12 pictures for Christmas, day #2

2020 is nearing the end and it’s been a year dominated by a word few people had heard of; Coronavirus. It is also a year where being creative and making pictures was so important. Back in February the effects of Coronovirus where starting to result in some group workshops not having enough bookings to be …

12 pictures for Christmas, day #1

2020 is nearing the end and it’s been a year dominated by a word few people had heard of; Coronavirus. It is also a year where being creative and making pictures was so important. Right at the start of 2020 I took the train to London for the Winter Lights Festival in Canary Wharf, and …

DPP 4.12.60 to process EOS R5 RAW files

EOS R5 cameras started shipping last week, so photographers will be shooting and creating RAW files but what software can process them? Imagine having a new camera arrive and then realise that the RAW images are not compatible with your existing software. That’s the problem for EOS R5 owners right now. Fortunately you have solutions …

EOS R5

EOS R5 has been the source of rumours, snippets of official information for months, but the EOS R6 has largely appeared out of the shadows in the last minute. They both bring in-body-image-stabiliser IBIS to the Canon line for the first time. EOS R5 Video and all that… 8K RAW video, 4K 120p and more …

40mm pancake lens

My EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens is my standard lens. What I like is the extreme compact size, light weight and silent operation coupled with super sharp results. 50mm is not my standard, 40mm is… I’ve come to think of the 40mm pancake as my standard lens, despite owning a few different 50mm lenses, …

Wind blowing the feathers needs a faster shutter speed

Not trying to be controversial, but using higher iso improves your photos. Specifically photographers are relying on stabilisation to ensure sharp shots, when actually they should use shutter speed. How many times have you looked at your photos and wished they could be a bit sharper? If so then you need to look a little …