As discussed in a number of previous articles, choosing camera gear is an intensely personal decision. What may be a great choice for one photographer may not work well for another. Regardless of what someone chooses the key is to understand the capabilities of our camera gear and how to use it. This article discusses how to photograph birds at 60 frames per second with Nikon 1 gear. Continue reading How to Photograph Birds at 60 FPS with Nikon 1
I’ve been making regular trips to the Hendrie Valley Sanctuary the past little while, as I’ve been doing some fieldwork for an upcoming eBook on bird photography. This article shares some images of a Great Blue Heron taking off shot at 20 fps in continuous auto-focus with subject tracking. Continue reading Great Blue Heron Taking Off at 20 FPS
During a recent visit to Bird Kingdom I was reminded of the importance of bird photography backgrounds. While we often do not have many options when photographing in the wild, shooting at captive venues provides us with a lot more latitude. Continue reading Importance of Bird Photography Backgrounds
Readers who enjoy bird and insect photography may be interested in a presentation I will be doing on November 29th at Station 1 Coffeehouse for the Grimsby Camera Group. Continue reading Photographing Birds and Insects Presentation Notice
The lenses that an individual photographer chooses to use is a matter of personal preference. Some folks enjoy shooting with prime lenses while other people prefer zoom lenses. This article discusses using more creative latitude of zoom lenses by considering a few, simple things. Continue reading Using more creative latitude of zoom lenses.
This article discusses using extension tubes to photograph auto details, and shares a range of sample images. I recently went to the annual PoultryFest event in Smithville Ontario. It features an antique and custom car show, which is a great place to capture some images of automotive details. Continue reading Using Extension Tubes to Photograph Auto Details
Regardless of the camera that each of us may own, practising eye hand coordination is a good idea. This is especially true if one enjoys photographing birds-in-flight or other moving wildlife. Continue reading Practising Eye Hand Coordination
When I looked out of the window this morning I was greeted by a dull, grey day. My spirits immediately lifted – what a perfect time for an overcast birds-in-flight test with my Nikon 1 V3!
As regular readers will know I’m not much of a ‘tech-head’ when it comes to camera gear. Whatever gear that a person happens to choose is simply that – a choice based on their specific needs. My basic belief is that small technical differences between gear are basically irrelevant. Every piece of camera gear comes with some sort of trade-off and as long as we consider those trade-offs in our decision process, we’ve done the best job we can selecting our equipment. What works for one person may not for the next. What is critical is the importance of knowing your gear, regardless of what it may be. Continue reading The importance of knowing your gear
Regardless of the camera gear you own it likely has some kind of image stabilization (IS) or vibration reduction (VR) feature. Sometimes this is built into the camera body, or can be built into a specific lens. Continue reading Using Image Stabilization