Photographer v. Pigeons

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Photographer v. pigeons

Photographer v. pigeons

It’s difficult to take photos while feeding the pigeons.

Many people do not like pigeons, they call them rats with wings.

Scientists are speculating that pigeons were the first bird to ever been domesticated. It has been demonstrated in studies that pigeons understand both length and time, which may explain why pigeon can always find their way home even 2,000 kilometres away. They can be …


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The Photographic Dance

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photographer doing the photographic dance

A photographer on the left doing the ‘photographic dance’

The guy on the left is using a Canon 7D with a Canon 100-400L zoom lens. He’s trying to photograph a heron behind the wooden fence without getting too much of the fence in his photo.

He’s fully zoomed at 400mm but he still couldn’t get the ‘right’ framing. He started to bend his knees and up/down …


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Same Image?

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3 photographers with the same images

Will These 3 Photographers Have The Same Images?

Will these 3 photographers have the same images? Two of these photographers are taking images at 400mm. The Nikon guy uses a 70-200mm and the TC2x. The Canon guy uses a 100-400mm. The only guy that is slightly different is the guy at the back with a 500mm and the Better Beamer on his flash.

They have the same position, the same …


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The photographers’ zoo

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A dozen of photographers trying to take photos of 3 sleepy snowy owls

A dozen of photographers trying to take photos of 3 sleepy Snowy Owls

A dozen people are trying to taking photos of 3 sleepy Snowy Owls. Their cameras range from nothing to $$$.

  • 1 guy calling his wife or girl friend and describes what he sees
  • A kid watching with binoculars
  • A lady using her iPhone
  • A lady using a small Sony point and shoot
  • A guy with a small video …

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What’s The Best Setting For…

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The other day, somebody asked for my help. She wanted me to tell her what’s the best settings for her Canon for…

I regularly get the same question but in a different form:

  • What’s the best camera…
  • What’s the best lens…
  • What’s the best camera bag…
  • What’s the best way of using the flash remotely…

There’s no best setting for your camera, there’s …


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Tourists and the Obligatory Selfie

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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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Intrepid Photographer

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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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iPad Photographer: Vancouver, BC

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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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