Quick tips/rules for all

Just a quick post to delve into your collective minds for simple nuggets of photography tips 🙂

For example I’ve heard of “Moony 1s” with regards to taking shots of the moon – ISO-100, f/11, 1/100.

Are there any other easy-to-remember tips/rules/guides?
e.g. is there an equivalent for sunsets/sunrises?

First ‘Portrait’ here.

I’ll start with a cat, coz I’m already pretty hard on myself with people shots and looking at some of the others here, I’m not sure that any of my people portraits are up to scratch 😮

Elmo's sunset shoot

Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal Length: 46 mm
ISO Speed: 100

(Natural sunlight during the ‘golden 10 minutes’ (I dunno if there’s a term for that, but you know what I mean, right?))

Large version is here

shooting for the basket


Hi Guys

i have just joined and am starting to get better at my photography. i dont have the best camera but i am doing the best with what i have. i took this photo but it didnt come out all that well. the light in stadium was terrible and i tried to adjust the settings but not sure i did it right. if you can suggest anything or if you can show me how you would fix this photo i would love to know some new techniques. i mainly have problems in low light indoor stadiums.

i am not sure if i have loaded the EXIF file correctly.

i have seen some of the work here and i think if i can get as good as that then i would be very happy

Jim i saw your mention of an article on basketball i must catch up with it.
looking forward to your suggestions.

here is the exif file

Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd
Exposure: 0.007 sec (1/150)
Aperture: f/3.4
Focal Length: 10 mm
ISO Speed: 3200
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off

Nikon launches AF-S 35mm F1.8 DX prime

Pre-PMA 2009: Nikon has announced the launch of a 35mm F1.8 prime lens with autofocus compatible with the D40, D40X and D60. The AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8 G is a completely new design for Nikon-mount DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors (or the ability to work in crop mode). The manufacturer suggested retail price is just €243/£199/$199, making it a modern alternative to the traditional 50mm lenses as used on 35mm film bodies.

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