5 million people. The capital of Estonia is Tallinn - a beautiful city, home to about 400 000 inhabitants.Sony a580: first experienceI was thinking for ages should i go for the ff by obtaining... continue reading

So much easier!

I often struggle with lighting on my photos; particularly those taken indoors. The layout of my house is not so good, and our weather is often so dark and dreary that very little light comes in the windows anyway. Sometimes it is so dark that the best shutter speed I can get (to allow for the depth of field I want) with natural light is 5 seconds!I have a hotshoe flash, and have tried bouncing it off the ceiling, and using white paper to try and bounce the light back. Sometimes this works ok,... continue reading

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