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    Locking In Your Exposure with AEL

    Locking In Your Exposure with AEL

    AEL – Auto Exposure Lock. This is a great feature to use if you’re working in a priority mode and dealing with high-contrast lighting conditions like the backlit photo here, shade vs. sun, dark colors vs. light colors, etc. Using this feature will allow you to keep your exposure the same while re-composing your frame. [...]

    Foreground, Middle Ground, Background

    Foreground, Middle Ground, Background

    Thought I’d share a few quick pics that illustrate what happens when you change your zone of focus with a large aperture, which creates a shallow depth of field (DOF).  Easiest way to play with this is to set your lens to manual focus (on the side of the lens barrel) and turn the focusing [...]

    Nut Baking and Image Making

    Nut Baking and Image Making

    Preparing for the coming year – I thought I’d leave you with a couple of thoughts to close out this year.  First, I just had to share with you the recipes for the tastiest nuts I’ve had maybe ever.  The first is for Spiced Pecans, and the second for roasted Chestnuts – a brand new [...]

    My Favorite Fall Filter

    My Favorite Fall Filter

    How do you make colors POP??  Of course, if you edit your photos, you can always increase the saturation, contrast, etc.  That’s the easy part, given that you can sense when enough is enough and not get all crazy with the sliders.  (Of course, if crazy IS your goal, then slide away). But there’s a [...]

    Waterfalls and Hummingbirds

    Waterfalls and Hummingbirds

    Close up of a small water fall with a 1/320th sec. shutter speed. This post is inspired by a former student, who asked me for help with how to shoot humming birds and water falls among other things.  Well, I thought I’d use the power of Pinterest to gather a few images of just those [...]

    Locking In Your Exposure with AEL
    Locking In Your Exposure with AEL

    AEL – Auto Exposure Lock. This is a great feature to use if you’re working in a priority mode and dealing with high-contrast lighting conditions like the backlit photo here, shade vs. sun, dark colors vs. light colors, etc. Using this feature will allow you to keep your exposure the same while re-composing your frame. [...]

    Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
    Foreground, Middle Ground, Background

    Thought I’d share a few quick pics that illustrate what happens when you change your zone of focus with a large aperture, which creates a shallow depth of field (DOF).  Easiest way to play with this is to set your lens to manual focus (on the side of the lens barrel) and turn the focusing [...]

    Nut Baking and Image Making
    Nut Baking and Image Making

    Preparing for the coming year – I thought I’d leave you with a couple of thoughts to close out this year.  First, I just had to share with you the recipes for the tastiest nuts I’ve had maybe ever.  The first is for Spiced Pecans, and the second for roasted Chestnuts – a brand new [...]