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

Canon EF 15mm F2.8 Fisheye: Shooting In A Night Club
March 14, 2019

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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Panning Photography Practice: Roadside With Canon 1D Mark III

Panning Photography
March 4, 2019

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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Hahnel HRC 280 : Testing Out A Remote Trigger Switch

Hahnel HRC 280
February 25, 2019

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
February 21, 2019

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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Taking Winter Morning Pictures With A Canon EF24-105mm f4L IS USM

Canon-EF24-105mm
February 18, 2019

Canon EF24-105mm f4L : A few winter morning pictures taken using a Canon EF24-105mm f4L IS USM. The lens was mounted to a Canon EOS 1D Mark III with the pictures being taken in Beverley and Hull. It was bitterly cold this morning with plenty of frost everywhere. When I woke up I found my car totally covered in ice so took a few pictures to share on Beverley Photographer. My camera was…

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Sports Photography With A Telephoto Lens

Sigma 150-500mm
February 10, 2019

Sports Photography is something I do a lot of and one of the problems I found was trying to get a telephoto lens with a enough reach without needing to re-mortgaging my house. The system I use is Canon and in my time I have used the Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 1D Mark II and the Canon EOS 1D Mark III. In…

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Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM The Lens To Buy

Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM
February 7, 2019

If there is one lens any one with Canon EOS camera should buy it is a one of their 50mm prime lens and the one I use is the Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Lens. Very small and lightweight the Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Lens offers great versatility and is something I tend to use when just going for a walk. As with all prime lenses the Canon EF…

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Canon EOS 1D Mark III – Worth Every Penny

Canon EOS 1D Mark III
February 3, 2019

I have been using a Canon EOS 1D Mark III for about a month now and have s far enjoyed using the camera so much and despite it being an older model from the Canon EOS range it certainly still holds it own. This was an upgrade from a Canon EOS 1D Mark II which for nearly two years was my work horse when covering sporting fixtures like football and…

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Shooting Professional Boxing With a Sigma 30mm f1.4

January 31, 2019

Boxing remains one of the sports I really enjoy photographing and tend to use my Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX DC HSM and also a Canon EF 85mm f1.8 USM The Sigma 30mm f1.4 provides me quite a wide view of the action while the Canon EF 85mm f1.8 USM allows me to get closer tighter shots of the fighters in the ring. Shooting with these two prime lenses, there are…

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Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX DC HSM

January 27, 2019

Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX DC HSM lens when mounted on my Canon camera has become one of the most used lens in my bag and something I always take to every job photography I go out on. The Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX DC HSM is my go to lens when I am shooting in number of different situations which require the camera to work fast when there is little ambient…

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Yongnuo YN 622C E-TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Review

Yongnuo YN 622C E-TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Review
January 17, 2019

Yongnuo YN 622C is one of the newest products from Yongnuo that allows you to take your Speedlite off the camera while giving the photographer plenty of control through the camera’s menu. Having looked into various systems for off camera flash I settled with the Yongnuo YN 622C as it seemed to offer everything I wanted at a very reasonable price. Out of the box, I hooked up the Yongnuo…

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Canon 24-70mm Lens : Finally Upgrading From A Canon 24-105

Canon Lens 24-70
January 13, 2019

In a few hour’s time, a Canon 24-70mm f2.8L Lens will finally arrive at my door and take over from the Canon EF24-105mm f4L I have been using. After spending many hours wondering if I should or should not make the change I finally took the plunge and purchased a Canon 24-70mm Lens from the London Camera Exchange. This summer I had all but settled on buying one until I spoke…

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Prime Lens : Fast Prime Lens On A Budget

Prime Lens : Fast Prime Lens On A Budget
January 9, 2019

As a keen fan of using a prime lens over a telephoto / zoom lens I made a purchase on eBay this week picking up a manual lens for less than £20. What I bought was a 135mm F3.5 Tele Prime Lens that has been converted to fit a Canon DSLR. This is the cheapest lens I have ever bought or own so was not expecting much from it. First…

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Flash Photography : Shooting A Music Night With Off Camera Flash

Flash Photography : Shooting A Music Night With Off Camera Flash
January 5, 2019

Flash off the camera, finally I took my flash off, I have owned the Speedliter’s Handbook by Syl Arena for a while but I finally put some of his ideas into practice. I was shooting a music night one of the local pubs in Beverley. The room was quite light but where the performers were was not so bright at all. Normally I would place my speedlite on the top of…

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