Category Archives: Tours & Travel

Shooting Angles & Focal Lengths

Our choice of shooting angles and focal lengths are two of the most important decisions we make with each of our photographic compositions.

We can find an incredible subject, then squander that image opportunity if we use a shooting angle that places the subject against a distracting background. At times our creative execution may fall short if we select a focal length that is not well suited to our desired depth-of-field. Or, fails to frame our subject to leverage its visual attributes. Choices of shooting angles and focal lengths can have a significant effect on eye flow.

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Harbour Grace Composition Considerations

This article shares some Harbour Grace composition considerations that came into play when we visited this town during our trip to Newfoundland. As history buffs may know Amelia Earhart was the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. This historic event took flight from the air strip at Harbour Grace.

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Ryan Premises

Earlier this year my wife and I visited the Ryan Premises National Historic Site as part of our Newfoundland photography mini tour. This was not one of our original planned stops. Since we were facing yet another wet and foggy day, we decided to do some indoor photography and learn about some of the history of this area of Newfoundland at this National Historic Site.

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HDR2 Test at Grande Hermine

This article features some HDR2 test images captured at the La Grande Hermine replica vessel which is situated near Jordan Harbour Marina. Readers who are interested in the history of the original La Grande Hermine and the replica situated at Jordan Harbour can use the link provided.

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Working a Scene

If time permits, working a scene can be very beneficial in terms of helping to train ourselves to look at a variety of composition options. This article features a selection of images captured at the Western Brook Pond Tour departure area. The objective is simply to illustrate how a specific subject can be incorporated into a composition in a number of different ways. All of the images featured in this article were captured with the M.Zuiko PRO 12-100 mm f/4 IS zoom.

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Grates Cove Boardwalk

During our Newfoundland photography tour earlier this year, I had the opportunity to explore the Grates Cove Boardwalk. This was an interesting photographic experience given the weather and the condition of the boardwalk. All of the images in this article are displayed in the order in which they were captured.

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Twillingate Visit

This article shares some images captured in the Twillingate area of  Newfoundland during our recent self-drive photography tour. All of the photographs in this article were captured with the M.Zuiko PRO 12-100 f/4 IS zoom.

One of the primary objectives of our visit was to view icebergs and participate in a boat tour. We also explored some of the surrounding area and had a noteworthy stay at the Viking Vacation Home. As regular readers know, over the past nine years or so we have only highlighted accommodations on two other occasions on this website. More on that at the end of this article.

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Photographing Icebergs

Seeing and photographing icebergs was one of the experiences on the top of my wife’s wish list when we recently visited Newfoundland. This article shares some of our images and discusses a few things to keep in mind when photographing icebergs.

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Pro 12-100 Review

This article provides some insights and observations regarding  the M.Zuiko PRO 12-100 mm f/4 IS zoom in the form of a hands-on review. Our lens was purchased almost three years ago. So… a fair amount of time has elapsed which helped me formulate this assessment.

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