Yesterday I took some time to do a handheld HDR macro test using some of the flowers in my yard as subjects. Like many photographers I enjoy macro photography of flowers. I’m often out at open garden events and other locations in bright, harsh sunlight… which is far from ideal. I’ve been wondering for a while now if I could use the in-camera HDR function of my E-M1X to help deal with harsh lighting conditions.
This article features a selection of handheld photographs of Barn Swallow… many of which are in flight. The images were captured at Hendrie Valley. In my local area I typically have many more opportunities to capture images of Tree Swallows as compared to Barn Swallows. This is mainly due to an abundance of nesting boxes that are frequented by Tree Swallows.
The number of Pro Capture choices that can be created with almost every attempted image run is both incredible and addicting. After using Pro Capture H and L for a number of years now, I cannot imagine owning a camera that did not have this technology.
This article shares 15 consecutive handheld photographs of two dragonflies briefly meeting. These 15 frames were captured in a total of 1/4 of a second.
This article shares a selection photographs of dragonflies landing and discusses technique, including the use of Pro Capture H to create these images. All of the photographs in this article were captured handheld during a short 90 minute visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG).
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.
This article shares some recent insect kit field test images and discusses the rationale behind this particular equipment set-up. I suppose when many people think of insect photography the first gear that comes to mind is a macro lens. While I do use a macro lens for insect photography quite often, there are occasions when a macro lens is not a particularly effective piece of kit.
This article features some pond photography done with the M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter during a recent visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens. One of the reasons that I purchased the MC-20 2X teleconverter was to increase my reach when doing pond photography, and capturing images of frogs, dragonflies and blossoms.
It can sometimes be a challenge to photograph blossoms such as water lilies… from a distance… and still get the entire flower in focus. Often we don’t have the physical access needed to get close to subject flowers. As a result we can be forced to use a longer focal length telephoto zoom lens for our compositions. This can create depth-of-field challenges.