Landscape Photography Using a Telephoto Lens
The best time to photograph a landscape is during the golden hour. This rule still applies even when using a telephoto lens. The golden hour is the time of day shortly after sunrise or before sunset. The light is usually softer and a slightly golden colour. It can make your photos look magical.
Bird Photography Tips
If is far more important to get close to your subject rather than using a big long lens like the 800mm or an extender. Know your gear and shoot RAW. That is the best advice I can give. Stunning photos take time, patients and effort. Don’t expect to get a spectacular shot the first time.
Capturing Photos in Fog or Mist
Fog is beautiful, potentially dangerous and eery. It changes the mood of a setting completely. Fog usually appears in the mid to late evening and often lasts until the next morning. Foggy days can ruin a photo or it can create a stunning scene. Rather than be put off by fog and not take photos, foll
Comprehensive Guide to Improve Your Macro Photography - Small Snail on a Red Flower
I will discuss some gear needed for macro work, the background and how it affects the photo, point of view, lighting and the minimal depth of field associated with macro. The most unique problem of macro photography is the extremely shallow depth of field. In macro photography the background usual
Taking Great Photos of a Cat with One Light
All these cat photo’s were taken using the same lighting setup. Only one softbox with external speedlite was used. I moved the softbox closer and used a higher flash output to get a black background for the first photo. For the other photo’s I put the softbox further away.
Mountain Timelapse - Guide to Shooting a Timelapse
This timelapse of Stellenbosch Mountain consists of about 530 shots playing back at 24 frames per second (fps) giving a 22 second video. I used Timelapse Assembler to merge together the timelapse sequence.
Guide To Photographing a Lightning Strike
Photographing lightning can be very dangerous but very simple and requires little skill. The easiest way to photograph a lightning strike is to set the camera to a long exposure on a tripod and take repeated shots as apposed to using a specialised trigger method
Photographing Flowers Closeup in Nature
Taking great closeup photos of flowers requires a good macro lens. It is important to get real close to the flower. You can even get as close as taking just a part of a flower. Using selective focus and keeping only a small part in focus can result in some interesting macro shots.
Windmill and Sheep on a Farm in Moorreesburg, South Africa
The wind was blowing and the windpump was spinning. To capture the motion of the wind pump I took this photo with a relatively slow shutterspeed. After making the aperture as small as possible at f/22.0 and the ISO as low as possible at ISO 50. I got a shutterspeed of 1/25th of a second. This was fa
Action Photography Autofocus Tips - Australian Kelpie Jumping over grass
This action photo required quick auto focusing which my Canon 5D MkIII is very good at. I made sure my shutter speed was high enough to freeze the motion of the dog jumping at 1/800th of a second. I set my focus to AI Servo mode to keep the dog in focus as he moves. As the dog was getting ready to j
Useful Guide for Aerial Photography
This aerial photograph was taken from an airplane flying over Cape Town. It was a nice clear day. Thanks to photoshop the photos look wonderful. This photos were taken while landing at Cape Town International Airport coming from Lanseria Airport in South Africa.
Macro Photography Using a Simple Technique- Cactus Closeups
I held a speedlite in my left hand and my camera in my right hand. I set the focus to the closest focusing distance and moved the camera until the cactus was in focus and then took the photo. I used a TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Macro lens that has a 1:1 focusing ratio.
How to Take Macro Pictures with a Single Speedlite - Grasshopper on Stair Railings
Thanks to the great Vibration Reduction (VR) on the Tamron SP 90mm macro lens I was able to take a sharp picture without the use of a tripod. I set the camera and flash to manual mode and with trial and error got the right exposure. I used a wireless trigger to trigger the flash.