Latest Photograph – Puffin and Bamburgh Castle, plus some Kleptoparasitism!

I’m always looking to photograph wildlife in a wider context, maybe to include interesting habitat, behaviour or scenery. During one of my recent trips to Inner Farne I noticed this lone Puffin sitting on the white stone wall surrounding the lighthouse. As a frame filling portrait it had an interesting and classic ‘ingredient’, a bill … Read more

The Frames per Second Advantage

Over the last few years we have seen a very obvious trend in cameras being designed to match the needs of different photographic genres. The most recent examples I can use are Nikon’s D5 and D500, and from Canon, the 7D Mark 2 and 1D X Mark 2. These cameras share common features, fast (rate … Read more

Get Low Down For Impact

Whenever it is physically possible and safe to do so, I look for opportunities to get low down to the level of my subject. It can be inconvenient and at times uncomfortable, you get dirty and you may need somebody to keep a look out for your safety. But, you can create so much more … Read more

Aperture Priority & Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation on a Nikon DSLR (Circled)

On Sunday’s birds of prey photography day we spent time discussing the practical differences between aperture and shutter priority and what is actually happening in the camera when exposure compensation is used. It’s quite a lot to take in and understand – especially when there is so much going on so I decided to write … Read more

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