The day is here, time for a trip to the land of ‘lakes and trees’ and for this weekend the world rally championship. It’s a place and event I have visited several times and each time it’s a stunning trip, with good friends, good weather (ok mostly), good healthy food and some of the best …

Canon USA has posted a firmware update for EOS 60D owners, v1.1.0 is recommended for all EOS 60D owners with older versions of the firmware. Firmware version 1.1.0 addresses the following behaviours: Fixes a phenomenon where the wireless built-in flash settings are reset to defaults when the battery is removed from the camera. Fixes an …

The Press Photographer’s Year [link] has announced the results of its annual competition for outstanding press images taken for and used by UK media. The PPY is designed for press photographers by press photographers and supported by Diageo and Canon. Congratulations to all the category winners and especially to Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker who won Photograph of …

Press release from UEFA [link] Looks like 2012 will be a busy year for the CPS teams in Europe with the Olympics in London from the end of July and now the football in Poland & Ukraine from early June. Not to forget that 2012 will also be the 25th anniversary of the EOS camera …

This is a cautionary tale about how experimenting with custom functions can significantly change how your pictures look. In this case I was getting very overexposed pictures in aperture priority (Av) when using a flash and high speed sync (HSS). Setting high speed sync on your flash allows you or your camera to select a …

It’s just 10 days until Canon UK teams up with Orchard Studio in Hurst near Reading for a special open day aimed at photographers and print workers to celebrate the new Orchard Studio facility. Orchard Studio is a new professional workflow suite created by Canon large format print accredited partner RGB UK. RGB UK are …

Today i’ll be joining a group of photographers and models at Gareth Davies Studio for a shoot with a difference. As a group we have a broad range of styles and approaches, and our last meet with cameras was at a tester workshop a few months back where the idea for this shoot was hatched. …

Is Canon preparing an EVIL camera? In a recent Reuters article a senior company executive has said that Canon is exploring the possibility of launching a mirrorless model, featuring many of the capabilities of an upmarket single-lens refles camera in a more compact body. In the same article Masaya Maeda, head of Canon’s camera division …