Articles

This section is for practical tips and tricks, observations on some of the Received Wisdom out there and – down the line, maybe – technical articles.



Disk failures and online backup services

Posted on 28 November 2011, 12:32 in

I’ve lost a lot of images, and it’s because I’d backed them up…

Question & Answer

Posted on 9 October 2011, 22:34 in

Responses to some of the questions and comments I’ve received lately.

My workflow

Posted on 23 March 2010, 19:06 in

I get asked about my workflow – _such as it is! – from time to time, so I thought it was time to write something about it.

How to paint a DSLR

Posted on 13 March 2010, 13:01 in

This is just wrong on so many levels. Funny though!

Comments - and an apology!

Posted on 30 January 2010, 13:07 in

I’ve just deleted a bunch of recent comments by mistake!

Bird video with the 7D

Posted on 24 December 2009, 17:47 in

The Canon 7D’s video capabilities are starting to interest me…

50D shutter in slow motion (video)

Posted on 23 July 2009, 16:58 in

A short video showing just what a pounding the innards of your camera gets every time you press the shutter button!

Using Raw Therapee Post Processing Profiles

Posted on 21 March 2009, 20:04 in

Raw Therapee profiles are a simple way to fine-tune the output of this excellent RAW converter – but you need to know how to use them!

Where did my pictures go?

Posted on 25 December 2008, 14:12 in

Something very worrying has happened to a hard drive’s worth of images – and I’m stumped…

What I'd like the Canon 50D to be...

Posted on 9 August 2008, 12:48 in

If I was designing the new Canon 50D, it would be a bit like this…

RawShooter Essentials and the 40D - update

Posted on 27 March 2008, 09:01 in

RawShooter Essentials isn’t quite dead yet.

This is a quick piece on how to make it work with the 40D.

Content-aware image resizing

Posted on 20 January 2008, 17:34 in

A new way to resize an image, but without the need to crop or to reduce the size of the subject.

The 40D and high ISO

Posted on 3 November 2007, 21:27 in

I reckon that the 40D is a better high ISO performer than some “experts” would have us believe…

The 40D and birds in flight

Posted on 23 September 2007, 22:01 in

There have already been some rumblings about the 40D not being suitable for Bird In Flight (BIF) shots. This might be why.

Bird photography tips

Posted on 25 August 2007, 13:49 in

This might seem rather presumptuous – a Johnny-Come-Lately like me giving tips on as difficult a discipline as bird photography – but really the following are just a few common sense suggestions, some of which relate to more than just bird photography.

Sharpness isn't everything

Posted on 11 August 2007, 16:56 in

I’ve wanted to write something about the sharpness obsession for a long time. This first draft is really just capturing my thoughts, and I’ll come back to it now and again.

Using the Canon 100-400mm

Posted on 21 July 2007, 04:41 in

Some thoughts on getting results from this lens.

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