Monitors for high quality imaging work

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

One of the most important tools for any digital photographer is a high quality computer monitor. There are many capable ‘standard monitors’ out there (the kinds we can buy for less than $200), but then there are the professional-quality monitors designed for imaging work—these range from several hundred dollars to thousands of dollars in price. It’s immediately clear… Continue reading Monitors for high quality imaging work

May 2015 action

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

Daylight makes a world of difference, even in a dimly lit gymnasium with relatively small windows. Shooting under even a heavily overcast sky is almost always better than shooting indoors; as the saying goes, “you can’t hold a candle to the sun.” Earlier this month, I mentioned what is possibly the worst lit gymnasium in Perth. What does the same… Continue reading May 2015 action

Synesthetic Landscapes

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

I recently came across some beautiful images by Andy Ilachinski (published at Luminous Landscape, which was established by Michael Reichmann). It seems they’re from his book Synesthetic Landscapes: Glimpses of Surrealities (which is the reason I’ve used American rather than British spelling in this post’s title—it refers to a specific entity, rather than being used in a general sense). I’m not familiar… Continue reading Synesthetic Landscapes

Canon EOS FAQ for beginners

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

Neil Guy, more widely known as N. K. Guy or NK Guy, maintains a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions and answers for new photographers using the Canon DSLR system. He covers: General questions; Cameras; Lenses; Flashguns; and Filters and other items. Unless you’re a veteran photographer, I’d highly recommend a read through these documents. For those of you who’ve… Continue reading Canon EOS FAQ for beginners

Comparing camera sizes

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

There’s a handy on-line tool for visually comparing camera sizes at camerasize.com. I’m not certain that the measurements are all correct, though. For example, the thicknesses of the Nikon D70S and Nikon D700 bodies are specified as listed on Nikon’s website—78 mm and 77 mm, respectively—but the visual comparison indicates that the D700 is thicker… Continue reading Comparing camera sizes

Possibly the worst lit gymnasium in Perth

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

There’s a particular school gymnasium in Perth where the lighting is very challenging for action photography. It’s possibly the worst lit gym in the entire city. At night, the fluorescent lights are dim (and have been for years), cast different shades of sickly green-tinted light in different parts of the hall, and also differ in brightness from one area to… Continue reading Possibly the worst lit gymnasium in Perth

Indoor sports photography for beginners

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

Imaging Resource published a beginners’ guide to indoor sports photography by Dave Pardue a few months ago, but I’ve only just gotten around to reading through it. While I think the guide is probably a bit too technical for beginners, it’s consistent with my own experience of indoor sports photography—essentially, it’s a fine balancing act… Continue reading Indoor sports photography for beginners

Canon and Nikon lenses on special

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

Camera Electronic has some Canon and Nikon lenses (and one Nikon flashgun) on special at the moment. I’ve divided them into a few categories to make it easier to find items of interest. Canon consumer zoom lenses These lenses are for Canon’s EF-S bodies (i.e., 1.6x cropped frame relative to 35 mm film; e.g., EOS 1200D, EOS 70D,… Continue reading Canon and Nikon lenses on special