Over the past few months I’ve had a number of readers contact me outside of this blog to ask some questions about shooting video with Nikon 1 gear. So, I thought a short article with some answers to the most common questions people ask me may be of interest to some folks. Continue reading Nikon 1 video tips
Capturing landscape images can be a challenge when using many cameras with smaller sensors like the Nikon 1 system or M4/3. Rather than go into specific details with a step-by-step approach this article is intended to provide some general thoughts on post-processing of landscape images taken with small sensor cameras. Continue reading Post-processing of landscape images
If you’re like me you likely have captured hundreds, if not thousands, of images of sea gulls in flight. It’s not that these birds are all that photogenic, but practicing bird-in-flight images with gulls is a good way to maintain our skill level. Continue reading Practicing bird-in-flight images with gulls
This short article outlines some of the reasons why I love shooting with one of the worst-rated cameras on the market…the Nikon 1 V2. Continue reading Why I love shooting with the Nikon 1 system
Since, at the present time, there are no native Nikon 1 macro lenses available, many owners of Nikon 1 gear use extension tubes instead. For many folks their decision comes down to using extension tubes with either the Nikon 1 30-110 mm f/3.8-5.6 or the Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 lenses.
I recently purchased a set of Movo Extension Tubes for Nikon 1 and I thought it may be interesting to compare the ‘magnification effect’ of the various Movo Extension Tubes with these two lenses when mounted on my Nikon 1 V2’s. The basic question is, “When using Movo Extension Tubes with Nikon 1, which set up works best?” Continue reading Using Movo Extension Tubes with Nikon 1
I recently purchased a set of Movo extension tubes for Nikon 1 and I went out today to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory to do a bit of fieldwork for my corresponding review. In the process of doing that work I was able to capture some unusual images that I thought I’d share with readers in advance of my extension tube review.
As many of you know I like to push things a bit from time to time and after a bit of shooting at the Conservatory I decided to link all three Movo Extension tubes together (10 mm, 16 mm, 21 mm) to see what would happen. Well…it ended up being quite an interesting couple of hours and I was able to capture a few images of butterflies feeding. Continue reading Images of Butterflies Feeding
Often we have a particular goal in mind when we visit an area as I did when visiting Point Pelee National Park. Sometimes nature does not cooperate and we end up finding an unexpected treasure. That was certainly the case for me when I stumbled on the Canadian Transportation Museum in Kingsville, Ontario.
This article shares a few images that I took during my visit as well as discussing some approaches to consider when photographing cars on display. Continue reading Photographing Cars on Display
After a very hectic few days working on an urgent client project my wife and I decided to take a short break and head off to Point Pelee National Park. Our original intent was to capture images of migrating birds as Point Pelee is a major stopping point in the migration route of many species of birds and butterflies. Continue reading Point Pelee National Park
One of the things that I love about facilities like Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls is the variety and character of the birds. Some of them seem to have human-like qualities and I find their faces can be very expressive.
I had the opportunity on Wednesday to visit Bird Kingdom with two of our readers, Don and Janice Berman, and spend a number of very enjoyable hours photographing various bird specimens. My focus with my most recent visit was to get as many tight-in images as I could – bird portraitures – for lack of a better description. Continue reading Bird Portraiture
Sometimes we just happen to be at the right place at the right time to capture some images. That was certainly the case on Wednesday this week when I visited the Dufferin Islands at Niagara Falls Ontario and managed to capture a large, white goose beating its wings. Luckily I had my Nikon 1 V2 set for AF-C at 15 fps with subject tracking. So, here is a series of images of a goose beating its wings at 15 fps. Continue reading Goose Beating Wings at 15fps