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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Night Photography : Canon 5D With EF17-35mm F2.8L Lens

Night Photography : Canon 5D With EF17-35mm F2.8L Lens
January 2, 2019

Getting out and doing a spot of night photography can often be very rewarding and is something I do enjoy given half the chance to do it. This collection of photos were taken in Beverley in Hengate Gardens. There was a lot of ambient light about, a lamppost and the flood lights on the monument were quite useful. For this night photography project I used a Hahnel HRC 280 Remote…

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Going Back to a Shorter Lens For Shooting Sport

Going Back to a Shorter Lens For Shooting Sport
December 30, 2018

Given some back pain I chose to work with shorter lens while shooting the local sport a Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM. Mainly I have been using a Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM lens in recent times so I gave up a lot of reach. To try and get some distance back I used a 1.4x converter for one of the games. There were some advantages to using a shorter…

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Speedliters Handbook by Syl Arena : Book Review

Off Camera Flash : Speedlighters Handbook by Syl Arena
December 26, 2018

Speedliters Handbook is a book that I discovered by pure chance after browsing the Internet why studying off camera flash techniques. By Syl Arena the Speedliters Handbook is geared up for Canon shooters giving very good pointers on how to get the most out of your speedlites. Having purchased this book I like to think of the Speedliters Handbook as a manual that is far more user friendly then the booklet shipped…

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Sports Photography : Shooting Swimming With A Canon 1D

Sports Photography : Shooting Swimming With A Canon 1D
December 22, 2018

Arguably, the hardest type of sports photography I have done has to be swimming. As a sports photographer, I have been fortunate enough to shoot two swimming galas. Like all sports photography, the idea is to show the action and a where possible freeze the competing athlete in the shot at just the right moment. If you think about swimming as a sport, the issues faced when photographing it is…

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Peli Case 1510 : Worth Every Penny And Some

Peli Case 1510 : Worth Every Penny And Some
December 19, 2018

A Peli Case 1510 proved to be the perfect answer to the problem I have been facing of carting my kit around between jobs. After a little bit of research and some help from a fellow photographer I settled on a Peli Case 1510 to use as my main bag for my big lens and a couple of bodies. This solid case complete with wheels and strong handles has made…

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