This article is about my experiences with circular filters. The pros and cons of both circular and square photo filters is discussed.
Cameras & Lenses
Technical articles about cameras and lenses. From film cameras to full frame DSLRs, from telephoto zoom to wide angle prime lenses.
Magic Lantern Firmware – Canon 5D mark II
For Canon Cameras, there is a FREE firmware called Magic Lantern. Magic Lantern is an enhanced upgrade to the Canon DSLR firmware. If you have a Canon DSLR and like experimenting with digital technology, then Magic Lantern could be for you.
Hassy on the Iceberg Beach – Hasselblad Medium Format Camera
This sunrise photo was taken on a mild September morning at Jökulsarlon glacier ice Beach with a Hasselblad Medium Format.
Two Iceland trips & two camera errors
My workshops trips in October and November had something in common. On both trips, I saw one of my cameras give out an error message before dying. Both times, I had to send the camera to a registered service centre for repair.
The future of photography
The future of photography is brighter than ever. With today’s technological advancements, there are more and more hacks available to make your life easier and also help you save plenty of money in the process.
What is the “truth” behind Noise and high ISO?
I’ve been reading about how ISO doesn’t actually increase noise in the camera? Is there any truth to this?
Beginner’s Guide: – Semi-Automatic vs Manual Mode – Understanding Cameras
I would like to go beyond the automatic mode. Should I shoot only in manual mode though? When should I use the “Semi-automatic (priority)” modes?
Do I love cats as much as landscapes?
The answer is yes in truth I love them both the same. Although…
The beauty of f/6.3 – Zeiss 50mm Prime Lens
In situations where you want to isolate a large subject, like a horse, ice berg or motorbike, f/6.3 has the great mixture of background blur and sharpness. But remember to get the best out of it and focus a third into the object.
Eliminate the Mathematics from your photo shoot
Ask yourself, which mental trait is the opposite of “Creative”? This article encourages you to learn the mathematics, but leave it at home when you are exploring with your camera.
TripodSnake – DIY Tripod Protectors
The tripod snake is an accessory to help protect your tripod from the sea. This is a DIY guide to make a set of tripod snakes at home.
A new addition to my lens family – Canon EF 135mm
Joining my 2 lenses (Ef 24mm f/1.4 and Zeiss planar 50mm…
I have a Canon 5D mark III
As soon as my batteries charged, I went through the Canon 5D instruction manual. Although this taught me nothing new, I worked out how to set mirror lock up very quickly, iso50, not so quickly and high iso noise reduction.
Advantages of a prime lens for composition
Prime lenses are lenses with a fixed focal length. This article looks at the advantages of photographing with a fixed focal length. Choosing the correct focal length is important for effective composition.
Comparing Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 mark one and mark two
Further from my conversation with Chip, I decided to take the plunge…
The perfect lens for star-scapes
Star-scape Lenses This article tracks an email conversation between me and…