A new Flashgun…

I have finally managed to shake off this recent bout of Flu, and with a fine spring day, we moved out into the garden this afternoon.

I recently purchased a Metz 48 flashgun and have been dying to try it out. So guinea pig number 2 (of course I mean daughter no2!), was out in front of the camera in the sunshine, so that I could try a bit of Fill-in Flash.Metz 48, Fill-in Flash Fill-in Flash Portrait on a sunny day

I’m very pleased with the results, and I’m getting very exited to use this set up at my eldest girl’s Communion in May.

Craig S Lucas

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Eureka! The G11 Moment…

I have a Canon G11 which I picked up cheaply a while ago. I’ve never been particularly impressed with the results. No matter how I set it up I’ve always been disappointed with the final image.

We went to the beach recently and I decided to bring it along as I didn’t want to risk my DSLR getting sand or sea damage along the way. The G11 being a camera I thought I could afford to lose if the worst did happen.

While were out, I had my “Eureka” moment.

It occurred to me that I had the wrong attitude to the camera. I had been using it as a smaller version of my DSLR, and was trying to obtain results of a similar quality.  In fact, I needed to think of it as an advanced Compact camera.

I adjusted my settings according to that mind set. I left the camera in P mode (Programmed Auto), although I still shot in RAW so that I could correct things later if they went wrong. Then I just kept snapping, My Dad called it “the machine gun approach,” fire enough bullets and you’re going to hit something.

I was quite pleased with what I got out of it in the end, the G11 is not the lost cause I originally thought.

Craig Lucas