How to · Macro · People

Cobbling together rodeo photos with the “wrong” lenses

Before leaving home on my current odyssey, I knew that I would be going without my favourite lens, the 70-200 f/2.8 VRII. As one user described it, “This Nikon lens … is an excellent combination for capturing everything from the action at a sporting event to beautiful images of a family against the sunset or a young couple in… Continue reading Cobbling together rodeo photos with the “wrong” lenses

How to · Photography · Travel

The perfect place not to do a portrait fashion shoot

When I think of ocean-travel, I see vacationers, and a gently-rolling sea; images of romance, holidays and insouciant lifestyles … I imagine gin and tonics, and ladies in evening gowns, their carefully-coiffed hair gently fluttering in the breeze. And a photographer creating timeless images; images worthy to appear in the world’s most prestigious, luxury lifestyle… Continue reading The perfect place not to do a portrait fashion shoot

How to · Photography · Summer

The happy-snapper guide to capturing fireworks

So, I was reading an article recently about photographing fireworks. The author touched on all the normal points like “turn off your flash” (which is obvious because one can’t exactly light up fireworks now can one?) and “set the lens to manual focus” (it’s too dark for the camera to auto focus). But then –… Continue reading The happy-snapper guide to capturing fireworks