Articles - Miscellaneous

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]

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]

Guest Speaker at Photography Club

A few months ago, a good friend of mine, who I had met years ago in the camera club scene, and who now runs a small but rapidly growing photography club, invited me back to his club as a guest speaker to deliver a presentation at the September meeting. Last year I had presented at... [more]

ND Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet (Updated)

In 2011, I published my ND Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet, which consists of a table which lists, in third-stop intervals, every unfiltered shutter speed from 1/8,000th to 30 seconds, and the corresponding shutter speeds to use after reducing light intake from a range of one to six stops via the use of one or more ND... [more]

Writing for Australian Photography Magazine

As I related in my previous update, I was fortunate to have one of my seascape images selected for the September, 2011 cover of Australian Photography magazine. What I didn't mention is that there was something else in the making with regard to the magazine. One day in August I received a call from editor... [more]

ND Filter Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet

During an entirely sleepless night last night, I came up with the idea of compiling a cheat sheet for determining the correct shutter speed to use after applying ND filters of varying strengths. Quite simply, it is a table which lists, in third-stop intervals, every unfiltered shutter speed from 1/8,000th to 30 seconds, and the... [more]