Spare me the  indulgence of a lighthearted post to start the week Sunday lunch photos I feel really fortunate that my family has long followed a somewhat traditional approach to Sundays; In the main we often sit down and enjoy a Sunday roast lunch. I’m no chef, but I do enjoy / end up doing …

Copyright is a big concern for photographers, barely a day passes without seeing bloggers that have been sued for infringement or photographers complaining about their picture being used without approval. Since I take the pictures on this website then at the point the picture is made I automatically own the copyright. All my cameras also …

Back button focus is often used by advanced photographers as it provides a means to have separate control of the autofocus and shutter release. By default Canon EOS cameras use “front button focus”; the shutter release button activates the autofocus and exposure metering. The shutter button has two distinct switch levels, so-called “half press” and full …

I have a great tip for new photographers who want to find the best place for a picture. When you are out taking pictures your eyes are gathering a continuous stream of images. Something catches your attention and it’s time to take a photo. However the photo you take first is often not the best …

Comparing images side-by-side Quite often you need to judge two pictures side-by-side to determine which is the best one. With the EOS 5D Mark III you can do this right on the camera LCD screen. There’s a button dedicated to the task too, the “Creative Photo | Comparative Playback | Direct Print” button does the …

I often use the modelling light function with my Canon Speedlite flashes. At my recent workshops I was pretty amazed to find out that many Canon EOS camera owning photographers didn’t know that a modelling light was built in to many of their Speedlites; for me it’s a really useful feature. Speedlite modelling light Press …