Capturing images of geese in flight is often how many photographers begin to develop their BIF technique. Geese make ideal subjects since they are large, slower flying birds. Their flight patterns tend to be in reasonably straight lines and they often announce their approach with a chorus of honking, allowing us to get prepared to take some photographs of them. Continue reading Capturing images of geese in flight
Since we’ve been having an unusually warm start to our winter in Southern Ontario I was able to spend a number of hours in Niagara Falls experimenting with light painting yesterday evening. Continue reading Experimenting with light painting
Depending on our individual interests many of us visit historic sites, especially when on holidays. Photographing these sites can be challenging given the crowds that visit during the height of the tourist season. Planning a trip mid-week, or in the off season, can help reduce the number of people in our images so we can focus on the attributes of the historic site. Continue reading Photographing Historic Sites with Nikon 1
Just like what owners of full frame and cropped sensor DSLR’s experience, using graduated neutral density (GND) filters with Nikon 1 and M4/3 cameras can help improve the images you capture, especially if you like landscape photography.
One could argue that since the sensors in Nikon 1 and M4/3 cameras have less dynamic range than most DSLR’s using graduated neutral density filters is even more critical with these smaller sensor cameras. Continue reading Using graduated neutral density filters with Nikon 1 and M4/3
As with all things photographic there tends to be differences of opinion and the occasional hard-edged viewpoint that people bring to on-line discussions. Shooting in low light is one such subject. Many folks have a strong belief that if you shoot in low light you must use a full frame camera to get good results. Period.
But… is this actually true? Continue reading Using smaller sensor cameras in low light
If you follow various photography sites you’ve no doubt read plenty of articles and reader comments that extol the advantages of using full frame sensor cameras.
For a lot of folks full frame cameras are the Holy Grail… the be all and end all… and some folks believe that we must shoot with this format if we want the best out of the money we have invested in camera gear. Some even go so far as to say that unless a person is willing to invest in full frame gear they’re not ‘serious’ about their craft. Others make silly and rather illogical statements that “real photographers only use full frame”. Continue reading The depth-of-field advantage of smaller sensor camera systems
Most people who enjoy taking images of birds will attest to the fact that it can be especially challenging to photograph hummingbirds. Continue reading Photographing hummingbirds in flight without using flash
With the introduction of lenses like the Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC more people than ever before are using long telephoto lenses. Sometimes they’re disappointed with their initial results when using these lenses hand-held, especially at slower shutter speeds. This short article provides some tips that can help improve results when photographing hand held. Continue reading Tips on photographing hand-held with large telephoto zoom lenses
If you live in a warm sub-tropical or tropical climate, or holiday in one, you’ve likely seen many small lizards scurrying about and you may have tried to photograph them as I did with my Nikon 1 V2 and Nikon 1 CX 70-300 lens during a recent holiday in Cuba. Continue reading Tips for Photographing Small Lizards
I would like to preface this article by saying it is not intended as a “do this, don’t do that” sermon from the mount. To me, using a camera is akin to playing a guitar. It is simply an instrument that a person uses to achieve a particular outcome. Continue reading Perspectives of a Nikon 1 User