Where are my Photos?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Understanding Depth Of Field

Found this great article on Depth Of Field.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

An Aussie, Credit Card and 20mins in B&H NYC - Its weird.

Oh yeah!

One way of illustrating the difference in living in a city of 4.0m to a city of 8.7m is the size of its camera stores.

Wow - went to B&H yesterday but only had 20mins - what a waste - it requires a full day.

Managed to pick up some great bargins for an Aussie.

Of course its cheaper again online but I didn't care that much as I saved so much.

Bought the following:

Canon 50mm Prime F1.4
Canon 320EX Speedlite for my daughter's 60D
A Lowpro Slingshot 302 AW Bag
Gary Fong Light Sphere
Cokin Filter Kit

Total saving from my usual supplier after a pretty good discount was about A$400 just on first 3 more expensive items.

Gotta be happy with that.

Thanks to the guys on dpreview for the B&H tip.

The actual B&H experience was a weird one for an Aussie. Staff everywhere but each one only handles a certain area. Then I'm directed to this place where you queue up (queues everywhere in the US - the yanks love queues) then you get to a guy (or girl) sitting behind a bench who calls everything up I was looking at - to be fair he was happy to chat but you get the feeling you need to hurry up.

Then presto while we are yacking someone turns up with a box contains all the stuff on his screen.

Then its downstairs to another queue to pay then another queue to collect the stuff. Very efficient and kinda cool.

..... but wierd.

Monday, November 14, 2011

London Walk

Had a nice day yesterday walking about parts of London with my Sister's family.

Got some OK shots.

Glad to have my Gorilla Pod and remote release with me to hold things still for some of the night photography.

Here's a quick sample

Friday, November 11, 2011

Moon Photography? - Great Tool.

Check out this link!

A great tool for planning a special moon shot.

Doesn't predict the cloud cover but does nearly everything else apart from clicking the shutter ;)

Nice one Cambridge In Colour.

Here's the link: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/moon-night-calculator.htm

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sunset - What happens when I don't take my own advice.

I need to take my own advice.

Last night as I was driving home from work I could see the making of a great sunset. But I was going to be running short of time to get set up in the right location.

Got home grabbed the camera and shot off again to get a pic.

Arrived with only a few minutes to spare.

Took 10 shots. But got home and noticed the ISO was too high and the the aperture stopped down to far. Grrr. Note to self. 1st thing do the 1,2,3. AV, Aperture 2 stops from wide open. ISO <= 400.

Anyway here's one of the more reasonable shots from the 10. Its OK but nothing to be proud of.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

One Of My Favourite Sites

The web is full of great resources.

One of my favourites for high quality information and tips is:


NB: I do not have any affiliation with them just like their content.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Video - Reviewing the Canon 100-400mm Lense

And here is a link to all the photos I've taken with this lens on my smugmug account.

Clear Night = Moon Shot

Using a Canon 7D with a 100-400mm L Series Lense and a 2x Extender.

Remote released using live view with manual focus.

Here is the best of 6 Shots.

Settings = Focal length 780mm (1248mm 35mm Equiv.) F32 @ 1/6" ISO 500 Aperture Priority -3 Stops ev

Friday, November 4, 2011

Canon unveils new C300 Cinema Camera

Well its a high end movie camera probably way outside the average Joe's price range but its interesting to see Canon enter the world of cinema quality cameras. Can only be a good thing for all camera users as these high end features eventually make their way down to the street level kits.

Oh and a bit of extra goss. A new EOS Movie camera is already in development.


Nice one Canon!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lense Performance

I use 4 lenses:

1. The Canon 100-400mm L Series IS Telephoto Zoom
2. The Canon 24-70mm L Series Standard Zoom
3. The Canon 100m Macro with IS
4. The Canon EF-S 10-22mm Wide Angle

I've organised my Smugmug photos into smart galleries by the lense I used when they were taken.

Here's the link.

Hooking everything up.

Blogspot, Twitter, Smugmug and Youtube working towards a more coherent link between these services. Just hooked this blog to Twitter.

We are on Twitter

You can now follow us on Twitter.

Ooooh! Canon Announcement Pending.

Always gets the juices going when Canon make an announcement.

Probably not directly related to Photography as the announcement is in Hollywood. But worth bringing to your attention.

Engadget have the story.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Some Smugmug love

Take a look at my smugmug account http://vitamirus.smugmug.com I've updated the tags and added a tag map to help finding photos that might interest you.

The guys at smugmug have done a great job with their service.