Photo of the week "Tall Ship Hawaiian Chieftain firing canon donut at the Lady Washington" by Bob Crum. Photo data: Manual mode, ISO 500, Tamron 16-300mm lens @16mm with circular polarizer, f/22, shutter speed 1/250 second. In years past, I intended to sail on a tall ship. Didn't happen for various reasons. Upon hearing the tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington were in port, again the sea beckoned. I answered with a boarding pass to make intention become reality. Rrrrrr mate!
What does it take? If I had a dollar for every time someone said “to get such great photos you must have a great camera” I'd have enough money to buy a bungalow on a Cambria cliff with ocean views from the front porch. Oh, and mermaids for neighbors. Truth be told, my cameras and lenses are average. No high-end stuff. Anyway, I once read: “It's not necessarily about the camera.
I have often mentioned that I capture photos while letting the ISO float. Along comes Doug K of Oxnard asking me to explain how I do that. I can do that. Just not this second. It's a secret. Remember, ISO is one leg of the exposure triangle. In manual mode, each leg—aperture (Av), shutter speed (Tv) & ISO—are adjustable. They each affect exposure levels. Increasing ISO increases exposure—brightens the photo. Decreasing ISO darkens the photo with Av & Tv fixed. Beware: Fixed ISO often problematic.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".