While on a recent holiday I had one of those chance encounters we all have from time to time to unexpectedly capture a bird in flight. If you’re like me, often my camera’s settings are not ideal in these types of situations and I have to deal with the results in post. This article outlines some very quick BIF processing done with DxO and CS6. Continue reading Quick BIF processing with DxO and CS6
Many photographers, especially folks just starting out, can sometimes get intimidated even thinking about shooting in RAW and doing some post processing with their images. It can be frustrating when we sometimes work on a file for quite a while and only seem to make it worse, than actually enhance it. The idea of a ‘one click fix’ can be really appealing. Continue reading One click fix
Whenever I have a camera in my hands a range of things intrigue me and catch my eye. During our recent photography tour to the Western USA I found myself drawn to various desert textures. Continue reading Desert Textures
Most of us have heard the old adage, ‘get it right in camera’. So, we often change white balance, use filters, and adjust exposure settings to get the best captures we can given conditions. If we really want to make every pixel count, I believe we also need to avoid cropping our images whenever possible. Continue reading Make every pixel count
As photographers we can sometimes miss opportunities to add visual impact to our images by how we choose to compose them. This short article discusses creating impact using subject bleed. Continue reading Creating impact using subject bleed
From time to time I fall into a habit of only using certain lenses and overlooking other ones that are in my bag. Recently I was out doing some extension tube testing and I only brought my 1 Nikon 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 with me as this is my ‘go to’ lens for this application. I hadn’t used this lens as a regular telephoto zoom for quite a while. Circumstances led me to Bird Kingdom where I ended up using the 1 Nikon 30-110mm without extension tubes to capture some bird images. The experience reminded me of the importance of reconnecting with camera gear we may not have used in a while. Continue reading Reconnecting with camera gear
Countless millions of people around the world enjoy photography for a variety of reasons. For some it is simply an enjoyable hobby. Others find it to be stimulating from a creative standpoint. Many people enjoy it as it helps them create a treasured family record of special events, as well as every day occurrences. A question popped into my mind recently: Is photography therapeutic? Continue reading Is photography therapeutic?
I had a look at the most recent CIPA data (Jan-Sept 2016) and the digital camera market has continued to soften. Unfortunately that very likely means some potential price shocks ahead. Continue reading Potential price shocks ahead
Our friends at Mirrorlessons.com just published a new article I wrote for their website, “Photography 9 to 5”. Readers wishing to view this new article on Mirrorlessons.com can use this link.
This is a quick ‘thank you’ to Nikon Canada for featuring my recent photo tour articles on their Facebook page. Readers who would like to see this Nikon Canada posting can click here.