How i take pictures for the blog.
I get a lot of emails that tell me i have won some money or offering me penile enlargements but i also get some that say.......
"Your camera takes really lovely pictures, which one do you use?"
I am not a photographer, and i don't really know what i'm talking about, but if you're asking....
I started with a Canon film SLR, and then went to a digital Canon 350D so that i could use the same lenses.
Then i was given the Canon 40D, a much bigger and heavier camera, with capacities way beyond me, but i love it, and always have it on me. Always on auto focus and always on AV priority. I still feel a bit of twit taking photographs in public.
It came with a 17-85mm lens used to take picture 3, and then i bought a 50mm f1.8. used to take picture 4.
Most of the photographs for the blog are taken in the shop window. I like the natural light and the dark grey background. It helps that i mainly photograph flowers, food and The Hound. It is difficult to take a bad picture of pretty things. A hit and miss process, I generally take 3 hurried photos for every one that you see here, and then forget to delete the bad ones from my hard drive and wonder why my laptop is so slow. The best ones are generally when the light is right.
I don't use any editing software. I don't understand how it works, and it takes time which i don't have and i am an idiot with software.
I upload the images using Picasa because it has a big "Blog this" button. Select the images, press the button et voila.
The best tip is to befriend the pro's and learn via osmosis.
Do you blog? how do you take pictures? Do you have a favourite lens? Do you have a good camera bag? Do you have any top tips for us all?
Posted by Miss Pickering at 1:00 PM