Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II was a nice surprise for film makers, a camera that shot video in low light, was compact, inexpensive and high quality. However it was not optimised for movie makers and cameramen used to shoulder mounted cameras. As a result many companies have produced HDSLR rigs that enable movie makers to …

I’ve often done software training on the Canon software utilities that come free with each camera, it’s often a surprise for photographers to find that tethered shooting and remote control is not only possible but already included with the camera. If only folks actually opened the manual pack and got the CD out! Since a …

With record temperatures in the UK for April, there’s been plenty of opportunity to shoot sunset lit photos, and just recently I shot a short session for a new model. The sun was right at the horizon and casting lovely long shadows and also giving very warm skintones, and I knew that shooting RAW would …

Canon has posted and updated version of the EOS movie plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro video editing application. The updated plug-in works with the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 60D according to the Canon information, and I wonder if the old ‘workarounds’ will let the plug-in also work …

This morning Canon Inc. has posted it’s first quarter results with a clear indication of the effect of the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11th March 2011 being shown in the figures. In several parts of the report there are figures with and without the ‘earthquake effect’ shown. Most clear is the 21.2 billion yen …

With the launch of each new EOS DSLR Canon updates the suite of software that supports it’s cameras. Usually the changes are incremental, typically adding support for the new camera and any new features it may have. Good thing is that the new software is also freely available for download by Canon users so they …

It’s often written that you can use hard lights for strong masculine subjects, this post shows some examples of just that and the effect of combining some subtle fill lights with the harder main lights. Starting off with a single hard light and a black background. It was necessary to position the light a little …

Four Canon products have received awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) this year. The TIPA jury comprises editors from leading European photography titles who meet annually to discuss and review the latest products in several categories. Having recently studied the new EOS 600D in depth to deliver training on the EOS 600D for …