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

Sometimes you just need to get close, really close, to make a great picture but what if close is less than the minimum focus distance of your lens? You can add an extension tube between the camera and the lens, this moves the lens further away from the sensor, but has the effect of reducing …

After reading Syl Arena’s book the Speedliters Handbook I decided to purchase one of the 10 metre long OCF33 off camera cords that Syl was selling. Right after receiving the cable I started to experiment with some set-ups using the long cable to put a speedlite a long way off-camera. It works as I expected, …

Taking advantage of some recent work I’ve had the need to review a couple of my skills in Photoshop, and one of the places that I keep returning to is Russell Brown‘s tips. Russell Brown is an Emmy Award-winning instructor who is also the Senior Creative Director at Adobe Systems Incorporated, and I like his …

Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II was a nice surprise for film makers, a camera that shot video in low light, was compact, inexpensive and high quality. However it was not optimised for movie makers and cameramen used to shoulder mounted cameras. As a result many companies have produced HDSLR rigs that enable movie makers to …

I’ve often done software training on the Canon software utilities that come free with each camera, it’s often a surprise for photographers to find that tethered shooting and remote control is not only possible but already included with the camera. If only folks actually opened the manual pack and got the CD out! Since a …

With record temperatures in the UK for April, there’s been plenty of opportunity to shoot sunset lit photos, and just recently I shot a short session for a new model. The sun was right at the horizon and casting lovely long shadows and also giving very warm skintones, and I knew that shooting RAW would …

Canon has posted and updated version of the EOS movie plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro video editing application. The updated plug-in works with the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 60D according to the Canon information, and I wonder if the old ‘workarounds’ will let the plug-in also work …

This morning Canon Inc. has posted it’s first quarter results with a clear indication of the effect of the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11th March 2011 being shown in the figures. In several parts of the report there are figures with and without the ‘earthquake effect’ shown. Most clear is the 21.2 billion yen …