We recently added an Olympus STF-8 Twin Macro Flash to our kit. The unit gives us more flexibility with our macro photography as we can now extend our work into low light situations. This article shares some images captured during our first attempt using the STF-8 Twin Macro Flash. Readers interested in the full specifications of this flash can use the link provided.
This article answers the question, “What’s in our Olympus Bag?” For the past few months, I’ve been getting a number of emails from folks wondering about our Olympus kit. They’ve been asking what we purchased and why. So… this article provides some answers.
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When photographing birds taking flight, allowing for wing movement needs to be considered. This is especially important if a photographer’s objective is not to clip the bird’s wings. This article shares a selection of 15 photographs captured during the same Continuous Auto-Focus image run. All photographs are displayed as 100% captures without any cropping.
This short article, Handheld ISO-200 Sunrise, shares a small selection of photographs captured at Hendrie Valley early one morning. Each of the images is accompanied by a 100% crop.
Since it is getting late in the birding season in Southern Ontario, I made some time in my schedule to visit Hendrie Valley yesterday. My hope was to capture some images of one of the few remaining ospreys in the area. Mother Nature cooperated and I was treated with an opportunity to photograph an osprey swooping in with its talons thrust forward.
This article shares some Hand-held Hi Res Macro Tips and a selection of images captured with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X and an M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. Many of the tips provided in this article can be used for hand-held macro photography that is not Hi Res. All of the images in this article were captured outdoors.
This lengthy article provides readers with details on my recent Olympus OM-D E-M1X bird-in-flight test. The test was conducted for about 9 hours over a two day period, with thousands of images captured during this time frame. The photographs featured in this article are from my second day of testing.
This brief article shares a small selection of MC-20 birds-in-flight images and discusses the performance of this teleconverter. Recently I put my Olympus OM-D E-M1X, M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 and M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter through a pretty rigorous field test photographing birds-in-flight. You’ll see an extensive article on that field test very soon.
Recently I visited the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory to test out some Kenko DG Extension Tubes. I mounted the extension tubes and a M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens on my Olympus OM-D E-M1X. At times, this high magnification gear combination required some additional hand-holding support. I had the opportunity to use my forearm camera support technique during this photo session. One of our readers, Ray Miller, joined me at the facility and took a photo to help document this camera technique.