Are you interested in becoming a wildlife photographer? If the answer is yes, know this: it’s one of the hardest forms of photography to master. In most instances your subject doesn’t want to participate in the shoot, often leaving you with blurred picture of an animal on the run. And even in a best case […]
Do you use a tripod? I do for almost every shot. The way I shoot IR necessitates the use of a tripod. Could I hand-hold my IR shots? Probably. But I love to shoot panoramas and in poor weather. I’m also a sort of a purist when it comes to getting the most out of […]
The Vanguard VEO 235AB tripod is a great travel sized option for those on the go who need a lightweight tripod without compromising strength or durability. I’ve been able to evaluate this offering from Vanguard for a couple weeks. In that time I’ve been impressed not only by it’s flawless function and portability but also […]
So recently all the tech talk has been about Virtual Reality and VR cam builds, and the future of the entertainment really is VR. The idea of virtual reality isn’t anything new, it’s actually a concept that has been referenced in science fiction since as early as 1935, but only now is it becoming, well, […]
There is a murmuring in the photographic industry, the winds of change have been blowing for some time, and soon what we knew to be a beacon of integrity and reliability will be swept aside the DSLR. In the noughties the SLR, made a happy transition into the DSLR and we all understood that to […]
Here is a guide to the 4 best Canon UV Conversion Set-Ups. WARNING: This guide is strictly for those who are thinking of purchasing a brand new camera and having it converted to UV. Older models are still great and convert over to UV very well. If you already have a camera body in hand that you […]
The purpose of this article is to help people through the process of filter selection. A few years ago I upgraded my Canon G12 cameras to a newer model, the G1X. At the same time I decided to convert the now G12 camera to infrared. After reading a number of online reviews I decided […]
It’s no surprise that photography equipment is expensive. Think of the engineering and workmanship that goes into lenses and DSLR bodies. As with everything, there are always levels of expense. Lets examine lenses specifically. The professional-class lenses tend to have fewer issues. Yet, trade-off’s always exist with either professional or consumer glass. So […]
Okay, Pop quiz: You’ve got to get on a plane and travel with “just the essentials” in terms of camera gear. What do you do? This is what I am facing next week. I need to go to Isla Mujeres, Mexico for the Life Pixel workshop. I know better than to pack any camera gear […]
The question that I get asked the most is what camera equipment I carry with me when I go on an assignment. My first bit of advice to anyone is to only carry what you need. After all, who wants to walk around all day with an extra 10kg on their back? But at the […]
It’s Golden This morning, Lensbaby announced a new lens, the Twist 60. But how will it perform? I can tell you. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Twist 60 last week and give it a run thru. First off, straight to the point . . . . it works well with […]
This is instant cool, and so handy. If you are not already familiar with Think Tank Photo, you should become so. The company started in 2005 and has rapidly built a reputation for quality cases that are extremely functional. I just finished testing this bag, their Retrospective Leather 7 shoulder bag and it is brilliant. […]
It is always interesting to see the same scene captured by different photographers, the images seem to take on a new meaning and perspective. But how about the scene captured by the same photographer using two completely different cameras that see light differently? In this article I show you the difference an Infrared camera can make […]
Extreme perspective …….. This is what’s wider than wide angle.
You may have noticed the so called adjustable variable infrared filters that are popping up on Ebay and elsewhere online. Here is one example: So how do these adjustable IR filters work and are the results any good?
So many choices, . . . so many opportunities
Funny you should ask…………
So sharp, and …………….so soft,
The Lensbaby Composer Pro/Sweet 35 is a cool, unique lens, But how is it for Infrared???