Watching videos and reading articles about photography can be helpful to develop our knowledge base… but we can risk becoming an armchair photographer. Unless we put new found knowledge into practice we risk it quickly fading from our consciousness.
Tag Archives: Olympus OM-D E-M1X
ISO-10000 BIF Test
I recently did an ISO-10000 BIF test to experiment with the Severe Noise capability of Topaz Denoise AI when capturing a bird taking flight. My subject was a robin perched deep inside a pine tree in very dark shade. The sequence of images was captured using my E-M1X’s Pro Capture H technology. My standard small bird Pro Capture H settings were used, i.e. both Pre Shutter Frames and Frame Limiter were set to 15, utilizing a frame rate of 60 fps.
Duck Landing on Snow
This article features 22 consecutive Bird Detection AI images of a duck landing on snow, captured using the M.Zuiko 100-400 mm zoom. All photographs were captured handheld using an OM-D E-M1X. The incoming duck was approximately 50 to 67 metres away.
Experiencing a Salad
Experiencing a salad, like so many things in life, is something that we often take for granted… seldom giving it much thought.
In many parts of the developed world we just assume that things are going to be there for us. Food in our local supermarket. Electricity when we flip a switch. A roof over our heads to protect us from the elements. Heat for our homes. Medicine at the pharmacy.
This is not the reality that faces billions of people around the world each day.
Reach and Buffer
This article discusses the importance of reach and buffer when photographing birds-in-flight, and features 24 consecutive handheld images. All photographs were captured using an E-M1X fitted with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS and M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter.
The photographs displayed in this article are a part of an AF-C +TR with Bird Detection AI run comprising a total of 33 images. The article begins at frame 9 of that run.
Pro Capture ISO-12800 Test
This article shares a small collection of images captured as part of a Pro Capture ISO-12800 test. The intent of my test was simply to find out if I could capture any images that were usable to any degree, at this high ISO value. The photographs in this article definitely fall into the “I wonder what would happen if?” category.
Bird Photography Gear
Choosing bird photography gear includes reviewing many factors in order for us to make the best decision for our specific needs. This article outlines some of the issues that can be considered before we invest our hard-earned money. Bird photography gear can be expensive, and costly mistakes can be made without a proper needs assessment. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in, this is a lengthy article.
Importance of Mental Practice
Physical and mental practice are both critical to maintain during these unusual times, and there are things we can do to stay sharp with our photographic craft. No doubt it can be challenging, frustrating and demotivating to be limited to our immediate surroundings. Allowing ourselves to be overcome by these negative emotions is counterproductive.
Pond Hop at ISO-6400
This short article shares 12 consecutive Pro Capture H photographs of a sparrow pond hop at ISO-6400, captured handheld using an E-M1X and M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom. These images were captured through my kitchen window using my standard Pro Capture H settings (60 frames-per-second, 15 Pre Shutter Frames, Frame Limiter set to 15).
Cooper’s Hawk Returns
Two days after publishing Kitchen Window Raptor, it was my turn at the kitchen window when the Cooper’s hawk returned.