Use Back Button Focus to Pre Focus

Sometimes it’s useful if the shutter button doesn’t focus. Instead you press another button to focus. I’ve used it in the past when shooting street photography (focus on the ground and I know anything a metre away will be in focus), and at night on a tripod when taking long exposure shots of moving lights. Back button focus is when you don’t use your shutter button to focus the camera. Instead you’ll use a button on the back of your camera. Not every camera can do it but check your manual or use Google to search for your camera name and “back button focus”. Here are two good videos describing… Read More

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Spiral to the Outside

A Walk around Camden Fort Meagher

My son and I went to Camden Fort Meagher last Saturday. Unfortunately we arrived late, at 1615, just in time to get in but with the fort closing at 1700 we had to hurry to see as much of it as we could. We had been there before but the fort is under constant repair and development. Some buildings that had been closed off and falling apart had roofs replaced, walls repaired and painted, doors hung properly, windows fixed and more. There were reenactments last weekend too which I wanted to see but I thought we were probably too late to see them. There’s a lovely, simple war memorial garden… Read More

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H.A.R.T. Fundraiser at Maxi Zoo

H.A.R.T. is an animal rescue organisation operating in the north Cork area who do great work rehoming all sorts of animals. They held a fund raising event in the Maxi Zoo in Douglas Shopping Centre yesterday and we went along to show our support. Here are a few photos! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 6D Focal length 82mm ISO 2000 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Myrtleville Seascape

Got my new tripod today! It’s a generic Q666 tripod I bought on ebay. Here’s an Amazon link to it. I’ve only unpacked it, and played around with it briefly but I’m very happy with it. It does have an odd oil smell to it but I presume that will disappear with time, or I’ll try wiping it down. Aperture ƒ/16 Camera Canon EOS 6D Focal length 26mm ISO 50 Shutter speed 30s

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