Category Archives: Photography Techniques

Dragonflies in Flight Test

This article shares some dragonflies in flight test images and discusses various approaches that I used duringĀ  my recent field test. As regular readers will know, I have one of my E-M1X Custom Modes (C2) set up for use with Cluster Area C-AF. Since I no longer use this setting for any of my bird photography I needed to determine whether to keep this C2 Custom Mode or change it. My dragonflies in flight test was intended to help me make that decision.

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ISO Versus Shutter Speed

As photographers we often have to make trade-off decisions such as choosing ISO versus shutter speed when we’re out with our cameras. There are few hard and fast rules when it comes to these decisions, as personal skills and preferences often come into play.

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Pro Capture Thought Process

This article shares 15 consecutive photographs from a complete Pro Capture H image run and discusses my Pro Capture thought process. All images were captured handheld using an E-M1X fitted with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom lens and M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter.

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Swallow BIF Technique

This article discusses some of the general considerations associated with developing a swallow BIF technique, and shares a selection of photographs.

Since earlier articles have already detailed my various bird photography setting options, my primary BIF settings, and how I use Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, that information is not repeated in this article.

Many of the images in this article were created during my recent swallow Bird AI test at Windermere Basin Park in Hamilton, Ontario. Others were captured during previous visits to this location. This is a lengthy article, so grab a cup of coffee or other beverage.

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Our Images Can Tell a Story

Sometimes we can get so caught up in the act of photographing subject birds that we forget that our images can tell a story. This short article features a small selection of photographs that (hopefully) illustrate that images can tell a story… even with common birds like gulls.

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Photographing a Perched Raptor

This article discusses photographing a perched raptor, outlines various composition considerations, and shares some photographs to illustrate issues. It is important to keep in mind that the subject bird featured in this article did not change its perched position.

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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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