Photography for fun
Filed Under: Media & Tech, Opinion | Posted: 01/14/2011 at 7:28AM
Comments | Region: India
We all like looking through the family’s photographic albums, especially at the pictures taken long before we were born. Mother as a school girl, father with his first car, and surely that can’t be Auntie Marg and Uncle Jack? Old wedding photographs show our family history and the dress and hair styles of years gone by.
If you have a camera you can create and record you own history and have fun gathering today’s memories. This book is for those who already have a camera, or who are dropping hints about presents for the next birthday of Christmas. It will help you to understand how your camera works, how to use it properly, and how to get the best results.
Do not be put off by people who say it is an expensive hobby. It is investment in the future, a hobby which will give and your family pleasure for years to come. Your sense of design and color, along with your powers of observation will be developed, and you will have fun doing it.
I am sure you have noticed how everyone crowds around as soon as packet of pints is opened-everyone wants to see your weekend away camping, the school football match, the netball team in action, or your family on holiday.
Prints are easy to pass around a group of friends and, for this reason; we will be concentrating on how to produce quality color prints rather than slides. However, the advice will be helpful to call camera users no matter which film is used.
Schools and collages often have photographic courses or clubs. If your school dose not has a camera club, why not start one! Arrange photographic outings-it’s more fun going with a group of friends than by yourself. Look at picture in books and magazines, borrow books from the library on techniques and, most importantly, use your camera.
Click your self-then load the film correctly and start all over again. You should always check that the film has been loaded correctly by gently turning the re-wind knob (do not touch the re-wind button). If you meet with resistance then the film has been loaded correctly.
Hold camera correctly. Check to make sure the lens is not obstructed by anything, including scarf or tie blowing in the breeze.
Check that you set the ISO speed correctly for the film used. Check your batteries-they may be faulty or exhausted. If only a few print are over-or under-exposed be more careful when setting your shutter speeds and apertures.