All posts by Thomas Stirr

Thomas Stirr is an author, executive coach, and photographer/videographer based in Grimsby Ontario Canada. He specializes in industrial photography, safety and corporate videos. His work also includes landscape and nature photography, and experimentation with photo art. Nikon Canada has featured Tom's work numerous times on Facebook and Twitter. To follow Thomas, please visit his website and his YouTube channel

Butterflies in slow motion with Nikon 1 J4

During a recent visit to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory I decided to spend a couple of hours experimenting with the video recording features of my recently acquired Nikon 1 J4, specifically its ability to capture 720HD video at 120fps. This article describes how video clips were taken of butterflies in slow motion with a Nikon 1 J4. Continue reading Butterflies in slow motion with Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4 underwater photography

During my recent vacation in Cuba I had the opportunity to try my Nikon 1 J4 doing some underwater photography, using it with the Nikon 1 WP-N3 waterproof housing. This was a very interesting experience for me as I had never done any underwater photography in the past.

I’d like to extend special thanks to fellow vacationers Joe Szanyi from Canada, and Roy from Britain, for giving me some tips on where to find these fish to photograph.

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A treasure trove of little lizards

Many of us who are fortunate enough to live in or visit warmer climates have seen small lizards scurrying about. These little critters can make intriguing subjects for photographs if we can find a way to get close enough to them. I was able to capture a few images of small lizards with my Nikon 1 gear during a recent one-week trip to Cuba. Continue reading A treasure trove of little lizards

Photographing small sea shells with Nikon 1 J4

Sometimes plans go awry and we end up experimenting in ways we didn’t originally plan. So it was for me today. I was going to test my new Nikon 1 J4 with extension tubes at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory, but discovered the facility is closed all next week. So instead I ended up photographing some small sea shells at home. Continue reading Photographing small sea shells with Nikon 1 J4

A morning walk with the Nikon 1 J4

I recently purchased a Nikon 1 J4 kit with the 10-30 mm PD zoom, and a Nikon 1 WP-N3 underwater housing. I bought both at very attractive prices with the intent of using the combination for occasional underwater images and video, as well as an inclement weather option for travel and landscape photography. Earlier today I went out for a morning walk with the Nikon 1 J4 and captured a few images. Continue reading A morning walk with the Nikon 1 J4