Canon cashback 2014 for Winter

I’m loving the warm weather that we are enjoying in the UK right now, so it is a bit of a shock to see snowflakes appearing on adverts, even the Canon Cashback 2014 for winter campaign. Canon cashback – you know the score Buy products from official retailers online or in-store and then apply to …

EOS 7D Mark II – deep in the details

The EOS 7D Mark II has inherited plenty of the DNA of Canon’s EOS-1D cameras. I have recently had the chance to have a quick look deep inside the camera functions and found more than just the AF capabilities have found their way in to the new camera. EOS 7D Mark II extended customisation It …

A grand day out with Canon Professional Services

Canon Professional Services (CPS) provides priority service to photographers and videographers with the appropriate qualifying kit. Canon UK CPS also hold a number of events for the CPS members to attend. These events provide a way for Canon to get feedback from their professional users, and for the CPS members to try out new kit …

Off-camera Speedlite workshop with Brian Worley at Studio Blanco

Just a few weeks back I was running another of the popular off-camera flash workshops at Studio Blanco in Oxford. There was a good group of people in attendance and a mix of Nikon, Canon and Sony cameras. One of the great benefits of doing these workshops is the feedback from the attendees… Once again …

Customising autofocus article for EOS Magazine Oct-Dec 2014

I have just received my latest copy of the specialist Canon only EOS Magazine through the post. It includes a seven page article that I wrote explaining what autofocus customisation is available within EOS cameras and how to use it. The article was a good challenge to write as there are many autofocus settings within …

White balance trick with coloured flash

I’ve been experimenting with colouring my Speedlites with strongly coloured gels and then using either in-camera custom white balance or white balance adjustments in post production to introduce more extreme colour casts in the background of my pictures. When white is not white The theory is simple; if you add a filter to the flash, …

EOS Magazine Speedlite workshop

I’ve recently led a couple of workshops teaching photographers how to make better use of their Speedlite flash. I always find it hard to shoot pictures myself at my workshops, I think it is better for the people on the course to take the pictures and for me to help them with camera settings, flash …