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Kruger National Park Exclusive Photo Workshop by Joe Lategan

Posted by Joe Lategan on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, In : Kruger National Park Photo Workshop by Joe Lategan 
I have observed that there are many serious and advanced photographers in the area. Both types one day   become professionals. I want to therefore invite you to join me on a close, personal, unique and exclusive practical informal workshop in the Kruger National Park between the 16th of July and the 21st of July especially for photographers of the Phalaborwa and surrounding areas!
16th to 18th July 2013
Or 19to 21st July 2013
Mopani rest camp
Included in the price

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Understanding focal lengh

Posted by on Friday, March 15, 2013, In : Focal Length 
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Focal length, usually represented in millimeters (mm), is the basic description of a photographic lens. It is not a measurement of the actual length of a lens, but a calculation of an optical distance from the point where light rays converge to form a sharp image of an object to the digital sensor or 35mm film at the focal plane in the camera.
The focal length tells us the angle of view—how much of the scene will be captured—and the magnification—how lar...

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Understanding Aperture

Posted by on Friday, March 15, 2013, In : Aperture 
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Aperture refers to the opening of a lens's diaphragm through which light passes. It is calibrated in f/stops and is generally written as numbers such as 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11 and 16. The lower f/stops give more exposure because they represent the larger apertures, while the higher f/stops give less exposure because they represent smaller apertures. This may seem a little contradictory at first but will become clearer as you take pictures at varying f/stops. Be...

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Understanding ISO Sensitivity

Posted by on Friday, March 15, 2013, In : ISO 
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Photography is built on the three pillars of exposure: shutter speed, aperture and sensitivity. Shutter and aperture are controls for adjusting how much light comes into the camera. How much light is needed is determined by the sensitivity of the medium used. That was as true for glass plates as it is for film and now digital sensors. Over the years that sensitivity has been expressed in various ways, most recently as ASA and now ISO. The "normal" range of ISO is a...

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About Me

Joe Lategan I am a extreme lover of the "creation", and hater of destruction thereof. Photography allows me to share in a deeper dimension than words with fellow men/women, my feelings in this regard. I am a inspirational speaker on the sustainability of the environment and and creation. On the other hand I present, consult and drive Cost leadership programs (including Disaster/ emergency preparedness and systems analysis,risk and ethics) for corporations