Care to Share with Canon: Story by Nadine Spires

The entries into Care to Share are picking up and there are some great stories. As they come in we  will keep picking some of our favourites to share with you and keep you inspired to enter and stand a chance to win the Canon EOS 500D + 18-55mm IS. You can find out more about the competition and submit your entry here.

Lessons Learned the Hard Way

For five years I had studied everything that I could about my camera but still made the mistake of thinking that Photoshop could save any photo where lighting conditions were low. I had a rare opportunity to get up close to a Leopard and play around with my new 50mm. I took over 170 photos and noticed on camera that some were dark. Using Photoshop proved useless as there was just too much noise in an attempt to lighten the photo. It also turned out that those particular photos were the sharpest. My tip, never rely on software to fix bad photos and practice with your camera and lens in low light as much as possible no matter how long you have been taking photos.

By Nadine Spires

Author Bio

Tristan - Founder

Founder of PhotoComment. In a relatively short space of time he has experienced the photography industry almost full circle. From camera repairs, to photographic retail, wholesale, marketing for one of the large camera brands, part time photographer and of course blogger there is hardly a moment when he is not eating, drinking and occasionally getting some sleep where photography is not involved.