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Monday, July 30, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
We received a lot of comments and suggestions following the release of our first book the PENTAX K10D “Everything you need to know…and then some”. Our new book on the K100D/K100D Super will contain most of the suggestions received from the readers of the K10D book. That will include more photos of the camera, menus, lens, etc., in order to make learning the virtues of the camera as easy as possible. We have also included a basic photography section where entry-level photographers and point-and-shoot up-graders can understand the basic of photography. The relation between Aperture, Shutter Speed and Sensitivity are clearly explained. Composition rules-of-thumb, Bokeh, standard practices are included in that section.
One of the most confusing operations of any DSLR is undoubtedly the use of Menus and Sub-Menus to change the camera modes and settings. All options and settings requiring the use of the LCD screen are explained step-by-step with a picture of the screen for each step. It can’t be easier.
I am honored that you are reading our blog and perhaps considering purchasing our new book on the K100D. In the meantime, you can visit our website http://www.k10dbook.com/ and add your name to our waiting list for the K100D book. Please continue visiting this blog and letting us know your wishes and comments.
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Saturday, July 21, 2007
My grand daughter is a little over three years old and it took all I had to keep up with her. She’s going a mile a minute. It was a joy to spoil her a little. I told her that while I was there, she was the “Boss” and that we would do what she wanted.
We bought some toys, clothes, went out for sushi a few times, bought candy and ice cream, and went to the beach. I took a lot of pictures, and it’s a good thing that I live in the digital camera era. Films would have cost a fortune, giving that I took about 500 pictures.
I always enjoyed taking pictures of children. The first five minutes, they are a little timid but they soon forget about the camera and go on with their business. You know that three years old have a lot of business to tend to.
I used a Sigma EX 70-200 f/2.8 lens for most of my shooting. That way, I was able to stay far enough without disrupting her important business, and the bokeh that you get with a fast telephoto is great, at least with that particular lens. This is the only non-Pentax lens I own and I believe it’s one of the best lens Sigma ever produced. I am a little bias, but I think she is the most beautiful little girl I ever saw. I think she will be a star someday. She’s already my star. Hollywood........you can contact us on this site :)
Saturday, July 7, 2007
This photograph was taken with a Pentax K10D. Here in the desert, about 50 miles North-East of Los Angeles, life is quiet in comparison. Once a year, in May, the County Fair brings life to this small community. It's a great place to use your night photography skills. In this photograph of a carousel, I wanted to capture the movement and yet, I wanted to have my main subject (the zebra in this instance) in focus. You would think that I use panning, but I thought that it would not render a clear subject, since it was night and my shutter speed had to be very slow. So I installed the K10D on my tripod, and popped the camera built-in flash unit up. The lens I used was the Pentax 16 - 45mm, set at 40mm. I pressed the Fn button on the back of the camera, then press the four-way controller down to the flash mode. Press again toward the right, to the Trailing Curtain sync flash mode, pressed OK twice.
I took the shot in the (P) Program mode. I slowed the shutter speed to 1/3 of a second and let the camera set the aperture accordingly. I pre focused on the zebra while it was passing in front of me, with the cable switch CS-205 attached. I held the shutter pressed halfway until the zebra had gone around once more and was just coming in the camera field of view again. As it was in the field of view, I pressed the shutter fully. The camera exposed for the background for 1/3 of a second and the built-in flash gave a burst of light at the end of the exposure. That made the trailing lights first, although very subdue in this shot, and with the flash burst at the end of the exposure, the zebra was captured or "frozen" at the time of the flash burst. This evidently works best at dusk or dawn, with a moving subject.
Try it, and have fun.