There is something inherently liberating about photographing butterflies with a minimum of gear. As they flit about I can easily follow them without being bogged down by a ton of gear. Continue reading Photographing butterflies with a minimum of gear
The latest rumours on the internet indicate that the Nikon 1 product line is no longer being developed. Does this mean that Nikon 2 is on the way? Continue reading Is Nikon 2 on the way?
Like most photographers I’ve experienced bouts of GAS (gear acquisition syndrome), with some of it induced by listening to the advice of others. I don’t know what your experiences have been. Mine have led me to the conclusion that the best thing for me to do is to simply ignore ‘must have’ gear advice from others each and every time I hear it. Continue reading Ignore ‘Must Have’ Gear Advice
It was only about 18 months ago, in mid-January 2015, that this photography blog was launched. About 20 intrepid readers who had been following my articles on Photography Life became my initial subscribers here during those first couple of weeks. As of today, we have 4,000 subscribers and growing! Continue reading 4000 Subscribers and Growing!
Readers interested in seeing a new article that I wrote for Photography Life about adapting to using a camera without a viewfinder can use this link.
For a number of weeks now, some of my contacts in the Canadian commercial photography business have been telling me that they are hearing that Nikon will be making a number of very major announcements this fall. While no one knows for sure what that may entail, many contacts are expecting new APS-C and full frame mirror-less bodies from Nikon. Whether an updated Nikon 1 V-series is in the cards or not is still anyone’s guess. By the fall of 2016 it will have been over 2 1/2 years since the V3 was announced. Many Nikon 1 owners have been getting frustrated waiting. This causes me to wonder whether a lot of previous Nikon 1 owners will take a pass on an updated Nikon 1 V model even if one is introduced. Continue reading Take a pass on a new Nikon 1 V-Series?
This is a quick announcement to let readers know that we are now able to accept PayPal donations.
My intent is to keep this photography blog advertising free. If you enjoy my website and would like to make a modest donation through PayPal to support my work it would be most appreciated. Continue reading PayPal donations now accepted
Recently I’ve had quite a few readers contact me at the office asking me what I think about the idea of Nikon relaunching the Nikon 1 product line using a larger sensor in a CX-mount body. The big question is whether this is feasible or not. Continue reading Larger sensor CX body?
When a new camera model is introduced many photographers pour over its specifications looking for technical advancements. One aspect that draws a lot of attention is the range of ISO settings that are available. Seeing ever-increasing native ISO-settings looks great. But, is your camera actually shooting RAW files at the ISO you set? The differences between manufacturer-stated ISO and measured ISO may surprise you. Continue reading Manufacturer and measured ISO
Sometimes it is hard not to scratch one’s head when observing the behaviour of others. I had a recent experience with an article that I penned for another web site that really has me wondering if camera ownership is becoming politicized. Continue reading The need for respect