Beginning on Monday I’ll be publishing a series of articles about photography fundamentals. The objective of these articles will be to introduce various topics to readers who may be looking for simple and easy-to-understand information about some key photographic concepts rather than getting bogged down and lost in highly technical explanations. Continue reading Introducing Photography Fundamentals Week
Sometimes we just happen to be at the right place at the right time to capture some images. That was certainly the case on Wednesday this week when I visited the Dufferin Islands at Niagara Falls Ontario and managed to capture a large, white goose beating its wings. Luckily I had my Nikon 1 V2 set for AF-C at 15fps with subject tracking. So, here is a series of images of a goose beating its wings at 15fps. Continue reading Goose Beating Wings at 15fps
This week I had the opportunity to shoot a few images of vultures with one of our readers, Ray Miller. He has been kind enough to provide our readers with some of his favourite photographic locations in the Niagara area and once again shared his expertise. There are quite a few vultures at the Niagara Gorge and they can be easily viewed and photographed from the Locust Grove Picnic Area. Continue reading Vultures at Niagara Gorge
After burning the midnight oil quite a bit recently working on a major safety video project for a client, I decided it was time to take a break so I grabbed my camera bag and headed off to the Niagara Falls area for the day. Since I’ve always enjoyed working with Topaz to add more dramatic and artistic impressions to some of my images, I wanted to see if I could capture some waterfall images that could work as ‘photo art’. So, what follows are some abstract waterfall images. Continue reading Abstract Waterfall Images
Since I was a kid the official end of summer was always the airshow at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto, Canada. Luckily the weather cooperated this year and I was able to spend a couple of afternoons on the Labour Day holiday weekend taking images at the CNE Airshow. This was my first attempt to use my Nikon 1 gear for airshow photography. Continue reading Airshow photography
Every now and then we all need a short break and a bit of relaxation. So it was for me this afternoon, so I grabbed a camera and headed off to Forty Mile Creek in Grimsby to see what I could find. Continue reading Ducks by Forty Mile Creek
For those readers that have an interest in mirror-less cameras and lenses here are some links to camera and lens reviews done by our friends at MirrorLessons.com during the month of August 2015. Continue reading Camera and Lens Reviews at MirrorLessons.com August 2015
As with all things photographic there tends to be differences of opinion and the occasional hard-edged viewpoint that people bring to on-line discussions. Shooting in low light is one such subject. Many folks have a strong belief that if you shoot in low light you must use a full frame camera to get good results. Period.
But…is this actually true? Continue reading Using smaller sensor cameras in low light
If you follow various photography sites you’ve no doubt read plenty of articles and reader comments that extol the advantages of using full frame sensor cameras.
For a lot of folks full frame cameras are the Holy Grail…the be all and end all…and some folks believe that we must shoot with this format if we want the best out of the money we have invested in camera gear. Some even go so far as to say that unless a person is willing to invest in full frame gear they’re not ‘serious’ about their craft. Others make silly and rather illogical statements that “real photographers only use full frame”. Continue reading The depth-of-field advantage of smaller sensor camera systems
I’ve been burning the midnight oil recently with client work and I really needed a break. So, I spent a couple of hours on Saturday morning at Ruthven Park in Cayuga Ontario with the intention of capturing some images of hummingbirds in flight with my Nikon 1 gear. Continue reading Hummingbirds in flight with Nikon 1