29 May 2023

Vernon Chalmers Photography Article Index

Vernon Chalmers Photography Article Index

Vernon Chalmers Photography Article Index
Vernon Chalmers Photography Article Index : Image @ Vernon Chalmers 

Photography articles prepared by Vernon Chalmers using various Canon EOS / EOS R cameras and Canon EF / EF-S / RF lenses

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Introduction to the Exposure Triangle
In understanding ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed it’s important to note that all three are present in every photo you capture with your camera. The degree in which they are applied will depend on various camera and / or lens settings and lighting conditions. Read more>>

Long Exposure Photography Setup & Tips
Long-duration shutter speeds / long exposures are applied when shooting after sunset, night photography and / or fireworks. The photographer will use longer shutter speeds to capture a low / fading / after-sunset or a night composition - all of which could provide for some really dramatic exposure effect. Long exposures (during daylight) are also achievable with the use of filters (see section on ND filters). Read more>>

Canon EOS 6D Bulb Mode / Long Exposure Photography
Demonstrating long exposure photography using the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Ultra-Wide lens (paired with the Full Frame Canon EOS 6D) across the old wooden bridge, Milnerton Lagoon and Otto du Plessis Drive Woodbridge Island bridges, Milnerton Cape Town. Read more>>

Fast shutter speeds for slow and faster flying birds
Previously I briefly discussed the effect of slow shutter speeds on relatively fast movement subjects for creating motion blur in some of the moving parts (the aeroplane and the motorcycle) - capturing them with shutter speeds of between 1/60s - 1/125s if the objective of the photographer is to show motion blur (in i.e. the propellers and wheels). Read more>>

Slow Shutter Speed Action : Canon EOS 7D Mark II 

Impromptu Slow shutter speed action - Dakota in Flight
The image of the Dakota aeroplane - with spinning props - was a split-second decision of changing settings for creating the spinning / blurred propeller-effect.

I was doing Birds in Flight on Manual Mode with a fast shutter speed of 1/4000s - and quickly moved to Tv Mode for setting a slower shutter speed (1/60s) and let the camera control / decide on a smaller aperture / higher f/stop value (f/18 in this case). Read more>>

Free Canon Shooting Simulation: Exposure Practice
The Canon simulation software provides a practical and intuitive way to learn and apply the Exposure Triangle, different shooting modes (Manual / Shutter Priority / Aperture Priority) and to practice shots by changing the settings (and seeing the inter-relationship of ISO / Aperture / Shutter Speed). Visit the Canon website to practice your shots Read more>>

Ultra Wide-Angle Lenses: APS-C vs Full Frame Focal Lengths
Ultra Wide-Angle Lenses: different focal lengths (comparing Crop and Full Frame focal lengths). On my website I have made two posts from the same Woodbridge Island, Cape Town location for interested photographers looking at wide-angle lenses. Read More>>

Birds in Flight Photography: Cropping & Post-Processing
I recently responded to a request from one of my delegates from our latest Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town with regard to image cropping and the amount of post-processing required (as applied in my own Birds in Flight images in my regular shooting environment at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town). Read More>>

Starting Out With Birds in Flight Photography
Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town : Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Starting Out With Birds in Flight Photography
Many photographers, when they first getting interested in Birds in Flight / Action Photography, are of opinion that they require professional grade gear, or at least the latest and / or greatest DSLR / Lens combination that they can afford. Birds in Flight Photography gear acquisition can very quickly spiral out of control for new photographers putting gear first and not being mindful to all the basic requirements for getting started. Read More>>

Aperture Demonstration for New Photographers
A brief aperture / background blur demonstration of 8 images captured at different apertures, but exactly the same depth of field between camera / subject and background distance) to show what effect an aperture change will have on background blur when changing the aperture setting on the camera. Read More>>

Canon EOS Setup and Tips For Birds in Flight Photography
Its really up to the individual photographer to take time for researching and learning about the various settings, skills and applications to master birds in flight photography. As any other genre Birds in Flight Photography requires a good understanding of camera / lens settings, Autofocus settings and the many capturing and tracking variables to ultimately succeed with birds in flight photography. Read More>>

Tracking Variables for Improved Birds in Flight Photography
Tracking Variables for Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town : Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Tracking Variables for Improved Birds in Flight Photography
During my Birds in Flight and Canon AI Servo AF Workshops in Cape Town I generally start of with a slideshow of a variety of in-flight images (with different Canon EOS bodies / EF prime / zoom lenses) for pointing out basic EXIF data, location and other relevant information. Read more>>

Focus Stacking in Macro and Close-Up Photography
In Macro and Close-Up photography we are challenged with a very narrow Depth of Field (DOF) in creating a sharp image (and providing for more and / or less out of focus areas). 

In order for extending the DOF across the image image or part of the subject(s) in the frame photographers use focus stacking for achieving a more desired / sharp result. Read More>>

Difference between Digital Noise and Background Blur
Blur can really mean different things in digital photography, but should not to be confused with unwanted graininess or digital noise across a digitally created image. Unwanted noise generally occurs when shooting in low light, when a digital camera's ISO setting is too high. Read more>>

Difference between Digital Noise and Background Blur
Digital vs Optical Zoom

The Difference between Optical and Digital Zoom
To bring far away subjects closer into the frame photographers have a choice to either use a telephoto zoom lens or to move closer to take the shot at a closer focal length. The latter is not always possible, and many photographers rely on a variety of zoom lens options for bringing a variety of subjects closer. Read More>>

Using the Canon RC-6 Remote for long exposure photography
The Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control is an inexpensive wireless transmitter for Canon EOS DSLR cameras and a really handy accessory for pairing with my Canon EOS 700D. This tiny remote release assists me mostly with long exposure landscape / seascape photography (on tripod) when using Av / Bulb mode for shutter releases of up to 30 to 40 seconds. Read more>>

What is Camera / Lens EXIF Data?
EXIF Data is the identification and listing of an information metadata tag and its values -available for DSLR / Compact / Smartphone cameras before and / or after taking the photo. Generally found on your LCD screen viewing image detail or when downloaded in Canon's Digital Photo Professional, Google Picasa / Adobe Lightroom (and other camera / editing software). Read more>>

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