30 June 2022

Updated: Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright Policy

Updated: Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright Policy
Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright  / Intellectual Property Policy

Copyright / Intellectual Property Policy Index:
  • Summary
  • Copyright / Intellectual Property Protection
  • Image Locations
  • Image Copyright and Media / Press Releases
  • Images for Canon South Africa
  • Crediting of VCP Images
  • Images not For Sale
  • Sharing images on Social Media
  • Using images without permission
  • Legal Consideration / Consequences
  • Contact Vernon Chalmers

Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright / 
Intellectual Property Policy Summary
All Vernon Chalmers Photography images on Vernon Chalmers owned websites and associated Social Media Platforms are the intellectual property of Vernon Chalmers, Cape Town, South Africa - all images are photographed by Vernon Chalmers in various locations across Cape Town (and the Western Cape), South Africa. Any image / photograph on the Vernon Chalmers Photography website not commissioned or photographed by Vernon Chalmers will be the copyright of such commissioner with copyright clearly identified with regard to rightful ownership of the image (and the required permission for display and / or promotional purposes). 

Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright Protection
Any Vernon Chalmers Photography image with / without any copyright identification symbol is the legal ownership and intellectual property of Vernon Chalmers (unless otherwise identified on and / or below a commissioned image or promotional product / Canon sample image not captured by Vernon Chalmers (i.e. for promotional purposes for Canon Europe / Canon UK / Canon Global / Canon SA / Canon USA).


© Symbol Image: Royalty Free from Pixabay 

Canon Photography Training Milnerton Woodbridge Island | Kirstenbosch Cape Town

28 June 2022

Table Mountain over Woodbridge Island with Samsung Smart Phone

I went down for my work / birds in flight here with my Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm lens at Woodbridge Island this morning and there was not (really) a single bird in sight (or flight).

Table Mountain over Woodbridge Island with Samsung Smart Phone
From the Diep River : Table Mountain over the Milnerton Lighthouse / Woodbridge Island
I did something I rarely do - an environmental / landscape capture of our natural world with my phone - for all and of course, for a very special French lady of the past two years - who entered my world out of the 'blue', "merci, tu viens de rendre le bleu, plus bleu et le vert plus vert ce matin..."

Location: Table Mountain over the Diep River, Milnerton Lighthouse and Woodbridge Island

Equipment: Samsung Galaxy A22 (Quad Camera) 

Samsung A22 Default Exposure Mode
  • ISO: 50
  • Aperture: f1/8
  • Shutter Speed: 1/1200s
  • Focal Length: 4.65mm

Exposure Source: Adobe Lightroom

Copyright: Vernon Chalmers

17 June 2022

The challenges (and Opportunities) of Winter

Creative Bird Photography during the Cape Town Winter 

Find the light. Keep searching... even if you’re shooting with a fix f/11 800mm lens (as the case here).

Cape Canary at Arnhem, Milnerton (Cape Town) Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Cape Canary at Arnhem, Milnerton (Cape Town) : With Canon EOS R6 / RF 800mm f/11 IA STM Lens

Canon Camera / Lens used:
  • Canon R6
  • Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Lens
  • Manual Mode: f/5.6 
  • ISO 640 (Various) 
  • Shutter Speed: 1/500s (birds in flight settings)
  • Lens IS on/ Handheld

Image was captured during testing the Canon EOS R6 / RF 800mm f/11 IS STM / FF 600mm f/11 IS STM lens.

Canon Photography Training Milnerton Woodbridge Island | Kirstenbosch Cape Town

14 June 2022

Versatility of a 100-400mm Zoom Lens

 Versatility of a Canon 100-400mm Zoom Lens

Cape robin-chat at Kistenbosch Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography
Cape robin-chat : Small Bird Photography at Kistenbosch © Vernon Chalmers

Creative Bird / Flower Garden Photography 

Yesterday I made brief reference on BirdLife South Africa of the lenses used for most of my (perched) bird photography at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town (and similar garden environments).

The post made me think of what I would consider to be the most versatile lens for garden photography (when using any DSLR / Mirrorless Full Frame or Crop camera body).

As much as I love my Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM prime (non-zoom) lens for most birds / garden photography (in my opinion) any 100-400mm / 100-500mm / 150-600mm zoom lens will make more sense for capturing a variety of garden subjects.

* Image Top Right: Cape robin-chat

All attached images captured with my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM (zoom) lens at Kirstenbosch. The Cape bulbul was at 400mm and the African Monarch butterfly / small flower at 350mm.

Canon Camera / Lens used at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens (Mark I)
  • Manual Mode: f/5.6 / Auto-ISO (Various)
  • Lens IS Switched off and at times on. Handheld
  • Zoom Range: 350mm - 400mm

Recommended lenses for photographing small birds at Kirstenbosch (or similar garden environments)

Any (zoom) lens covering the following focal lengths:
  • 70-200mm / 70-300mm
  • 100-400mm / 100-500mm
  • 150-600mm

I have found my 70-200mm / 70-300mm lenses a bit 'short' for real close-up images of the smaller Kirstenbosch birds.


Cape Bulbul at Kirstenbosch with Canon 100-400mm Zoom Lens  Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Cape Bulbul at Kirstenbosch with Canon 100-400mm Zoom Lens

Cape Monarch Butterfly at Kirstenbosch with Canon 100-400mm Zoom Lens Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Cape Monarch Butterfly at Kirstenbosch with Canon 100-400mm Zoom Lens

Small Flower at Kirstenbosch with Canon 100-400mm Zoom Lens Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Small Flower at Kirstenbosch with Canon 100-400mm Zoom Lens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Bird Species >>

10 June 2022

Unusual fishing tactics... Woodbridge Island

Unusual fishing tactics from a little egret in the Diep River, Woodbridge Island – catching a fish while semi in-flight (with feet slightly in the water).

Normally they just wade on the side of the river - catching and quickly swallowing much smaller fish. This was the first time I've witnessed any little egret flying towards the middle of the river doing this manoeuvre and fly off to the other side.

Little Egret Fishing in The Diep River, Woodbridge Island - Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Little Egret Fishing - Diep River, Woodbridge Island Cape Town

 Location: Diep River / Woodbridge Island (Cape Town)

Canon Equipment (Birds In Flight Photography)
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera body
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

Canon Exposure / Focus Settings
  • Manual Mode Settings / Lens AF On
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length 400mm
  • Auto ISO (ISO 400)
  • Continuous Shooting Mode (10 fps) / AI Servo
  • AI Servo / AF Mode Option (Wide Zone AF / Case 1)
  • No Lens IS / Handheld

Canon Birds in Flight Photography Training Woodbridge Island Cape Town >>

01 June 2022

Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R10 Launched

 Canon EOS APS-C R7 and Canon EOS R10 Launched

Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R10 Launched
Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R10

Canon launched / released the Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 on 24 May 2022

New Canon EOS R APS-C Releases 2022

Canon EOS R7
 Canon EOS R10
Also Launched
: Two new Canon EOS RF-S Lenses >>

User Guide Downloads: Canon EOS R7 / Canon EOS R10 Advanced User Guide Downloads >>

Canon’s EOS R System innovation meets the APS-C format with Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10

"Canon Europe today announces its first APS-C EOS R System mirrorless cameras, the EOS R7 and EOS R10 – bringing the benefits of the EOS R System to the popular APS-C image sensor format. The APS-C format offers significant benefits for photography enthusiasts and content creators, including the potential to make smaller yet high-speed and high-performance cameras positioned perfectly for enthusiasts. Taking the essence of the EOS 7D series, the EOS R7 is suited to wildlife and sports photographers that need the added reach of APS-C, as well as the outstanding speed and tracking autofocus inspired by higher models in the range.

Built for the next generation of EOS ‘double digit’ users, the EOS R10 is a powerful all-rounder – capable of impressive stills and video performance to suit lifestyle creators and photographers on the move. Also launching today are two new RF-S lenses – the RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, an ultra-compact everyday zoom lens and the RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM, a more versatile, high-magnification lens." -- Source: Canon Europe

Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 Image Credit: Canon Europe

Various Birds in Flight at Woodbridge Island

Birds in Flight at Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve

Various Birds in Flight Hike  - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Great White Pelican - Table Bay Nature Reserve

After the recent rain and wind from the last couple of days I ventured out to re-connect with my Woodbridge Island Birds in Flight shooting environment.

I went for a short hike towards the Table Bay Nature Reserve and although a bit windy (and mid-morning) I encountered quite a few birds along the way.

Great White Pelican
It was also quite significant to see the Great White pelican on the edge of the small Island in the Table Bay Reserve - four images towards the bottom of the page.

All birds in Flight photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens ISO 320 - 800 / f/5.6 1/5000's, AI Servo (Handheld). 10 fps High-Speed continuous shooting mode.

Shooting location / Conditions
Around Woodbridge Island, Cape Town. Sunny with a slight South-eastern wind.

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Pied Kingfisher in Flight - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
Pied Kingfisher in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Common Starling in Flight - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
Common Starling in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Yellow-billed duck in Flight - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
Yellow-billed duck in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

African spoonbill in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
African Spoonbill in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Reed cormorant in Flight - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
Reed cormorant in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Great White Pelican Taking Flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve

Great White Pelican taking flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Great White Pelican taking flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Great White Pelican taking flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Great White Pelican taking flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Great White Pelican taking flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Great White Pelican taking flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Great White Pelican taking flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town View

Bird Species Woodbridge Island, Cape Town View

Small Birds with Birds in Flight Photography Settings

Small Bird Photography Learning at Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve 

Pied Kingfisher - Perched Birds Photography - Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island
Pied Kingfisher : Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island

Photographing perched small birds 
With all the questions I get with regard to my perched small bird photography technique (with my standard Bird in Flight photography settings), I thought it was about time to provide more detail regarding settings et al.

For many new and experienced photographers this is a different way of shooting perched birds. Generally one will assume that perched birds will be photographed with a long lens (with Image Stabilization) and / or on a tripod (or some other form of stabilization).

During my own skills development process with Birds in Flight photography I would at times encounter a few smaller perched birds (in the Table Bay Nature Reserve close to Woodbridge Island). I used to ignore them at first, as I was on a mission for fine-tuning the Canon EOS 7D Mark II's AF and to master my Birds in Flight photography techniques. The smaller birds around the Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island are rarely perched for more than a few seconds at a time - I quite like this unpredictability, as its making the capturing more natural (as in the the true wild).

Early one morning in the goodness of our local summer light I captured a few smaller birds without changing any settings on my camera - with the understanding that the fast shutter speeds that I generally use - 1/3200 - 1/4000s - should work to stop (any) motion and the good light should keep my Auto-ISO in manual mode down. My lens does not have Image Stabilization and I'm quite experienced in its application for Birds in Flight photography. These days I rarely change any settings for the perched birds as I don't really see any real advantages over using any other settings (i.e. Av Mode with lower ISO's),

The images posted here are generally all with the same settings without any changes to my Birds in Flight photography settings. The only exception is, when I have enough time, I would change my standard large Zone AF mode to one of the smaller AF areas.

Canon Gear / Memory Cards
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera body 
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens 
  • Lexar Professional CompactFlash UDMA 7 32 GB 
  • Sandisk Extreme Plus SDHC™ UHS-I Card 95MB/s 32 GB 

Exposure / Other Settings: Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

  • Manual Mode 
  • Aperture: f/5.6 
  • Auto-ISO 500 - 800 
  • Focal Length: 400mm 
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200 - 1/4000 seconds 
  • AF On - Case 1 [Various Zones] 
  • No IS (None-IS lens)
  • Lens Autofocus on 
  • Handheld

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Common Waxbill - Perched Bird Photography - Table Bay Nature Reserve
Common Waxbill - Perched Bird Photography - Table Bay Nature Reserve

Southern Masked Weaver - Perched Bird Photography - Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island
Southern Masked Weaver - Perched Bird Photography - Table Bay Nature Reserve

Pied Kingfisher with Catch - Perched Birds Photography - Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island
Pied Kingfisher - Perched Birds Photography - Table Bay Nature Reserve

Levaillant's Cisticola - Perched Bird Photography - Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island
Levaillant's Cisticola - Perched Bird Photography - Table Bay Nature Reserve

Southern Masked Weaver - Perched Bird Photography - Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island
Southern Masked Weaver - Perched Bird Photography - Table Bay Nature Reserve

Levaillant's Cisticola - Perched Bird Photography - Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island
Levaillant's Cisticola - Perched Bird Photography - Table Bay Nature Reserve

Starting out with Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town View

Canon Photography Training Milnerton Woodbridge Island | Kirstenbosch Cape Town

Two Cost-Effective Canon Lenses for Bird Photography

Canon EF Lenses for Bird / Birds in Flight Photography

With Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
With Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

Cost-Effective Lens Choices for Birds / Birds in Flight Photography
This is a topic I frequently discuss during my regular Birds in Flight Photography training and workshops in Milnerton / Woodbridge Island, Cape Town.

The two Canon EF Lenses
  • EF 400mm f/5.6L USM  Lens
  • EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens

Canon EOS Bodies Used
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS R

Note: Birds in Flight Photography images from both lenses are at the end of this article.

Both prime and (certain) zoom lenses are good to go for Birds in Flight photography (and perched birds), but there are various criteria for enthusiast photographers to consider:

  • Importance of Birds in flight Photography
  • Zoom vs Prime (fix focal length) lens
  • Canon vs. other lenses (i.e.Sigma / Tamron)
  • Full frame and / or crop camera body
  • Using tele-converters (and compatibility)
  • Autofocus speed (NB for birds in flight)
  • Weight (mobility for carrying long periods)
  • Cost of ownership (Budget / ROI)

Compatibility with Canon EOS Full Frame / APS-C (Crop) Bodies
Both these Canon EF lenses are fully compatible with all Canon EOS DSLR bodies. Paired with the Canon EOS Full Frame bodies (i.e. EOS 6D / EOS 5D Mark IV) it will be 400mm focal length or 100-400mm focal length range.

On Canon EOS APS-C bodies (i.e. EOS 700D  / EOS 80D / EOS 7D Mark II) it will be the focal length of the lens at any range x the 1.6 crop factor. I.e on the EOS 7D Mark II it with a 400mm prime lens will be 400mm x 1.6 = 640mm (Field of View). Most post-processing software will register the focal length in the EXIF Data as the standard lens focal length (irrespective of the 1.6 crop factor).  


Canon EF Alternative Lens: The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens (Canon EF) is a popular birds / birds in flight lens with my clients / students and the results I have analysed with both Canon Full Frame and APS-C (Crop) bodies compares very well with the two Canon lenses.

Summary of Canon's popular 400mm focal length lenses for Birds in Flight photography (and other nature / wildlife applications):

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Prime / Telephoto Lens


This high-performance lens was designed with portability and handling ease in mind. One Super UD-glass element, whose characteristics are similar to fluorite, and one UD-glass element result in sharp pictures from corner-to-corner. The lens also has a built-in hood and a detachable tripod mount (Ref: Canon USA).

A very cost-effective / value lens lens for birds in flight and perched birds for both Canon EOS APS-C or full frame bodies is the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens. It's a prime lens at 400mm (no zoom) with very quick autofocus and sharp image quality. Its mobile enough to carry all day and once you get used to the 400mm fix focal length its a gem of a lens
.

Note: This lens does not feature Image Stabilization (IS), but its not really a concern for Birds in Flight Photography. At fast shutters speeds of 1/1000's to 1/5000's IS is not necessary. This is my most used lens and I shoot with it all day handheld at shutter speeds up to 1/5000s.The perched kingfisher below was shot with this lens in Av Mode: f/5.6 / ISO 1600 / 1/5000s.

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens: Professional / Consumer Reviews
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens: Professional / Consumer Reviews

An affordable / fast Autofocus lens for Birds in Flight Photography

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Prime / Telephoto Lens
 Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Prime / Telephoto Lens

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom lens

This lens delivers a superb combination of cutting-edge performance, compact construction and brilliant resolving power that’s great for sports and wildlife photography. The lens features one fluorite and one super UD element to help provide impressive contrast and resolution with reduced chromatic aberration across the entire zoom range.


Canon’s new Air Sphere Coating (ASC) helps significantly reduce backlit flaring and ghosting, while fluorine coatings on the front and rear lens surfaces help lessen smears and fingerprints. A 9-blade circular aperture renders beautiful, soft backgrounds, and a 3 mode (standard, panning and exposure only) Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 steps* of image correction. (Ref: Canon USA)

Currently the newer Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens is one of the most popular Canon lenses for a variety of genres / applications and of course, for birds in flight. It was launched the same time as the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and also pairs well with said body and the Canon Extender / Tele-converter EF 1.4x III.



Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II Lens: Professional / Consumer Reviews

More information>> Canon USA

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Zoom lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Zoom lens

These lenses and many other cost-effective / suitable birds in flight photography lenses will be discussed during the upcoming Birds in Flight Workshop.

I've used both Canon lenses on the following bodies (over the last few years)
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS R

Birds in Flight Workshop Cape Town:  More Information

All Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017: All Workshops


Starting out with Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town View

All bird in flight / perched bird images Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Prime / Telephoto Lens Sample Images / More Images

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Two Canon EF 400mm Lens Options for Birds in Flight Photographers
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens / Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Prime / Telephoto Lens Sample Images
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens / Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Prime / Telephoto Lens Sample Images
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens / Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Prime / Telephoto Lens Sample Images
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens /  Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Zoom lens Sample Images / More Images

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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Zoom lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f//4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens /  Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Zoom lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f//4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens / Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Two Canon EF 400mm Lens Options for Birds in Flight Photographers
Canon EF 100-400mm f//4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens /  Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS R - Sample Birds in Flight Photography Images

Birds in flight Sample Images with Canon EOS R / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
 (and Canon EF 1.4x III Extender / Tele-Converter)


Canon EF 100-400mm f//4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens / Canon EOS R
Little egret in flight with Canon EF 100-400mm f//4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens / Canon EOS R

Canon EF 100-400mm f//4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens / Canon EOS R
Grey heron in flight with Canon EF 100-400mm f//4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens / Canon EOS R

Canon EF 100-400mm f//4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens / Canon EOS R
Yellow-billed duck in flight Canon EF 100-400mm f//4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens / Canon EOS R

Canon EF 100-400mm f//4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens / Canon EOS R
Purple heron in flight with Canon EF 100-400mm f//4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens / Canon EOS R

Perched Bird Image Sample Canon EOS R with same lens

Canon EF 100-400mm f//4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens / Canon EOS R
Perched cormorant with Canon EF 100-400mm f//4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens / Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R First Impressions and Sample Images View

Capturing / Tracking Variables for Improved Birds in Flight Photography View

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photo Gallery View

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town View

Birds in Flight Photography Learning Resources

Learning Canon EOS / EOS R Birds in Flight Photography

Birds in Flight Photography Learning Resources
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens : 120 Image Gallery

A listing of birds in flight resources to assist the new photographer with the following:
  • Canon EOS Autofocus Resources
  • How to photograph birds in flight
  • Birds in flight photography setup and tips
  • Exposure settings for birds in flight photography

On this page and the website are various links and articles on the different Canon EOS bodies and lenses I personally use with all my birds in flight photography.

Birds in Flight Photography Training>>

Supporting documents made available from:
  • Canon USA / Other Canon websites
  • Canon Camera News 2018
  • Vernon Chalmers Photography 
  • Various other websites 

Canon AF Series: How Does Traditional SLR AF Work?
Canon USA

CF / SD Memory Card Speed Tests
CF/ Memory Card Speed Tests


Show Focus Points for Adobe Lightroom Version 1.01
This free plug-in is an easy and quick installation via the Lightroom Plug-In Manager and then provides access to your camera's focus points via the Library Module.  
Read More / Download Focus Points for Adobe Lightroom Version

Canon AutoFocus System Resources

AF Settings Guidebooks (65-Point / 61-Point AF Systems)


Canon EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook


Birds in Flight Photography Learning Resources
With Canon EOS 7D Matk II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
How AF Systems Work
Official Canon article detailing the application / function of the modern AF System
Canon Europe

Quick Guide to Accurate EOS Autofocus 
Read

Quick Guide to AI Servo Mode AF Tracking Read

Understanding Camera Autofocus

A general guide for understanding camera AF
Cambridge In Colour

How to use Autofocus with moving subjects Read

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV vs EOS 5D Mark III: 21 Differences Read


AF Comparison Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EOS 5D Mark III / 1D X View

Canon EOS-1D X and EOS 5D III AF Point Management Read


Configuring your Canon EOS 5D Mark III AF for fast action Read

Custom AF Case - Birds in Flight Settings for Canon EOS 5D Mark III Read

Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Difference in Zone AF and AF Point Expansion
Official Canon article explaining the difference between Zone AF / AF Point Expansion
Canon USA 


Taking advantage of Auto ISO: Canon’s EOS-1D X, EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D Read

Birds in Flight Photography Learning Resources
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Auto ISO 500
Using Auto-ISO with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II Read

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds in Flight AF How to...


Introduction to the Canon EOS 80D 45-Point AF system
Read


Canon EOS 90D Performance Features
Canon USA

Back-Button AF Explained
Back-Button AF Explained

Photography-On-The-Net Resources
Canon EOS Digital Cameras (All current / most older EOS bodies)
Discussions / technical questions with answers
Canon Bodies

Canon EF / EF-S Lenses (All current / most older EF lenses)

Discussions / technical questions with answers
Canon Lenses

Canon Telephoto RF Lenses Professional Reviews
Canon RF Lens Reviews 

Birds in Flight Photography Learning Resources
Tracking slower flying birds at higher shutter speeds
Lens Sample Photo Archive

Image samples / discussions from Canon and other lenses Lens samples


Tracking Variables for Improved Birds in Flight Photography Read

Canon EOS Setup and Tips For Birds in Flight Photography Read

New Canon EOS R Rumors & Announcement Updates Read

Vernon Chalmers Photography Training Philosophy

Photography Training and Skills Development for Canon Photographers

Vernon Chalmers Photography Training Philosophy Grey Heron Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Grey Heron at Woodbridge Island © Vernon Chalmers Photography

"Understanding and chasing the light is more valuable than any camera in hand" — Vernon Chalmers

Vernon Chalmers Photography Training Milnerton, Cape Town and Cape Peninsula

Over the past ten years I've had the privilege of assisting and training hundreds of local, national and international photographers, either via group workshops, during private one-on-one training sessions and / or online support on my website or via my Facebook Pages.

As a professional photographer, educator and skills development facilitator my main training priority is to provide a quality hands-on learning experience to the new and developing photographer in his or her photographic journey across the different genres I facilitate. 

Woodbridge Island Copyright Vernon Chalmers
It is my mission to assist the new and / or more experienced enthusiast and professional photographer with technical information and associated photographic techniques. It is essential for me that the student (over time) develop a true understanding of the journey mastering the art and science of creative image making (irrespective of Canon camera / lens).

My inherent training philosophy is that a major component of any level of learning is the provision of relevant information, answering learner questions and to facilitate (and demonstrate) photography learning outcomes until the photographer is comfortable in applying new information, knowledge and skills in the field. 

No previous delegate or client should hesitate to contact me for any information or advice they may require in terms of current or future camera requirements and exposure / focus settings et al.

The majority of this information sharing sessions are via private email requests and / or Facebook private group postings and private messages.

Butterfly Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Any new Canon photographer is welcome to browse my Vernon Chalmers Photography website and / or Contact Me

Vernon Chalmers Photography images are also available for browsing via my Facebook Page

Visit the Vernon Chalmers Photography website for more information about photography training at Milnerton / Woodbridge Island and Kirstenbosch Garden, Cape Town

Page Image Information

Image 1: Cape-White Eye Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town

Image 2: Cape Teal Ducks in flight at Woodbridge Island, Milnerton Cape Town

Image 3:  African Monarch Butterfly Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town

Image 4: Woodbridge Island / Milnerton Lighthouse after Sunset - From Arnhem, Milnerton Cape Town

Images captured by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 6D / Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EOS 700D and various Canon EF / EF-S lenses

 
Woodbridge Island | Milnerton Lighthouse Copyright Vernon Chalmers
 Woodbridge Island | Milnerton Lighthouse After Sunset

Canon Photography Training Milnerton | Cape Town

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