All posts by Thomas Stirr

Thomas Stirr is an author, executive coach, and photographer/videographer based in Grimsby Ontario Canada. He specializes in industrial photography, safety and corporate videos. His work also includes landscape and nature photography, and experimentation with photo art. Nikon Canada has featured Tom's work numerous times on Facebook and Twitter. To follow Thomas, please visit his website and his YouTube channel

ISO-12800 Comparison

I had quite a few comments from Photography Life readers about my recent article Pushing a Small 1″ Sensor to ISO-12800. Some folks asked if they could see a comparison between the finished images in the article and the original RAW files (i.e. I opened up the RAW files in CS6 and made a jpeg out of them without making any adjustments in CS6). This short article shows the ISO-12800 comparison between the original RAW files and the finished files I used in the article. Continue reading ISO-12800 Comparison

Are you ‘at one’ with your camera gear?

I don’t know if it is a positive or a negative that I’m not a ‘gear head’ when it comes to camera equipment. I suppose this blog would have a much bigger audience if I spent my time doing numerous reviews of camera bodies and lenses. No doubt these kinds of technical insights are extremely important to a large portion of the photographic community. But…that’s just not me. I think a bigger and more important question is, “Are you ‘at one’ with your camera gear?” Continue reading Are you ‘at one’ with your camera gear?

Along the Shoreline

Eastern Canada, like many other parts of the world, just went through some difficult weather conditions with record amounts of rain falling. The rain caused massive flooding throughout Eastern Canada and caused Lake Ontario water levels to rise to levels not seen in over 40 years. This article features some images captured along the shoreline of Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region. Continue reading Along the Shoreline

5% Amplis Discount Promotion Code for Canadian Readers Replaced

The folks at Amplis Canada advised us earlier today that the 5% Amplis Discount Promotion Code for Canadian readers had become corrupted and was not working on the Amplis Canada website. The code has now been replaced and I have updated all of the article links and put the new code number in each article. Our sincere apologies to all Canadian readers if you recently tried to use the 5% Amplis Discount Promotion Code without success. Continue reading 5% Amplis Discount Promotion Code for Canadian Readers Replaced

Dealing With Bright Sunlight in Post Using TAB

This morning I woke up to find a couple of emails from readers specifically asking about dealing with bright sunlight in post when shooting with a small sensor camera. Some of the concerns expressed were dealing with high contrast landscape images where getting highlight and shadow details are a problem due to the limited dynamic range of smaller sensors. Continue reading Dealing With Bright Sunlight in Post Using TAB