second curtain sync

Second curtain sync is when the flash is triggered just at the end of the shutter opening time. Conventionally the flash fires at the start of the exposure when the first shutter curtain has fully uncovered the sensor, and there’s a visual difference in photos if the subject is moving.   Rear curtain sync is also …

Discover how I use EOS R custom controls to the max

Discover how I use EOS R custom controls to make every single remaining button do something useful for my kind of photography.  This is the third and final step that details how my EOS R camera has had it’s operation refined to suit the photos I make. I’ve grouped all these miscellaneous button functions together, …

Halloween 2019

AVAILABLE LIGHT IS JUST NOT NATURAL You know the plan, you head out in to the night, turning the ISO up in the vain hope of catching some shots with available light. In your head it seemed like the natural thing to do… then PANIC sets in. ISO 12,800 is NOT NATURAL is it? The …

Portrait of Claudia Sampford by Brian Worley with Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM

I’m a huge fan of 85mm focal length, and recently I got an opportunity to shoot with the latest Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM for just one day.  I was asked to deliver a pair of Speedlite portrait seminars with Canon and Camera Centre UK in Cardiff. Canon had brought along a selection of lenses …

fill-in-flash-change for EOS R

Canon has changed how fill-in flash works with the EOS R and EOS RP. This affects Aperture Priority (Av), Program (P) and Flexible Priority (Fv) modes. If you use a Speedlite on the EOS R or RP cameras, and use automatic exposure modes, P/Av/Fv then the camera controls fill-in flash differently to previous EOS cameras. …

A picture a day for 12 days – #7

Looking back at some of my favourite photos from 2018. For each of the 12 days (of Christmas) I’m sharing one of my favourite pictures I’ve taken during 2018. #7 – Gentleman who’ve braved my light 2018 has been a fabulous year for me, so what better round it up with pictures from talks I’ve …

Emma

Looking back at some of my favourite photos from 2018. For each of the 12 days (of Christmas) I’m sharing one of my favourite pictures I’ve taken during 2018. #6 – Emma After the shoots with Georgia and the gridded version of the Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite 2, I wanted to refine who I could use …