Questions Not To Ask A Photographer

category Photographers • hashtags Canon, Nikon, Rants • 2 min read

Recently, I was asked by a potential customer one of the “worst” question she could ask:

Which camera are you using?

anonymous (2019)

It’s like asking a mechanism which wrench does he use? Or asking a painter which brush size does he use?

As a photographer that deals with living people and animals, I have to deal with two main things:

  1. Light
  2. Moment

The Light

I can control the …

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ExpoDisc White Balance

category Photographers • 1 min read

This guy is trying to photograph goslings that are hiding in the bush.

The weather was partially cloudy with some winds. So, every couple of minutes, this guy was taking his ExpoDisc out from his side pocket and re-metering his white balance.

Most of the time, I do not bother with the white balance, I have my camera set to daylight white balance. The problem is indoors when trying to …

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Tourists and the Obligatory Selfie

category Photographers • hashtags Canon, 7D • 1 min read

In January 2017, German researchers studied the selfies and found that:

  • 77% of the smartphone users took a selfie at least once a month
  • 49% of the smartphone users received at least one selfie every week
  • People thought that their own selfies were somewhat ironic and playful
  • 82% of the people would rather see ‘more usual pictures’ then selfies on social media
  • 90% of the people thought that others’ selfies …

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Super Woman

category Photographers • 1 min read

This woman photographer is amazing! She must be from the planet Krypton.

She’s an older person (I would guess in her late 50s, early 60s) and she carries a 1DMk4 with a 600mm f/4. She makes her photos HAND-HELD. That’s 24Lbs/11Kg at the end of her extended arm.

That day, the light was not the greatest, it was grey, low contrast and very cloudy. Either …

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Intrepid Photographer

category Photographers • hashtags Canon, 7D • 1 min read

The guy is a professional. He rented a Canon 500 f/4L lens for the weekend. The lens was introduced in 1999 (not only it was the previous century, it was the previous millennium!).

There’s an IS (Image Stabilization) built in the lens. It’s OK for ‘kind of stabilizing’ the lens but… It’s not that good. The lens is just above 4kg/just above 9lbs, plus the …

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Puzzled by Old Camera: Vancouver, BC

category Photographers • 1 min read

This guy is using a very old Fuji FinePix S3 camera and he seems puzzled. He looked through the viewfinder, he looked around, look at the camera, at the viewfinder.

He seemed puzzled… He went back and forth at least a dozen times.

BTW, the Fuji FinePix S3 Pro was a Nikon re-badge by Fuji. It was announced in February 2004 and it was shipped in 2005. In the tech …

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iPad Photographer: Vancouver, BC

category Photographers • hashtags Canon, 7D • 1 min read

It’s called the Sun Run. The Vancouver Sun newspaper organises a 10k run every end of spring. People come by the 10 of thousands and some people like this guy and me also come not for the run or the walk portion but for the photo opportunities.

He’s using his IPad and he seems to be happy with what he sees on his screen.

taking photos with an iPad

Taking Photos with an …

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On His Way To Work

category Photographers • 1 min read

He said that he was going to do some ‘headshots’.

BTW, his tripod is orange. That’s what attracted my attention.

photographer on his way to work

Photographer on his Way to Work


Camera: Canon 7DMk2 ISO 200 and 1/250
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @165mm and f/6.3
Processed with Darktable 2.0.7: