Inch Strand in Co. Kerry as the sun shines over the water and the tide comes in.
It is wonderful to see a child smile and laugh and this little fella certainly was cheerful! Three buggies in one shot, tell me there isn’t an explosion in births in Ireland!
This was shot on Patrick’s Street, right in front of Boots. There’s someone eating in Abrakebabra in the background!
I found out that my Thieving Duck was used by the News of the World last Sunday without permission. Thanks Ricky for leaving that comment. I’ve emailed their newsdesk so hopefully I’ll hear back from them soon.
Jim posted his 5 most common digital photography mistakes and I knew I could come up with a further five, so here goes:
- I’m not ready!
How many times have I missed a shot because my camera was at home or in the bag? Lens covers can be a nuisance too.
- Leaving the camera in timer mode.
I can’t remember how many times I’ve left the timer mode on after taking a self portrait, a group shot or a long exposure shot.
- Flash photography in AV mode
This usually happens when I’ve come from an area where flash photography is not allowed and I’ve shot in AV mode because of the low light conditions. Canon cameras expose for existing light in AV mode so you get a long exposure with a flash. Jim already covered not changing ISO rating, a related topic.
- Help! My flash is dead!
I have a fancy pants Canon 580EX flash. When I bring it out at public gatherings people look at me as if I’m a pro, and they ask what newspaper I’m with. It really shatters the illusion when the batteries are dead.
- Deleting or formatting camera media before everything is copied off.
It has happened a few times. Out in the field I’ll review my images, and sometimes delete ones I don’t want. Sometimes my finger nudges the next photo button and I delete the wrong image.
Not all strictly digital photography mistakes but I make them all the time. It’s a wonder I have any photos to show here at all. What’s your number one annoyance about digital cameras?
PS. Thanks Jacinta for reviewing this post! (via Photographyvoter.com)
I made this image of the guy in the hat on Patrick’s Street last February and I knew I had a great street shot. I have no idea what those people in the car are doing but they left shortly after.
Link love: Donal has a great portrait of some of the kids from his trip to Lesotho.
Walking through a building site can be a hazardous task, especially when it’s one of the main streets of a city. Thankfully there are signs to lead the way through the maze of construction equipment, pot holes, broken paving and pipes. And then you get to the construction site.
Image made in February this year on the Grand Parade, Cork. Things have improved since.
A few links you will find useful and interesting as we start another week.
- Cardboard bounce flash for your SLR using only your onboard flash. I might try this with my Panasonic FZ5
- Protect Your Photos: How to Defend Your Copyright – I have a keen interest in this after my Thieving Duck became a joke email attachment.
- Four ways to bounce a flash – yet more tips on flash bouncing. Why? Don’t you want to avoid that ugly shadow behind your subjects, let alone avoid the dreaded red eye?
- Following on from my previous post on photographing children, here’s a two part series: The Complete Guide to Children Photography – Part I and part 2. I’ll try some of these techniques and post some more photos of Adam!
- What does Paris Hilton have in common with an iconic image of the Vietnam War? Mike Johnston reveals the surprising coincidence.
- Bibble Labs 4.98 has been released and from a brief pla with it last night it appears to show thumbnail images more quickly than before. Recommended upgrade if you use this software!