A bit of Everything (lighting tips, Milvus 2/35 ZE, Irix 11mm f/4 & 15mm f/2.4, EOS M6, Sigma 135mm f/1.8)

Above: Lighting Tips: How to Capture that ‘National Geographic Style’ – Advancing Your Photography

In this video, National Geographic photographer Bob Holmes gives us his lighting tips and the secrets for controlling light in your photographs. You’ll learn about the 3 types of light and how to control each. Bob explains how to capture the shot using natural light without lots of equipment. He shares his decades of experience, knowledge and travels with you in this video.


Above: Spring by Jamie Scott (shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a 24mm prime lens)


Zeiss Milvus 2/35 ZE (Canon mount) DxOmarked (German Precision)- DxOMark

Out of the shadows: the night narratives of Richard Vantielcke – Canon Professional Network Europe

Scott Kelby tells why he switched from Nikon to CanonB&H Photo Explora

In the Field with the Canon 5D Mark IV – B&H Photo Explora

RAW vs. JPEG: An Ultimate Guide – PetaPixel

Irix 11mm f/4 Review – Photography Blog

Irix 15mm f/2.4 Review – Photography Blog

Concert Photography: The Next Stage – Canon Digital Learning Center

Canon EOS M6 Field Test: Compact mirrorless ILC shows Canon’s continued improvements to M series – Imaging Resource

Here’s how much it would actually cost a pro to switch from Canon to SonyDPReview

LensRentals Reviews the New Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art Lens – LensRentals

How I Shot the Holi Festival in India – FStoppers

Field Test: Down and Dirty Filmmaking with the Canon C700 – No Film School

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Below: Baby Photography Tips for Parents with Kelly Brown – Canon Australia

Canon Master Kelly Brown has been a professional baby photographer for the best part of a decade. Here she shares her baby photography tips to help parents capture beautiful photos of their little angels’ precious first moments.

New videos added to Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP 4.x) tutorial series

Digital Photo Professional Video Tutorials

New videos have been added to Canon’s own Digital Photo Professional tutorial series.

The videos are (latest additions in italics)

  • Get organised
  • Recover missing shadows
  • Levels and curves
  • Counteract colour casts
  • Improve composition
  • Sharpen Detail
  • Lens Correction
  • Cloning and Healing

All tutorials come with downloadable resources, like PDF docs, RAW files used in the examples etc. This looks to be a pretty good, free tutorial for Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.x. Click here to access the tutorials. Enjoy!

Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.x tutorial series has new videos added

Digital Photo Professional Video Tutorials

The Canon Professional Network started a tutorial series for their own photo editing and RAW converter software, Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.x (latest version).

Welcome to the Digital Photo Professional video tutorial section! CPN writer and software expert George Cairns unpacks Canon’s popular workflow software and explains key components with video demonstrations on how it can make a difference to your RAW workflow.

We will be publishing one video per week over the next 11 weeks, looking at particular elements of the software, with each video accompanied by a pdf mini guide which includes the the images used in the tutorial. Collect all 11 guides to build up the ultimate DPP library!

Simply click on each video as they are added each week and learn more about the software and how it can make a difference to your photography!

For the time being there are five tutorial videos:

  • Get organised
  • Recover missing shadows
  • Levels and curves
  • Counteract colour casts
  • Improve composition (latest added video)

All five tutorials come with downloadable resources, like PDF docs, RAW files used in the examples etc. This looks to be a pretty good, free tutorial for Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.x. Click here to access the tutorials. Enjoy!

How To Setup Your New Canon EOS M5 (video tutorial)

Canon Eos M5 Mark Ii Mirrorless

Canon EOS M5: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth Smart
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization

The Canon EOS M5 is getting more attention than I thought. A sign that Canon isn’t making anything wrong when it comes to mirrorless. Jared Polin, better known as FroKnowsPhoto, posted a 30 minutes video where he goes through the setup of the Canon EOS M5. The video is also a user guide to the EOS M5.