It’s easy to become attached to the quality lens that came with your digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, and if you are like most photography buffs you have put it to good use. Most of these kit lenses provide a good focal range along with some versatility, but is it wise to depend on only one lens? As you strive to develop and hone your camera skills, reliance on a single lens might slow down the learning process. 

Aiming for the sky

BY September 14, 2018 The Lens

Canadian-photographer-Chris-Gordaneer-aiming-for-the-sky

Chris Gordaneer has captured hundreds, if not thousands, of unique images of the sky, taken from places all over the world. He’s pointed his lenses towards the heavens while on commercial work in the Canadian Rockies, Scotland and Colorado; during personal photography treks to several countries in Africa, including Namibia and South Africa; and even from the roof of Westside Studio in Toronto, where he’s one of the partners. “Anytime [the sky] looks cool, even ominous – so, not blue – and the clouds look painterly, I’ll shoot it. I’ll […]

If you’re like me and have a passion for lighting, events like TIFF tend to bring out thoughts of trying something different or new. This week I decided to dig out an old theatrical optical spot that I have had for many years. I hadn’t actually used this piece of gear for a while, and it was time to shake the dust off of it and put it to use. Lighting is a fun and challenging component of studio work (and outdoor work, too). There are so many ways to […]

The Canon EOS R is the first in a series of brand-new full frame mirrorless bodies to come from Canon. It is joined on release by four brand new lenses using Canon’s new RF mount. This new mount which has a flange distance of only 20mm and a diameter of 54mm allows for not only a physically smaller camera body, but also a new line of incredible lenses. Existing Canon owners have a choice of three EF and EF-S mount adapters to leverage their existing lens investment. The body includes […]