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Depth of field Determinants

What determines depth of field? How can one control depth of field (DOF) while shooting in the field or studio? Though there are many resources on the web listing and explaining the factors that control DOF, most people struggle to control depth of field the moment they run out of “Aperture options”. What I’m trying Read More

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Shooting freshly prepared food

Shooting freshly prepared real food is fun; chefs are usually quite a fun bunch to work with. However, fresh food photography is different from other types of food photography. During the shoot the presentation is usually determined by the chef and rarely or by the art director depending of the … [Read More...]

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Galle Fort, Tourists and Street Photography

The Galle Fort, which was first built by Portuguese in 1588, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century is a historical, archaeological and architectural world heritage monument (Source; Wikipedia). Last week 10 of us, all members of the Round Table Camera Club visited the Galle Fort for an evening of photography, fun and … [Read More...]

Photographing Dolphins in the Wild

The cruises at Mirissa Sri Lanka are mainly for Whale Watching; or at least that is how they are advertised. Over the last decade or so Mirissa earned the reputation of being the best (Blue) Whale Watching destination in the World. However, Blue Whales are, as majestic as they are, shy creatures who hide more than half of their bodies underwater … [Read More...]

Green Bee Eaters for Photographers..?

Over the last few days I have seen many images of Bee Eaters on Google Plus and Facebook. I myself captured the above image of Green Bee Eaters/ Little Green Bee Eaters (Merops orientalis) recently during a visit to Yala National Park. These richly coloured, slender bodied, pointed winged, sparrow like birds are quite interesting to all … [Read More...]

Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Vs Panasonic 100-300 f/4.0-5.6 OIS

This was a quick and dirty shoot out to determine which of the only two available really long lenses for micro four thirds format was the better performer. After this comparison between the Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II and the Panasonic 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 OIS, I ended up keeping one of the lenses, but it was not the one I intended to keep at the … [Read More...]

Depth of Field & Bokeh Control – Olympus OM-D with kit lens

I have received few questions about depth of field control with micro four thirds cameras after uploading the post about Olympus OM-D EM-5.  One concern people expressed when considering a micro four thirds cameras was their smaller sensor size and most of the relatively slower lenses creating a comparatively larger depth of fields and less than … [Read More...]