I have had a passion for photography and video since the age of 14 when I bought myself a Chinon 35mm camera. Taking a photo is like capturing a moment in time and though the photos may not mean that much at the time of taking, with the passage of time they become an interesting record of your life and community.
M\y grand father, Robert Cave was a professional photographer based in Devizes and he passed on a lot of skills especially around weddings and people portraits. The photo on the right was taken by my dad of me and my mum in 1963.
On this site I will inspire you to get your camera out, share your images with your family and to capture a piece of history in your community. I will show you how easy it is to improve your photography and share your moments in time. I don’t think you can ever take enough photos *smile*
The good thing about digital is that you can take extra photos and delete afterwards. As I say take one more just in case *smile*
It’s good to be organised and to regularly download your photos into folders with the date they were taken. You can do this easily with Picasa3, a free software which also helps you to back up your photos. I will cover Picasa3 to edit, share and organise your photos.I am always willing to give free advice and help where I can.
I also run workshops and will spend a whole day with you and teach you how to get the best out of your camera for as little as £100 just fill in our work request enquiry form I have been teaching photography for over 25 years, my workshops are fun and inspiring. All areas covered and workshop notes given. I have taken scenes of crime photos for the Police, publicity for Local Authority, wedding, portrait, magazine and promotional work in Africa. You will find many of my photos on this site and on facebook, feel free to copy if you use on a community or charity site. A mention would be good or a link back to cf10ten.
You will see at the bottom of all pages thumbnails of images I have put on my facebook wall. A great feature you can add to your Joomla site and saves adding photos in more than one place *smile* Most of my photos can be requested in high resolution for as little as £1 or free if for a community or charity site, just drop me a line to email@example.com
work request enquiry form
Please add your photos to our cf10ten facebook page or tag me in your albums for comments. I am looking for photos for our own prediction cards and would be pleased to add your photos. Find out more by following this link. add to our cf10ten facebook page especially photos you have taken that inspire you. Its not always about the quality, its about capturing the moment and what it portrays. There are plenty of sites to share your images and I will also show you how to build your own free website with Joomla and share your photos. Please watch the videos and lets start some happy clicking taking photo’s, capturing a moment in time, a *smile* an occasion or some inspiration
- 1 - Be prepared – carry camera, charged battery & have space on your card
- 2 - What you see is what you get. Best zoom lens is your legs.
- 3 - Let the light work for you and take several photos of each shot.
- 4 -Scan the whole scene be aware of what lies behind and in front of your subject.
- 5 - Use different heights & angles. Use eye level when you can for people / pets.
- 6 - Take control - Be assertive, polite, smile and talk when appropriate
- 7 - Use something in the foreground when taking landscapes.
- 8 - Use a prop or an action to add impact
- 9 - Get to know your aperture and shutter priority AV(A), TV(S)
- 10 - Look behind you the best photo is often there *smile*