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Have you ever looked at a technology and just laughed. Laughed because it was so ridiculously good that it changed what you could do. Well covering the NASL Whitecaps game the other night with a D5 and a D500 was just one of those times. Continue reading “NIKON D5 – D500 AND HIGH ISO:”
Nikon’s new AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is an amazing lens especially when looking for an extremely affordable longer lens. Continue reading “Nikkor 200-500mm”
DSLR Audio – Hear what the camera Hears
“It’s easy to fool the eye, but it’s a lot harder to fool the ear.”
Probably the most important and difficult process for still photographers converting to DSLR Video is Audio. While great pictures and story are two of the three key elements of video production, it is audio that engages the viewer, immersing them in your production. Continue reading “DSLR Audio”
With the upcoming Canada Day (July 1st) and Independence Day (US) July 4th most people will be headed out to watch and take pictures of the fireworks celebrations. Here are some tips for capturing some great fireworks photos.
•Scout a location for the fireworks show in advance (upwind of the fireworks with an interesting foreground).
This August, I was chosen as one of Nikon Canada’s Ambassadors. The Nikon Ambassador Program Recognizes the Dedicated Storytellers that Help Move the Photo Industry Forward .
Gearing up for Great Sports Photography
During my three decades of photography experience, I have covered all sorts of sports assignments in different parts of the world, from Stanley Cups and Super Bowls, to World Championships and numerous Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Continue reading “Sports Photography”
I have been receiving a few questions on theTV news item showing a Grizzly Bear video I captured in the Upper Pitt River (the Global TV report is linked here).
The footage captured by a remote game camera became newsworthy as it showed a Grizzly Bear trying to catch salmon in an area just 30 miles from Vancouver, B.C and in an area they are not known to live. I have been using remote cameras since the late 1970s mostly working at sporting events or aerial photography, but these game cameras are amazingly simple and fun to operate. Continue reading “Bear Cameras”
Tripods and Monopods
Over 30 odd years of being a photographer I have purchased many tripods amounting to $1000’s of dollars. What I learned is that I should have bought one good tripod and kept it for life.
Whats a good tripod you may well ask? And the answer would be it depends! The best tripod is one that you carry with you and use. So that means it should be lightweight (so you will carry it) and expensive (so that you will use it) if you buy a cheap heavy tripod it will probably never leave home. Continue reading “Tripods”
Vibration Reduction (VR) is one of the standard questions that comes up in seminars I do. Can I use Nikon’s VR lenses on a Tripod? And the answer is… Maybe!
Here is what Nikon says:
There are two techniques when using a camera/lens mounted on a tripod; keeping the pan/tilt head loose or fluid (when panning or moving with a subject) and keeping the pan/tilt head locked down and rigid while using a cable release (time exposures or for the new HDR techniques). Continue reading “VR Lenses on a Tripod”