As with all things photographic there tends to be differences of opinion and the occasional hard-edged viewpoint that people bring to on-line discussions. Shooting in low light is one such subject. Many folks have a strong belief that if you shoot in low light you must use a full frame camera to get good results. Period.
But… is this actually true? Continue reading Using smaller sensor cameras in low light
If you follow various photography sites you’ve no doubt read plenty of articles and reader comments that extol the advantages of using full frame sensor cameras.
For a lot of folks full frame cameras are the Holy Grail… the be all and end all… and some folks believe that we must shoot with this format if we want the best out of the money we have invested in camera gear. Some even go so far as to say that unless a person is willing to invest in full frame gear they’re not ‘serious’ about their craft. Others make silly and rather illogical statements that “real photographers only use full frame”. Continue reading The depth-of-field advantage of smaller sensor camera systems
Most people who enjoy taking images of birds will attest to the fact that it can be especially challenging to photograph hummingbirds. Continue reading Photographing hummingbirds in flight without using flash
With the introduction of lenses like the Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC more people than ever before are using long telephoto lenses. Sometimes they’re disappointed with their initial results when using these lenses hand-held, especially at slower shutter speeds. This short article provides some tips that can help improve results when photographing hand held. Continue reading Tips on photographing hand-held with large telephoto zoom lenses
If you live in a warm sub-tropical or tropical climate, or holiday in one, you’ve likely seen many small lizards scurrying about and you may have tried to photograph them as I did with my Nikon 1 V2 and Nikon 1 CX 70-300 lens during a recent holiday in Cuba. Continue reading Tips for Photographing Small Lizards
I would like to preface this article by saying it is not intended as a “do this, don’t do that” sermon from the mount. To me, using a camera is akin to playing a guitar. It is simply an instrument that a person uses to achieve a particular outcome. Continue reading Perspectives of a Nikon 1 User
As a follow up to my recent Images in Greece article, this piece features some examples of street photography done while in Greece. This style of photography by its very nature is a very personal thing. What appeals to one person may leave others scratching their heads. So if you’re wearing a hat…take it off and be prepared to scratch. Continue reading Street Photography in Greece
Like many couples, my wife and I talked about going to Greece for many years. Fortunately for us the stars aligned in the fall of 2014 and we were able to go on a bus tour/island hopping holiday. Continue reading Images of Greece
My wife is an avid gardener and for more years than I can remember, I have accompanied her on a wide range of garden tours and other such outings. While gardening is of little interest to me per se, I do find some enjoyment in capturing images of flowers and foliage. And, on the odd occasion I have shot videos of private and public gardens. Continue reading Using Telephoto Lenses to Photograph Flowers and Foliage
Many of us visit and take images in large, public venues such as gardens and exhibitions which can be challenging from a photographic perspective. I thought it may be interesting to share some images I took at the Mosaiculture exhibit in Montreal in 2013 and some of the approaches I used at the event. Continue reading Mosaiculture – Photography in Large Public Venues