slr photography guide - april edition 2015
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DESCRIPTIONA digital magazine for photographers. Featuring student images from our Online Photography Course over at http://www.slrphotographyguide.com/online-courses.shtml
Sunny 16Other old school rules
THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT SLR PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE
APRIL EDITIONDIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE EDITOR TANYA PUNTTISLRPHOTOGRAPHYGUIDE.COM
cover photo Jacqui Sjonger (Canada)
in this issue
Student image TammieMayeld (USA) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mayeld-Photography-LLC/1543511595882038Gorgeous hat created by Kellie Riggl https://www.facebook.com/KreationsbyGmaKellie
Student image KatieFerrazzo (USA)
Student image Melody Thompson (UK)
Student image Diane Rosoha Granger (USA)
Student image Bree Onna Shnurman (USA)
Student image Janet Supel Pisegna (USA)
How to make better use of our private facebook group (students only)
As you all know we have quite an active facebook group with members from As you all know we have quite an active facebook group with members from all over the world logging on at different times of the day and night. No doubt conversations will be missed while you are sleeping, working or spending time with family and friends. When you are on, others may be sleeping, depending on the time zone differences. Listed below are basic tips on making the best use of our facebook group to help maximize your learning experience.
#1 Use the group search bar under our main image header. You can search #1 Use the group search bar under our main image header. You can search keywords and phases as well as members names.
If at any time youve asked a question and your post gets lost in the wave of photos that are uploaded every day, you simply need to type your name into the search tool and press enter / return on your keyboard to nd it again.
#2 Next to the search tool is a link that says Files. Click on it to nd useful articles. Do this at least once per week as they are added regularly. ie once a week I add permalinks to useful conversations that went on in our group that you may have missed in the main newsfeed.
#3 Dont rely on the main newsfeed to show you the best photos and conversations. Facebook has a tendancy to only show you what they think you want to see based on your interaction with others. Our group page will only show you what is currently trending. Often the best way to search images that you may have missed is to click on the Photos link near the search tool to quickly browse them.
#4 Its best not to critique an image unless asked to (CC). Members have #4 Its best not to critique an image unless asked to (CC). Members have clashed in the past due to unwanted CC. When asking for CC, say what it is you like or dont like about the image yourself to help give others a starting point.
#5 Keep to the conversation at hand and dont steer off the main question / topic.
#6 Ask permission before downloading an image and re-editing to illustrate #6 Ask permission before downloading an image and re-editing to illustrate a point.
#7 When asking me a question specically, make sure you tag me (Tanya Puntti). i.e. My name needs to be a link, otherwise facebook will not notify me of the question and I may easily miss it.
#8 Remember our facebook group as active and fun as it may be, is not our #8 Remember our facebook group as active and fun as it may be, is not our online photography course. Always log into the course content for updates. As always, you are welcome to contact me personally through email or facebook private chat for personal assistance whilst completing the course.
Our group is as good as its members. That is why its called a facebook Our group is as good as its members. That is why its called a facebook group. Ask yourself often, are you adding value to the group? Has your comments been useful for the person receiving them? When commenting on a photo, say specically what it is you like about the image. Being aware of what takes your eye when viewing photos is a great learning tool.
The images ... were taken in the poorest parts of Mumbai and my intention was not to show the poverty these men and women live in, rather show them as they live their lives. As generous, hardworking, happy, sad, eccentric human beings who, despite being born into a certain life, just get on with it. ~ Bell Clark
If you live in Sydney why not come along and help support a fellow student. Put it in your diary. Sunday May 17th, 3pm - 5pmPut it in your diary. Sunday May 17th, 3pm - 5pmSee you there!
Student image GaryWright (Australia) Aperture F/8 | Shutter Speed 0.6s | ISO 100 |14mm focal length No tripod as we were on an anchored ship.
Student image CheriPavaoValine (USA) ISO 80 | 43mm focal length | Aperture f/4 | Shutter Speed 1/400
Student image BarbaraWhipkey (USA) ISO 200 | Aperture f/5.6 | 1/2500 Shutter SpeedJuvenile Bald Eagle
Student image MarneePearce (Canada) Aperture f/5.6 | 1/1300 Shutter Speed | ISO 320
Studio and outdoor photographer in Port Kennedy - Western AustraliaMaternity - Newborn - Children - Couples - Families - Cake Smash - Food
Q & A with NyrelleQ & A with Nyrelle
How did you rst become interested in photography?
I have had a camera nearly all my life. When I was a child I had a little camera which took lm and I remember being so enthusiastic about getting the lm developed and then so disappointed if the photos weren't any good.
I got my rst digital camera about 14 years ago when I was pregnant with my rst child. This is when photography rst became important to me. My family weren't around when my rst son was born. I wanted to capture every moment so I could share those special moments with them.
When my youngest was born 10 years ago I had a Canon Powershot which you could When my youngest was born 10 years ago I had a Canon Powershot which you could use manually and so I went and did a mini course on how to use it properly. I have only had my full DSLR camera for maybe 2 years and starting the course last year with you Tanya, which has completely inspired me to make photography my business and not just my hobby.
What do you enjoy most about being a photographer?
The thing I enjoy most about being a photographer is capturing something really The thing I enjoy most about being a photographer is capturing something really special and sharing it with others. I feel like I am always thinking about great locations, great poses or compositions, and always how to improve. Every time I get the camera out I feel like I am learning and trying something new! The possibilities are endless and that's what makes it so fun and inspiring. I can be creative when taking the shot and then even more creative when editing - depending on the image!
How has DSLR Photography Course helped you?
The DSLR course has helped me in so many ways. It has helped me (and still is) The DSLR course has helped me in so many ways. It has helped me (and still is) with the technical side of photography and also with the creative side. Being a member of the group has also been inspiring. Everyone has their own style and seeing all the images they share has helped me discover my own style. What I have learned by reading peoples comments and seeing their images is priceless! The course has just been so valuable. The cheat sheets are amazing and I love how simple the directions have been. I have a couple of books on cameras and photography and used to get muddled every time I tried to read them. This course photography and used to get muddled every time I tried to read them. This course has been so simple and easy to follow!
Tell us a little about your photography business. How you started where you want to take it in future?
Starting my own photography business has been a dream of mine for a while. For a couple of years now I have said 'one day I will be a professional photographer', but I am not sure I ever really believed I would be. Facebook has been a valuable tool over the last couple of years. I have shared many Facebook has been a valuable tool over the last couple of years. I have shared many photos on my personal page and have had numerous people say that I should do photography for a living. One friend asked me last year if I would take some maternity photos for her daughter. She was so impressed with the images that she encouraged me to start a business, but at that stage I wasn't ready. Over the next couple of months I took some christmas photos for her and also for a few family members and they were all really impressed and encouraged me once again to start a business and I thought well why not! a business and I thought well why not!
I started as a business in January this year. Its taken many, many hours of organising one thing after another - from a facebook page to business cards to insurance etc. Far more hours than I could have imagined. There have been times over the past couple of months where I have thought WHAT WAS I THINKING, but then I get a booking and do the session and just love it! I love meeting new people, I love being creative and I love being outdoors capturing the beauty that you don't get to see every day!
These past few months have been beyond crazy busy with my own children, a These past few months have been beyond crazy busy with my own children, a husband that works away, a full time job in a school that I have just recently gone part time. The biggest thing I am trying to work on at the moment is having a balanced life with excellent time management - its certainly a work in progress, but I am excited about it!
I am hoping to build my business to the point where I am a well known professional I am hoping to build my business to the point where I am a well known professional photographer. I am not sure yet if I have to narrow my eld or if I can be a multi-talented photographer as I am currently doing newborn and families and have just done a wedding, but I would love to get into more creative artistic type portraits.
Its been a pleasure watching on as Nyrelle has grown over these past several months into the wonderful portrait photographer she is today. There is no doubt in our minds that Nyrelle will take this journey far beyond what she ever dreamed of. She is truely an inspiration for others wanting to take the same path.
You can see more of Nyrelles work over at http://www.nyrellehawkinsphotography.com.au
Student image Danelle Yeager-Fowler (USA)
Student image Bobbie Campbell-Cook (USA)
Tips from Danielle Freiberg
Student image ChristinaEverett (Australia)
Student image LauraAdams (USA) ISO 100 | aperture f/5.6 | shutter speed 1/160
how to use it to test your cameras exposure
Sunny 16 Rule
Exposure rules from lm days that still work today! (advanced topic)
Student image MaxineTitus (USA)
Did you know our online photography course now comes with downloadable cheat sheets?
"If you haven't taken advantage of printing the cheat sheets, I strongly suggest you take time to do so. These alone are worth
the price of the course." ~ John Smith (student)
Check out our online photography course over at
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