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How Diffraction Can Affect Your Photos (And What to Do About It)

It is something many a landscape photographer will be aware of, but many others may not. Diffraction is an obscure effect but one we should all be know about. You might have noticed it without really understanding what it is, a slight but perceptible softening of the image quality when using small apertures. You might […]


Finding and Photographing the Magnificent Snowy Owl

The Magnificent Snowy Owl. Tundra’s Ghost. The Ghost Owl. These are a few of the names that are used interchangeably when referring to one of the most beautiful birds in the world. This elusive owl is on many birder and photographer’s life list. When you’re fortunate to have one photographic moment with this big beauty, […]

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How a 28mm 1.8G Prime Fits Into Your Photography

This past fall, I purchased Nikon’s 28mm 1.8G at the suggestion of another photographer friend. As I have enjoyed the 85mm and 50mm 1.8G primes, the wider angle perspective would appear to complement these two primes. This lens needed to capture a clear and clean wide angle image that is a ‘what you see is […]


A Brief Review of Formatt Hitech Filters for Mirrorless

My recent move to a mirrorless system using Fuji X series cameras has been a smooth and enjoyable transition. One of the items of kit I had decided to get for the new system was a square filter system. The king of the squares is, of course Lee and they have recently introduced their new […]


A Photographer’s Guide to Bordeaux

France is undoubtably a photographer’s paradise, from majestic Paris to the stunning landscapes of Dordogne, there is barely a corner of the country that is not photogenic. One of the many photographic gems is Bordeaux in the Gironde Department in South Western France. Many may be surprised that it is not a large metropolis, its […]

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Which crop do you like?

This was shot with a my new set of Holga lenses. Holgas are artsy/cult plastic toy camera lenses that are made to fit popular cameras like Canon. Not sure about Nikon as they are already toys. Ha, ha, ha! Totally manual with no electronics. The lens used here was a 60mm with a fixed aperture […]


Uploading image.

Hi all, I uploaded my first image as a new member to discover that all the colour had been washed out in the upload process. My image colour profile is RGB and in JPEG mode. How can I upload an image without the colour being affected by the “Monday morning blues feeling” of being all […]


The Storm Moves Out

ISO 800, Nikor 24-85mm @44mm, f8, 1/100 Early morning shot of a rain squall leaving Yosemite Valley. Click to Flickr


Lightroom 5 Help

Some of you might already know about these, but its a good refresher. If you are new to Lightroom, it is a fantastic way to learn about all the tools it has. These tutorials are fantastic, and extremely helpful. I have used lightroom for a long time, and I learned a bunch of tricks and […]


Butterflies leaving for the winter

IMG_0226.JPG by Maryanne Siemer on Light Stalking


Marvelous Mairead

IMG_0226.JPG by Maryanne Siemer on Light Stalking


True fisherman

IMG_1318.JPG by Maryanne Siemer on Light Stalking