Fall Colour Photography – ICM

Intentional Camera Movement - ICM. What is it, and is it a valid form of photography or is it something that people with no real artistic talent just mess with and then call it art? As always, the answer isn't a straight yes or no, especially when it comes to personal interpretation of just what…

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…

In Praise of Nikon Picture Control

I confess, I rarely read my camera manuals unless there's something specific I need to know. For instance, I knew that you could change the default output picture style on a Nikon DSLR - everyone knows that, right? - and I knew that you could adjust those default styles. But then I had never taken…

5 Frames with the Minolta Maxxum 7000

I was recently looking for another 35mm camera and, browsing the web one lunchtime, I came across some reviews of the Minolta Maxxum 7000. A while later I found one at a local camera fair with the classic 50mm f1.7 lens. The vendor assured me that it was in working condition and although I had…

What to photograph next?

So now that the rugby league season in Toronto has been brought to a successful conclusion, I'm left with the question as to what I should be looking to photograph over the winter. The Toronto Wolfpack won't be back in town until at least early May which leaves a bit of a void in the…

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…