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Friday 21 September 2012
Awards and my ABC of photography
Food Stories Nominee award. The award requires me to share a random fact about myself.
I remember my oldest sister's first ever photo. My mum has on a green corduroy maternity dress. Sylvia was taking photos by the time she was 2 year old. My sister was much older but she must have been no more than 10 years old. I thought she was very grown up to be using a camera. I can't remember my first photo. I just know that I didn't take many photos until I had my own camera. I was probably around 16 years old.
Awesome Blog Content Award from Katie of Apple and Spice. This one asks me to jot down some random facts about myself, one for every letter of the alphabet! I did an ABC of me a few months back and it was fun. I never say no to a nerdy wordy challenge so I decided to redo it with a new angle. Photography.
a - Aperture - I play with it a little but still find it confusing
b - Blurry - usually in my hall of shame but occasionally I love some blur in a photo
c - Canon - I think I am now on my third or fourth Canon camera
d - Depth of field - I am experimenting with this
e - Exposure - not always easy, especially if I use manual rather than auto focus
f - Filter - very handy for protecting the lens (in most cases)
g - Google search by image - upload an image and see where else it is stored (or stolen) online
h - Hands - I don't like putting photos of faces on my blog but I find hands expressive
i - ISO - I don't understand this much but I play with it occasionally
j - Jargon - photography has its fair share
k - 'Kodak moment' - these are so much more common than they used to be
l - Lens - I have three for my DSLR - it seems both excessive and exciting
m - Macro lens - my newest toy - and I am loving it!
n - Natural light - it really does produce the best photos
o - Occasion - what is an occasion without photos!
p -Props - I seem to accumulate more and more
q - Quick - when Sylvia is 'helping', speed is of the essence
r - Reflections - frustrating when this comes from the fluorescent light in my kitchen
s - Strap - I love using mine, especially when I am paranoid I will drop the camera
t - Tripod - I bought one early in the year but have only just started to use it occasionally
u - Upload - I regularly upload images to my computer. I rarely print them but make photo books occasionally
v - Viewfinder - I use the old fashioned viewfinder with my camera rather than the electronic screen
w - White balance - I have finally learnt what it is but I still find it hard to achieve
x - X-rated - the words I uttered after a bottle of water spilled over my last camera
y - Yousuf Karsh - a great portrait photographer
z - Zoom lens - excellent for keeping out of people's way and for the great outdoors