Entries by Helen @ RenoufDesign

Day 9 – Wide Angle Walk

It is a beautiful day so today I took the dogs off into a walk into town along with my wide angle lens to get a shot of the harbour – no other reason, other than to take the kids of photo I enjoy looking at – scenery / landscape style images…. Lens: Sigma 10-20mm […]

Day 8 Playing with fire

Today  a quick shot with the nifty 50 and a bonfire. It is a moving object so I played around with shutter speed this time. You can see the effect shutter speed this has on the depth of field, as the aperture changes – if you compare between the earlier and later images, the shorter […]

Day 7 – Nifty 50, people and movement

Yesterday I said that I had not really used this lens to take portraits … I admit I am uncomfortable taking photos of people where I have to get the camera in close… anyway this morning I had an unwilling model – my eldest teen was running on the treadmill and could not escape so […]

Day 6 – winning image

Every so often I enter various fun competitions online for photography … I never expect to win, but enter on the hope that it will improve my images and help me think more creativity. Last night on Facebook I received this message saying that I was the users choice for December for their favourite photo […]

Day 6 – Nifty 50 – Low Light

This mornings dog walk was the only time today I would have had the chance to take a photo… it was overcast, damp and I choose a woodland walk… Photo 1: ISO 1600, F8 and 0.4secs – I focused on the 2nd barbed wire spike, with the idea of seeing the line of wire stretching […]

Day 5 – Interior Photography

For my work with Renouf Design, I sometimes have the privilege of visiting people’s home and businesses offering them advice and photographing their property to promote it in local advertising on local web sites like Explore the New Forest for example. Today I was invited to visit and photograph a brand new B&B that is […]

Day 4 – my running challenge

Today I was doing my first 10k of the year, I started running in 2014 and ideally in 2015 I would like to raise £500 for Kleine Levin Syndrome – the condition my son has run a 10k in under an hour run the Great South Run Today was my first running event of 2015 […]

Day 3 – Nifty 50 F stops and Aperture

One again this morning I am in Aperture priority mode on my Canon camera and I am going to look at F-stops to help enhance my own understanding. For this morning’s exercise I have manually focused the camera on the satsuma which was balanced on a mirror, and set the ISO to 100 – I […]

Day 2 – Nifty 50

Not sure I was going to get a photo today – but took the camera and the nifty 50 with me on the dog walk and with that in mind I thought I would try and photograph something then I can fill the frame with and yet enhance some small detail by using the depth […]