Articles Published in January, 2018

Lenses: Primes vs. Zooms

In the photography world, the topic of prime lenses vs.  zoom lenses is one of those enduring debates.  As someone who has used both types of lenses extensively over the years, I will offer my views both for and against both types.  Let me preface by saying that I made a conscious choice to use [ continue reading ]

Precarious Position: First Seascape of 2018

This image of Turimetta Beach was captured during my first seascape session in nearly a year, and this was the first time I have returned to Turimetta since 2012.  The conditions were a lot more dangerous than this image would suggest, with a strong south-easterly wind, medium-to-large swell and an incoming tide.  Large waves were [ continue reading ]

My New Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM: Ideal for Cityscapes

Last week, I decided to buy a Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM lens.  It was a lens I had entertained — but not seriously — adding to my rig.  Until the addition of this lens, my two wide lenses consisted of my Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM and Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM [ continue reading ]

Brisbane and South-East Queensland Visit - 2017

Late in 2017, we headed to Brisbane and south-east Queensland for the first time since 2013.  It was high time to visit Dave and Lea, and engage in some photography, tomfoolery and shiraz consumption.  On our first full day, we decided to head south-west to Queen Mary Falls, as there had been some recent rain in [ continue reading ]