Tag Archives: Nikon D800

Nikon flower photography with FX and CX

Like many photographers I enjoy taking images of flowers and foliage. In many ways flowers are ‘equal opportunity’ subjects. Images can be captured using the simplest of gear like cellphones and point-and-shoot cameras, all the way up to quite complex rigs that include macro lenses, tripods, flashes, reflectors, and shutter releases. This article shares some sample Nikon flower photography captured with FX and CX gear. Continue reading Nikon flower photography with FX and CX

Shooting Hand-Held with the Sigma 150-600 Sport

The super zoom market has really heated up over the past year or so with the launch of the Tamron 150-600 VC, the Nikon 1 CX 70-300, a new 100-400 from Canon, and two new lenses from Sigma, including the Sigma 150-600 Sport. I thought readers may like to see a few sample images along with some initial thoughts about shooting with this lens hand-held. Continue reading Shooting Hand-Held with the Sigma 150-600 Sport

Professional Development: A Different “Rule of Thirds”

As photographers who regularly visit photography web sites and blogs, we all seem to be driven by very personal commitments to learn new things and to improve. Over the years I’ve been using my own ‘rule of thirds’ – not as a composition technique – but as an approach to help me direct my own development efforts when it comes to photography. Continue reading Professional Development: A Different “Rule of Thirds”

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