Posts Tagged "Lens"

When to turn off Image Stabilisation

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Techniques | 3 comments

When to turn off Image Stabilisation

On a recent workshop I was reminded how important it can be to think about checking the small things when it comes to landscape photography. After grabbing a few shots of the Story Bridge for sunset, I looked back up the river and noticed a very nice pattern formed by the new walkway on the river. After trying to frame the image using a 10-20mm lens, I decided to change to my new Sigma 24-105mm lens. I fitted the lens, framed the shot and made the photo. Looking at the back of camera I noticed that the photo was blurry, no problem I thought, I must have bumped the tripod. Tried again with similar results. With my image settings being f10 for 15 secs, keeping the camera...

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5 Things to learn from a 50mm lens

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Equipment Guides, Techniques | 4 comments

5 Things to learn from a 50mm lens

“What lens should I buy?” is one of the most common questions I get from students and friends. Recommending equipment to people can be hard, quite often they might be searching for equipment “fixes” to problems when working on their skills or artistic vision might pay better dividend. One piece of equipment I never have any reluctance to recommend is a 50mm lens, obtaining one of these lenses can often be a great way to clear some artistic roadblocks or to help develop general photography skills. You can obtain 50mm lenses from most camera manufactures, Canon and Nikon spring to mind. Third party lens manufactures like Sigma also produce versions...

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One of My favourite images – Flying Free

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Favourite Image | 0 comments

One of My favourite images – Flying Free

I have been a mad keen surfing photographer for quite a few years now. I am attracted to this type of photography for the fast paced action and the chance to capture something different every time I go out. The other thing that draws to this type of photography is reliving my youth when surfing was one of favorite past-times. The image Flying Free captures the moment that a surfer is exiting the wave by launching himself over the top. I enjoy this photo because shows the wild abandon with which the surfer is enjoying his sport, you great a strong impression of the movement on power involved in the sport through the height that he has obtained over the wave. The fact...

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Southbank – Santos GLNG City of Lights Laser Show

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Adventures, Techniques | 1 comment

Southbank – Santos GLNG City of Lights Laser Show

The Santos GLNG City of Lights Laser Show is currently on at Brisbane’s Southbank, so what better time to get out for the night and also get some great night photos…   This was a great opportunity to do some night time photography, so I took along my Slik Pro tripod for the long exposure shots I would be taking.  This light show is quite unique in that it is staged from a huge barge containing the structure for the waterfall, some of the lighting, the apparatus for the performers, and the water jets.  Laser lights were also set up on the rooftops of some of the buildings.  The light show is also run to a musical score.  To capture these shots, I set up...

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Do You Have Access To A Time Machine?

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Adventures | 0 comments

No?  Then read on if you would like to take photos of people from different eras of history… History Alive is an annual event run by the Queensland Living History Federation.  It is held at Fort Lytton, Brisbane on the second weekend in June each year, and various battle re-enactments and activities are staged over the weekend.  There are also encampments set up throughout the site covering several different eras of historical life over a 2000 year span.  You will be able to see everything from Roman Legionnaires to Medieval Knights to World War 1 & 2 displays.  All the various re-enactors are dressed in clothing and uniforms of their era, and there are also...

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