Father Christmas was very kind to me this year – in a very loooooong stocking I found some…
I’ve finally managed to find some time this weekend to do some reading on how to take a better photo and have come across some wonderful sites which I wanted to share.
Darcy’s Life with my 3 boy Barians has a great “31 days to a better photo” series which has quickly become my “photo bible”.
Darcy uses an analogy that really helps to understand how to get the perfect photo – it goes something like this.
Imagine a bowl…any bowl…
Achieving a perfect photo is like filling up that bowl with water (light) right to its brim without spilling any over the top.
Too little light (water) there’s not enough to record the image properly and the picture is too dark or underexposed.
Too much light (water) and it “spills”, the photo is spoilt – its over exposed and too bright.
How you get the right amount of light into the photo (just like getting the water into that bowl from a tap) depends on various factors such as how long your camera’s shutter is open for (amount of time the tap is turned on), the size of aperture (the tap spout’s diameter) and the camera’s ISO / sensitivity to light (the speed of water flow).
Any why am I do excited about the photo equipment?
For makes like these Attic 24 daffodils I normally need to wait until there’s good daylight to photo…
Other great posts to check out if you want to find out more on “how to take a better photo” are below. If you know of any more I would love to know – please send me your comments!
So far, all the info I have read has one clear message – read your photo manual!
Can you guess what I’m off to do next?