Returning to Kenya and Israel

I am pleased to announce that we will be heading abroad later this year, with visits to Kenya and Israel in the same big trip. It has been a few years since we have been to either country (2015 and 2016 respectively), but a return to Africa was something high on the agenda for some time. Because we... [more]

Magical Light in Perth

Looking back, I have unfortunately neglected to write much here for the second half of 2018. Photographically, 2018 was not a big year. However, 2019 started off very nicely with a trip to Western Australia, in which we were based in Perth. This was a first-time experience, and naturally, I had a list of subjects and... [more]

How Large is the Moon in a Photograph?

During the early morning of Saturday, 28 July, 2018, a special celestial event was to occur: a total lunar eclipse, resulting in a red moon - one like this: I captured this particular red moon on 28 August, 2007.  Incidentally, it was the first and last red moon I captured! For the most recent total lunar eclipse, I planned to rise early... [more]

Autumn Adventures in Mount Wilson

Mount Wilson, in the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney, is a wonderful location for landscape photography.  Its specific appeal is the rich colours of the leaves during autumn, and many photographers venture to Mount Wilson to capture these colours. The quiet little mountain township had been on my never-ending list of photography locations/subjects, and... [more]

Canon's Big White 200mm Primes Compared

Introduction People who are familiar with Canon's EF telephoto lenses may know that over the years, Canon has offered two wide-aperture, fast-for-focal-length 200mm prime lenses: Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM; and Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM. Firstly, here is a view of these two wonderful lenses side-by-side: The Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM is a legendary lens... [more]

Guest Speaker at a Camera Club v3.0

Last year, a good friend of mine, who runs a growing camera club, asked me if I would return for the third occasion as a guest speaker. I had the honour and privilege of presenting an audio-visual show and talk about light and composition in September of 2017, and in February of 2016, I presented... [more]