We certainly live in interesting times. Often it feels like we are in some kind of twilight zone where one enters through the ‘you must have’ door. With photography, the current ‘you must have’ appears to be a full frame (or larger) sensor camera. If some of the articles on the internet are to be believed, unless we own a full frame camera we are incapable of creating a good photograph. Truth is, a camera is much more than a sensor.
This article shares a selection of images captured hand-held with a Nikon 1 J5 and an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. The creative spark for this article came from Anders, one of our regular readers. The primary objective of the article is to do a brief comparison of J5 and E-M1 Mark II straight out of camera (SOOC) jpeg images. We have also included some corresponding samples of images created from RAW files after some post processing was done to them.
It is always an interesting process to go back and review old photographs. Over the past year or so I’ve reviewed tens of thousands of my images as I searched for photographs to include in various eBook projects. Throughout these image review sessions I often found myself asking the question, “What was I thinking?” as I pressed the delete key. The many hours spent in front of my computer screens reviewing old images has culminated in one, simple question. What makes us better photographers? Continue reading What Makes Us Better Photographers?
In my last article I outlined some of the changing birding environment that we faced during our recent visit to Cuba. This article shares some bird photography in Cuba captured during our week long visit. All of the species identifications are my best guesses. Readers should feel free to provide correct information if I have misidentified any birds. Continue reading Bird Photography in Cuba
After my wife and I arrived at our resort in Cuba in late January, the first thing we did after dropping off our bags in our room, was visit the wetland area adjacent to the hotel. During our previous visits to this resort, the area had been a terrific spot for birding and bird photography. During past visits I had typically spent hours every day on the walkway over the water photographing a wide variety of bird species. This year my challenge was adapting to a changing birding environment. Continue reading Adapting to a Changing Birding Environment
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
As the popularity of this photography blog has increased, unfortunately so too has the frequency of online piracy of intellectual property that has been directly impacting our work. This causes a dilemma in terms of how to deal with the theft of our images and videos. Continue reading Online Piracy of Intellectual Property
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
Societies are self-serving and self-perpetuating structures. There is constant pressure to conform and to fit into predetermined slots. It can be difficult to find one’s path for personal growth and creative expression within the confines of societal norms and pressures. Continue reading At the Core of Personal Creativity
A quick ‘thank you’ to one of our readers, Jack Pearson, for sending me a link to an interesting article which compared image quality between Sony full frame and 1″ sensor cameras.