This blog is my attempt to keep track of some of the things I learn along the way, with my Canon 7D, G12 and accessories. All images copyright Brad Calkins, not to be used without permission (or purchase). I do not attempt to monetize my blog, other than to promote my stock photo portfolio on Dreamstime.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Something a little different

I don't shoot flowers all that often, but here goes:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Back and White

I played around with higher ISO, no flash, shot of my son after his bath and was very happy with this result.  My only wish was that I hadn't touched the frame on the right side:

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Higher ISO on 7D

It is pretty amazing what you get nowadays at higher ISOs.  The shot on the left is ISO 160 and the right is 640 on my Canon 7D (click to see uncompressed at 100%).  This is SOOC with no noise reduction applied in Lightroom.  Bottom line is that I won't hesitate to use higher ISOs for shots I'm going to print or use personally.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Natural Light

Who doesn't like to shoot in natural light when they can?  I certainly do, but so often I'm either outdoor during the day, or not taking photos.  This afternoon I had a nice chance to take some photos of my niece by their windows.  Nice expression, and fun to not be thinking about where to bounce or position lights...