Twelve tips for Christmas – Day 6

On the sixth day of Christmas… This is not time for geese, especially six of them… today is time to use flash to balance with the available light on location. Aperture priority – no flash So first up is a picture where no flash is used, the model is positioned in the shade of a large …

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 …

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 …