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First of all I’d like to apologise for posting yet another photography post, but I am just so obsessed with my new camera, Canon 1200d.

This is a photography technique, that I learnt from Eleanor, which you should all know as Distinctive Mode by now. It’s where you set up a foil background above a dark reflective surface (I used the fireplace, Eleanor used her kitchen surfaces, you get the picture.) Make sure the foil is crinkled and then straightened back out. Then shine a light on the foil. For this kind of technique, every camera is different. I found that my shots worked best being far away, using my telephoto lens zoomed in, in order to get the desired effect just right. However my mum found on her Nikon 1, that she had to get really close and use macro in order for this to work, I tried this way on my camera and it simply didn’t work. The best settings to use on my camera I found was the AV setting with the aperture set to 5.6 and set the white balance to Tungsten light, otherwise the photo’s end up having a yellow tint from the light source. However a process of trial and error is needed as all cameras are different, so different effects may work better for yours. Here are some of my photographs.










P.s. Head over to my Mum’s Blog, The Ramblings Of A Formally Rock N’ Roll Mum, to see some of her images.

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  • Reply Sonya Cisco

    Fabulous! Have updated mine to link to this post now! x

    May 2, 2015 at 11:06 am
    • Reply Betsy

      Thanks mum x

      May 2, 2015 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Gill

    I just love your blogs.. And now your mums. I’m so excited that you will one day visit and take some great shots of Sydney for me.

    May 3, 2015 at 4:06 am
    • Reply Betsy

      Aha thanks Gill and yes I’m sure if bring my camera with me 🙂

      May 3, 2015 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Nan

    More lovely photos. So pleased you are enjoying the camera xx

    May 3, 2015 at 9:45 am
    • Reply Betsy

      Thanks nan xx

      May 3, 2015 at 9:57 am

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