I have just published Episode #4 of my Wild Nature Photography Podcast. In this episode we discuss the rather complex and mostly miss-understood topic of how many mega-pixels we actually need in real world applications. Mega-pixels are somewhat of a divisive topic amongst photographers so it is worth taking a moment to put the caveat in place that my thoughts and comments relate to 35mm digital sensors and not larger medium format sensors or smaller micro 4/3rds sensors. Regardless of sensor size though; one thing holds true with current technologies – the smaller the sensor and the smaller the pixel size (and thus the ‘well’ that captures actual photons), the higher the noise will be at a given ISO. Irrespective of the science and physics involved, there remains a lot of misinformation and often deliberate misdirection on the internet about this topic so I hope this will help clear up the murky waters of how many mega-pixels is enough in real world applications.
I have just published Episode #3 of my Wild Nature Photography Podcast. I had indicated that this episode would be all about mega-pixels and how many we actually need in real world applications; however, I had two emails yesterday asking for advice on buying new cameras which means its timely for a conversation on the pros and cons of purchasing a new camera. As such, in this episode we examine why purchasing a new camera may very well be detrimental to your photography.
Today I am very excited to announce the publication of my new Wild Nature Photography Podcast – A podcast that talks the Art and Craft of Nature Photography. Podcasting is something I have wanted to do for many months now and with yet another COVID lockdown underway here in Victoria it seemed the time was right to finally start this project. The podcast is intended to be supplemental to my blog and a more informal platform for photographic discussion. The podcast will include everything from my thoughts and musings on Nature photography to the craft and equipment side of the business. Just do a search on your favourite Podcast application for Wild Nature Photography and you should have no problem finding it. If you enjoy the first two episodes please be sure to subscribe and leave a positive review.
Direct links to the first two episodes and a discussion on the EOS 3 Development announcement are included below:
On Wednesday the 16th of June this year at 6:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, I will be giving a free live webinar on how to take better wildlife photographs in Winter. The webinar will include tips, recommendations on equipment and clothing as well as example photographs. I will also be talking a little about soft proofing as well as why colour calibration and accuracy is important. The webinar is free and is made possible through the generous support of BenQ. The webinar will be held in ZOOM and Registration is mandatory. You can register HERE.
The photograph of the month for June 2021 comes from my 2020 winter workshop to Canada to photograph Snowy Owls. This was my second last workshop before the COVID pandemic that has ground travel more or less to a complete halt. This particular photograph was taken with the Canon EOS 1DX MK2 (I had not yet taken delivery of the 1DX MKIII) and the Canon EF400mm f2.8L IS MK3. Shot at f6.3 at 1/1000th of a second at ISO800 the key to making this photograph work is the blur in the wing tips that gives us the feeling and impression of movement. Focus on the owls eyes was critical given the shallow depth of field.