Festive fifty – day #7

Over the days leading up to the 25th of December I’d like to give something to everyone who stops by my blog. These tips cover camera settings, flash, lighting, software and gear. I’ll be providing a pair of tips each day until 25th December. #13 – How to use dust delete data to clear dust spots Dust delete …

Festive fifty – day #2

Over the days leading up to the 25th of December I’d like to give something to everyone who stops by my blog. These tips cover camera settings and tricks, flash, lighting, software and gear. I’ll be providing a pair of tips each day until 25th December. #3 – Easy access flash exposure compensation I like to have separate …

ISO safety shift and Image Stabilizer

Over the days leading up to the 25th of December I’d like to give something to everyone who stops by my blog. So here is the first of my 50 photography tips. These tips cover camera settings and tricks, flash, lighting, software and gear. I’ll be providing a pair of tips each day for the next 25 days. …

Best AF settings for dog photography

A few recent 1-2-1 training sessions have focussed on optimising EOS 7D Mark II AF settings for specific subjects. The EOS 7D Mark II is a great camera, and when you optimise the AF you can really benefit from the available focus performance. To test out the EOS 7D Mark II AF settings for pictures of fast …

How to configure back button focus for EOS 1200D

Back button focus allows a photographer to separately control when the camera focuses and when it takes pictures. By default all Canon EOS cameras have focus activated by pressing the shutter halfway down, just as you would to take a picture. I’ve written about back button focus previously, but reader Kobus Pelser asked specifically about …

Pihlajakoski, Central Finland. 31 July 2015. Haydon Paddon in the WRC Rally Finland 2015, competing in 14.51km special stage 2, Pihlajakoski. photo by Brian Worley

There’s a rule-of-thumb that you need to choose a shutter speed that is the reciprocal of your lens’ focal length to avoid camera shake. Canon cameras always have tried to set a shutter speed to avoid camera shake in Program mode with enough light. In recent years the usability of high ISO has made it …

The feature that's missing from canon EOS cameras

I have found that with the increasing configuration options and functionality of the cameras below the EOS-1D series I’m really missing one feature that is found on the EOS-1D models… “I want to be able to backup and restore my complete camera configuration” It takes a long time set up two cameras exactly the same …