Brian Worley

Full-time photo tutor and photographer. I love to share my knowledge and skills to make photos, videos and teach others. I write books and articles for photo magazines and I always have at least one Speedlite flash in my camera bag

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 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 …

LEGRIA mini LEGRIA mini is a funky new camcorder from Canon that they hope will target what they see as a growing consumer trend for self-expression through video. An ultra-wide angle lens screams the press release for the LEGRIA mini – like a GoPro I thought… Vari-angle LCD – you can see yourself as you film …

Lastolite TriGrip Bracket I have recently been working with a range reflectors and diffusers for outdoor photography, and one of the problems is maintaining the placement of the reflectors – particularly if you’re working single handed. Here’s where the  comes in handy. Holding the reflector in one hand and the camera in the other gives …

Lens flare and positioning Lens flare is often controlled with a lens hood, but for wide-angle lenses the effectiveness of the lens hoods is limited. It’s also possible that a slight change of angle relative to the sun and subject can also change the presence of lens flare. In the two pictures below the lens …