As photographers we spend time considering how we want to compose an image. We often think about balance, leading lines, ‘rule of thirds’ and depth-of-field. Typically we associate aperture settings with depth-of-field. One of the factors we sometimes overlook is how lens focal length and depth-of-field are related. Continue reading Focal length and depth-of-field
One of the things that often sets one homeowner’s garden apart from another is the incorporation of some sculptures and garden whimsy. Continue reading Garden Sculptures and Whimsy
Sometimes when we are visiting gardens we focus on the flowers and buds. This can cause us to miss other kinds of beauty that may be resident in the garden. During some recent garden photography I had the opportunity to focus on garden patterns. Continue reading Garden Patterns
I’m in the process of creating a video of a residential garden. Part of the content in that project will be a number of still images as well as various video clips. As I was working on some images in post I couldn’t help but be captivated by the beauty of details that nature creates. Continue reading Beauty of details
Since it looks like the earthquakes in Japan will be delaying Nikon products for some time to come I purchased a Nikon 1 J5 this week.
I had been waiting for an updated V-series camera to be launched that featured the new 20.8 MP BSI sensor that is in the J5. Since an updated V-series camera will likely be delayed until at least February 2017 I thought it was a good time to purchase a J5.
This article features a few images I took during a morning walk with the Nikon 1 J5 and 1 Nikon 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 zoom lens.
Like many photographers I enjoy taking images of flowers and foliage. In many ways flowers are ‘equal opportunity’ subjects. Images can be captured using the simplest of gear like cellphones and point-and-shoot cameras, all the way up to quite complex rigs that include macro lenses, tripods, flashes, reflectors, and shutter releases. This article shares some sample Nikon flower photography captured with FX and CX gear. Continue reading Nikon flower photography with FX and CX
While on a recent holiday in Cuba I had the opportunity to capture some images of tropical flowers and foliage. I find that the grounds of a resort are often great places for this type of photography for a couple of reasons. Continue reading Tropical flowers and foliage in Cuba
As part of my field work for my upcoming review of the Nikon 1 J5 I went out today to take some flower images. While I usually hate using a camera without a viewfinder, the Nikon 1 J5 is actually very well suited for this type of subject matter. Continue reading Nikon 1 J5 Flower Photography
One of the favourite pastimes for many photographers is capturing images of flowers. This brief article provides a few general tips, as well as focusing on the use of Nikon 1 camera gear, for flower photography. Continue reading Using Nikon 1 for flower photography
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