Yesterday I was out photographing ducks using cluster area C-AF. Being new to Olympus I had no idea that this mode of continuous auto-focus was available. After watching a video on using cluster area C-AF that Robin Wong posted, I decided to give it a try.
This lengthy article provides a summary of some of the actions that a photographer can take to practice handheld shot discipline. Many of the actions would also apply to folks who use tripods or monopods. Shot discipline is all about making sure that our camera gear is ready. That we know how to use it to best effect. That we use good camera technique. And, that we remain calm and focused.
This article shares a selection of flower images and discusses some of the techniques that can be used to achieve shallow depth-of-field with M4/3 camera gear.
As photographers it can challenging at times bringing inspiration to life. This article shares a selection of images captured during our trip to Italy in the fall of 2019, as well as sharing some approaches used with these photographs.
There are times when using 60 frames per second can make a lot of sense, even though a photographer may have to give up continuous auto focus with this fast frame rate. This article shares a selection of 10 consecutive images captured at 60 frames per second to illustrate the potential trade-off benefit.
When photographing birds in flight, there are times when choosing AF-S over AF-C can make sense. Let’s have a look at a recent image run of a blue jay taking flight to illustrate this idea.
Most of us go through peaks and valleys with our camera usage. There may be times of the year when our gear stays in our camera bags. One of the things that we can do to maintain our skill level is to spend a few minutes regularly doing camera settings practice. I’d like to thank one of our readers, Bob Owen, for posting a comment that provided the creative spark for this article.
A couple of days ago I spent a few hours photographing sparrows visiting feeders in my backyard. This article shares a good selection of photographs and discusses some of the techniques used to capture the images.
Regardless of the brand or format of camera that you may own, you may want to do a progressive ISO test with it. This allows a photographer to compare the performance of a particular camera and lens throughout its ISO range.