Category Archives: Photography Techniques

Using more creative latitude of zoom lenses.

The lenses that an individual photographer chooses to use is a matter of personal preference. Some folks enjoy shooting with prime lenses while other people prefer zoom lenses. This article discusses using more creative latitude of zoom lenses by considering a few, simple things.  Continue reading Using more creative latitude of zoom lenses.

Using Extension Tubes to Photograph Auto Details

This article discusses using extension tubes to photograph auto details, and shares a range of sample images. I recently went to the annual PoultryFest event in Smithville Ontario. It features an antique and custom car show, which is a great place to capture some images of automotive details. Continue reading Using Extension Tubes to Photograph Auto Details

The importance of knowing your gear

As regular readers will know I’m not much of a ‘tech-head’ when it comes to camera gear. Whatever gear that a person happens to choose is simply that – a choice based on their specific needs. My basic belief is that small technical differences between gear are basically irrelevant. Every piece of camera gear comes with some sort of trade-off and as long as we consider those trade-offs in our decision process, we’ve done the best job we can selecting our equipment. What works for one person may not for the next. What is critical is the importance of knowing your gear, regardless of what it may be. Continue reading The importance of knowing your gear

Anticipating wide angle distortion

Using wide angle lenses can be a mixed blessing for many of us. On one hand we love the broader view that wide angle primes and zoom lenses give us. But on the other the distortion that can be created by these types of lenses can be a problem. Anticipating wide angle distortion and deciding how we’re going to deal with it before we press the shutter can be helpful. Continue reading Anticipating wide angle distortion