Journey Into Photography http://journeyintophotography.com Journey Into Photography is a website dedicated to all ages who are beginning in the world of photography. From cameras to editing software, crafts, and much, much more. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:28:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 What is a Picture? http://journeyintophotography.com/2013/03/01/what-is-a-picture/ Fri, 01 Mar 2013 01:26:12 +0000 http://journeyintophotography.com/?p=1735 What is a Picture?  “A picture is worth a thousand words.” How many times have you  heard that saying? Have you ever been out walking on that first really beautiful day after the snow melts and the days grow warmer?  The sun is shining, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and the grass is […]

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Bunch of BlossomsWhat is a Picture?

 A picture is worth a thousand words.”

How many times have you  heard that saying?

Have you ever been out walking on that first really beautiful day after the snow melts and the days grow warmer?  The sun is shining, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and the grass is green again.   You snap a picture – a millisecond.

Whether you print the shot, add it to the screensaver on your computer, or just load it onto a CD, each time you come back to it, it takes you back “to the moment”.  It tingles your senses to the warmth of the day, the bright sun, the deep turquoise blue sky, the passionate pink cherry blossoms, the emerald green grass, and most of all, what a wonderfully glorious day it was.

A picture can instantly return you to a date in time, a memory, send you into your families’ history or just incense you to buy a product.  Pictures are the world around us.  A vision of the way things were.

As you progress into the world of “photography”, you will begin a journey into not only building those special memories, but into the fascinating world of art, because each picture you take is individually yours, and no matter how good or bad, is the artwork of your life.   To get the best ideas for your photos, let’s get started with  Choosing a Camera.

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Ideas for your Photos – Special Occasion Cards http://journeyintophotography.com/2013/01/22/ideas-for-your-photos-special-occasion-cards/ Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:16:28 +0000 http://journeyintophotography.com/?p=1666 Ever been stuck at the last minute without a special occasion card?  Add this to ideas for your photos. I really admire the people who do scrapbooking.    I am not a scrapbooker, and even though I tried several years ago, I don’t seem to have the imagination to make anything truly memorable.  My daughter in […]

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Ever been stuck at the last minute without a special occasion card?  Add this to ideas for your photos.

I really admire the people who do scrapbooking.    I am not a scrapbooker, and even though I tried several years ago, I don’t seem to have the imagination to make anything truly memorable.  My daughter in law makes beautiful scrapbooks with her photos and seems to throw together the most eye popping cards.   It is imaginative and really personal to receive one of these special cards.

For those of us who do not possess this talent or just don’t have the time, with a photo or any image and one sheet of cardstock or construction paper, you can create your own personal special occasion card.  Both cardstock and construction paper can be purchased at any craft store, stationary store or even at most $ stores, in a wide variety of colors, patterns and sizes.   Envelopes can also be purchased in packages, or save your envelopes from unused cards.

Special Occation Card Supplies

Supplies:

  • Your photo or any image from the WEB*
  • 11 x 8 ½ sheet of cardstock or construction paper (or any size you wish depending on the photo size you will be using)
  • Photo glue stick, double-sided adhesive strips or photo dots
  • Any other decoration you would like to use –stickers, other images, cut outs, etc.

*If you would like to use an image from the WEB or an email, right click on the image and save as/copy to your desktop or a desktop file as a jpg image to be printed.   You can then open the file in Windows photo viewer or your photo editing software, make any changes you would like  e.g.  size, crop, color, etc. and print.   Every day or plain photo paper is quite sufficient for this and is considerably cheaper than using your high quality photo paper.  Before copying the image, ensure it is not copyrighted or marked for permission to copy.

An 11 x 8 ½ sheet can be cut in half to two 5 ½ x 4 ¼ inch, top folding cards.  A 3 x 5 inch photo fits with a nice colorful border.  You can add smaller photos to accent, stickers, and cut outs on both the outside and the inside of the card, add your own personal message and you have created something very special and personal for your friends and family.

Do you just throw those old Christmas cards and other special occasion cards in the re-cycle?  Save the special ones and use the covers and cut out the inside wording to make your own.   This is a great simple project for kids to make their own birthday cards for friends and family, thank you cards, valentine cards for school, or just a really special card for the Grandparents who LOVE to receive pictures of special moments of their grandchildren.

I recently made this card for my grandson who was heading off to the Sandstorm Lacrosse Festival in Palm Springs, CA.  Instead of just handing him some “mad money”, I used this card and sent a personal note to him.  My reward was a bit hug — for the money or the card?   Who cares!

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If Lindsay Lohan was my Grandaughter-Beverly Beckham http://journeyintophotography.com/2013/01/18/if-lindsay-lohan-was-my-grandaughter/ Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:28:33 +0000 http://journeyintophotography.com/?p=1594 Ask me what I want my seven grandchildren to be like when they get a little older and my quick answer would be, “Well not like Lindsay Lohan…” Her bad behavior on the set of the movie The Canyons, reported recently in The New York Times, and only the latest incidence of bad behavior, has […]

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Ask me what I want my seven grandchildren to be like when they get a little older and my quick answer would be, “Well not like Lindsay Lohan…” Her bad behavior on the set of the movie The Canyons, reported recently in The New York Times, and only the latest incidence of bad behavior, has everyone muttering “train wreck,” again.

It seems Lindsay cannot stop drinking and partying and being difficult to work with. As a grandparent, I read her about her actions and I want to both hug her and shake her.

Some of her behavior is typical movie star. She isn’t Tinseltown’s only difficult actor. But the drinking and drugging and partying and stealing and arrests and court dates and escalating self-destruction?

These are the actions of a girl in trouble.

And it makes this grandmother sad.

No, I don’t want my grandchildren to grow up and act like Lindsay Lohan. But if they did, I would be there for them. And if she were my granddaughter, here’s what I’d say:

1. People survive bad childhoods, it’s time to survive yours. Your childhood was not easy, Lindsay, but don’t let it define you. Your parents fought. They put you in the middle. They argued publicly about the money you made for them. You have been working since you were three, always being judged for your looks, your ability to go along and get along. Your childhood vanished before it even started. This is all hard. Really, really hard. But that was then. Take one last look at your troubled past, then shut the door and lock it. Revisiting what was doesn’t change anything in the here and now. It’s time to move on.

2. Stop fulfilling the media’s idea of who you are. You are not the single-dimension human being the media depicts. They always show you getting into trouble—smoking, drinking, going off the rails. But you are a smart, complex, multi-layered, beautiful young woman who has way too much going for her to throw it all away. Please, think about your actions. Before you do something—anything, take a minute to think about it and whether or not it truly reflects who you are.

3. Find an adult you can rely on. You’ve had your ups and downs with your parents, and they have their own issues. I get that. What’s best for you right now is to find someone who loves you in your life, someone who wants nothing from you. You need a mentor who is older and wiser, who wants only one thing: for you to be happy. Find that person, then keep them close.

4. It’s time to give acting a rest. You do not have to be an actor, Lindsay. It’s a big world out there. I know you are interested in the world and in growing into the person you are meant to be, because I read you on Twitter. “Learning one day at a time,” you posted next to your name. You can’t learn in a business that feeds on your mistakes, that takes pleasure in your failures. The audio released a few days ago where you curse your Canyons co-star for not doing his job? Why is this “news?” Where else in the world outside of celebrity does what is said in a job not only become public, but is pillory and entertainment, too? You do not need this. You do not need your every action recorded and dissected and twisted.

Go dark, Lindsay. Get off the grid. Don’t tweet. Drop out. Go away. Figure out what you love, then pursue it. Search for it and do it, and you won’t need drugs and alcohol and parties and other people and living on the edge to fill the empty space inside you. I promise you. You have been marching to the beat of someone else’s drum since you were three years old. Bang your own drum. I think you will like the sound.

5. I love you. Love is like combat boots, Lindsay. They can’t do the walking for you, but they can sure make a long march over rough terrain a lot easier. I am your combat boots. I loved you when you were little and easy to love, and I love you now because love doesn’t turn on its heels when times are tough. You make it hard, though. Year after year I have watched you fall into the same traps, make the same mistakes. I am worried about you. I am terrified for you. Please, I beg you, listen to me. It’s time to start again.

 Beverly Beckham is the author of A Gift of Time, a collection of personal essays, Back Then, a memoir of childhood, is a contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, is on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, and writes a weekly column for The Boston Globe. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Bruce, and has three children and seven grandchildren.

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SDHC Memory Card – Class http://journeyintophotography.com/2012/12/04/sdhc-card-class/ Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:08:11 +0000 http://journeyintophotography.com/?p=1377 So a bit more on the SDHC memory card.    During the summer, I popped into Wal-Mart to purchase a new SDHC memory card while we were on a trip back east.  They had a Lexar Platinum II, 32 GB, 100X, on sale for $45.00.  Great price to start with.  What I didn’t know is that […]

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So a bit more on the SDHC memory card.    During the summer, I popped into Wal-Mart to purchase a new SDHC memory card while we were on a trip back east.  They had a Lexar Platinum II, 32 GB, 100X, on sale for $45.00.  Great price to start with.  What I didn’t know is that SDHC memory cards have a “class”.  This one was a 10, top of the line for this speed and card.   The young man that was assisting me took the time to explain that the higher the class, the better quality picture you will get.  For my camera, a Canon T2i, he suggested I always use a Class 10.

I was taking action shots in auto sports mode at the National Championships in Whitby, Ontario, and couldn’t believe the improvement in speed and clarity of the shots on the Canon T2i.  Over the summer I had attended three major tournaments and was extremely disappointed in the action shots I had taken.   The lighting was so bad at one of the tournaments that I did not get one photo that was not blurred in some aspect, even shooting with a 6400 ISO.  The second tournament, the lighting was a bit better, but still a great number of disappointing images.   At the National championships, with the new card, I was absolutely astonished at the difference the SDHC memory card made.  The images were sharp, no blur, with good color.  I even shot a number of images with just a regular lens and was able to crop them without any loss of clarity.

I recently mentioned this to a girlfriend who is just starting out with a DSLR camera, and she promptly went out and bought a new SDHC memory card, Class 10.  She was ecstatic with the performance of the card and said she noticed immediately the improvement in all aspects of her photos.

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Ideas for your Photos – Electronic Photo Album http://journeyintophotography.com/2012/11/15/what-to-do-with-pictures-electronic-photo-album/ Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:12:29 +0000 http://journeyintophotography.com/?p=1303 Some great ideas for your photos when stumped on what to  buy the tweeny and teenage grandchildren for birthdays and special occasions.  With the wee ones, clothes and toys are always a staple and easy to buy.  The rest are so absorbed in the electronic world, there doesn’t seem to be much left for us […]

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Some great ideas for your photos when stumped on what to  buy the tweeny and teenage grandchildren for birthdays and special occasions.  With the wee ones, clothes and toys are always a staple and easy to buy.  The rest are so absorbed in the electronic world, there doesn’t seem to be much left for us to add without breaking the bank.  My favourite gift is an electronic photo album of their activities and memorable moments for the year.  Birthdays, sports events, graduations, Halloween, and just any special moments that you save for them in your pictures.e

Living in Canada, on the west coast, my favourite for online photo albums is LONDON DRUGS.  Their online program is quick to download and simple to use.  You can customize your photo album pages, as well as your cover, or just choose your photos and let the program lay them out in the book.  Viewing is simple, and you can save and take as much time as you like.  Choose your photo album from a variety of sizes and covers at a very reasonable price, add pages and backgrounds, or simply use your own photo as a background.  One of my favourites is using a sports field as the background and laying the action photos on top.  Don’t like the look, simply delete and start again.  Your photos are loaded into the film strip on the bottom of your work page and you can delete from the page and redo, resize and move around as many times as you want.  You can add text, dates, and special messages to personalize your album and make it a truly cherished memory.

For the US, Shutterfly is probably the most popular for online storage and projects, also delivering right to your door.  Michaels, Walmart, Costco and Staples are some of the other companies that offer excellent service – sometimes ready for pickup in as little as an hour.

An Electronic photo album is also an excellent way of saving those holiday and vacation photos.  Lasting memories to share.

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Top Toys 2012 http://journeyintophotography.com/2012/11/13/top-toys-of-2012/ Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:59:24 +0000 http://journeyintophotography.com/?p=1207   Once again, Wii comes to us as one of the Top Toys 2012! The Wii U (from Nintendo) Billed by many as “The Electronic Toy of the Season,” this is the newest generation of the ever-popular Wii games.  The console allows kids to watch television, movies, and play games on the TV or on […]

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Top Toys for 2012

 

Once again, Wii comes to us as one of the Top Toys 2012!

The Wii U (from Nintendo)

Billed by many as “The Electronic Toy of the Season,” this is the newest generation of the ever-popular Wii games.  The console allows kids to watch television, movies, and play games on the TV or on the hand-held console. It also  allows kids to interact with their TV shows—learning related information and playing games based on them.

Perfect for ages:   recommended for 9+, but don’t get stuck on age  limitations.
Price: $299 and $349
Purchase online – BEST BUY

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2. Silverlit Porsche 911

Car fans get ready! This sleek sports car is designed to run using the power of kids’ iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad as the remote control. Car goes in all directions, speeds up, slows down, and its lights all work, just like a real car.
Perfect for ages: 10+
Price: $79.99
Available at: Silverlit

 

 

 

 

 

  • 3. Zynga Games Words with Friends (from Hasbro)

    If kids love playing Words With Friends on their computer or phone, then they’ll love this new board game, too. Similar to the mobile game and to Scrabble, Words With Friends Luxe Edition allows players to take turns placing tiles onto the game board, building upon opponent’s word creations with their own.

    Perfect for ages: 13+

    Price: starting at $14.99

    Buy now at:  Amazon.com (search Zynga)

    Want to Win Words With Friends? Click here to enter our Words With Friends giveaway

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Canon Rebel T4i – Review – Getting Started http://journeyintophotography.com/2012/09/19/canon-rebel-t4i-review/ Wed, 19 Sep 2012 02:41:56 +0000 http://journeyintophotography.com/?p=1146 I’ve spent the last week trying out my new Canon Rebel T4i  (having upgraded from a T2i) and love the new matte finish, variable touch screen and the added functions and features.  There are so many features I wasn’t aware of that I could not go through them all at once. One of my favourites on […]

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I’ve spent the last week trying out my new Canon Rebel T4i  (having upgraded from a T2i) and love the new matte finish, variable touch screen and the added functions and features.  There are so many features I wasn’t aware of that I could not go through them all at once.

One of my favourites on the Canon Rebel T4i – the variable screen.  Not only is it a touch screen, but the new “Feature Guide” is a simple description of the respective functions or options/modes you choose.  The Feature Guide is displayed when you change the shooting mode or use the Quick Control screen to set a shooting function.  Text tells you what shooting mode you are in and a brief description of the mode.  In some cases (Night Scene) it gives you tips on shooting in the particular mode.  The Feature Guide turns off when you tap the screen or proceed with the operation.

Also new is the Quick Control screen (Q button for short) for all auto settings.

Now you can set ambience, light/scene-based shots, continuous shooting and timer on all auto settings. Creative Auto (CA) allows you to set ambience-based shots, blur/sharpen background, continuous shooting, timer and flash firing.

Creative auto screen

 

Auto Movie function has been added to the ON/OFF dial/switch, eliminating the need to lower your camera and reset the Mode Dial to movie.  The record button remains a simple thumb reach from the ON/OFF/MOVIE switch.

 

 

 

 

MODE DIAL – Auto settings  (NEW)

AUTO is now “SCENE INTELLIGENT AUTO”.   The camera analyzes the scene and sets the optimum settings automatically.  It also adjusts focus automatically by detecting whether the subject is still or moving.  If the subject moves while or after you focus, Al Servo AF will take over to focus the subject continuously as long as you keep pressing the shutter button halfway and keep the AF on your subject.  If required, the built in flash will raise automatically.

Creative Auto   (CA) – Easily change the ambience, depth of field (background blur), drive mode (single/continuous shooting) and flashing firing (auto, flash on/off).

Handheld Night Scene  – Take a Night Scene photo without a tripod.  Four shots are taken continuously for each picture and are aligned together for a bright image with reduced camera shake.

HDR Backlight Control – This mode is for shooting a scene photo with both bright and dark areas.  Three continuous shots are taken at different exposures and aligned to enhance detail and reduce shadows.

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SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY – PERIPHERAL ILLUMINATION http://journeyintophotography.com/2012/07/31/sports-photography-peripheral-illumination/ Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:54:58 +0000 http://journeyintophotography.com/?p=1004 What is Peripheral Illumination Correction all about? The following is from Cannon USA.  http://learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2011/whats_new_eosline_peripheral_article.shtml Virtually all camera lenses are designed so that the volume of light transmitted to the image sensor tends to decrease somewhat from the center of the image to the corners. Many different terms are used to describe this phenomenon, such as “vignetting,” […]

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What is Peripheral Illumination Correction all about?

The following is from Cannon USA.  http://learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2011/whats_new_eosline_peripheral_article.shtml

Virtually all camera lenses are designed so that the volume of light transmitted to the image sensor tends to decrease somewhat from the center of the image to the corners. Many different terms are used to describe this phenomenon, such as “vignetting,” “light fall-off,” “unevenness of illumination,” etc.  Most experienced photographers are well aware of this common lens performance characteristic, and some take advantage of it for creative effects. Vignetting, for example, has been a popular artistic technique for centuries. It draws attention to a well-lit main subject by darkening the areas surrounding it. Intentional vignetting can be effective in a wide variety of photographic applications, including landscapes, portraiture, and advertising photography to name a few.

However, there are many other shooting situations where uneven peripheral illumination can be very distracting and undesirable. Examples include aerial photography, sports photography, seascapes, and any other kind of composition where consistent, even illumination across the frame is preferred. For these situations, the less falloff there is in an image, the better. Generally speaking, uneven peripheral illumination or light falloff is at its worst at the maximum aperture of the lens, whatever that happens to be. It could be f/1.2 with a fast prime lens, f/2.8 with a professional zoom lens, or even f/5.6 with a consumer-grade zoom lens. In most cases, peripheral illumination is also affected by the distance setting – it gets worse at infinity because the entire coverage of the lens is being used, but it gets better at closer distances because the lens is projecting a larger image towards the image sensor and as a result the sensor is effectively seeing a cropped view. In almost all cases, uneven peripheral illumination quickly diminishes as the aperture of the lens is stopped down. For most high-quality lenses today, uneven peripheral illumination is no longer a concern once the lens is stopped down by a couple of f/stops or more.

Just had two fantastic weekends at the Pee Wee Boys and Bantam Girls BOX Lacrosse Championships.

I have always been just fascinated with the sport mode on my Canon REBEL cameras.  Outside, with the zoom lens, the pictures were always crystal clear and if shot on the large setting, cropped with no distortion.

Since upgrading to the Rebel T2i, I  found that the images did not seem quite as clear outside, and at the Pee Wee Boys Championship was really disappointed that most of my zoom pictures seemed way out of focus and blurry due to the poor inside lighting.  While reading up on the why, I found some little known information (to us amateurs, anyway) about the peripheral illumination setting on the DSLR cameras.  Checking  the Menu settings on my camera, I found that my Canon zoom lens, although compatible to my camera, as all Canon Lenses are, is too old and is not supported by the peripheral illumination feature.  Even working with the Canon software did not improve the images to a great extent.

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               Even after editing this is really grainy and out of focus.

 

 

 

 

At the girls Championship, I thought I would play with the semi-auto focus settings and see if I could get any improvement.   Using a 6400 ISO setting, the improvement was astronomical!   Not only did I get some great shots, but when I cropped them, I saw very little distortion.   I also re-adjusted the light settings slightly and got even more improvement.

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                  Much better detail, color and less blur.

 

 

 

 

Another step in the learning process!

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CANON EOS REBEL T4i DSLR HAS ARRIVED! http://journeyintophotography.com/2012/07/31/canon-eos-rebel-t4i-has-arrived/ Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:32:39 +0000 http://journeyintophotography.com/?p=984 The Canon EOS Rebel T4i  DSLR HAS ARRIVED! Overview Inspiration On Demand. Canon is proud to introduce its most sophisticated Rebel ever—the CANON Rebel T4i DSLR! Built to make advanced photography simple and fun, the new Rebel T4i delivers phenomenal image quality, high performance, and fast, intuitive operation. This EOS Rebel amps up the speed with the […]

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The Canon EOS Rebel T4i  DSLR HAS ARRIVED!

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Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR

Overview

Inspiration On Demand.
Canon is proud to introduce its most sophisticated Rebel ever—the CANON Rebel T4i DSLR! Built to make advanced photography simple and fun, the new Rebel T4i delivers phenomenal image quality, high performance, and fast, intuitive operation. This EOS Rebel amps up the speed with the powerful DIGIC 5 Image Processor that helps make high-speed continuous shooting of up to 5.0 fps possible—great for capturing fast action. An 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor ensures that every image is shot in superb, high resolution; and an extended ISO range of 100-12800 gives photographers the opportunities to take the Rebel T4i DSLR into more shooting situations than ever before. A 9-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision dual cross f/2.8 center point) delivers improved autofocus performance, and a new Hybrid CMOS AF System increases autofocus speed when shooting photos and video in Live View. For users interested in creating impressive videos, the Rebel T4i DSLR is ready to help you create your next masterpiece. Movie Servo AF provides continuous focus of moving subjects, so you never miss a moment. A built-in stereo microphone and manual audio level adjustment helps ensure that your audio will match the stunning quality of your video. First ever for an EOS Rebel, the Rebel T4i DSLR features a Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II, which allows fast and intuitive camera operation. Add compatibility with Canon’s proven EF and EF-S lenses and a slew of EOS accessories, the Rebel T4i is an incredibly versatile tool for creating the images and videos you envision.

 

Features

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, ISO 100-12800; expandable to 25600 (H) for shooting from bright to dim light and high performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and speed.
  • High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture all the action.
  • Improved autofocus performance with a 9-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 center point), and new Hybrid CMOS AF increases autofocus speed when shooting photos and video in Live View.
  • Enhanced EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p), built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustment, and Video Snapshot with editing for expanded video shooting options.
  • New Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) with smudge-resistant coating features multi-touch operation and Touch AF for an easy and intuitive experience, flexible positioning, and clear viewing even when outdoors.
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode delivers expertly optimized photos and now offers improved scene detection for amazing results when shooting at night.
  • Expand your creativity with new advanced imaging features like Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode, and seven Creative Filters including newly added Art Bold Effect and Water Painting Effect.

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Ideas for your Photos – External Hard Drive http://journeyintophotography.com/2012/07/16/what-to-do-with-pictures-external-hard-drive/ Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:56:19 +0000 http://journeyintophotography.com/?p=812 Now that you have taken a ton of images get them off your camera and SDHC card with transfer to an External Hard Drive. I am one of those amateur photographers that takes far more shots than necessary just to ensure I don’t miss anything.  Often shooting on continuous mode on my DSLR.  I am […]

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External Hard DriveNow that you have taken a ton of images get them off your camera and SDHC card with transfer to an External Hard Drive.

I am one of those amateur photographers that takes far more shots than necessary just to ensure I don’t miss anything.  Often shooting on continuous mode on my DSLR.  I am also a procrastinator about downloading and cataloging images stored on the SDHC card (sometime up to 2000 images).  I would pick certain images and save them to a file on my computer desktop or just download the whole card onto the desktop and then curse because my computer was running so slow.  What with 5,000 or 6,000 photos sitting on the hard drive, go figure!

Technology to the rescue – a 1 TB external hard drive.  I don’t have to download photos, categorize and wait while it burns to CD or DVD.  Pop in your card, review photos, or just pick the photos you want to keep by highlighting them, use the copy function in “file” or Alt C, open your external hard drive and paste.  To organize the photos, I have year folders, and then event or date subfolders.  Clicking on the subfolder gives me the pictures from that occasion.

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2012

  • Easter in the Park
  • John’s Birthday
  • Donnie’s Graduation

After checking that the photos actually copied to the external hard drive, I delete the image from the SDHC card.  It’s fast, accurate and I don’t have a huge box of CDs and DVDs that I have to sort through and plug into the computer.  I know at a glance where the pictures I want to use are.

I have approximately 5,000 photos as well has a backup for my hard drive on my external hard drive, and have used under 20% of the external hard drive.  A friend of mine who is far beyond my skills with a computer, has an external hard drive stand with six external hard drives containing everything from photos, games, videos, emails, personal documents and more.  He keeps nothing on his computer hard drive, except necessary programs, so his computer runs at optimum speed.

    • Check it out.  The external  hard drives may seem a bit expensive to start with, but the ease of accessibility and the peace of mind, knowing you will not lose your pictures if your computer crashes, is well worth the price.


External hard drives at Amazon.com

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