Pictures of 2023 – day 4

Sainey I was invited to make some photos with Sainey by my friend Becky. Becky is a brilliant model, but also a photographer and had arranged to shoot with Sainey close to where I live. Back asked if I would be able to join her and Sainey to create some pictures myself. I was struck …

Pictures of 2023 – day 3

Kate Early in 2023 I got to work with Kate, who was relatively new to modelling at the time. We arranged a shoot that mixed some indoor and outdoor options. On the day it rained early on so we started indoors, but when we saw the sun come out then it was time to head …

Pictures of 2023 – day 2

Quad bike racing In 2023 I managed to go to several quad bike races, and so they proved to be interesting tests for three different cameras. What I like is that these smaller lower key events have great opportunities for photography from the spectator areas even with comparatively short lenses. My first quad bike event …

Pictures of 2023 – day 1

My Little Goth aka Alicia I always enjoy making photos with Alicia, her skills with makeup and truly amazing face captivate my camera. She has modelled for a few different workshops, a lighting test and a quick shoot in my home. The first of my first small group portrait workshops in 2023 was at Penguin …

Make sure your camera focuses on the correct subject

Subject detection is a powerful setting when it comes to getting the results you want, with the correct subject in focus. EOS R5/R6 introduced the ability to select a specific type of subject for autofocus to prioritise, with people, animals and none. Later a firmware update added vehicle subjects too. EOS R6 Mark II and …

Why are you not using My Menu?

My Menu simplifies finding all the settings you want without endless scrolling though your camera’s options, so why don’t you use it? It’s free after all 🙂  My Menu is that green section of the camera menu with nothing useful on it If that’s your take on My Menu then you are missing out. The …

What stops the flash from firing?

In recent years I have had more photographers with trouble firing a flash, either studio lights or a Speedlite. There’s a few settings that will stop the camera from triggering the flash… Flash firing is switched off It’s been over 10 years since Canon added the setting to allow the camera to take a photo …