Canada One" was the only canoe in the 11 km long flotilla. Click on the link to watch a brief video about its history. Also, there was a dragon boat in the parade full of Canadian breast cancer survivors! Here's to the Union Jack, the flag of our mother country!
One of the very first things one must do in the field of photography is learn how to use one's own camera. It's essential to understand the parts of your camera and all the things it can do. First, you need to familiarize yourself with the camera you use. I've graduated from a Samsung Digimax V700 to an Olympus SP-800UZ. What's the difference, you may ask. My newer camera has a lot more functions in it with regard to settings for aperture, ISO, zoom, image size, shadow adjust, compression, plus automatic, scene, magic, and beauty modes. Within these modes are more functions! My newer camera also has greater zoom capability and image stabilization. The older camera has 7.1 megapixels while the newer one has 14 megapixels.
Do you understand the parts of the camera? The "body" is the your camera's house. It holds all the functions and settings. The lens is the eye of the camera and the sensor is the digital equivalent of the old-fashioned film. The flash card saves your images and the battery is just like any other electronic device that keeps your camera working. Your camera might come with a flash, but if not, you can always purchase an external one.
The group that I attend every week has decided that we are going to be
just that - a group, a group of women who have a common interest and who
have a desire to learn how to take good photos. Anyone can join in at
any time and those of us who may know a bit more about photography will
help the beginners. We'll also share ideas and get instruction on an
as-we-need-to-know basis. I think this makes it much more fun and
inviting and forgoes the trepidation that comes with feeling like we
don't understand a concept as well as someone else does.
As you begin to understand your camera, its functions and how to use them all, you will begin to experiment with these functions and gain great joy in learning fascinating ways of photographing objects, people, or places.
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- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.