Sebastien Ogier flies in the Ruuhimäki shakedown test for WRC Rally Finland 2015

This weekend was the Finnish round of the World Rally Championship aka The Finnish Grand Prix. I travelled north to go and see some of the spectacular action and amazing driving of the world’s best. On Thursday I got up early… 04:15am in Finland is 02:15 in the UK. With my host and Better Images …

Light painting a Mini Cooper with Speedlite flash

Speedlites are great for lighting smaller subjects like people and things, but when you get outside and need to light bigger subjects you need lots of Speedlites or maybe it’s time for studio pack, or a different approach. A full system + 3 more Speedlites I recently shot this quick picture of a Mini using …

Red kite

Red kites are a common sight if you live in the Chiltern Hills, tonight after I’d finished my evening meal there were plenty of birds flying around and the late evening sunlight was catching the wings nicely. While the images in the post are crops from the full image, there is more than 8MP left …

Solar eclipse 2015 over Oxfordshire, after the peak

Solar eclipse If you live in the UK then the 2015 Eclipse was big news, and all that was needed to make it readily accessible for viewers and photographers was a lack of clouds. Over the part of Oxfordshire where I live the clouds were not playing nice. After the main eclipse was over and …

Speedlite flash lit with a single Speedlite

Yesterday I was running through a couple of Speedlite product photo setups for a workshop I’m running next week for EOS Magazine and thought this one would make a good post. Speedlite + black perspex + large diffuser The setup is really simple I used a sheet of black perspex to stand the flash on, …

Image Stabilizer

Image Stabilizer (IS) Lenses with an Image Stabilizer function help you to make better pictures in difficult conditions. A lens with an Image Stabilizer has three beneficial effects for you and your pictures. Pictures are sharper with less effect from camera shake You see the exact picture that the camera will capture in the viewfinder Autofocus …