Focus Test Chart

This is a repost of the focus test chart. I have people that are looking for the test sheet and wanted to bring it back up front.

Test Chart
Focus Test Chart © Paterson Photography Ltd.

Catch up time

One of the great things about this time of the year, especially when it is a blizzard, is that I have time to catch up on projects.  Yesterday after a shoot I did some research on doing a focus test on my lens and came across a great video about a different way of checking the focus on your lenses.  Now before I go any further let me say a couple things; one is that not all cameras can do what I am going to describe in that you can adjust the focus yourself and two I am not recommending the guy that is doing the video (I only watched this one that he did and it looks like he has done dozens) other than this is the best video that describes how to do a lens focus check that I have seen and it is explained perfectly.

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When should you upgrade your camera body?

Canon 70D Time to upgrade your camera
Canon 70D © Paterson Photography

When is it time to upgrade your camera body?

Many of my students ask me this question when I am teaching. Really there is no firm answer that I can give.  Unlike film cameras digital cameras have several things that can hold a photographer back from getting better pictures.  The first thing is the resolution of the camera.  If you have an older camera that is under eight mega pixels then I would say this is a good reason to look at upgrading.  There are many reasons that you may not want to upgrade. Some reasons such as if you only print four by six and five by seven pictures and never go any larger. But if you like larger prints this may be something that is holding you back.

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