studio lighting workshop

Over the course of 2016 I’ve taken plenty of photos that have been fun, challenging or fortunate. For each of the 12 days (of Christmas) I’m sharing one of my favourite pictures from 2016. #2 – The strip box This picture was taken whilst I was leading a studio lighting workshop and was using a strip box …

Summer themed location shoot with Speedlites

Over the course of 2016 I’ve taken plenty of photos that have been fun, challenging or fortunate. For each of the 12 days (of Christmas) I’m sharing one of my favourite pictures from 2016. #1 – Emma (in a shed) This was a shoot that changed due to the weather. It was July, we’d started off …

dual pixel raw with EOS 5D Mark IV

Dual Pixel RAW was one of the big things of the new EOS 5D Mark IV at the launch, but since then it’s gone a bit quiet. I took a look to try and show you how Dual pixel RAW changes your photos. There are three effects that can be applied in Canon’s DPP software …

long exposure

Shooting long exposures usually needs a tripod and a way to release the shutter without touching the camera. You can use the Canon Camera Connect app to trigger long exposures using a WiFi connection. Thanks to a really great comment from Krisztián Balázs on my earlier post about EOS 5D Mark IV WiFi options I …

Slough motox parc moto lit with Speedlite flash

I headed off to a local motocross track over the weekend to test out my reflexes on some fast action sports. As is often the case, I took a few Speedlite 600EX-RT flashes with me too… Fortunately the December weather was on my side, with bright sunshine and not much wind. High speed sync The …

firmware update eos 5d mark iv

EOS 5D Mark IV has another firmware update. Firmware version 1.0.3 addresses several different areas of the camera functions, and the one that is most interesting for me is the colour of images with flash exposure.   Canon says that firmware update v1.0.3 addresses the following items Corrects a phenomenon in which the color of …