Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM

EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM unveiled Personally I’m a little surprised Canon took so long to update the great EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens to add the STM motor, but today the lens gains the STM making a real step forward in AF performance with Live View Mode and in movie shooting, it should …

zoo photography tips

Zoo photography – shooting through the bars Zoo photography is accessible and enjoyable but for many of the animals they do tend to put bars and or a lot of distance between the public and the animals. There are several zoos that take the wide open safari park concept to give big open spaces to …

Canon Autumn Cashback 2013

Get cashback when you buy Canon cameras, lenses, flash & more Canon thinks now is the time to invest in more gear, and to help sweeten the deal is offering cashback. You buy a qualifying item, complete the online claim and a few weeks later they credit you with cash back in to your account. …

EISA awards 2013-2014

Canon picks up three EISA awards Wow how fast another year has gone by since the last EISA awards, and Canon has been awarded three of  the trophies this time for the EOS 100D, EOS 6D and the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x. Just one award down on last years tally the three …

Dance on the hill top

Earlier this week I got to photograph a local ballerina – outside as the sunset on top of a hill. It started out just shooting against the sun, adding a little extra light from a Speedlite in a 12 x 16 inch soft box. Problem is that the result is static, it could be any …

autostitch panorama

AutoStitch Panorama for iPhone AutoStitch Panorama is an iPhone app that joins multiple pictures together. This stitching photography is something I have been doing for many years. Not long after I started to use digital cameras Canon introduced the Stitch Assist function to it’s PowerShot A5 and the companion PhotoStitch software. Using the camera and …