This may surprise a few readers, but I recently added a new camera to my kit… an Olympus TG-5. The reasons for adding this new gear are sprinkled through this new posting. This article features a selection of Olympus TG-5 spider images captured handheld today at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington Ontario. Continue reading Olympus TG-5 Spider Images
On Thursday February 7th 2019, I will be presenting Photographing Birds, Bugs & Butterflies Hand-held to the Mississauga Camera Club. The event is being held at the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre, located at 1389 Cawthra Road. While my presentation will primarily focus on bird photography, my talk will also include images and commentary on photographing bugs and butterflies hand-held. Continue reading Bird Photography Presentation
Yesterday I took a couple of hours out of my schedule for a LaSalle Park winter visit. With mainly overcast skies the conditions were far from ideal, but the outing did yield a few usable bird images. Continue reading LaSalle Park Winter Visit
One of the photographic composition questions folks ask themselves is should we clip bird wings in our images or not. This article features a small collection of photographs and discusses some composition choices that can be considered when deciding whether to clip bird wings or not. Continue reading Should We Clip Bird Wings?
This short article asks a simple question of readers, “Do you care about EXIF data?”
EXIF stands for exchangeable image file format. This is the information that your digital camera automatically embeds into photographs, including shutter speed, aperture, ISO, lens focal length, white balance etc. Continue reading Do You Care About EXIF Data?
The past few weeks have been an absolute blur. I’ve been busy updating this website, making changes to my YouTube channel, and putting in some long hours working on my upcoming bird photography eBook. This article features a selection of New Zealand North Island bird photography images that I captured hand-held during our most recent trip. I did the best I could identifying the species in the photographs featured in this article. If any readers notice any incorrect bird identifications, please feel free to correct me as needed!
When my wife and I planned our final trip to New Zealand we wanted to observe dolphins at the Bay of Islands. This was something we had not done since 2004. Luckily the weather cooperated and we were able to book a couple of cruises leaving out of Paihia. Continue reading Dolphins at the Bay of Islands
I had to chuckle to myself for heeding my own advice during our most recent visit to New Zealand! In our eBook New Zealand Tip-to-Tip, I suggested having two cameras ‘at-the-ready’ (one for landscapes and one for birds) just in case an opportunity arose when visiting the Blue Spring. As luck would have it I had a very brief close encounter with a New Zealand Fantail at the Blue Spring. Continue reading New Zealand Fantail at the Blue Spring
A few days ago I took a break from a number of projects on which I’m working, by visiting Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls Canada. It was a marginal day at best. The sky was overcast with rain falling. This later turned to a light snow, making the indoor shooting conditions at Bird Kingdom dark and difficult. This article discusses photographing small birds using extension tubes. This topic will be included in my upcoming bird photography eBook. Continue reading Photographing Small Birds Using Extension Tubes
With the field work for my upcoming bird photography eBook essentially done, I’ve been spending some time revisiting bird photos that I have in my archives to determine which images to include in my upcoming eBook. It has been an interesting exercise on a number of fronts. Continue reading Revisiting Bird Photos