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Nov 10

The Nikon D7000 and the moon

A friend said to me “Take a picture of the moon..” The first thought that went through my mind was, “I don’t have the right lenses for that.” But then I figured that this would be a good opportunity to see how much detail the 16 megapixels of the Nikon D7000 can capture. I put …

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Nov 08

Snapshot: Break the rules

For the best results in macro photography, there are a number of guidelines one must observe. These are: use a tripod use a tripod use a tripod A tripod is essential when taking macros. Using a tripod ensures that your images are crisp and clear by reducing camera shake. It also allows you to properly …

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Feb 19

Snapshots: HDR moon?

The moon was extra bright last night, and the clouds rolling across it was just too compelling for me to ignore. If you’ve tried to photograph the moon before, you’ve probably realised that the moon is actually quite bright, especially when compared with the sky and clouds. In order to properly expose the clouds, I …

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Jan 16

Experiment: Long daytime exposures

I recently purchased a second hand ND8 (ND stands for neutral density, and the number denotes the strength of the filter) 67mm filter for my 18-70mm lens for the sole purpose of getting long daytime exposures. The ND8 filter cuts out 3-stops of light, allowing you to use a longer shutter speed. In most cases, …

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Jan 05

Snapshot: Still not there…

Take a look at the two shots below and take a guess which was taken with a P&S (point and shoot) and which was taken with a DSLR. Which do you prefer? I don’t know about you, but I prefer the first attempt. And that’s what bugs me. The first attempt was taken in 2004, …

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