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An Interesting Auto-Focus Fine Tuning Method

DotTune: Autofocus fine tuning in under 5 minutes

An interesting method found on YouTube:

Test Image 6

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  • Aperture: ƒ/9.5
  • Camera: PENTAX K200D
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s

Test Image 5

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  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: PENTAX K200D
  • Focal length: 20mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s

Test Image 4

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  • Camera: PENTAX K200D
  • Exposure bias: +1EV
  • Focal length: 135mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

Test Image 3

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  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: PENTAX K200D
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s

Test Image 2

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.4
  • Camera: PENTAX K200D
  • Exposure bias: -2EV
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/10s

Test Image 1

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  • Aperture: ƒ/13
  • Camera: PENTAX K200D
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1s

SAPF Photography Beginners Course

The South Australian Photography Federation (SAPF) is holding a beginners course in March.

Details:

SAPF BEGINNERS COURSE – MARCH 2014
DATES AND TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
Day 1 – Saturday 8TH MARCH 2014  [9am-12md]
•    What is a camera
•    Different types of cameras
•    Focal length
•    Triangle of exposure (exposure, aperture and ISO)
•    Sensor & pixels
Bring camera and manual and notebook to record personal notes.
Day 2 – Saturday 22nd MARCH 2014  [9am-12md]
•    AV/TV/ISO
•    Compensation +/- [when in priority]
•    Metering
•    Autofocus
•    D.O.F.
•    Raw vs. Jpeg
•    HDR (concept)
•    Histogram
Bring camera and manual and notebook to record personal notes.
Day 3 – Saturday 29th March 2014  [9am-12md]
•    AV/TV/ISO & compensation refresher
•    Composition power point (a presentation with copy for participants)
•    Special techniques (panning, action, portrait, tripod, landscape, close up/macro)
•    Flash basics
•    White balance
Bring camera and manual and notebook to record personal notes.
Day 4 – Saturday 5th April 2013 [9am-12md]
•    Practical.
•    Bring camera manual, tripod, camera and lenses.
•    Two to three hours will be spent out in the field – site and time to be determined on day 3.
Tutor:  Alberto Giurelli  [assistant Allan Griffin] – alberto@aquariumaid.com.au
Course Co-ordinator and all enquiries:  Helen Whitford – hwhitford@adam.com.au
Cost and payments:  Full payment of $40.00 required on the first day or earlier [if it can be arranged].  If unable to come on a day, the option is there to make up that day during another course later in the year.
Maximum number of participants 10 but course will go ahead if below this number.
First three days of course will be conducted at College Park House [address above].

2014 Goolwa Art & Photographic Exhibition

Hurry! Entries close 3rd March.

ROTARY CLUB OF GOOLWA Inc
2014 GOOLWA ART & PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
Incorporating “The Alexandrina Art Prize”
Signal Point Gallery, Riverside Precinct Goolwa
Easter, School Holidays & Anzac Weekend
Thursday 17th, Saturday 19th to Saturday 26th April 2014
Total Prizes $15,000

Entry form available at http://www.rotarynews.info/2/Club/3791/7700

Characters of the Fleurieu Competition

CHARACTERS OF THE FLEURIEU COMPETITION
INITIATED BY THE ROYAL SA SOCIETY OF ARTS

What a chance to really exercise your creative talents! ‘Characters of the Fleurieu’ means just that, BUT – it doesn’t necessarily have to be a person. Thinking outside the square it could be animal, abstract, an iconic building, people collectively etc. etc.. Food for thought? No that’s not a clue!

Special effects or a variety of media are certainly acceptable, but don’t loose sight of the words CHARACTERS of the Fleurieu.

Great prizes – $3,000 for best overall, printing & framing to the value of $500 from Atkins Technicolour, and a camera plus tuition to the value of $300 from Diamonds Photographics. It all sounds like great fun and should be a fascinating exhibition. Go for it!! – but no landscapes! Entries due by 12th April 2014.

For more info please refer to www.compassfoto.com and click on ‘competitions’. For artists (as apposed to photographic artists) in your club there are also additional prizes. Please refer to www.rsasarts.com.au for more information.