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Welcome to the 'I Just Wanna Tek Gud Photos' Blog

At least once a month we get out as a group on an organised outing of some description, and being a group of people who enjoy taking photos we usually come home with a very interesting and generally appealing selection of photos.  This blog is a record of where we have been and the photos we took at the time.

Check the agenda to join us on our next adventure

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Finding Exif Data

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exif data is the information your camera saves when you take a picture. it saves info such as when, with what lens, which settings etc.one way of finding your exif data is through Flickr. here is the steps on how to access it. click the "..." [in pink] on the bottom right of your page. then select "view exif info" once you are on this page, you can see all your information about how you…
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Wire Wool Spinning

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So you want to have a go at wire-wool spinning? What you'll need Photo equipment Your camera A suitable lens (something wide probably) Tripod Remote shutter (not essential but definitely preferable) It may also be worth considering a filter to protect the glass on the lens if you intend to get close to the action Wire wool spinning by theywereinvisible, on Flickr   Materials Plenty of wire wool, 'fine' works best A metal chain for…
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Band Photography

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If you're interested in music and photography, what better way than combining the two and photographing bands? Exactly how easy is it? What equipment do you need and can anyone do it? Can you just turn up with your camera and shoot? How do you get the settings right?   There are many questions associated with music photography and hopefully I'm going to try and explain the technical side in this tutorial so that if…
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Using your Flickr images on the forum

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Firstly you are going to be need to make sure that your images are uploaded to Flickr! ;-) Then you need to go onto the image you want to show people (Go onto your Photostream and click on the image to load it up so that it looks like the view below) and click on the "more ways to share" button (as highlighted below)     This will open up the white tab shown above,…
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The aspects of night photography by Darren Flinders After buying my DSLR, night photography has become one of my favourite hobbies, the reason, for me, is that, things look so different in a night shot, it seems to open up another world of dancing lights, great reflections and star trails. So in this short tutorial, I am going to try and explain the techniques I use to create a wonderful night shot.   The main…