Make sure your camera focuses on the correct subject

Subject detection is a powerful setting when it comes to getting the results you want, with the correct subject in focus. EOS R5/R6 introduced the ability to select a specific type of subject for autofocus to prioritise, with people, animals and none. Later a firmware update added vehicle subjects too. EOS R6 Mark II and …

Why are you not using My Menu?

My Menu simplifies finding all the settings you want without endless scrolling though your camera’s options, so why don’t you use it? It’s free after all 🙂  My Menu is that green section of the camera menu with nothing useful on it If that’s your take on My Menu then you are missing out. The …

What stops the flash from firing?

In recent years I have had more photographers with trouble firing a flash, either studio lights or a Speedlite. There’s a few settings that will stop the camera from triggering the flash… Flash firing is switched off It’s been over 10 years since Canon added the setting to allow the camera to take a photo …

Learn about your camera histogram

Photographers are often advised to check your histogram, but what does a histogram show and when might it be less helpful. What does the histogram show? The histogram is a graph that shows the amount of the image that is composed of the tones from dark to light. Histograms show the dark on the left …

Fast and consistent result with flash exposure memory

Flash exposure memory is a recently added capability in the Canon flash system that makes it simple to select the right power and achieve consistent results.  When I run Speedlite workshops, one of the most common questions from workshop participants is; How much flash power was just used? Now with flash exposure memory I can …