Looking at the Camera Imaging Products Association (CIPA) report the news isn’t good. For a while, mirrorless camera sales seemed immune to the downturn in the camera markets but even mirrorless sales are starting to slow down.
This is a short little post aimed at giving guidance to those who want to try their hand at birds in flight (BIF) photography.
I know from experience how hard it is and how frustrating it can be. Believe me. I post lots of sharp, well-composed, BIF shots but for every one I post, I have 100 that fell short – somehow.
If you have a photographer in your family, or if your significant other is a photographer you may be (should be?) looking for gifts that will make your shutterbug happy. Fortunately for you, I’ve made the process easy by coming up with a list of my personal favorites.
Some digital cameras, including my Olympus OM-D E-M1 X come with the ability to be charged via USB. Most digital cameras that allow USB charging have a USB-C port.
Roadrunner Photo by Scott Bourne
I am on the road to Bosque del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge near Socorro, NM. I will be speaking at the Festival of the Cranes and leading two small group workshops. (Both workshops sold out but I had three cancellations due to medical problems so those seats are now once again available at a $300 discount – each.)
I don’t use tripods or gimbals nearly as often as I used to. Since I switched to Olympus, the vast majority of my work is either hand-held or on a monopod. The Olympus image stabilization eliminates the need for a tripod, most of the time.
But there are three cases when I still use tripods and gimbals.
1. During extended flight photography sessions
2. When photographing from a blind
3. When I am tired