Nature Photography – Cropping

Recently I went to our local woods for an hour or so, to shoot in the middle of the day but under the canopy of trees in full leaf. I wanted to shoot wide-angle so I took along the wonderful Fuji 16mm f2.8 attached to my X-T3. I shoot both Nikon and Fuji and am…

The Struggles of a Dog-walking Photographer

A great time to take photographs is during my two or three daily dog walks. We normally wander around some of the local parks - as I've posted about previously - and today I had the opportunity to test out my new Fuji X-T3 and the 23mm F2 lens. I decided to buy the X-T3…

How to shoot infrared photos with a filter

There are a couple of ways to shoot infrared images and this is the simplest if not the most efficient. Every digital camera has a filter that is designed to prevent infrared light from hitting your sensor. Infrared light, given the right equipment, is just as visible as the light in our 'normal' spectrum, just…

Photographic Jazz

There are some times when, to feel fully creative, one needs to just let go of the norms, open your mind to the great possibilities that are out there and break out into something new. I've been reading a lot of work by the Canadian photographer David Duchemin recently, both his blogs and some of…

Backyard Birds photography

When we lived in England I would sit at my desk in my study and look out of the window into the cherry tree standing just outside the house. There I'd watch the Chaffinches, Blue Tits & Great Tits who visited, eating their way through the balls of fat and peanuts that we'd hang out…