#BehindTheShot with #CanonExplorerOfLight@susanstriplingphotography: "As a wedding photographer, you have to be ready for ANYTHING. As a NYC wedding photographer, you have to be ready for anything then some: crowds, crazy weather, difficult logistics, small spaces, the list goes on and on. At this sweet elopement, the bride and groom wanted some pictures with the vintage taxicab that they rented for their day. It was getting dark, and there wasn’t enough ambient light to really illuminate the couple inside the cab. I wedged a gridded Speedlite in between the seats of the cab and used it to light the couple’s faces, separating them from the background and making them really stand out against the dramatic scene." Camera: #Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Aperture: f/4 ISO: 640 Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
This week's photo theme will be #LongExposure! Make sure to stay warm and share your spectacular winter photos with us. Don't forget to tag #CanonFanPhoto. Let us know what gear you used for a chance to see your image featured on our page.
#CanonExplorerOfLight@peterreadmiller has been photographing athletes, events and the sporting life for more than 40 years. Here he is at last weekend's game with the Canon #EOSR and EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM.
Go to his profile to check out his latest #BehindTheShot post of the football playoffs, taken with the EOS-1D X Mark II.
"Peek a boo!! I was at an alpaca farm for an event, and this guy was a little bit confused about what I was doing. He happened to be munching on some grass when he decided to take a look!" #MyCanonStory
#BehindTheShot with #CanonExplorerOfLight@ricksammonphotography: "Photographing in the rain forest is a challenge. It’s very hot and humid and . . . often raining. Finding and photographing subjects, hidden by leaves and surrounded by branches, is another challenge. What’s more, it’s often dark, even on sunny days, under the canopy of the tall trees and thick vines - and the subjects are usually back lit. And let’s not forget the fire ants, mosquitos and venomous snakes. I made this photograph in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, called by National Geographic the most biological intense places on the planet. One of my goals on a recent trip was to make a natural-light photograph of one of the rain forest’s coolest critters - the red eye tree frog. Getting down on eye-level, watching the background, and seeing eye-to-eye and shooting eye-to-eye, I made my shot (exposing for the highlights) - just before a torrential downpour!" Camera: #Canon EOS R Lens: EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Aperture: f/8 ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
@charlesglatzer's #whatsinmybag: "What camera equipment do you recommend?" is always one of the first questions I receive from someone inquiring about a workshop. As I head to Yellowstone I thought I'd show you what gear I'm taking and why I chose it.
My primary cameras for wildlife are the 1DX Mark II; offering me the best balance of image quality, drive speed, buffer rate, AF acquisition/tracking, weather sealing, ease of customization, functionality and ergonomics. I use two similar bodies when working a field, with different lenses attached to quickly choose the desired focal length. Most often I bring an additional full frame camera like the EOS R with higher megapixels, and less vibration for more detail oriented imagery like landscapes, star/milky way, macro, etc. Additionally, the EF EOS R converter allows me to use all of my canon lenses without any loss whatsoever of AF function. I always bring at least one extra battery per camera with me when shooting. In winter I keep the batteries readily accessible in an insulated jacket pocket. A cable release is used for static imagery, requiring slower shutter speeds. If I could only take one lens for wildlife photography it would be the new EF 600 III, with EF 1.4x and 2x III converters. When hiking a field overall weight is always a consideration, traveling on my side the tack sharp EF 100-400 II a perfect accompaniment to the 600mm. The outstanding RF 24-105 and EF 16-35 III lenses cover my wide angle needs. I typically have at least one Speedlight and Wireless Transmitter with me for supplemental lighting. Never know, eh!
Full list: EOS-1D X Mark II (2) bodies EOS R with Battery Grip BG-E22 EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM Extender EF 1.4X III Extender EF 2X III RF 24–105mm F4 L IS USM Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R Battery Pack LP-E6N (3) Battery Pack LP-E19 (4) Speedlite 600EX-RT Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT Remote Switch RS-80N3