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Exploring Exposure - Shutter Speed

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Exploring Exposure - Shutter Speed

There are three main elements that come into consideration when I decide on what exposure to use for an image, the shutter speed, the aperture, and the ISO. In this article I'll move away from physical equipment, and discuss exposure, and the elements that make up how I decide what to use in any situation. I'll focus on the shutter for now, as the full exposure subject is so vast, it needs to be broken down into the various components. So what is a shutter, and how do shutter speeds influence how an image is taken? Much as I'd like to...

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Frites in Belgium...

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Frites in Belgium...

 'Come with me to Belgium,' a friend of ours from the US said a couple of months ago. It only took us a couple of minutes to agree to join him on a whirlwind trip around Northern Belgium. 

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Zoom Or Prime? A Lens Discussion

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Zoom Or Prime? A Lens Discussion

‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  A question that arises regularly when out photographing, at markets, online, etc., is: 'What lens did you use to shoot that image?' Lenses, a subject that is discussed daily by photographers. In my opinion, lenses should be the biggest investment you make in your gear. An excellent lens will last you a lifetime (bar any accidental damage), and will most likely find itself seated on a number of camera bodies over the years. I'd use a mediocre camera with a great lens over a great camera with a mediocre lens any day of the week. Make no mistake, a...

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Folkestone Favours the Bold

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Folkestone Favours the Bold

Folkestone Favours The Bold (Or, A Lucky Sunrise) I regularly wake up before dawn, look out the window, and decide if it's worth heading out to capture the sunrise, or it's better to just go back to bed. Sometimes I take a chance, grab the camera bag, and head down to the beach and hope for the best. Quite often the sunrise is great, but not quite what I'm looking for. This time is never wasted though, as I often meet other photographers, and have a bit of a laugh. It's a great way to start the day. A couple...

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The Isle that isn't an Island

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The Isle that isn't an Island

Sunrises and sunsets on our visit to Thanet. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ The Isle of Thanet Sunrises and sunsets on the Isle that isn't an island 'The Isle of Thanet? But it's not an island', was my first thought upon hearing the name. Now a peninsula forming the easternmost part...

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