A photographic rabbit hole exists, and if you choose to go down it you’re pretty much guaranteed to sub-optimize your small sensor camera’s capabilities. That photographic rabbit hole is equivalency.
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Ducks with 40-150
This article features a selection of handheld images of ducks captured with the M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 zoom and MC-20 teleconverter. As noted in a previous article, I was not initially planning to do any bird photography on this particular day, and left my M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS at home.
Pigeon In Close
This short article features a small selection of handheld images of a pigeon flying in close, captured with an M.Zuiko PRO 40-150mm f/2.8 zoom and MC-20 teleconverter.
I wasn’t planning to do any bird photography on the day that these photographs were created. As a result I had left my M.Zuiko 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS at home. It was a good thing that I did.
Threading the Needle
Using threading the needle techniques can be helpful when trying to photograph small birds hopping or taking flight in amongst branches. This articles shares some recent photographs of cardinals captured proximate to the boardwalk at Hendrie Valley.
Life’s Bread Crumbs
Life’s bread crumbs are events, people, personal experiences, intuition, messages, information, and creative expressions that bring understanding and meaning to our lives.
None of us knows when our actions may become life’s bread crumbs for someone else. Even the smallest act can have meaning beyond ourselves.
Chickadees with 75-300
This past weekend I went out to photograph some chickadees with the M.Zuiko 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II zoom lens. The majority of my images were created using Pro Capture H with the Pre-Shutter Frames and Frame Limiter both set to 15. I shot with a frame rate of 60 frames-per-second, using a single auto-focusing point.
Improving Bird Photography
Improving bird photography seems to be on the minds of more and more people that I meet when I’m out with my camera gear. Many folks seem to be focused on the potential benefits of buying new camera gear in terms of advancements in computational photography technologies, and enhancements to auto-focusing systems. While these factors can be important, improving bird photography can also be achieved without spending money on new camera gear.
Camera Kit Considerations
We can invest a lot of money in photography equipment and some simple camera kit considerations can help us choose the best gear for our needs. As has been stated in many of my previous articles, we should all buy and use whatever camera format, brand and camera model that best meets our individual needs. There is no such thing as a perfect, one-size fits all camera system. Best is a relative term that is totally dependent on our individual needs.
Photographing Coots Diving
This article discusses photographing coots diving… shares some new images… and provides some insights to help anticipate this behaviour. All of the images featured in this article were captured handheld using an E-M1X with an M.Zuiko 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom lens, and utilizing Pro Capture H.
Fast Frame Rates
As innovations with mirrorless camera technologies continue to grow, the availability and use of fast frame rates has become more prevalent.
Some of us ‘mature folks’ remember that it wasn’t that many years ago that a continuous auto-focusing frame rate that even approached 10 frames-per-second was thought to be ‘blazing fast’. A lot has happen over the past decade or so.