Off-Axis Symmetry

Some objects, particularly architecture and flowers, are so powerfully symmetrical that their geometry shines through even without centering on it. Try shooting such images from an angle, or off center, to create a more dynamic balance.  Here, the angled view shows both the geometry of the flower, and the arc of the petals, while the offsetContinue reading “Off-Axis Symmetry”

The Top Issue with Photographing Deer

Wildlife photography has its challenges, from the long lenses and tripods to the trees and grass between you and your subject. But deer, it turns out, have one unique issue, that will affect many of the images you hope might be a winner. The problem, in simple terms, is that deer are made of rubber.Continue reading “The Top Issue with Photographing Deer”

Canon 5D Mark lll, Lightroom 4 Shadow Detail at 100%

Following yesterday’s post on 5D Mark lll shadow detail I’ve had numerous requests for a pair of shadow detail images, one of the full shot, the other of a 100% detail from the same image. The image below was shot in direct sunlight, with deep shadows in the seaweed, and highlights in the barnacles forContinue reading “Canon 5D Mark lll, Lightroom 4 Shadow Detail at 100%”

Canon 5D Mark lll, Lightroom 4 Shadow Detail

The shot below was taken the day after Easter, with the Canon 5D Mark lll. Two things we are always looking for from a new camera is more resolution, and more dynamic range. In this case the shot was time-sensitive, so switching to the 70-200mm lens which was in the camera case in the backContinue reading “Canon 5D Mark lll, Lightroom 4 Shadow Detail”