Lately I’ve have some interesting email exchanges with readers, as well as some comments on this website, about my Pro Capture H settings and the rationale for them. It occurred to me that perhaps the best way to demonstrate why I do what I do, is to show Pro Capture in reverse.
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to return to Hendrie Valley to do some bird photography. It has been a number of months since I’ve been able to get out with a camera. We’ve had some very minor lifting of restrictions locally which allowed me the opportunity to spend a bit of time at Hendrie Valley again.
This short article shares a selection of photographs of a Baltimore Oriole at a hummingbird feeder in our backyard. All images were captured handheld using the Pro Capture H mode with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X.
We have just published a new video on YouTube, Photographing Small Birds in Flight with Olympus Pro Capture. This video shares a good selection of still images captured handheld with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X, M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 zoom lens and M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter, using the Pro Capture H mode.
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.
This article discusses the Pro Capture settings that are available on the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and some of the factors that a photographer would consider when choosing which settings to use. I’d like to thank one of our readers, Joel Bateman, for asking a question related to one of my earlier articles. This provided the creative spark for this posting.
This short article features a series of 15 Pro Capture H images of a dove making a pond landing. All images were captured handheld looking through my kitchen window using an Olympus OM-D E-M1X, M.Zuiko PRO 40-150mm f/2.8 zoom lens, and M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter.
Shooting with both eyes open is a photographic technique that can be beneficial in specific situations. This article shares a sample Pro Capture H image run shot with both eyes open.
When photographing birds, anticipating flight direction involves a number of factors. These include body and head position, environmental factors, and habitual behaviours. This article discusses these issues and illustrates how they can be used when anticipating flight direction.
This article shares some images of sparrows flying inside bushes. Many of us who enjoy bird photography will attest to the fact that some action sequences are challenging to photograph. Capturing small birds in flight is challenging at the best of times. To photograph them while they are flying inside bushes takes it up another notch.