Category Archives: Sigma 18-200 OS

Toronto

Sorry for the week long absence of posts. I was attending (in fact speaking at!) an amazing conference in Toronto. I didn’t have much time for photography at all but I grabbed a few while my host was showing me around the city and taking me up the amazing CN Tower. If you read my…

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Carrying your SLR in the outdoors.

This may seem an odd subject to make a fuss about, but my experience has been that it causes more hassle and stress than any other aspect of learning photography. Ask yourself, “how many times have I left my DSLR at home because I didn’t want to carry it”? It is often said that the…

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  • I’ve just bought a Tamron 18-270mm and I’m really pleased with it. The image stabilisation almost totally does away with the tripod and is much better than the IS I had on by two canon lenses.

Beer

Today and yesterday the weather has been so horrible that I have been a frustrated snapper. This is particularly annoying as I was on the Isle of Mull overnight. I thought I would find something bright from my summer holiday in Switzerland. Cardinal beer is very popular in Zermatt and this sign was just irresistable.

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Sally

This is one of my very favourite pictures. It doesn’t really cut it as a portrait, but the sheer starkness of Sally’s imposition against the Matterhorn is fantastic. Taking people-pictures in bright midday light always results in shadowy eyes. People wearing hats and sunglases makes the problem even worse. I this case Sally’s hat and…

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Jackie

ISO 800, f5.6, 1/10th (78mm) Note: (Zoomed out 5.6 may have been my largest available stop!) I thought I would post an old portrait from my summer holiday this year. I considered this as a possible favourite portrait for yesterday’s blog entry, but wasn’t sure that it was my actual favourite, but it’s one of…

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