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f/8 – exposure 1/2000 sec – ISO 400

Flamingos at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, CA.

f/8 – exposure 1/2000 sec – ISO 400

The zoo is a wonderful local resource with lots of opportunities for learning and fun.

f/8 – exposure 1/2000 sec – ISO 320

Photographing birds with lots of light and a fast shutter speed allowed me the ability to capture the detail of the Flamingos feathers. A small aperture helps hold onto a vibrant moment of clarity surrounded by a blurred backdrop to bring all the attention to what is most important in the photograph.  Under each photo are the camera settings that I used to achieve the desired affect.

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f/6.3 – Exposure 1/2500 – ISO 6400

I’ve always been fascinated with water and when I finally got a camera with an adjustable shutter speed I knew that I needed to get out and take some pictures of the beautiful liquid movement in a nearby bubbling stream. The setting was very dark and the water moved fast so I had to compensate for both light and movement. I had to use an extremely fast shutter speed to capture the bubbles clearly, but the faster your shutter speed the more light you need to let in and since the areas lighting was really dark I also used a high ISO (which is what has given it a little bit of a grainy oil painting look) and a small aperture (f-Stop) to let in as much light as possible (I know it’s confusing, the smaller the aperture the more light the camera lets in, but the depth of focus becomes less. If you want to learn more click HERE). Under each photo are the settings I used individually feel free to use them as a place to start and good luck!

f/6.3 – Exposure 1/2500 – ISO 6400

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f/3.5 – exp 1/40 sec – ISO 1600

Dark to light, photographing a culvert from within. Makes me think of what it’d be like to be inside a gun barrel. The camera settings above are a wonderful place to start when photographing light from darkness.

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This week the pink flamingos were playing in the water at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Humboldt County California. The sun was shining so brightly on them as they splashed around I was able to capture this particular flamingo as it bathed in the shallows. The combination of the sunshine on the water and the camera settings I used allowed me to freeze the movement and the water perfectly. Next time you find yourself with a sunny day and splashing water give it a try.

f/8 – Exp. 1/2000 – ISO-220

f/8 – Exp. 1/2000 – ISO-280

f/8 – Exp. 1/2000 – ISO-400

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f/5.6 – 1/80 sec – ISO-400

 

The lamp on my bedside table. I love how you can almost feel the heat coming from the bulb, and these settings are perfect for capturing light without loosing definition.

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f/11 – Exposure 1/100 sec – ISO 200

I find light so extremely beautiful and sometimes when I see a reflection I prefer to view it out of focus instead of in focus, so by finding a photo frame with lots of reflected light and turning the focus nob away from focus and into a blur you catch the beauty of the light without distracting the viewer with focused content. Try it! You’ll be happy you did.

 

And if my Facebook page gets to 100 “likes” this week I’ll give something really fabulous away!

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Bamboo Silhouetted in the evening sun. These photos were not taken in black and white. The camera settings I used aimed strait at the sun allowed me the opportunity to capture a perfect silhouette.

F/14 – Exposure 1/640 sec – ISO-100

F/14 – Exposure 1/640 sec – ISO-100

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