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 – …

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 …

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 …

It is time to change your camera’s clock again Today the clocks in the UK have changed to British Summer Time (BST), this means that if you woke at 7am for a meeting at 8am and hadn’t changed the clock last night you are late! Photographers often find out their camera is set to the …

 Lastolite demonstrations at Focus I’m known for doing a lot of Canon seminars and quite a lot with Speedlite flash, so it was really great to be asked by Lastolite to deliver a few demonstrations on their stand at Focus to show how their softboxes, grids and gels work with Speedlites. Lastolite’s latest EzyBox II …