Scott's "Photographic Innoventions" blog focuses on intermediate to advanced photography concepts and techniques relevant for Point and Shoot and Digital SLR cameras.


Test Track High Banks

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At speed on Test Track’s high banked turns in Epcot.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/40s, f/8, 200 ISO, -0.3 EV, 18mm Focal Length I’m a big NASCAR fan. I even did Richard Petty’s Driving Experience once at Walt Disney World. For my Disney Pic of the Week featuring a Ride, I picked the next best thing to feeling … Continue reading "Test Track High Banks"
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Cleaning a DSLR Sensor

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A couple of weeks ago I decided to clean the sensor in my Nikon D70 dSLR camera after taking hours cleaning up sensor dust spots on over a hundred images using software. Hopefully, you haven’t seen sensor dust too much. The images I had were shot with apertures of f/16 and f/22 with a lot … Continue reading "Cleaning a DSLR Sensor"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Butterfly Topiary

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Barrie, Lisa and myself would like to welcome you to a new feature here on the Picture This! Photo Blog. One of the things you told us you wanted to see in the survey we conducted back in April was more theme park photography. In response, we are going to post three Disney Pic of … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Butterfly Topiary"
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Cloning Around

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A couple of months ago I started using Apple’s Aperture 2 photo application. The photo editor in Aperture is much better than anything I’ve ever used. While not a true graphics editor like Photoshop, Aperture does have some tools which are helping me make great photographs from not-so-great ones. Like this photo of a performer … Continue reading "Cloning Around"
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M is for Manual Control

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Don’t get nervous. Manual mode is NOT a mythical mode only for the professional photographer. Manual mode lets you have more control over exposure using your ability to change aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to create a good photograph. The link I will give you at the end of today’s article will describe in detail … Continue reading "M is for Manual Control"
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P for Program Assist

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The past couple of weeks I’ve showed you how to control depth of field with Aperture Priority mode and to slow or freeze motion in Shutter Priority mode. What if I was to tell you about a mode which automatically selects a good exposure (aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed) to start with and allows you … Continue reading "P for Program Assist"
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A is for Aperture Control

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Aperture seems to work in reverse to common sense. Measured in f/stops, the smaller the f/stop, the larger the aperture or opening of the camera’s iris and the more light is allowed to hit the sensor. It also controls the Depth of Field or how much or how little the plane of focus is in … Continue reading "A is for Aperture Control"
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S is for Speed Control

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On to top of your digital SLR or advanced Point & Shoot cameras is a Mode Dial. On this dial you will find the main shooting modes to let you take more creative control of your photography. Below is a list with a short decription for each one. For more detailed information, consult your camera’s … Continue reading "S is for Speed Control"
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Metering Modes

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You hear about all kinds of “modes” when you talk about digital photography. There’s shooting modes, scene modes and metering modes. The later refers to how your camera meters or “sees” what’s in front of it’s lens. You see, inside each of our cameras is a light meter. Because it is viewing light reflected from … Continue reading "Metering Modes"
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Put Your Photos in the Past

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Once in awhile I’ll take a picture that calls out for something different. In the case of the photo below when I first looked at it on my computer monitor, I thought it could have been taken back in the time of the American Old West in the mid-1800’s. Those photos are in tones of … Continue reading "Put Your Photos in the Past"
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