A good way to push our photographic skills and our camera gear is to give ourselves the occasional challenge. A little while ago I gave myself an ISO-200 forest challenge. The goal was to hike through the forest at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre on a dead calm day, and to keep my ISO at, or under, ISO-200.
This past April my wife and I did a self-drive tour of Ireland, circumnavigating the island. Our journey took us along the south east coast through the Copper Coast area of Ireland. This article shares a small selection of photographs captured along this part of the coastline of Ireland.
This short article, Handheld ISO-200 Sunrise, shares a small selection of photographs captured at Hendrie Valley early one morning. Each of the images is accompanied by a 100% crop.
During our recent trip to Ireland, my wife and I ventured down the Mullet Peninsula to visit Deirbhile’s Twist and a few other spots in the area. This article features some Deirbhile’s Twist composition choices.
On occasion I like to create some photographic challenges for myself. Today I decided that I would venture out to a familiar area and allow myself only one photograph for each stop that I made. The challenge included being limited to one camera and one lens. I also set a time limit of one hour during which to capture all of my images. So… I grabbed a camera and headed out for my Niagara Parkway challenge.
Many of us when travelling are inclined to go off the beaten path and do some exploring. This article shares a selection of images captured during a visit to Toe Head, Ireland.
As is often the case, I was up before dawn this morning and working in my office. I happened to look out from my second floor window towards Lake Ontario and saw some incredible colours developing. I quickly grabbed a camera and headed out to capture a few images of a Grimsby harbour sunrise.
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.
This article discusses compression as a composition tool. It illustrates how our choice of focal length impacts image compression. When we’re first starting out on our photographic journeys, we sometimes see focal length choice in a binary manner. For example… telephoto focal lengths for nature, and wide angle focal lengths for landscape. Broadening our use of focal lengths increases our creative latitude.
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