For No Particular Reason Here Is a Llama

Llama
Llama (Photo credit: Ohmzar)

Here is a picture of a Llama that I took last year while at Blair Drummond Safari park, it came up as a recommended image by Zemanta for another post I was writing. Here also is a picture of a Tiger I took during the same trip. See I do photography as well as random nerdery!

Tiger
Tiger (Photo credit: Ohmzar)

Lastly here is another Llama, because… Llama!

Lllama Face
Lllama Face (Photo credit: Ohmzar)

Photo Blog: 365: 2. Depth of Field

365: 2. Depth of Field, originally uploaded by Ohmzar.

It took me ages to get this as right as it is and I’m still not convinced. It’s a photo of a Canon 50mm f1.8 Focusing on a page of the 1980 edition of “How it Works 1” covering depth of field.

I took it using a 75mm-300mm Zoom lens at about a meters distance, loads of my attempts turned out really shaky… I’m so glad I don’t shoot using film.

In order to get the photo any better I think I’d have to use a tripod with a spirit level, which I don’t own.

DSLR Madness…

Canon EOS 500D

I’m getting a DSLR for my birthday, so I’ve been spending my free time researching photography. I’ve never had a proper camera before so it’s a bit intimidating.
I’ve found some very good tutorials on the DigitialPhotography School though.

I’m going to have to re-upgrade my flicker account to Pro, and start uploading photo’s, I have some time though as despite it being my birthday today I wont be getting the camera till my parents arrive in early August.

I’ve always wanted to take up photography as a hobby but I’ve never had a good enough camera, so I asked my parents for some money towards a 2nd hand camera for my birthday this year.

Next thing I knew they phoned me up to ask me if I’d heard of the EOS 500D but got my answering machine, by the time I called them back they told me they’d already bought it… I told them it was crazy and that they’d spent too much money, but apparently they got a good price. I’m not complaining, it’s an amazing camera I’m in fact flabberghated as I’d been expecting to have a 350D or at best a 400D, the 500D is the highest end entry level camera Canon do, and it’s almost got all the features of the 5D which is thier first semi-pro camera…

Anyway the upshot of this is that when I get my camera I’ll be posting the odd photo here, mainly ones that I am especially proud of, but I’ll also probably be doing some photo projects to get my skills up to scratch.