While on a recent holiday in Cuba I had the opportunity to capture some images of tropical flowers and foliage. I find that the grounds of a resort are often great places for this type of photography for a couple of reasons. Continue reading Tropical flowers and foliage in Cuba
During my recent vacation in Cuba I had the opportunity to try my Nikon 1 J4 doing some underwater photography, using it with the Nikon 1 WP-N3 waterproof housing. This was a very interesting experience for me as I had never done any underwater photography in the past.
I’d like to extend special thanks to fellow vacationers Joe Szanyi from Canada, and Roy from Britain, for giving me some tips on where to find these fish to photograph.
Many of us who are fortunate enough to live in or visit warmer climates have seen small lizards scurrying about. These little critters can make intriguing subjects for photographs if we can find a way to get close enough to them. I was able to capture a few images of small lizards with my Nikon 1 gear during a recent one-week trip to Cuba. Continue reading A treasure trove of little lizards
Sometimes plans go awry and we end up experimenting in ways we didn’t originally plan. So it was for me today. I was going to test my new Nikon 1 J4 with extension tubes at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory, but discovered the facility is closed all next week. So instead I ended up photographing some small sea shells at home. Continue reading Photographing small sea shells with Nikon 1 J4
I recently purchased a Nikon 1 J4 kit with the 10-30 mm PD zoom, and a Nikon 1 WP-N3 underwater housing. I bought both at very attractive prices with the intent of using the combination for occasional underwater images and video, as well as an inclement weather option for travel and landscape photography. Earlier today I went out for a morning walk with the Nikon 1 J4 and captured a few images. Continue reading A morning walk with the Nikon 1 J4
It was mid-January last year that my photography blog went live. A small handful of readers from Photography Life began this journey with me and since that time our community has grown tremendously. Continue reading A Big “Thank You” to readers for our first year together
Regardless of the camera format that I’ve owned I’ve always preferred to use zoom lenses for still photography. Since I now shoot exclusively with the Nikon 1 system I thought it may be fun to write an article on my pick of lenses for an ‘unofficial’ Nikon 1 trinity. Continue reading Zoom lenses to create a Nikon 1 Trinity
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
During a rather brisk walk this afternoon my brain was rattling around in my skull and it occurred to me that I’ve overspent on camera gear a few times in my life. I figured it was logical for me to assume that other folks likely have as well. I began to muse about the reasons we overspend on camera gear which led to this article. Continue reading Reasons we overspend on camera gear
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