Back garden wildlife photography with wide-angle lenses

Big birds in the back garden Living in the Chilterns on the border of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire red kites are birds we see almost every day. Impressive masters of flight they soar around the skies and their piercing screech is a common sound. This weekend me and the kids decided we’d try something different – …

Lenses; it’s a mugs game :-)

Canon lens cups While reading the press info about the 90 million EF lenses production milestone, a thought crossed my mind. What about the lenses that Canon doesn’t count in it’s production total. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada a promotional item was included in the Canon photographers gift pack, an EF 70-200mm f/4L …

Canon reaches 90 million EF lenses production milestone

10 million more EF lenses in just 9 months Canon has a history of marking production milestones with press announcements and today they have hit 90 million lenses. It was only August last year that they broke the 80 million mark, so it’s clear that despite global recession, and less than stellar performance in the …

white balance bracketing and white balance shift

What is white balance shift? White balance shift is a setting on the EOS cameras that allows a photographer to bias the colours in images in either blue, amber, magenta or green directions. This colour shift can be used to add or remove colour shifts that may occur when shooting in mixed lighting conditions. Typically …

Daniel Blake presents his collection at Ditchley Park

Fashion photography for designer Daniel Blake Just recently I was invited to shoot with Andy Teo (Photocillin) at the amazing Ditchley Park, but not just the fantastic house but London fashion designer Daniel Blake’s collection of stunning clothes. It was a truly amazing day with the models, stylists, hair, make-up team, dressers and a few …