More photo exposure, @Flickr #TwitterTuesday

Project 365 #302 – The James Bond Sunset

Thought I’d insert a “quick break” blog entry before the final part of my Canon EOS 70D review.  Flickr‘s #TwitterTuesday blog seems to be a great place to get exposure for your images stored on Flickr, assuming your image is selected of course.  Since discovering the #TwitterTuesday blog a few weeks ago all of the images I’ve submitted have featured in the final blog….. probably more luck than skill.

This week’s #TwitterTuesday theme was #CityScape and my submitted image, from my Project 365 Set not only has been Explore’d on Flickr but has now feature on the latest blog, great for my viewing stats (currently standing at 2993 views).

The best lesson that you can take from this image is that it wasn’t taken with a £1000+ DSLR with a £600 lens, it was a taken using my Smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy S3.  So I guess there’s some truth in the saying “the best camera is the one you have with you”.  I wasn’t lugging my DSLR with me when I took the picture but I was in the right place at the right time and spent a couple of minutes thinking about the composition before taking a single shot.

So to “all the gear no idea” guys that are out there, try testing yourself leave the gear at home and try taking some decent images with “the camera you have with you” or force yourself to only use a prime lens for a while, you might be surprised by the results and you’ll certainly improve your “eye” and understanding of a scene better to get that shot you want.

Thanks for reading and check back next week for the final part of my Canon EOS 70D Review.

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Flickr #TwitterTuesday – Reprise

Blue Water Drops

Flickr’s #TwitterTuesday Blog again and another success.  This time the theme was #Water, so I dug into my archives and posted this shot taken with my new Canon EOS 70D using my trusty Canon EF 24-105 F4.0 L USM.  After a tiny bit of tweaking of the colour temperature to draw out the blue hues in DPP this is the result I stuck with and I must admit it is one of my favourites so I’m glad it was short-listed for the Flickr Blog.

Take time to have a look at some of the other fantastic submissions there are some great shots and don’t forget if you like this image it is available to buy directly from my website www.8dcphotography.co.uk in various print formats as well as there being both personal and commercial license  download options available.

… also I’m aware I promise a my review of the Canon EOS 70D it is coming but I’ve been so busy I’ve not had a change to complete it yet.  Be sure to pop back and watch out for this review.

Flickr #TwitterTuesday

Quick post…  I spotted on Tuesday that Flickr run a weekly theme based blog/ submission called #TwitterTuesday were they ask users to share their photos relevant to the chosen weekly theme via Twitter.  This week’s theme was #Red so I thought I’d give it a try with one of my Favourites from my Portfolio (see left).

Well, on my first attempt at posting to the blog this very pic was chosen to be part of their published blog.  Not bad for a first attempt.

Take time to have a look at some of the other submissions there are some fantastic shots and don’t forget if you like this image it is available to buy directly from my website www.8dcphotography.co.uk in various print formats as well as there being both personal and commercial license  download options available.