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…

Making the most of any light

This weekend I went to Algonquin Provincial Park with a couple of friends/family from our little photography group. Our plan had been to see the spectacular fall colours that, on average, reach their peak on the last weekend of September. Well, unfortunately, Nature has been so good to us over the summer that she's now…

Mountsberg and Kodak Portra

In my last post I talked about using film again and showed a few shots taken in black and white. Now b&w can cover up many sins and mistakes but colour can be a little less forgiving, so the next challenge I set myself was to see what the 'new' F90x could actually do with…

Photography Project 26 – N is for…

What else could it be? Nature photography. I would hazard a guess that more people consider themselves nature photographers than would classify themselves as any other type of shooter. There's an unending wealth of opportunities out there for those of us who love to take our cameras into nature in any of its many forms,…

A little bit of knowledge

...is not always a dangerous thing. Yesterday, en route to Rockwood to take some shots there, I passed this fellow sitting on a telephone wire. Quickly circling back, I got out of the car with camera in hand and tried to snap him sitting on the wire. As I did, he, how shall we say…

Turton Tower

Turton Tower is in Lancashire, England near to where I grew up. I had never really appreciated just how lush, varied and colourful was the English landscape until I began to make photographs. The price they have to pay over there is, of course, many more rainy days than here in Ontario. This past winter…

Photography Project 26 – M is for …

Meteors (or the lack of them) On Friday night / Saturday morning it was expected that here in Canada we were going to be in prime position to see a spectacular meteor shower - the Camelopardalis shower. Now, a couple of weeks ago I was reading an article in a magazine about what settings to…