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

Bird Images with Sigma 150-500 OS

After my review of the Tamron 150-600mm VC telephoto zoom lens appeared on the Photography Life web site, a number of readers had questions on how that lens compared to the long telephoto zooms from Sigma. As luck would have it, I was able to borrow a recently purchased Sigma 150-500mm OS from a friend and this article captures some initial thoughts about photographing birds, including those in flight, with this lens. Continue reading Bird Images with Sigma 150-500 OS

David – Nikon 1 CX 70-300 and Goliath – Tamron 150-600 Visit Bird Kingdom

After an early arrival of winter in Southern Ontario I thought I’d escape it for a few hours by taking David (my Nikon 1 V2 with CX 70-300mm VR) and Goliath (my D800 with Tamron 150-600mm VC) to Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls, Canada. Continue reading David – Nikon 1 CX 70-300 and Goliath – Tamron 150-600 Visit Bird Kingdom

Street Photography in Greece

As a follow up to my recent Images in Greece article, this piece features some examples of street photography done while in Greece. This style of photography by its very nature is a very personal thing. What appeals to one person may leave others scratching their heads. So if you’re wearing a hat…take it off and be prepared to scratch. Continue reading Street Photography in Greece

Using Telephoto Lenses to Photograph Flowers and Foliage

My wife is an avid gardener and for more years than I can remember, I have accompanied her on a wide range of garden tours and other such outings. While gardening is of little interest to me per se, I do find some enjoyment in capturing images of flowers and foliage. And, on the odd occasion I have shot videos of private and public gardens. Continue reading Using Telephoto Lenses to Photograph Flowers and Foliage