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
It is interesting to be somewhere in the back half of one’s life on this spinning planet. The passage of time brings physical changes. I often wonder who that old guy is in the mirror staring back at me. I think I know him… then wonder if I ever will discover and understand all that I could about him. Continue reading The Passage of Time
Major camera shows bring a plethora of new product introductions, and the accompanying ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ commentary on many photography sites. All of this stokes gear acquisition syndrome in us, as it is always tempting to buy new equipment. This article discusses why keeping your existing camera gear can make sense. Continue reading Why Keeping Existing Camera Gear Can Make Sense
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?
This article provides some tips when using a standard zoom lens for flower photography. All of the images in this article were captured by my wife during our recent trip to New Zealand. The photographs were taken hand-held with a Nikon 1 V3 and a 1 Nikkor 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD standard zoom lens. Continue reading Using a Standard Zoom Lens for Flower Photography
Sometimes when we buy a camera, a standard kit zoom lens is included in the package. The quality of these lenses can vary quite a bit and some folks rarely, if ever, use them. This article features a selection of images captured by my wife during our last trip to New Zealand. All of her images were taken hand-held with a Nikon 1 V3 equipped with a 1 Nikkor 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD kit zoom lens. Continue reading Travel Photography with a Kit Zoom Lens
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!