For Photographers

a wedding photographer’s review of the Canon 5D Mark4

I’ve been shooting Canon bodies and lenses for as long as I have been shooting weddings. I was an early, early digital adopter - I switched from film to digital with 6.3 megapixels of Canon 10D goodness, and I loved the hell out of that camera. Then Canon released the first affordable full frame body with the original 5D, and to say it rocked my world is an understatement. I learnt how to make images with a 35mm SLR and a fast 50mm prime, and here was a digital body that brought that feeling back. Since then, I've owned every iteration of the 5D, using and abusing the hell out of them. Anyway, this is the first time I’ve felt the need to a ...

Becoming invisible, or the art of drawing with light

So, the one of the great joys of photography, for me, is the perfect convergence of art and craft. Every frame is an opportunity to blend vision with technique. The greatest images will almost always have peerless technique combined with a novel way of seeing. Naturally, there are exceptions to every rule, and photojournalism is one of them. Sometimes, camera settings have to take a back seat to just being there. Being able to get the frame, any frame, is the important thing. And hopefully, there will be time to shoot again, do it better. One of the things I’ve learnt over the years is just to always be ready. Get your camera set for the next ...