gridlines for composition

On the fifth day of Christmas… I’m switching five gold rings for four intersecting lines that help me to monitor my composition. The rule of thirds is a common approach to composing pictures and having gridlines in the viewfinder certainly is a good reminder of this. Viewfinder gridlines aid composition My EOS 5D Mark III, like …

electronic level

On the fourth day of Christmas… I needed to get back on the straight and level path… Since the original EOS 7D from 2009 many EOS cameras include an electronic level that will help you get your horizon straight and your camera level. Whilst in shooting mode a press of the INFO button cycles through a …

eos utility lens correction

On the third day of Christmas… I needed to update my camera for the new lens I got for Christmas… if you were fortunate enough to get a new lens for your EOS camera for Christmas then you might want to take a look and see if your camera “knows” about the lens or not. Your shiny …

EOS Magazine 2014

I’ve been writing for EOS Magazine for the last few months, but this Christmas they have given me the ultimate Christmas present – the front cover shot 🙂 Getting my picture on the cover was a complete surprise to me and I only found out yesterday on Christmas morning. I also have an eight page …

auto rotate

On the second day of Christmas… Traditionally boxing day was the day for lying on the sofa recovering from the excess of Christmas day, so often things were looked at from a strange view some 90-degrees off the normal. Today’s tip is about the auto rotation setting. EOS cameras have long had the ability to work …

On the 1st day of Christmas…

On the first day of Christmas… My true love reminded me that if I don’t actually keep the pictures I take I won’t make it to another Christmas… 🙂 Congratulations if you’ve opened up the wrapping on a new EOS camera today. I really recommend that you put the battery in it and make one …

EOS 6D firmware update

It’s looking a lot like Christmas, but as I was preparing for a couple of quiet days I noticed that a week or so back there was a firmware update for the EOS 6D. EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.6 Firmware Version 1.1.6 incorporates the following fixes: Firmware Version 1.1.6 is for cameras with firmware up to …