Gear

Custom Shortcuts on Sony Alpha a7 III

We don’t often think about a camera’s on-board menu structure until after we’ve made our decision — or until we start shooting! But how a menu is laid out, how intuitive the screens are to navigate and how easy the settings are to understand can make a huge difference in how we go about shooting. Using Custom Buttons & Keys As part of your camera’s menu system, you should have access to settings for customizable buttons and keys. These programmable keys allow you to set your most frequently accessed functions […]

Immature Female Bald Eagle

Winter and early spring are ideal times to get out an take part in a very challenging, but very rewarding activity: Bird photography. Location A great place to start with bird photography is right in your own yard. You can put up feeders in locations where the birds have some cover and in a short time, you will have winged guests in your yard. This is a commitment because once you start putting food out, your feathered neighbours start to depend upon you. Also expect that the presence of food […]

Getting Started with Photo Printing at Home

Photos that are not printed are often dead. Social media lifetimes are so short that while the internet keeps everything, no one sees anything about five minutes after it’s posted. Worse are the millions of images left to die alone in the dark on hard drives.

The only way to preserve memories with any kind of chance of success is to make prints.

Blog_lens-cleaning

Your camera is the loyal friend that accompanies you on all of your trips. It allows you to create vivid images of your most memorable moments. Having invested time and funds on your camera, you hope that this relationship will be long-lasting. However, there are several external factors that work against its durability. Dust, humidity, and accidents can affect its delicate electronic parts, causing your camera’s performance to decline, or even cease. Here’s a list of recommendations to help keep your gear protected and in as best condition as possible. […]

First Photo Studio: Part 1

For many photographers, the thought of going pro is very tempting. Perhaps you’ve gone through a change in career or family life, you love photography, or all your friends and family tell you that you’re great and that you should make a business of photography.

Read the article for steps on getting the gear that you’re going to need to get started.

Flowers using High Speed Sync in Bright Sun

We are going to talk about a really powerful – but occasionally misunderstood – flash tool called HSS, or High Speed Sync.

This feature allows us to achieve a proper flash exposure at a shutter speed much higher than the default flash synchronization speed. It’s absolutely brilliant and on many camera / flash combinations that support High Speed Sync, it’s often just a switch setting.