A Cowgirls Guide to Getting Great Pictures: Which Camera is right for you?

A COWGIRLS GUIDE TO GETTING GREAT PICTURES: Part 6 – Which camera is right for you? When it comes to taking photos I have always maintained that the camera is just a tool. In the same way that buying a canvas, some paints and brushes doesn’t make you the next Picasso, owning a top of the range camera without applying comprehension of composition, light and subject choice won’t make you a good photographer. Nevertheless “Which camera would you recommend?” is still one of the questions I most get asked at Black Mountain Ranch, so …

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A Cowgirls Guide to Getting Great Photos: Week 4

PART 4: LET THERE BE LIGHT Light is the most essential ingredient for taking photos. The word photography actually derives from the Greek ‘painting with light”. Light comes into your camera through the aperture passes through various elements where it gets focussed on the recording media. If enough of it falls on it over the time the shutter is open, an image results. No light, no photograph. Understanding light ranges from very simple premises to the very complicated, often involving all sorts of lighting gear. I often get asked, “Should I take a photography course” and my answer usually …

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