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Timelapse Photography: A Complete Guide for Beginners

If you’re not familiar with timelapse videos, you’ve probably already seen them but just aren’t aware of it. With timelapse photography, you can take sequential photos captured over a period of hours and compress them into a video of only a few minutes in length – this allows you to see a slowly changing scene at a much faster pace and can open up a whole new world of photography to you.  In theory, timelapse videos are easy to do with your camera – you’re simply taking a few hundred photos, one after another, and then lining them up in post processing. However, to get a stunning, seamless timelapse video, there’s much more involved than spending a few hours behind the lens. By at Lightstalking

Ben Peck

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…

73% of digital camera owners wish they had more control over their camera

Where do these strange and unlikely surveys come from? Ever made up statistics to bolster an argument?

Photo Nuts and Bolts: Know Your Camera and Take Better Photos

This is an e-book, you pay for it and download it from the web. It covers just about everything you need to know about using a digital slr. If you are someone who learns from books this might do it for you. It comes with a discount from those nice people Digital Photo School who are probably suffering now as the Third Ashes Test seems to be going England’s way as well, if this means nothing to you but you want to read about the first days play in the cricket……here If your Australian like the folks at DPS then enjoy the sun. Alternatively you could attend one of our DSLR courses where everything is explained and made easy to understand

The Basics of Photography from The Digital Photo School

Those great folks from down under, that is Australia if you are not in the UK, The Digital Photo School have a series of tutorials on the basics and here they are listed plus links for you. Sign up to their feed so that you get everything they put out rather than the choices we make for you.

Here is the exposure triangle, for photographers the meaning of life, evolution and the reason to open your eyes.

Exposure Triangle, ISOApertureAperture and Shutter Priority Modes, White Balance, Histograms