I didn’t want to bring a large amount of gear so I decided to bring one camera and two lenses. I brought my aging 5D Mark II, Canon 24 1.4 ,70-200 2.8 and loads of cards to fill up. We did bring a tripod but it was hard for me to get my camera on it as my son brought his Mamiya 6x7 medium format film camera. As a former daily news guys photographer, I had to wing it. Not a problem.
We went during March break as the boys were off school. All the photos were taken during early or late day, for the best of day light. Just keep it simple and shooting while looking for the light. These images are real no effects.
Image One —
5d Mark II
F 7.1 -- 1/160 th of second
Image Two -
F 11-- 1/500 th of second
Image Three -
f2.8-- 1/8 th of second (hand held)
Image Four -
F3.5 -5 seconds
3200 ISO (no tripod just a steady rock)
Jeff Bassett is a National Award Winning photographer based in Vernon, BC. Shooting assignments for Sproing Creative, The Globe and Mail, National Post and the Canadian Press. Jeff is the former Chief Photographer for the Ottawa Sun from 1988 to 2004.