Canon USA filmmaking with Ryan Connolly

Canon USA creates a lot of content for their youtube channel and this series of four videos introduces the basics of filmmaking and puts it across in a humorous way featuring Ryan Connolly. Ryan Connolly is the guy behind the Film Riot and Film State channels, and he guides you through the filmmaking basics of camera selection, pre-production …

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 …

brian worley the photographer academy

A few months back I got a call from Mark Cleghorn who runs The Photographer Academy. Shooting the basics in Wales A few weeks later I headed off across the Severn Crossing to South Wales and the “just being completed” HQ of The Photographer Academy in Barry. Mark had asked me about working to create …

How to use bounce flash for portrait photos indoors

Bounce flash for indoor portraits Last week I ran another Speedlite workshop for a group at EOS Magazine’s training centre in Oxfordshire. As this was an introductory level of flash photography workshop we started off in the practical section just using on camera flash. (Ooops yes I said on-camera flash) Ceiling too high to bounce …

PhotoPlus - The Canon Magazine

PhotoPlus magazine has just published it’s 100th Issue and I’m really happy to say I’m one of the regular contributors for the new look magazine.   PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine PhotoPlus started life in 2007 as a monthly magazine for Canon EOS photographers. Now 100 issue later there’s been a significant redesign and some …

Keep your camera firmware up to date

Today i’ve got a true story to share about a photographer who was experiencing some unusual behaviour with their camera, and how a firmware update fixed the problem. More importantly it’s a reminder to all photographers to keep their cameras up to date with the current firmware. Time of day changes with lens I received …

Gel filter & EF 14mm f/2.8L USM lens

How to use a gel filter on Canon wide-angle lenses A select group of Canon wide-angle lenses have a gel filter holder at the rear of the lens. The gel filter holder is designed to accept square cut gel filters. Wide-angle lenses show significant vignetting when using filters on the front of the lens due to the …

Twelve tips for Christmas – Day 12

On the twelfth day of Christmas… 12 Drummers Drumming – that would be like the alarm clock on this first day back to a regular work pattern. So today’s tip is all about breaking the pattern; an encouragement to do something different with your photography this year. Move off auto – try manual So if you …