Posts Tagged ‘EOS

25
Mar
09

Surf Photography: Remarkable Caves

Here’s a few recent shots from another of my favourite passtimes, surf photography. Although I’m reluctant to get out of bed very early, I tagged along with a couple of my mates from Eaglehawk Neck last Saturday afternoon to chill out and see what I could capture.

While the surf itself was nothing to write home about particularly, by all reports it was genuinely fun.  While I’m not producing outstanding images as those seen by another local surf photographer, Stuart Gibson here’s a small collection form the day.
This also highlighted my need for a longer telephoto lens…

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21
Feb
09

McGinniss Wedding Reception: Post Formalities

Here’s the second installment from Darren and Tori’s wedding reception.
The formalities were over and now was the time to relax and let some hair down. Some let down more hair than others.

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16
Jan
09

Throw some light on the subject..

I’ve been gearing up to purchase myself a Speedlite for quite some time by reading a few reviews and getting some advice from others in the industy, so this week I shelled out for Canon’s 43EXII.
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Preview at http://www.Dpreview.com CLICK HERE

Luckily I got in before the coming price rise and also managed to bargan a substantial discount from the salesman at the time too.

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24
Oct
08

RedBubble Special… Free Shipping

Hello everyone out there,

This week, RedBubble are having a special promotion which includes FREE Shipping on your order.

So if you like any of my work, or any work from the other great artists/ photographers on the site, follow the links below and have a browse…..

I have just ordered some stuff last week myself…… dammit!!

PS – I almost forgot – the coupon code to receive the free shipping offer is ‘100000masterpieces’ – just enter this during the checkout process to receive the free shipping offer.

anywho, check it out…

21
Oct
08

9 Mile Sunset

This one was taken on Saturday evening from Swanwick on the Freycinet Peninsula, looking west towards Swansea and 9 Mile Beach/ Dolphin Sands.

Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF28-135mm, Tripod

09
Oct
08

Step Back in Time: The World of Film

I have recently picked myself up a bargain-priced, Canon EOS 30V 35mm film SLR.  Which was released by Canon approximately at teh same time that my 400D Digital SLR was, and the added benefit is that all my lenses and future accessories will be compatible with both bodies. (With the exception of EF-S lenses).

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The 30V also has a system called Eye Control Focusing. It works simply by “knowing” which part of the viefinder you are looking at, and it will focus on the nearest AutoFocus Zone to where you are looking.
Generally a point and shoot camera will focus at the centre of the image all the time. SLR cameras have multiple focus points that are usually selected manually by the user by pressing buttons, or the camera can automatically select the “best” point. But the Eye Control Focus lets the user slect the point manually by simply looking at the desired point of the frame.
For example if you’re shooting a group of people standing in a line, you would compose the image so as to fit everyone in the frame as desired, but if you want to highlight the focus on one particular individual, you would simply look at that person through the viewfinder and press the shutter release to take the image. Very neat system when used in the right places.

I have always loved the “suprise” of opening a pack of freshly printed photo’s that were shot with film, and there is something just plain fun about shooting film.

I also love black and white, especially for portraits or groups of people, which I feel digital lacks the character that B&W film can deliver.  It also adds a little elegance to portraits, and also highlights the technical attributes of a picture.  Rather than being reliant on bright/ saturated colours to grab your attention, your composition, lighting and perspective must do the attention grabbing instead.

Thanks to Nige Honey for suggesting I see Alan at PhotoForce in Hobart (free plug) to discuss what options for film would best suit my needs.

So hopefully I have somthing worthwhile to share in the near future.

29
Sep
08

The Eyes of EOS, reccomended reading

Yesterday i was loaned a book by a family friend,

“EF Lens Work III, The Eyes of EOS”

it’s a publication by Canon, which details the entire EF lens range as well as a world of information including -Choices of lenses for different types of photography

-Full Technical specifications on the EF and EF-S lenses

-Theory of light including, reflection, refraction, optics and lens theory

-Construction and technical operation of the IS (Image Stabalisation) and AF (AutoFocus) systems.

There is also a downloadable version (in parts) available for those unaware of books!!

It can be found HERE

From what i’ve read so far, it’s a brilliant learning resource combined with an array of Canons marketing material. It is even very beneficial for the non-Canon users out there who would like a little more depth into the how and why’s of lens operation and science.




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