Making the most of lens filters

Before you get excited, this is not a post about the type of filters one would use on Instagram or any of the other social media sites.  I know, I know, they are marvelous and I also use many of them and have a few favourites as well (Hefe, Lo-fi, X-Pro) but this is actually a post about the lens filters that go on the end of my DSLR lenses.  If you are not already using them I am hoping this post will convince you why you should be using them and what the best use for the different filters is. Continue reading “Making the most of lens filters”

A quick guide to photographing the Milk Way

After posting the pictures of my recent travels on my other social media sites I got a few questions on how exactly I got the pictures of the Milky Way that I had posted.  So I decided to quickly write up how I do it, hopefully to give some tips on how it is done and, if you do it differently possibly to also learn alternate methods myself.  For the most part I don’t think it is a very difficult thing to do, it just needs the right equipment and right location and just a little bit of technique that can quickly be learned.  I try to keep it simple and I am sure that there are many other ways to get these shots but I am still learning those myself.  I use a DSLR but with the control one can get on compact and even phone cameras nowadays I am sure most of what follows can be transposed to other camera formats. Continue reading “A quick guide to photographing the Milk Way”