Using a tilt-shift lens for mirror portraits

When taking a portrait of a person in a mirror, the challenge is not appearing in the photo yourself. To keep yourself out of the frame, use the shift movement of a tilt-shift lens. So before we start, let’s take a look at what the shift movement does. Shift movement Shift is the movement conventionally …

Two PowerShot cameras & 10x zoom RF lens from Canon

Earlier this week Canon launched two new PowerShot cameras, the G7X Mark III and G5X Mark II, plus the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens. PowerShot G7X Mark III & PowerShot G5X Mark II I’ve always loved my PowerShot G-series cameras and have a PowerShot G7X in my camera collection at the moment. I’m pretty …

Using a tilt-shift lens for portraits

A tilt-shift lens for portraits makes for interesting results. With careful focus and some tilt you get super sharp eyes, and naturally smoother skin tone and softer texture. A good number of photographers I meet have never even seen a tilt-shift lens. Those that have, often think they are used for architecture to “stop buildings …

EOS R battery life is amazing

EOS R battery life is a concern for many photographers, the specification says 370 shots on a single LP-E6N. If you’re changing from a DSLR using the same LP-E6N batteries that’s a big drop. In use, I’ve found my EOS R battery life to be much better than the specification. A couple of weeks ago …

The most under-RATE-d button?

The RATE button has been present on advanced EOS cameras for some time, but I know that many photographers wonder why it’s there, what it does, and how to use it within their photography workflow. Why is the RATE button useful? By rating photos on the camera you save time selecting and editing I often work …