Photography

Mirrorless vs DSLR

 

The debate about Mirrorless vs DSLR has hotted up as the Mirrorless systems have become far more capable. A quick chat about the points to consider, neither system wins hands down, but with the ease that DSLR lenses can be used on Mirrorless, they can work together superbly.

I have use of both systems and in many cases, I still love to use my old Nikon V1, why? Bec

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Choosing a Camera

In this video, I discuss choosing a camera, not based on marketing, or what looks good, but as a tool. What do you want to do with this tool? Do you want to throw endless money upgrading constantly because you can, or worse, just because you are made to feel that you should?

 

If you are looking for a workhorse to crate high quality images time after time, look at the D300s, it may only be 12mp, but that is more than enough for that purpose. If you are looking for a high quality travel camera, maybe mirrorless may be worth a look. Finally, do not overlook the fantastic bargains that may be had used, they are sold off by those who always have to have the latest gear, often with very low shutter counts, but they are still very good.

Remember the heirarchy of importance…..

Light – Creativity – Lens – Camera

The camera comes LAST!

The Inverse Square Law

In this video, I look at the laws of light, which often cause photographers come confusion. If you want a bright background, it will be more effective to move the light source, further back.

Understanding the Inverse Square Law is a very important step towards learning to control light.

Yongnuo YN560 Flash System

A quick tour of a very economical, yet very good wireless flash system.

Nikon 85mm 1 8D

The Nikon 85mm1.8D is a wonderful portrait lens for both FX & DX. It is great value and very good quality, the way it renders faces is why this focal length is referred to as ‘The Butter Lens’

Sigma 17 – 50 f/2.8 OS

There are not many standard zoom options for DX, there is the Nikon 17-55 f/2.8 which is beautiful, but big, heavy and expensive (plus on stabilisation), or the Tamron which is not in the same league, but the Sigma is superb, great IQ, and Optical Stabilisation.

DSLR Sensor Size

Full frame, I want full frame, I’m upgrading to full frame…so much obsession with full frame, as though it is the be all and end all of imaging, but the difference is NEGLIGIBLE! They do have differences, and each one has different advantages and disadvantages, which must be considered for the right reasons.

 

The little girl lost

I heard this piece of music last year and I immediately had a vision of an innocent girl pondering on her life, running to and running from……So I made a video to fit the music. I hope this goes someway to expressing the sentiment behind this video.

The little girl lost As I walk the path of my destiny I wonder, Am I a lady, or am I a girl Behind me the past, ahead the future I’m just a little girl lost My heart yearns for love Yet I’m running from fear I’ll finally break free, but…. I’m STILL, just a little girl lost

Images win 49 awards on Pixoto!

Well, I thought I would boast a little. I started uploading images to Pixoto for their competitions two or three years ago. I was not seriously adding lots of images, just the odd one and considering the thousands that I have on file, so far I only have 217 on the site.

However, this has still surprised me as I have won 49 awards so far. There hasn’t been any financial gain from that, but it has helped a few images to sell, which has been wonderful.

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When you do something purely for the love of it, there is no greater joy, than to experience the admiration of others when the see your work. So yes, this really feel wonderful.