Best AF settings for dog photography

A few recent 1-2-1 training sessions have focussed on optimising EOS 7D Mark II AF settings for specific subjects. The EOS 7D Mark II is a great camera, and when you optimise the AF you can really benefit from the available focus performance. To test out the EOS 7D Mark II AF settings for pictures of fast …

EOS 7D Mark II, manual exposure, auto ISO and exposure compensation

Manual exposure mode, the one I call “I Made it Myself Mode” provides a photographer with all the tools to be fully in control of their exposure; shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Sure the camera metering works and gives you guidance as to how you are comparing to the camera’s view of the subject, but …

EOS-1D X Mark II firmware update

Firmware update 1.0.2 Canon has released a firmware update for the EOS-1D X Mark II camera to address issues with communication between the camera and CFast cards. According to Canon firmware update version 1.0.2 incorporates the following functional improvements and fixes. Incorporates countermeasures for a phenomenon in which the bottom part of still images recorded …

Lastolite EzyBox II medium with grid

I love the look of soft light, but to make light soft, you need to make the light source large relative to your subject. The problem with large light sources is that the light goes everywhere and you may not want that. I took some photos of Emma recently and used a medium sized Lastolite …

shutter release finger on the button

I woke up the other morning thinking about how I was going to fire the shutter on my camera for an upcoming video shoot. I remembered a solution and I was soon off on a tangent wondering how many different ways you can release the shutter for still pictures. Here’s eight ways I thought of to release the shutter …

Speedlite flash workshop

I’m back from another Speedlite flash workshop with EOS Magazine / EOS Training Academy and I have a few pictures to share from the session. Often I only take a handful of pictures myself to check that the optical wireless slaves are working. An extensive selection of cameras and Speedlites I had a great group …