When Photographing Birds at 60 FPS Becomes the New Normal on PL

As regular readers will know I’ve been spending a lot of time during the past 5 months photography birds for my upcoming eBook. Our friends at Photography Life have just published a new article that I wrote the website, “When Photographing Birds at 60 FPS Becomes the New Normal.” Continue reading When Photographing Birds at 60 FPS Becomes the New Normal on PL

Balancing Eggs eBook Now Available

We are pleased to announce that our newest eBook, Balancing Eggs, is now available for purchase and PDF download. While this new eBook is not photography related, it still may be of interest to a wide range of readers as it deals with enhancing interpersonal communications, improving business coaching, and taking our presentation skills to a higher level. Continue reading Balancing Eggs eBook Now Available

Heron’s Patience is Rewarded with a Meal

Yesterday I went to Hendrie Valley for a few hours, arriving just before noon. This isn’t typically a good time of day for birding, but my ‘little voice’ kept telling me to go. Since it is nearing the end of the birding season here in Southern Ontario I wasn’t sure if there would be much to photograph. As it turned out I was able to a capture some images of a Great Blue Heron catching a very large catfish. Eventually the heron’s patience was rewarded with a meal. Continue reading Heron’s Patience is Rewarded with a Meal

321,643 Clicks and Counting

It is always interesting to check the shutter count on our cameras to learn how many photographs we have captured since first acquiring our gear. As part of my camera system maintenance I recently created a spreadsheet so I could track the shutter counts of each of my camera bodies. As of this morning my Nikon 1 cameras have registered a combined total of 321,643 clicks and counting. I bought my first Nikon 1 V2 in August 2013. Continue reading 321,643 Clicks and Counting

Nikon 1 Kit Update

It certainly has been interesting to hear from a wide range of Nikon 1 owners during the past few months since the Nikon 1 system was discontinued.  I’ve received numerous emails from many existing owners who are adding to their Nikon 1 kits as a future proofing strategy.  Perhaps surprisingly, I’ve also been getting quite a few emails from people who have only recently discovered the Nikon 1 system and are buying into it while new and used gear is still available. Since a number of people have been asking me what I’ve been up to with my gear, I thought it would be timely to provide readers with a Nikon 1 kit update of my own. Continue reading Nikon 1 Kit Update

Evening Colours at Niagara Falls

During our travels, my wife and I often meet folks from other parts of the world. One of the things that we always find interesting is the number of people we meet that list seeing Niagara Falls as one of their travel objectives. For us, this part of Southern Ontario is only a 40 minute drive away. This short article features a selection of photographs that depict some of the evening colours at Niagara Falls. Continue reading Evening Colours at Niagara Falls

Considering Creative Options in Post

My thanks to a couple of our readers (Oggie Ramos and JohnTheKeenAmateur) for their comments on a recent article, Working with High Contrast Interior Architectural Images. Both have raised some interesting points to consider, and both provided some inspiration for this article, Considering Creative Options in Post. Continue reading Considering Creative Options in Post