How To Quick Start to Lighting with Canon Speedlites (video)

How To Quick Start To Lighting With Canon Speedlites (video)

Neat 15 minutes video-tutorial by B and H on how to properly do lighting with Canon Speedlites.

Speedliting expert Syl Arena was one of the first photographers to test the new Canon 430EX III-RT and he came away impressed. In his presentation, Syl shares his insights and tips about the Canon 430EX III-RT and how he creates amazing shots with Canon Speedlites.

Canon Speedlites: Amazon US | Amazon DE | Amazon UK | B&H Photo

A Bit of Everything (Canon News and other stuff)

Above: ‘The Shot’ by Canon Master Krystle Wright

An average image doesn’t cut it for Adventure Photographer Krystle Wright. In ‘The Shot’ she pushes herself and her gear to absolute extremes to capture something exceptional.


Today’s Gold Box deals at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, B&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Master your Canon: Photographing a wedding with your Canon DSLR – Amateur Photographer

77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything – TechRadar

Photographing People & Pets for the Advanced Amateur or Aspiring Pet Photographer – Canon Digital Learning Center

Canon XC10 Firmware Update – Improved AF Test – NewsShooter

The Canon 1DX mkII 4K video DSLR reviewed by Jon Roemer – NewsShooter

Field Test: Bird Photography with the Canon 7D II and 300mm f/2.8 II – PetaPixel

Meyer-Optik Will Make Rare, Special Edition Gold-Plated Trioplan 100mm – PetaPixel

7 Reasons Why I’m Still a Nikon DSLR User, by Thom Hogan (editors note: the article discusses the benefits of DSLR over mirrorless cameras. What is said perfectly applies also to Canon gear) – PetaPixel

Canon EOS 80D Review – Fenchel & Janisch


Below: How to use manual selection of Auto-Focus points part 1 & part 2


Below: Canon Explorers of Light – Sam Abell

How to capture natural landscapes with a Canon EOS 80D

How To Capture Natural Landscapes With A Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with ISO 100-16,000 (H: 25,600) sensitivity
  • 7fps full resolution continuous shooting rate with 3fps silent continuous mode with reduced vibration
  • Swift and accurate full time continuous focus in Live View and Full HD movies with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which can be fine-tuned for tracking sensitivity and speed for movies
  • 45-point wide area all cross-type AF system with 27 f/8 compatible AF points
  • DIGIC 6 processor with 14-bit processing for high quality images
  • Large 7.7cm (3.0”) capacitive touch panel Vari-Angle LCD, 1040k dot, 3:2 ratio
  • Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage
  • 7,560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with Flicker Detection
  • Full HD movies with 60p
  • Timelapse, HDR and Creative filters in Movie
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for instant connection, sharing and remote control
  • Creative Filters and Special Scene Modes plus Fine Detail Picture Style
  • In-camera Multiple exposure, Interval timer and Bulb timer
  • Electronic level for straight horizons when shooting landscapes
  • Integrated Speedlite Transmitter

Canon Asia’s Snapshot site posted a helpful tutorial about how to best capture natural looking landscapes with the Canon EOS 80D.

The article discusses three techniques for capturing landscapes:

  1. Manually tweak the colour temperature to enhance the hue of the setting sun
  2. Carry out Live View shooting and use Magnification MF for a more accurate focus on flowers
  3. Use the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) function when shooting scenes where it is difficult to determine the exposure

It won’t take much of your time and may give you some hints you didn’t know so far. The tips apply to other Canon DSLRs and cameras too.

According to DxOMark, the Canon EOS 80D features Canon’s best performing APS-C sensor.

Canon’s Picture Styles explained (video)

Canon Picture Styles, available in almost all Canon cameras, are a cool way to shot a JPG the way you intend, without the hassle of post-production. Above you can watch a short introduction video. To use Picture Styles you need Canon Picture Style Editor and Canon EOS Remote Utility (here an easy to grasp tutorial for both). Both software come with your Canon camera or an be downloaded on Canon’s support pages.