When you get your shiny new EOS camera it’s all too tempting to simply go out and start shooting, with these 3 tips for every EOS DSLR camera you will be sure to start off the in best way. 1. Switch off in-store demo mode Your camera is configured at the factory for it’s next …

Shutter speed – controls movement Shutter speed is the tool that photographers use to control how movement is captured. Traditional wisdom is that for fast action you need a fast shutter speed, but like most rules in photography; once you understand it you can break it too. Shutter speed actually has two effects on pictures; …

Reflectors are often used by photographers to bounce the light in their pictures. Typically shiny surfaces such as silver or gold colours increase the contrast by the addition of specular highlights. A diffuser by comparison reduces the contrast and reduces the specularity. However… It is possible to use the reflector to lower the contrast, by …

Multiple exposure in-camera needs the right subject This article is all about in-camera multiple exposure with the EOS 5D Mark III. This past weekend I had plans to go to the Red Bull Pro Nationals Motocross at Cullham Park. It was the final round of the championship and with some titles undecided there would be plenty …

Several EOS cameras now have an option for orientation linked AF; the EOS 70D, EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS-1D X all support this. In simple terms the camera uses it’s orientation sensor to automatically switch AF point depending on the camera’s orientation. There are three different orientations that the camera will …

I was recently out with a group of photographers from a local camera club. The aim was to photograph some unusual plants – orchids, however they’d finished flowering weeks before. I chose an alternative plant and carried on shooting. Step 1 – how does it look with ambient light only I usually take a picture …