Canon EOS R3 Advanced User Guide Now Available

If you are in need of some light reading before your Canon EOS R3 arrives you can now download the Advanced User Guide and Manual from Canons website. It’s 1037 pages of mercifully hyperlinked reading! Download HERE.

Although I am told delivery is still mid to late November in Australia for the EOS R3 there are now online noise tests for the EOS R3 over at the Digital Picture. The results appear more or less identical to the outstanding Canon EOS 1DX MK3 (although I will do my own testing when I take delivery in late November). Using the online comparison tool you can compare it to your camera of choice.

Photo of the Month November 2021 – Blonde Wolf

The photograph of the month for November 2021 is from my current and ongoing trip to the far north of Finland to photograph Wolves and Wolverines in late Autumn. All of this photography is from hides situated in no-mans land between Finland and Russia.

My preference for this style of wildlife photography is to be as close as possible to eye level with the animals and as such I prefer to be on the ground (even though it is a lot colder and a lot more uncomfortable). This photograph of a blonde wolf emerging from the Boreal forest is enigmatic of the type and style of wildlife photography that can be accomplished up here. It was photographed from ground level inside a hide with the Canon EOS 1DX MK3 and the Canon 600mm f4L IS MK3. There is a wonderful stance and poise to the wolf’s posture that just oozes mystery and power and that is highly evocative of this elusive species.

For those of you who are interested, I will be finalizing dates for another Autumn workshop in this part of Finland in late 2022 (October). More details to come soon.

WNPP Episode #28 Finland Update and Australian Travel Restrictions

I have just published Episode #28 of my Wild Nature Photography Podcast. This podcast episode includes a weather update from the far north of Finland on the border with Russia as well as information on the easing of the pandemic travel restrictions into and out of Australia. Also included are my preliminary thoughts and impressions of Adobe’s new masking tools in Lightroom Creative Cloud 2021.

Adobe Releases Major Update to Lightroom October 2021

Adobe has today released a major update to Lightroom (and Photoshop) that includes powerful new masking capabilities and importantly new camera profiles for Lightroom for the Canon.CR3 format. Camera matching Color Profiles are also added for Canon Picture Styles. Check this article to see if your Canon camera that has CR3 raw file support is included. Full details on the new features HERE.