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Photography after Dark

Night time can be the right time for some very interesting photographs - with the right technique and tools.

A tripod is essential for steady images, as shutter speeds have to be extended considerably. The general rule of steadiness calls for a shutter speed of a fraction of a second divided by the lens focal length. For example, with a 200mm lens, the slowest shutter speed you should use would be 1/200 th of a second.

Night time shots of West Kelowna forest fire (as seen on the right) called for exposures of 10 to 30 seconds. Given the high winds of the night, an extra weight hanging on the tripod is helpful to provide greater stability.


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Pocketwizard

Lighting : a new direction....


FEBRUARY 16, 2009-   New developments in digital cameras were progressing at a very exciting rate in the first half of this decade and continue to evolve with better features.   That progress has been supplemented with leaps in the new realm of lighting controls - particularly regarding wireless triggers for remote flashes.

The revolution began a year ago with prototypes from an independent photographer /inventor adding range and functionality to the infra-red systems developmed by the two largest camera manufacturers - Canon and Nikon.

Recently, some interesting counters have appeared from two other suppliers in the business - including the latest response from the venerable Pocket Wizards.  Here's a few links of interest introducing exciting new products in wireless flash technology.

Hi-speed radio-assist-IR controlled flash from a creative independent.

Upcoming commander providing on-camera control to varous studio monolights.

New technology just revealed from the stalwart of the remote wireless trigger industry.

First book from Kelowna Photographer

FEBRUARY 9, 2009 - Colour me proud. The first book filled completely with my photography has recently come off the presses. I was pleasantly surprised to see a fine layout created by Mary Suchocki in a hard-covered book. Unlikely to be seen on store bookshelves, it's a publication designed to showcase the fine commercial construction available from Chriscan Construction of Kelowna.

These images I shot can also be viewed online in the web galleries I created on this fine client's website Chriscan.com along with some updated text pages and indexes.

Kelowna Photographer - I shoot to thrill