I must confess that I made a big mistake when I bought the Nikon 1 CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. I should have bought one at lot sooner! Continue reading Why I love the Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6
Whenever I visit Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls I try to focus my visit on a particular bird or something new in terms of technique. During our recent reader event I took the opportunity to try using extension tubes to photograph small birds. Continue reading Using extension tubes to photograph small birds
Autumn is often a favourite season for hikers. The foliage can be spectacular and the air is fresh and crisp making for invigorating hikes. Even though the leaves were well past their prime I spent a very enjoyable morning this week hiking at Niagara Glen Nature Reserve with one of our readers, Ray Miller. It’s always a great experience to go out with someone like Ray who is very familiar with the area. Continue reading Niagara Glen Nature Reserve
Over the past few months I’ve had a number of readers contact me outside of this blog to ask some questions about shooting video with Nikon 1 gear. So, I thought a short article with some answers to the most common questions people ask me may be of interest to some folks. Continue reading Nikon 1 video tips
After spending the morning doing some landscape photography in the Niagara area I hit some dense fog on my way home. Shooting landscape photos under foggy conditions is one of my favourite things to do so I couldn’t resist getting off the highway and finding a good spot to capture some images. I ended up at Charles Daley Park which is located on Lake Ontario in the town of Lincoln. What follows is a selection of images of this lakeside park in fog. Continue reading Lakeside park in fog
Often when we start out as photographers we hear more experienced folks talk about the importance of not stopping a lens down too far as to avoid the effects of diffraction.
We may find this confusing because from a composition standpoint we often want to achieve deep depth-of-field, especially with landscape photography. Stopping a lens down to achieve this degree of depth-of-field seems quite logical.
This begs the question whether we really need to care about diffraction. Continue reading Diffraction
For those readers who are interested in reviews of mirror-less cameras and lenses here is a summary of the various articles of this nature done by our friends Heather and Mathieu at www.mirrorlessons.com: Continue reading Camera and Lens Reviews at Mirrorlessons.com for October 2015
Choosing a new camera can be a daunting task given how many makes and models are available. While I am a big fan of the independent lens and sensor testing done by DxOMark, sensor performance isn’t everything when deciding on a camera. Continue reading Sensor performance isn’t everything
Capturing landscape images can be a challenge when using many cameras with smaller sensors like the Nikon 1 system or M4/3. Rather than go into specific details with a step-by-step approach this article is intended to provide some general thoughts on post-processing of landscape images taken with small sensor cameras. Continue reading Post-processing of landscape images
Niagara Falls is one of the top tourist destinations in North America with magnificent waterfalls on both the American and Canadian sides. Tourists also typically visit many of the attractions like Bird Kingdom, Ripley’s and a host of other locations. One of the most overlooked areas is Dufferin Islands which are only a 10 minute walk from the falls on the Canadian side. Continue reading Photo opportunities at Dufferin Islands