Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape
'But despite all this it's one of my favourite times to take photographs because of the low sun, the clear air and the wonderful light that produces. It also helps that I don't have to get up in the middle of the night to take photographs at sunrise.
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My best methods to produce Black and White files

My best methods to produce Black and White files
'Firstly I would say, from my experience, unless you are a dedicated darkroom worker and your prime intention is to create prints, shooting on black on white film with a film camera is NOT the way to do it. If you enjoy developing film and printing it, then sure, it's a fine way to create images. It requires skill, but if you have the patience and expertise the results can be very appealing. But if like me your primary intention is to create digital files then there are problems.
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Stock Photography - The great leveller / Do we need the latest model?

Stock Photography - The great leveller / Do we need the latest model?
'Because I can, I buy cameras and lenses I like using, but if I was making purely economic decisions about what I use I would probably still be using the Panasonic G1 and 14-45mm zoom lens I bought back in 2008, since that would still do the job now.
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Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography
'Because in most of the articles about one of the most iconic ways of making a living as a photographer the assumptions made at the start of any article about it are usually incorrect. Because they are about the photographer. And wedding photography isn't about the photographer, its about the bride, the groom (or two grooms or two brides) and their families and friends.'
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The 'Big Boys' - Canon 5Ds compared to Sony A7rII - Introduction

The 'Big Boys' - Canon 5Ds compared to Sony A7rII - Introduction
'The Canon 5Ds (with and without 'anti AA filter filter) and the Sony A7r II are currently the highest resolution non-MF cameras available to photographers. Since I own and use both, I thought I would relate my experiences of using both, in terms of how they work for shooting stock. '
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The best video stabilisation I've ever used

The best video stabilisation I've ever used
'And I have no hesitation in stating this is the best lens IS I've ever used (and it's the same on all Canon stabilised lenses including the 10 year old 24-105mm f/4) and also the best IS i've ever used, including the much feted 5-axis stabilisation on Olympus and Canon cameras.'
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Full Frame DSLR images - More thoughts on Sony FE and professional mirrorless.

Full Frame DSLR images - More thoughts on Sony FE and professional mirrorless.
'And it strikes me that Sony still don't really know who the FE system is for. They cannot imagine that professional photographers will dump their Canon and Nikon gear and go to Sony can they? Sure some may make the switch, but most won't.'
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And people wonder why professionals still use DSLR's

And people wonder why professionals still use DSLR's
'So not only does this Canon have more pixels, better dynamic range, faster AF, better battery life, higher specs., a full frame sensor and better lens range than any mirrorless camera, it also has IS every bit as good as the much talked up cameras mentioned above.'
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