External Camera Flash
When using an external flash, first learn how to shoot in “TTL” through the lens. This is the same as “Auto” mode on the flash. The camera will dictate how much flash output to give to each subject. Later learn the “manual flash mode”. To control each shot with a full power or 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, or 1/128th of a second of flash. Practice until it become more natural
Word About Mirrorless Cameras
A mirrorless camera is coming to your favorite manufacturer in the near future. Although Sony is ahead of the pack. Nikon and Canon although late to the game is generating their line and brand of the mirrorless wonder. Canon just released the full frame EOS R. A full frame mirrorless camera for about $2000. Small, compact, and able to use lens adapter to use other Canon existing lenses.
Check out the PhotoTalk interview with Andrew MacCallum from Canon as he
talks about the EOS R camera.
Who Owns the Photograph?
The current law states, that anyone who takes the photo is the owner of the image. This was not always the law. Before 1924 all photos regardless of who ever took the photo went to “Public Domain”. that is anyone could profit from them. Between 1924-1977, a law giving rights by copyright registration only was enacted in the US. After 1977, a photograph taken by a human, is copyrighted the moment that person clicks the shutter. That photo is then protected for the life of that photographer, plus 70 years. Although its always best to register a copyright by going online, and getting a copyright license.
Bonnie’s Work Flow
Nikon Coolpix A900 à Upload to computer using Nikon Transfer à Move to appropriate pre-labeled subdirectory in Windows Explore à Uses Windows’ slideshow function to identify and cull unwanted pictures. à Edit remaining pictures with Corel PaintShop Pro 2018 à Copy edited pictures to other subdirectories on my computer set up for management of my website à Reduce those copies to thumbnails using Easy Thumbnails à Create slideshow of the thumbnails using SWF Slide by Antssoft, Inc. Prepare a webpage and embed slideshow in it using Microsoft Expressions Web 4. Upload new page to my website via GoDaddy using Filzilla. (My PC computer’s screen saver is set to “My Photos” so I randomly view the full-size versions of my pictures all the time.)
Sincerely, Bonnie Hodge
Peter Hurley Portrait Tips
Video link: https://youtu.be/qjyw7HTneuY