Category Archives: Photography Techniques

Learning to See More

As photographers… and as human beings… learning to see more is an important skill that helps to transform how we experience the world around us. From a photographic standpoint, it has always fascinated me how differently people can capture the world around them, even when standing right next to another photographer.

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Reach and Buffer

This article discusses the importance of reach and buffer when photographing birds-in-flight, and features 24 consecutive handheld images. All photographs were captured using an E-M1X fitted with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS and M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter.

The photographs displayed in this article are a part of an AF-C +TR with Bird Detection AI run comprising a total of 33 images. The article begins at frame 9 of that run.

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Bird Photography Settings

Over the past while I’ve had a number of emails from readers asking me to write an article on my bird photography settings. To be honest I’ve avoided writing this kind of article in the past simply because the choice of camera settings is a very personal decision.

The way that each of us set up and use our cameras can vary significantly, based on our personal shooting style, and the equipment that we happen to own. When it comes to bird photography settings, significant differences can exist between photographers even when using the exact same camera.

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Photographing Killdeer in Cuba

This article discusses photographing killdeer in Cuba and shares a selection of handheld images of killdeer along a stream. Killdeer are a member of the plover family and are found extensively throughout North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

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Cropping Bird Photographs

This article discusses cropping bird photographs and provides a number of sample images to illustrate some approaches that can be used. Photographic composition is very subjective. So, you may, or may not, agree with some of the approaches used in this article. The objective of this posting is simply to illustrate some cropping options that can be considered.

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Bird Detection AI Tips

This article shares some E-M1X’s Bird Detection AI tips, and is based on experimenting with this technology over the past few weeks. I apologize in advance for using some existing images in this article… but we are in the first week of a new 4 week COVID-19 lock down.

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Ducks Using Cluster Area C-AF

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.

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