Breaking Up with Automatic Mode (Part 1: Aperture)
Have you been wanting to break up with “automatic mode” and switch your new dSLR to manual? Not quite sure where to start? I have just started my job at Viewfinder and I am excited to improve my photography skills along the way. I have been wanting to break up with automatic mode for a while. Matt has taught me a few fundamentals that might be useful for you too. So I put together a quick assignment to get you started with controlling aperture and shutter speed, the two main settings which put creative control in your hands.
Norway Photography Trip Report
Viewfinder’s first Winter Photography Adventure in Norway was a huge success and it’s hard to believe that we’re already back. The weather was unseasonably warm and our group had great luck photographing northern lights, migrating whales and Sami reindeer herders. Besides a longer trip, we couldn’t have asked for more!
Northern Lights Lenses
As we get ready for our big trip to Norway at the end of this month, I’ve been finalising my workshop presentation on Aurora Borealis photography for our 10 workshop participants. The strategies for photographing the northern lights are fascinating and the equipment that’s required isn’t your average every day photo gear. In the last couple weeks I’ve received a few questions about what makes a good northern lights lens. In this post I’d like to share what I’ve learned since making my own winter trip to Norway last year and having studied the art of Aurora photography in the meantime.
Alter Silvester Photography Outing
Yesterday’s trip to Appenzell for the annual Alter Silvester event tested our group’s “cold weather will power.” Despite the sudden onset of winter in Switzerland, our group of six had a great day out! Our cold-weather-skepticism lifted as soon as we rounded the corner and saw the ornately dressed “Silvesterklausen” marching our way. After some on-site photography tips, we departed the van and got busy photographing this extraordinary cultural event. It’s quite a photo opportunity!
Digital Photography Course – Autumn recap
Our recent dSLR 1-2-3 Digital Photography Course was an absolute blast! Our energetic group of photographers was a pleasure to work with and co-teaching the class with John Faber was a great experience. Many thanks to: Giorgina, Paola, Gabi, Maja, Alessandra, Segolene, Cheryl, Emma, Yvonne, Joanna, Johannes, Dawna, Kati, Evaristo and John! We’re looking forward to more dSLR fun starting on February 13th. The course is already starting to fill up, so if you think Santa is bringing you a new camera for Christmas now’s the time to register!