Showing posts for 'photography'. Clear search

Nikon's Z6II, and their Z system in general is better than I expected

February 27, 2021 - I've bought a Nikon mirrorless Z mount camera, and the body and lenses are performing better than I expected. In fact, I...
Read the Full Post »

Our digital cameras are awfully good

September 27, 2020 - For the first time in about a year, I've been able to print one of my images on my Epson P800. For those interested, th...
Read the Full Post »

Do you need a photo editing application?

June 24, 2020 - Do you need photo editing software? Well, you will be shocked to learn that I think you do. You need to be able to edit...
Read the Full Post »

In cameras, there may be arising a third option

January 09, 2020 - This is a short and highly speculative blog post. With the single exception of comments about the new Nikon D780, it's a...
Read the Full Post »

A better tripod mount ring for my 200 - 500

November 09, 2019 - Last year, I wrote about my purchase of my first really big lens: a Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens I called The Beas...
Read the Full Post »

My portraiture project

October 03, 2019 - Those of you who read my irregular blogs will have noted that I have invested in new Godox flash gear of late. Has this...
Read the Full Post »

An affordable desktop publishing app from Affinity

June 20, 2019 - Serif, who publish the well-regarded Affinity Photo have released their latest app called Publisher. As the name implies...
Read the Full Post »

A reasonably priced, battery-powered strobe system from Godox

May 05, 2019 - I’ve never been a huge user of flash, but sometimes you need it. (Try covering a wedding or significant birthday without...
Read the Full Post »

Preserve your photographs

April 15, 2019 - This will be the briefest of blogs. A tragedy in Paris reminds us all: Preserve your photographs. You cannot know their...
Read the Full Post »

One soccer ball and two lessons

March 09, 2019 - This morning, I went along to watch my grandson play soccer. Naturally, I took my Nikon with my 200 - 500 lens. I was s...
Read the Full Post »

Modern cameras are insanely good - and so is the software.

January 20, 2019 - I went out with group from Birdlife Australia this week for the first time in 2019. We went to a place in Perth called t...
Read the Full Post »

Sirui delivers - but in big boxes! [With a postscript]

December 31, 2018 - This will be the shortest blog in history. It's 22:04 on New Years Eve and I realise I haven't blogged for six months!...
Read the Full Post »

A new tripod - the Sirui W2204

June 13, 2018 - I've been looking around for a new tripod for a while now. The fact is that I already had three: an old Manfrotto, a rel...
Read the Full Post »

Controlling depth of field

April 21, 2018 - One of the steps in changing from someone who "takes snaps" to one who makes photographs is to create images which guide...
Read the Full Post »

A new camera body, "The Beast" and bird photography

March 21, 2018 - It's been a while since I posted a blog (November 2017 in fact), so I thought I might tell you what I've been doing phot...
Read the Full Post »

RAW provides you with more options in your photography

November 16, 2017 - There's a minor debate on YouTube at the moment (mid November 2017) about RAW versus JPEG, so naturally, I feel the need...
Read the Full Post »

Cropping changes photographs more than you may think

November 04, 2017 - In some photography circles cropping is a no-no. Some photographers take the view that a photo is made in the camera and...
Read the Full Post »

One lens to do it all

October 20, 2017 - I recently did a five week trip to Britain and Europe. As always, luggage is a problem and so on this trip I decided to...
Read the Full Post »

There's life in "old" cameras yet!

August 26, 2017 - Ok, I'll admit it. I want the new Nikon D850 so much I can taste it. This goes beyond gear lust - I'm in love. If the D8...
Read the Full Post »

The zoom ring does more than you think

July 18, 2017 - In my previous blog, I described my recent excursion to photograph the sunrise over the Swan River in Perth. After I'd f...
Read the Full Post »

Nailing those informal portraits

June 11, 2017 - I was recently contacted by a friend with a common problem. She needed to get some good photos of her son, who was all d...
Read the Full Post »

The sun isn't always the photographer's friend

January 30, 2017 - Back in the dark ages when I was young, people with cameras would love bright, sunny days. It's not surprising; lenses w...
Read the Full Post »

A new year's resolution - of sorts

January 15, 2017 - I haven't done all that much photography (or blogging) in the past year. It's not through conscious choice; I just don't...
Read the Full Post »

More people are shifting to Capture One!

August 01, 2016 - Back in February 2016, I wrote Capture One is a mixed bag... but I'm sticking with it about my initial experience with t...
Read the Full Post »

Consumer magazines are not the place for keen photographers to compare cameras

May 13, 2016 - Let me begin by saying that I'm a card-carrying fan of the consumer magazine, Choice. I've been a subscriber for years a...
Read the Full Post »

Shooting in raw format gives you more options than JPEG.

March 24, 2016 - Shooting your photography in raw format is really is worth the trouble. When making photographs many, maybe a majority...
Read the Full Post »

Not everyone appreciates feedback!

March 18, 2016 - I listen to a few podcasts (not all about photography, I might add) and have done so for years. So a few weeks back, I w...
Read the Full Post »

Capture One is a mixed bag ... but I'm sticking with it

February 17, 2016 - Back in December 2015, I wrote a blog piece entitled Yes Virginia - there IS an alternative to Lightroom. In it, I menti...
Read the Full Post »

Maybe plastic IS fantastic?

February 03, 2016 - Like a lot of people, I've tended to assume that metal is better than plastic. I think most of us have dismissed somethi...
Read the Full Post »

Trying to photograph owls

January 11, 2016 - Everyone likes owls, right? So when my step daughter announced that a family of owls had started roosting in the trees a...
Read the Full Post »

Controlled depth of field covers many an issue

December 31, 2015 - Most serious photographers, whether they be professional of enthusiast, like to control depth of field. For the uniniti...
Read the Full Post »

A great complement about my photography - and a reminder of the value of photographs

December 14, 2015 - A few days ago, I was saddened to learn that the husband of one of my camera club friends had passed away. I contacted m...
Read the Full Post »

Yes Virginia - there IS an alternative to Lightroom

December 07, 2015 - A glance back at my blog will reveal that I've been a fan of Adobe's Lightroom and use it almost exclusively for "post".
Read the Full Post »

Should we stop shooting after a few images?

November 01, 2015 - A few of mornings ago, I noticed a nicely backlit kangaroo paw flower in my garden. So I put my Tamron 90mm macro on my...
Read the Full Post »

The Salt of the Earth - a film about Sebastião Salgado.

October 12, 2015 - There don't seem to be all that many films made about photography and photographers - and those that are made are genera...
Read the Full Post »

Another way to archive your images?

September 18, 2015 - Any one whose known me any time, or who has suffered through this blog would know I’m big on preserving and cataloging i...
Read the Full Post »

Always look behind

September 04, 2015 - I recently did something I rarely do: I entered a competition. I guess that part of my motivation was the fact that for...
Read the Full Post »

I couldn't have put it better myself

July 13, 2015 - I'm no photography purist. I manipulate my images as I can illustrate with these before and after shots of the Imperial...
Read the Full Post »

Photography IS art

January 13, 2015 - On my morning walk, I often listen to podcasts, including This Week in Photo. TWiP 393 was entitled Is Photography Art?...
Read the Full Post »

A big photo walk

December 05, 2014 - I'm embarrassed (once again) to note that it's been a while since I blogged. Quite a while in fact: it was 1 October whe...
Read the Full Post »

Don't walk in high winds with a backpack

September 30, 2014 - Photography can be risky. I'm in Hobart, Tasmania at the moment, and today I went up to the summit of Mount Wellingto...
Read the Full Post »

Review: Capturing the Light

August 17, 2014 - We live in a world awash with cameras. I’m amazed to realise that between us, my wife and I have nine digital cameras. T...
Read the Full Post »

Sometimes it's better to zoom with your feet

July 15, 2014 - Almost all cameras have zoom lenses these days. There are exceptions: the Fuji X100s has a fixed 35mm equivalent lens. A...
Read the Full Post »

Adding to Lightroom collections

June 17, 2014 - Like most people of my generation, I took a lot of photographs during my teens and into adulthood. I'd process the black...
Read the Full Post »

Even boring images can be made more interesting

May 29, 2014 - I went on a morning photo walk with a friend this week, and came back with some (being charitable to myself) average ima...
Read the Full Post »

It's worth taking another look at your camera's menus

May 09, 2014 - I spent last weekend with some friends in Canberra's Southside Camera Club. Despite some not-so-great weather, we had a...
Read the Full Post »

Miscellaneous thoughts of a photographer has a new home

May 07, 2014 - Hi After gratefully using Blogger.com for some time now, I've decided to try setting up my own web page, and hosting...
Read the Full Post »

Fixing your geodata in Lightroom

April 22, 2014 - I guess we’ve all done it. With autumn approaching, we recently reverted to standard time from daylight saving time, and...
Read the Full Post »

Shooting in the dark

March 10, 2014 - Recently, I’ve done some shooting after dark. Two sessions produced work with which I’m reasonably, and one was a disast...
Read the Full Post »

A fifth mode on your DSLR?

January 17, 2014 - We're all familiar with the usual four modes on our digital cameras: program, aperture priority, shutter priority and ma...
Read the Full Post »

On the value of photographs (again)

January 03, 2014 - I know I've written about this before (and probably will again), but we must never underestimate the value of our photog...
Read the Full Post »

Gear for travelling

October 10, 2013 - My wife and I recently returned from a five week trip to Britain and France. Naturally, I saw this as a photo op as well...
Read the Full Post »

A week after I dropped my D800

June 01, 2013 - And a week after I dropped my D800 - with disasterous results, the reason is starting to show. When I fell, I obviously...
Read the Full Post »

Archive
January (1) February March April May June July (1) August September (2) October (1) November (1) December (3)
January (2) February (3) March (2) April May (2) June July August (1) September (1) October November December
January (2) February March April May June (1) July (2) August (1) September October (1) November (2) December
January February March (1) April (1) May June (2) July August September October November December (1)
January (1) February March (1) April (1) May (1) June (1) July August September October (1) November (1) December
January (1) February March April May June (1) July August September (1) October November December
January February (1) March April May June July August September October November December