Thursday, May 16, 2013

My equipment

For those of you who are wondering, my photography kit is made up of:

- Canon 1100D/Rebel T3 camera
- Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens
- Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS kit lens
- Canon RS60 E3 Remote Switch
- Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01 tripod

Level entry gear that has served me well in developing my photography skills and getting some pleasing photography results.  I have written a review of the camera and lenses here as well as a review of the remote switch here.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Beach photography

Beach Photography

by Valerie Mercer

Rosebud Beach seen from Rosebud Pier, Victoria, Australia
Rosebud Pier, seen from Rosebud Beach, Victoria, Australia
Beach photo
Kite surfers at Rosebud Beach, Victoria, Australia

Beach photo
Kite Surfers, Rosebud Beach, Victoria, Australia

Beach photo
Kite Surfers, Rosebud Beach, Victoria, Australia 
Beach photo
Rosebud Pier at night, Victoria, Australia

Beach photo
Under Rosebud Pier, Victoria, Australia
Beach photo


Action Photography

Action Photography 

by Valerie Mercer

Freezing the action

Click here to read my 'Action and sports photography tutorial'.


Kite surfing
Kite surfing

Kite surfing

Kite surfing


Kite surfing

Kite surfing

Kite surfingKite surfing


Kite surfing


Wing Chun Kung-fu Vs Karate

Wing Chun Kung-fu Vs Karate

Karate

Panning to create a sense of movement and action

Kite surfing

Kite surfing

Kite surfing

Kite surfing

Kite surfing


Kite surfing




Saturday, March 23, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Night or low-light photography

Low-light and night photography

by Valerie Mercer

Click here to read my low-light and night photography tutorial



McCrae Lighthouse, McCrae, Victoria, Australia
Above image shooting information: Canon 1100D, EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5-6 IS lens @32mm, ISO 200, F/4.5, 8.0s, tripod. Cropped and minor adjustments in Raw Therapee and Gimp.
Cave formation in the Persian Cave at Jenolan Caves, NSW, Australia
Image details: Cave Formations - Canon 1100D, EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5-6 IS lens @36mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/2s, shot hand-held. Minor editing done in Raw Therapee and Gimp.
Hastings Marina, Victoria, Australia
Above image shooting details: Canon 1100D, EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5-6 IS lens @18mm, f/3.5, ISO 100, 1.0s, tripod. Cropping done in Raw Therapee and sharpening done in Gimp.
Queen Mary 2 cruise ship
Above image shooting details: Canon 1100D, EF55-250mm IS lens @225mm, ISO 800, F/5.6, 1/8S, hand-held. Cropping and minor adjustments in Raw Therapee and Gimp.