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Daily Archives: January 14, 2011

10 Tips to Help You get the Most out of Your New DSLR

Got a new camera?  Learn how to use it. Our courses, the 4 session Understanding Your DSLR or the 1 Day DSLR courses would be a perfect way to get to  grips with your lovely new chunk of technology, but if you do not live near Oxford these tips from Digital Photo School would be a good place to start. I agree with all of the points made and the last 2 , make prints and share your images are suggestions I would definitely make.

Of new cameras, Nikon have recently released an updated version of the popular D3000, the new one D3100 might be of interest if you are looking for an entry level camera here is a review from the clever folks at DP Review

53 Weekly Themes For Your 2011 Project 365

So are you going to improve your photography this year? How are you going to do it?  You could take one of our courses if you are lucky enough to live near Oxford. You could determine to use your camera more often, one of the best ways to improve yourself as a photographer is to pick a camera up everyday, it is like anything, the more you practice the better you will get. Experience formed by practice is often the most useful as you learn about things you do but you do need to make sure that your learning is cumulative rather than repetitive. You know the aphorism, a man claiming 25 years experience might have one year’s experience repeated 25 times. So back to this post. A way of making sure you use the camera you have invested in is to sign up to one of the weekly themes or even a picture a day project. It is a bit demanding but you will improve, you might not find that the images you produce for the project are the best you have ever made but all of your photography will improve. The people at Digital Photo School based in Australia have some ideas for you but the web is full of these projects, where after shooting you upload your pictures maybe to a Flickr group

53 Weekly Themes For Your 2011 Project 365.

Whilst on the subject of Australia, well we were sort of, I am listening to the second Twenty 20 test, here is a picture from previous travels…