Night Photography Attempt

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So I took this out the back of my best friends house near Sylvan Lake. First attempt at night photography really. There was some really good lightning strikes that night, but of course, I never caught any.

I was thinking lately, you know, maybe I don’t need to upgrade my camera body, maybe what I have is ok. And it probably is ok, for 80% of what I do. For night photography… Not so much.

This is a 5 minute exposure on bulb mode. After I close the shutter on a 5 minute exposure… It takes a good 10-15 minutes to process before it shows up as viewable, and before I can do anything else with my camera… I can understand there is a lot to deal with on a 5 minute exposure, but 10-15 minutes between shots is a lot of time for me to stand there missing awesome lighting strikes or aurora.

So… I will need to upgrade my camera body at some point. When that will happen, who knows. Right now the only guarantee is that I will do it when I grad from school and get my first tax return with awesome Education credit on it. But… that’s at least spring 2015. That is a long way off. So. Who knows, maybe if I can swing it, I will try to do it this Christmas when we get our bonuses at work. IF I can afford it then. Being on a student budget sucks when you have expensive hobbies. On the plus side, after this body upgrade, I shouldn’t need to upgrade bodies again for a good 10-15 years.

So anyway, just thought I’d throw this up for people to look at, since I haven’t posting much lately.

Cheers!

Portrait Photography

In a few weeks I’m doing some family photography for my cousin her adorable girls. 
I’m excited, but I’m also a little nervous. I haven’t shot people in a long time. I think I need to do some studying. 

My favourite site for tips is DPS

DPS has tons of real life experience tips from all kinds of photographers.

Also, Scott Kelby. He has these books, The Digital Photography Books, they are awesome. They are super helpful. 

So I’ve definitely got some studying to do, and some practising to do.