Learn about your camera histogram

Photographers are often advised to check your histogram, but what does a histogram show and when might it be less helpful. What does the histogram show? The histogram is a graph that shows the amount of the image that is composed of the tones from dark to light. Histograms show the dark on the left …

Fast and consistent result with flash exposure memory

Flash exposure memory is a recently added capability in the Canon flash system that makes it simple to select the right power and achieve consistent results.  When I run Speedlite workshops, one of the most common questions from workshop participants is; How much flash power was just used? Now with flash exposure memory I can …

Framing your shots for social media

Your camera can help you frame your photo so that it fits within the confines of a specific social media crop.  Cropping info is seen when framing the photo, here a 4:5 crop was selected to assist with composing an image suitable for instagram. Add cropping info Deep in the custom function menus is the …

Diagnose your photos with Digital Photo Professional

Digital Photo Professional is one of the best tools for determining the camera settings you used when a photo was captured. Using DPP in my 1-2-1 sessions often reveals where a photographer can use better camera settings for their photos. Digital Photo Professional (DPP) is the free software that Canon creates for processing EOS camera …

One-shot and servo AF, which is the one to use?

I am still finding photographers who don’t make the best use of their mirrorless cameras by sticking with old-style thinking about which AF operation mode to use, servo or one-shot. Perhaps the biggest change for me and many photographers who shoot with mirrorless is the change to servo AF for most photos. I was pleased …

Which Speedlite works with your EOS camera?

For a long time all Canon Speedlites would fit all EOS cameras. Now there’s a change in progress from the hotshoe to the multifunction accessory shoe bringing with it new Speedlite compatibility rules. Top left is the familiar hotshoe with a large central pin and four additional pins to the rear that has been on …