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Week #12 – High Angle Photography – Photo Challenge

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Composition is an important part in storytelling with your photography. Deciding the angle in which you will direct your camera at your subject or point of interest can make a huge difference in the emotion you are portraying. In this week’s challenge, I want you to capture from a higher perspective. Your subject can be anything you would like. The challenge is to get higher than it. Enjoy this different perspective on capturing photos this week. Upload your Week #12 …

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Week #11 – Straight Out Of Camera – Photo Challenge

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Welcome to the Week #11 Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge. This week I want to challenge you to get it right in camera. I have mentioned many times before that the best policy is to try and get it right in camera rather than relying on post processing to fix your images. I have watched as many of you have improved in many areas of your photography over the past weeks and I think it is time to share some …

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Week #10 – Black & White – Photo Challenge

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Up until now, we have focused mostly on the camera. As Photographers, we often spend time on our computer with our images after we capture them. This week, we will be challenging ourselves to create a Black and White image. I want you to capture your images in color on your camera. Try to get exposure and the look you are going for in-camera, but imagine it as a black and white image. You will then create your black and …

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DJI Phantom 4 Pro Top Five Video Settings to Change

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If you want to shoot the best quality video possible with the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, there are some settings you should change. The Phantom 4 Pro has a great camera for it’s size and cost, but it needs some help with settings to assure you get consistently great video from it. Here are the Top 5 Video Settings to Change on your DJI Phantom 4 Pro:

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DJI Phantom 4 Pro Top Five Photo Settings to Change

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DJI launched their Phantom 4 Pro with a better camera than they have ever put on a Phantom line drone. The larger sensor does a great job of rendering out fantastic photos. Even with the better camera, it is still important to have your settings right to assure you are getting consistently great photos from your Phantom 4 or Phantom 4 Pro. In this video, I discuss the top 5 photo settings I change in my Phantom drones to get …

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Week #9 – Bokeh Effect- Photo Challenge

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Our last two photo challenges have been a little basic, so now it is time to step it up again. This week’s photo challenge is Bokeh. The Bokeh Effect in photography is achieved by using a wider aperture which produces a shallow depth of field. With a shallow depth of field, the background is blurred. The Bokeh Effect happens in the lens when the lens tries to render the out of focus shapes in the background. The size and shape …

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Week #8 – Our Gear Bag – Photo Challenge

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This week’s challenge is going to be a bit different. The challenge to get out and take photos is still here this week, but for this week’s challenge, I would like you to photograph your gear bag or something that you carry with you often. This is not to see who has the most or the best gear, this is to help start discussions around what gear we use and why we carry it with us. My gear bag can …

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Week #7 – The Sky – Photo Challenge

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This week we are turning our attention to the sky. The Sky is amazing and vast. It can have a lot of texture and shape. It can also be a challenge to get a very dynamic photo of the sky. The weather also has a lot to do with the sky, so you can’t always just point your camera up and take a picture. This week I want you to try and take a picture of the sky that you …

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Week #6 – High Key Photography – Photo Challenge

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It’s supposed to rain all week where I live, but it’s going to be a bright week in the Ditch Auto Facebook Group. This week we are challenging ourselves to take a high key photo. High Key Photography is a term associated with an image that has a very bright main light. Often that bright background light is wrapping around the subject. The “key light” in a photo is often the strongest source of light. If outdoors, your key light …

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Week #5 – Negative Space – Photography Challenge

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We are now over a month into the 2017 Ditch Auto Weekly Photography Challenge. A few of you have told me that you have used your camera more so far this year than you have in the years you have owned your camera. That is awesome to hear. The purpose of the challenge is to get out and use your camera more. This week’s challenge is Negative Space. Negative Space in the context of photography composition is using the space …