Scott Penrose


Scott is an expert software developer with over 30 years experience, specialising in education, automation and remote data.


No... not the programming language.

Some muggins spent an hour taking photos of the Warrandyte Festival without first checking his ISO. A fantastic set of close up photos using the Canon 7D and 60mm macro lens are almost useless, due to high grain and high depth of field (the close ups really loose quality when when the backgrounds are in focus).

Thus I applied my gliding checklist principle to my camera. I.e. make up a check list that ends up being a word.

I wrote down my initial list, and completetly by accident came up with a perfect accronym.

  • Battery - check the battery is in and charged
  • Aperture - What aperture are you using (depth of field)
  • Shutter - Match with Aperture, think about fast moving vs depth of field
  • ISO - Anything over 200 will produce noise
  • Card - check inserted and empty

B.A.S.I.C. My photography basic checklist.


I don't have an acronym for this one yet, but here is some requirements for an advanced list.

  • Quality - Set to raw
  • Exposure - check the exposure compensation
  • AEB - check bracketing

Maybe - QEB - Quality Exposure Bracketing


No acronym yet but here is a list for movie, specifically DSLR Canon D7 movie.

  • Manual - camera set to manual
  • Aperture - think about depth of field
  • Shutter - Double your frame rate (e.g. 1/50th for 24 or 25fps, 1/100th for 50fps)
  • Frame rate - 24fps movie look, 25fps PAL, 50fps high speed

Maybe - MASH - Manual Aperture Shutter How many frames?

  • Photography
  • Canon7D