Experimenting with a Canon

I’ve learned a bit more about my little pocket Canon camera. updating the firmware and software and checking all the settings seems to have helped better, quicker focusing. I’ve taken my first lightbox picture – the nest of a potter wasp who obligingly built it in the neglected lightbox, thank you. And learned to setContinue reading “Experimenting with a Canon”

Great Excitement!

I got a wifi-enabled camera! My cellphone can now operate the camera remotely! I am going to set it up on a tripod and sit somewhere comfortable and take pictures of unwitting birds. No, man! Feathered ones. I’ve long wanted this. Having it would have been handy to see what the hyenas and bushpigs wereContinue reading “Great Excitement!”

The Photo Archives

I hardly ever carried a camera back when I was beautiful and had just the one chin. “I’m video’ing it in my head” I would say. Of course now I’m really grateful other people carried cameras and I could get pics from them. Even in the days when you loaded a roll of film inContinue reading “The Photo Archives”

Dads Know – not much

I encouraged Jess to shoot some videos with her 2011 xmas-prezzie Canon camcorder. Set it up on the tripod, showed her how and said “Go for it, girl. Get footage of Black Sambucca the lazy labrador, or birds in the birdbath. Experiment!” Over lunch I press her: “Let’s see what you‘ve done”. Much giggling andContinue reading “Dads Know – not much”