Log in | Register

Search | Paul Burwell

Digital Chat – SilverFast Archive Suite (full review)

By Paul Burwell If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of slides and negatives still kicking around from the “old” days. And like me, I’m sure you’ve also sworn to get them finally archived as digital files so you can upgrade them to the digital realm. With some recent technological advances in hardware […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Paul Burwell0 Comments

Digital Chat – Paul’s 10 Tips for Better Digital Photography (preview)

Story and photography by Paul Burwell I teach hundreds of students the basics of digital photography each year.  Through that teaching experience, along with my own trials and tribulations, I’ve been able to put together a list of tips that will help you get the most out of your digital photography.  Listed in traditional countdown […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Paul Burwell0 Comments

Mirrorless Camera Comparison (preview)

    Story and Photography by Paul Burwell You can’t go too far in today’s world of photography without hearing something about new “mirrorless” cameras. With all the hoopla, you’d think this was a recent ground-breaking invention finally released to the masses. The truth is a bit different, but there’s a lot to like about […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Paul Burwell0 Comments

Digital Chat — Where Does the Sparkle Go? (preview)

  Story and Photography by Paul Burwell We received an email question about choosing a good monitor. The photographer who asked the question wondered why it was that after photographing gems and jewellery all the colours looked about right, but the “sparkle” was missing. Let’s tackle this question. While thinking about this problem, my first […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Paul Burwell0 Comments

Digital Chat — The Lying LCD Display and What to do About it (preview)

Digital photographers universally love the instantaneous feedback they can get from looking at their images on the back of the camera. However, did you know that what you see can often be extremely misleading? Keep reading for tips on how to overcome your camera LCD’s tendency to fib.   Have you ever been out making […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Paul Burwell0 Comments

Digital Chat — Insatiable Desire for Sharpness (full story)

Sharp images. It’s one of those things that many photographers crave and are almost addicted to. When I encounter photographers obsessing about sharpness, I’m reminded of this quote from legendary photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson: “I am constantly amused by the notion that some people have about photographic technique–a notion which reveals itself in an insatiable craving […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Paul Burwell0 Comments

Digital Chat — The Cleaning Conundrum (preview)

If your digital camera has lenses that can be removed and interchanged, it’s only a matter of time until you get dust and debris on the camera’s sensor. When enough “junk” accumulates and starts to show in your photos you can waste valuable time de-spotting the images in software. Eventually, you’ll need to break down […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Paul Burwell0 Comments

Digital Chat — Reflections on the Mirrorless Fujifilm X-T1 (full story)

The fine folks at Fujifilm Canada were nice enough to send me their brand new Fujifilm XT-1 mirrorless camera recently. I’ve been excited about the possibilities of these cameras for some time now, and with the introduction of the XT-1 it sounded from the specifications that Fujifilm had a winner on its hands. The evaluation […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Paul Burwell0 Comments

Digital Chat — Keep Those Digits Warm (preview)

Story and photography by Paul Burwell As a photographer not afraid to go out in the cold, I’ve been on the lookout for some sort of glove that would allow me to keep my fingers warm while still letting me operate the hundred or so buttons and dials my camera uses to control its operations. […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Paul Burwell0 Comments

Digital Chat — A Handy Gadget That’s Easy To Bring Along (preview)

Story and Photography by Paul Burwell Your camera’s metering system sucks. Don’t worry, so does mine. It doesn’t matter if your camera cost $500 or $5,000 because their metering systems all suffer from one flaw — the camera’s light meter can only read the light reflecting off your subject. This wouldn’t matter if all objects […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Paul Burwell0 Comments

Digital Chat — Micro focus lens adjustments (full story)

Story and photography by Paul Burwell One of the things that the digital revolution forever changed about photography is the insatiable search for sharpness. And not just sharp images, but tack sharp images. Now that it’s easy to view our images on our giant home monitors and to zoom in to the pixel level, a […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Paul Burwell0 Comments

Digital Chat — Imagine A Device… (preview)

By Paul Burwell   Imagine wirelessly controlling your Nikon or Canon digital SLR camera from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Not just control it in the sense of tripping the shutter to take a picture, but rather taking full control of your camera as if you were sitting right behind it. That’s just the […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Gear, Paul Burwell