Sports Photography : Shooting Football With A Canon EF 400mm f2.8L USM

Sports Photography : Shooting Football With A Canon EF 400mm f2.8L USM
December 8, 2018

Canon EF 400mm F2.8L USM was the lens used for this sports photography shoot featuring Beverley Town Football Club and Sculcoates Amateurs. The Canon EF 400mm F2.8L USM was mounted to Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with exposure being set manually. For some time, I have been using the Canon EF 400mm f2.8L USM lens, mainly for cricket but more recently to shoot amateur and professional sport. Given the size…

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Yongnuo Compact Batter Pack SF-17 Product Review

Yongnuo Compact Batter Pack SF-17
December 5, 2018

For around a month I have been using the Yongnuo Compact Batter Pack SF-17 to provide faster recycling time with my speed lights. So far I have used the Yongnuo Compact Batter Pack SF-17 with a Canon 580 EX II and a Yongnuo YN565EX Speedlite and it works perfectly well with both. The Yongnuo Compact Batter Pack SF-17 is made from plastic and comes in a black pouch with a…

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Speedlite Ezy Up Umbrella Softbox Review

Speedlite Ezy Up Umbrella Softbox Review
December 1, 2018

Today I took delivery of a Speedlite Ezy Up Umbrella Softbox, which I purchase on eBay – view product – for just under £60. It arrived in no time, less than two days, which was a real plus and the main reason I purchased the Speedlite Ezy Up Umbrella Softbox softbox was that they said it was fast to set up. In the past, I have tried other types that…

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Yongnuo YN565EX Speedlite Review

Yongnuo YN565EX Speedlite Review
November 27, 2018

Recently, I purchased a Yongnuo YN565EX Speedlite for just short of £100 through eBay. Having read other reviews about the Yongnuo YN565EX Speedlite, I was confident that the product would offer good value for money and work well with my Canon cameras. The Yongnuo YN565EX Speedlite arrived in no time, shipped from Hong Kong and included a soft case and a stand as described. Wasting no time I mounted the…

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Canon EF 2x II Extender : Sports Photography, Shooting Cricket

Sports Photography : Shooting Cricket With A Canon EF 2x II Extender
November 23, 2018

This weekend I have a lot more success shooting cricket with a Canon EF 2x II Extender attached to Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM lens. For a while now I have been really struggling to get any sort of half-decent image with a Canon EF 2x II Extender, especially when trying to use manual exposure. Last weekend, I found a sort of fix where I used P Mode to calculate the…

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Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM: Shooting Power Boat Racing

Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM: Shooting Power Boat Racing
November 20, 2018

This was the first time I shot power boat racing and really got to use a Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM as with all news things, there were a few issues to iron out. The event was a P1 Power Boat race and with it being on water, the extra light being reflected caused a few issues with setting the exposure on the camera to begin with but after watching was…

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Canon EF 2x II Extender: More Practice Leads To Better Results

Canon EF 2x II Extender: More Practice Leads To Better Results
November 16, 2018

Last week I shared my experiences with using a Canon EF 2x II Extender with a Canon EF300mm F2.8L USM and the issues I faced. This weekend I used the Canon EF 2x II Extender with the 300mm lens though used a Canon EOS 1D Mark II body while shooting a cricket match in Driffield, East Yorkshire. The day before I had been at another game and met another guy…

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LENSBABY : Creative Shooting With The Lensbaby 2

LENSBABY : Creative Shooting With The Lensbaby 2
November 13, 2018

Creative photography is certainly a lot easier with a Lensbaby attached to the camera as I found out after taking delivery of a Lensbaby 2. Although it is a lens, I think the Lensbaby is more of an accessories, something that is small and easy to carry around that will give any photographer a different type of shot. I purchased my Lensbaby 2 from MPB Photographic this week. I have…

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Used Canon Equipment : Buying Used Over New

Used Canon Equipment : Buying Used Over New
November 10, 2018

When I purchased my first camera, I went for a new one though over time, I have started to purchased used canon equipment instead. I have found many different web sites that sell used Canon equipment. MPB Photographic, The London Camera Exchange and of course Ebay all sell used Canon equipment. There are lots of benefits to buying used photographic equipment. The cost is of course a lot cheaper, and you can…

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Canon EOS 1D Mark II : Equine Shoot At Tickton Hall Stables

Canon EOS 1D Mark II : Equine Shoot At Tickton Hall Stables
November 6, 2018

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Canon EF300mm F2.8L USM With Canon EF 2x II Extender

Taken Using Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF300mm F2.8L USM & Canon x2 Teleconverter
November 2, 2018

Shooting sports I now use a Canon EF300mm F2.8L USM mounted to a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and sometimes use a Canon EF 2x II Extender. I have read many reports on the Internet about how they work but my experiences of using one are not very good to say the least. This weekend I attempted to shoot part of a cricket match using a Canon EF 2x II…

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Canon EOS 1D Mark IV : First Impressions

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV : First Impressions
October 29, 2018

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Canon EF300mm f2.8L USM Test Shoot With A Mono Pod

Canon EF300mm f2.8L USM Test Shoot With A Mono Pod
October 26, 2018

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Canon EF 15mm F2.8 Fisheye: Shooting In A Night Club

Canon EF 15mm F2.8 Fisheye: Shooting In A Night Club
October 23, 2018

Canon EF 15mm F2.8 Fisheye Fisheye was the lens of choice over the weekend as I got to shoot in a an awarding winning venue, the Asylum Club in Hull. The club had plenty going on and a lots of coloured lights, lasers and smoke not to mention over a thousand people inside partying. with so many visual it was a great place to try out new things and really express…

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Canon 1D Mark III High ISO Sample Pictures Taken Using Sigma 30mm

Canon 1D Mark III High ISO Sample Pictures Taken Using Sigma 30mm
October 16, 2018

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Panning Photography Practice: Roadside With Canon 1D Mark III

Panning Photography
October 12, 2018

Panning Photography practice is not as dull as it sounds, but I got a few funny looks from people in their cars as I pointed my Canon EOS 1D Mark III with the 70-200mm at them! This technique of taking photos is something I rarely do as the types of things I photograph would not suit the results. Saying this it is fun and the effects it creates in the images is quite nice….

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HDR Photography : Sample Pictures Using A Canon EOS 5D Mark II

HDR Photography Using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II
October 9, 2018

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Hahnel HRC 280 : Testing Out A Remote Trigger Switch

Hahnel HRC 280
October 5, 2018

Having purchased a Hahnel HRC 280 Remote Shutter Release after losing my previous one, a Canon Remote Switch 80N3 so was unable to shoot long exposure pictures at night. Costing just less then £20 the Hahnel HRC 280 Remote Shutter Release is a fraction of the Canon’s own version and does exactly the same job. I really enjoy taking long exposure photos and like to experiment with turning night into day. I prefer to shoot…

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Long Exposure Pictures By The River Hull

River Hull, Canon EOS 5D Mark II
October 2, 2018

This shot was taken on the River Hull on a chilly evening, again with no tripod so the camera, a Canon EOS 5D Mark II was placed against something steady. The idea of taking pictures of moving water is quite an appealing one to me but I do not often get the time, or I should say make the time to go out and just do it. Earlier in the…

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