Back in October 2012, Canon announced it would be providing a firmware update for the Canon 5DM3 to enable cross-type AF support at f/8 and uncompressed HDMI output.
On April 30th that firmware update arrived. I’ve installed it and tested it and it’s great to finally have these features. The cross-type AF support has been long overdue and I had practically stopped using my teleconverters because of this restriction. Also, editing video should be better too since this update provides more flexibiltiy.
For more information: Canon 5DM3 Firmware Update.
Frances Beidler Forest near Harleyville, SC is a beautiful swamp that’s just right for a day trip. A recent visit enabled me to check the status of the tiny prothonotary warblers; a gorgeous little yellow bird that comes each year to nest and raise their chicks. There are many other bird species that can be seen in this forest, as well as owls, snakes, turtles, and the occasional alligator. The old growth cypress-tupelo trees are impressive, with some being over 1,000 years old.
I prefer spring when the trees are getting their new leaves and the water level in the forest tends to be higher. The 1.75 mile boardwalk makes for an easy hike with camera gear and you can spend all day or just a few hours but you’re guaranteed to see and hear something wild! A long telephoto lens is recommended and your wide angle too in order to capture all that the forest has to offer.
Do you love watching wildlife, especially polar bears? Do you enjoy photography? Have you ever wanted to visit extreme locations like the high arctic? It the answer is yes to one or all of these questions, then you should come out and join me while I talk about these topics and more on April 5, 2013, Continue reading
If you’ve ever wanted to be a painter and just didn’t have that artistic ability, well here’s your chance! One of the great new features that was added to Photoshop CS6 is the Oil Paint Filter found under the Filter Menu. In Photoshop CS5, there were some new paint brushes added that help you create some artistic effects but this filter rocks! With very little effort you can turn an ordinary photograph into a beautiful painting.
You can see my example here Continue reading
Last summer, I was very fortunate to take a trip to Svalbard (way beyond the arctic circle above Norway) to photograph polar bears and other arctic inhabitants. It was an amazing experience and the wildlife was as extraordinary as I had anticipated. My husband and I teamed up and recorded video segments as well as plenty of stills to exhibit our experience. Sense then, I taken all of that material and turned it into a multimedia presentation Continue reading
My latest book, Kenya: A Sanctuary of Wildlife, will be featured in an upcoming multimedia presentation hosted by Continue reading
HDR is a relatively new technique to some, but it has been around for a number of years now. The latest is that camera manufacturers like Canon and Sony are now adding the capability to do HDR right in-camera. But, what is it, you are wondering.
HDR stands Continue reading
The trip to Kenya was so photographically successful that it warranted it’s own book to show off all of it’s inhabitants. This full-color photo essay is sure to excite your visual senses and create the sense of being there with the wildlife. You can preview the book using the link below and even order a copy for yourself.
If you would like a special signed copy, you will need to email me and make arrangements directly. I have already sold quite a few so be sure to get your copy soon.
Photographers have a great job, but truth is, overall, very little time is actually spent taking those fabulous photos. While doing some research, yea, the really fun stuff, I came across a really great piece about the very topic of time management. Based on this set of pie-charts, we actually spend about 12% of our time taking pictures. Continue reading
Winter can be a slow time of year but it can also be a great time to focus on some area of photography that you enjoy. Being a big fan of the outdoors, I often challenge myself to seek out new subjects, especially in the winter. Snow happens to be a favorite subject because you never know what you are going to find. Conditions are different everywhere you go and can change with the blink of an eye.
My snow adventures Continue reading