Photo by #CanonExplorerOfLight @zaknoyle "Deep in a cave in Hawaii, swimming through crystal blue waters @vanessafosterhawaii ascends for a breath of air." Camera: #Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Lens: EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Aperture: f/4 ISO: 640 Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec Focal Length: 15mm
Photo by #CanonExplorerOfLight @zaknoyle "When I heard the new RF lenses would be much smaller and able to operate handheld, my mind instantly started racing to the possibilities I would have at hand with them. I immediately figured out how to get the EOS R6 and a RF 600mm lens into my Aquatech water housing. The results were just what I had envisioned. Compressing and bringing the background close to the subject I was able to find this unique perspective on a wave commonly surfed, known as Queens right in the middle of Waikiki beach. Here @kani_tsunami hangs five while we can see surfers from several breaks over in the background waiting for their wave. The possibilities are endless, this is just the beginning." Camera: #Canon EOS R6 Lens: RF600mm F11 IS STM Aperture: f/11 ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/1024 sec Focal Length: 600mm
Photo by #CanonExplorerOfLight @zaknoyle "Big airs in the middle of Texas at a wave pool, surfing is expanding inland. As the sun was rising I kept seeing an image flaring the light with the surfer in the air, so adjusting my setting and raising my aperture I was able to capture with some vision and a bit of luck this moment seen here as @noahbeschen flies through the air." Camera: #Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Lens: EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Aperture: f/11 ISO: 500 Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec Focal Length: 21mm
Photo by #CanonExplorerOfLight @zaknoyle "Sandy Beach at sunrise, shot from the shoreline using the all new Canon EOS R6 and the RF 800mm lens. Walking down the beach and shooting along the shoreline I was able to get this angle of an empty wave. The ease of use of a handheld 800mm lens was mind blowing. Having the lens with no tripod and being able to move freely really changes one's perspective." Camera: #Canon EOS R6 Lens: RF800mm F11 IS STM Aperture: f/11 ISO: 640 Shutter Speed: 1/1327 sec Focal Length: 800mm
Photo of #CanonExplorerOfLight @zaknoyle "This is me working in my office, a pair of fins, my camera in Aquatech water housing and that's all that is needed to capture the imagery you will see today!" Photo Credit: @benthouard Camera: #Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Lens: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Aperture: f/5 ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec Focal Length: 24mm
Photo by #CanonExplorerOfLight @zaknoyle "Pipeline, the most magnificently perfect wave in the world. The way it breaks over a very shallow reef makes it also one of the most dangerous waves in the world. Surfers from all over the world make the journey here to ride these waves in hopes of a wave like this one @nathanfletcher was able to catch during this late afternoon session." Camera: #Canon EOS-1D X Lens: EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Aperture: f/6.3 ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/1600 sec Focal Length: 67mm
Photo by #CanonExplorerOfLight @zaknoyle "Shooting from a helicopter in Hawaii is truly a photographer's dream, the beauty and the way the light interacts with the mountains and landscapes is unparalleled. This is shot high above our mountain ridge on Oahu called the Ko’olau mountains." Camera: #Canon EOS-1D X Lens: EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Aperture: f/4 ISO: 500 Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec Focal Length: 47mm
Photo by #CanonExplorerOfLight @zaknoyle "There literally wasn’t a drop of water out of place, 3 days of the best waves I had ever seen. Kandui in Indonesia producing world class flawless wave after wave. This here is my friend Tom as he flies down through the barrel section going right over me and my lens." Camera: #Canon EOS-1D X Lens: EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM Aperture: f/3.5 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/1600 sec Focal Length: 16mm
Photo by #CanonExplorerOfLight @zaknoyle "The details within water tell a story, freezing and exposing these properly with the rising sun can expose patterns not seen by the naked eye. Utilizing the 70-200 in such a tight space I was able to freeze such details. This image was shot at Sandy Beach on Oahu’s east shore." Camera: #Canon EOS-1D X Lens: EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Aperture: f/5 ISO: 160 Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec Focal Length: 70mm
#CanonExplorerOfLight @zaknoyle is taking over our Instagram today! "Sandy Beach at sunrise, this is what started my love and passion for shooting waves. Shooting at Sandy Beach is something very special, the best way one can start their day. Seeing so much imagery from this wave I love pushed me to try and shoot things differently as seen in this photo. I wanted to exemplify the color and freeze the water in ways I had not seen before. Utilizing the Canon 50mm f1.2 lens I was able to create a depth and 3D effect on the lip of the wave before the sun came up, thanks also to the amazing FPS of the 1DX camera body." Camera: #Canon EOS-1D X Lens: EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Aperture: f/1.2 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/2500 sec Focal Length: 50mm
From photographing creatures with legs or wings to ecosystems such as the desert or rainforest, our Canon Explorers of Light are here to share their personal photography preferences. Watch as we get a glimpse into the adventurous worlds that these photographers live in! @charlesglatzer @darrellgulin @bobanddawn_inthewild @adam_jones_photo To learn more about our Explorer of Light program, visit: https://Canon.us/mjszj
#BehindTheShot with #CanonExplorerOfLight @davidbergman "As photographers, we can control where the viewer’s eye goes so that our images have maximum impact. I recently set up a photo shoot to capture volleyball player @jackieannnnn in mid-air and it was important to get rid of any distracting elements in the background. Our eyes go to the brightest part of an image first, so I used a powerful studio strobe with high speed sync capability to increase my shutter speed to 1/4000 second. That froze the motion and also darkened the background - a win-win! The Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 lens gave me flexibility to zoom in or out, and the tighter I shot, the more the trees in the background went out of focus. Jackie’s expression is tack sharp in every frame thanks to face and head detection autofocus on the EOS-1D X Mark III body. Lastly, I put the camera all the way on the ground and left some dead space under her because the low angle makes her dive look even more epic. All of these elements together allowed me to create an image that puts you right in the middle of the action without any distractions." Camera: #Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Lens: EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM Aperture: f/5.6 ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec Focal Length: 182mm
Photo by #CanonExplorerOfLight @bobanddawn_inthewild "When the world shut down Jenna and Jeremy postponed their wedding and then decided to do a simple wedding on their original wedding date. Then last week Phase 4 opened and Chicago was allowed 50 people at an event. So Jenna and Jeremy and their family decided that there would be no mini wedding, there would be no 2021 wedding, they decided to move forward with their original wedding date and make the most beautiful memories. I was looking for the gritty urban texture to juxtapose the elegant, classic look of Jenna + Jeremy, the white of the crumbling facade complimented the white of her wedding dress. The EOS R is perfect, the outstanding focus in low contrast situations and the face/eye detection is spot on giving me confidence to shoot quickly and not turn their wedding day into a photo shoot." Camera: #Canon EOS R Lens: EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Aperture: f/4.5 ISO: 250 Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec Focal Length: 35mm
Find out what's in #CanonExplorerOfLight @salcincotta 's gear bag! "I have been a Canon photographer my entire career. Their cameras, their glass, their color science – it’s the best out there. But hey, I’m biased. 😊 Check out what’s in my bag! As a wedding photographer you need the holy trinity – the 15-35, the 28-70, and the 70-200. These are a must for any wedding photographer. Gives you tons of range. In addition, I’m a huge fan of primes. The sharpness is unmatched! And when shot wide open – you get bokeh like no other. The 35mm, the 50mm, and the 85mm are must haves. So, I guess what I am saying is… I need a bigger bag."
Photo by #CanonExplorerOfLight @roberto_photo "This was the very first set we photographed after a long time of planning for this campaign. My team and I looked for the right boulder for a while that had the right shape, size, and consistent lighting. We chose this dress for this set because it goes perfectly with the blue sky and the brown tones of the rocks. This dress definitely creates a shock to the eye with so many colors, shapes, and textures. To craft the perfect light, we used a Profoto B1 with a beauty dish attached. We wanted the light to give her face that extra pop and gorgeous light sculpting, but at the same time, we wanted to make the use of the strobe light invisible." Camera: #Canon EOS R5 Lens: RF 28-70mm F2 L USM Aperture: f/10 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec Focal Length: 55mm
This week's theme will be #Butterflies . Show us how you have photographed these beautiful insects. Be sure to tag #CanonFanPhoto for a chance to see your image featured on our page! 🦋 Photo Credit: #CanonExplorerOfLight @darrellgulin Camera: #Canon EOS 5D Mark III Lens: EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
We’re thrilled to welcome the newest product additions to the Canon family: EOS R5 EOS R6 imagePROGRAF PRO-300 RF600mm F11 IS STM Lens RF800mm F11 IS STM Lens RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens RF85mm F2 Macro IS STM Lens Comment below with which one you'd like to get your hands on first!
Photo by wildlife photography expert and #CanonExplorerOfLight @ricksammonphotography using the new RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens “In wildlife photography, if the eye is not in focus and well lit, you have (and I have ) missed the shot – unless we are going for a silhouette. So the tip is to place the focus point right on the eye when photographing in the one-shot mode. Another tip is to expose for the highlights (the brightest part of the scene ). I do that by checking my highlight alert and histogram.” Camera: Canon EOS R6 Lens: RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Aperture: f/8 ISO: 4000 Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec
#CanonExplorerOfLight @tylerstableford on the new EOS R5 "It’s exciting to use Canon’s new EOS R5 camera for high-action cinematography. The in-body stabilization and 8k raw video in such a small body are real game changers for cinematographers. I feel like the R5 camera raised the bar for my filmmaking capabilities, overnight."
Portrait captured by #CanonExplorerOfLight @salcincotta "This was shot using the new EOS R5 and the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM. I love incorporating the beauty of my subject with the architectural elements in the scene. The RF 85mm is the perfect lens providing the right amount of compression with the perfect amount of bokeh. At f/1.2 my subject is tack sharp and pops off the background." Camera: #Canon EOS R5 Lens: RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Aperture: f/ 1.2 ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec Focal Length: 85mm
Photo by wildlife photography expert and #CanonExplorerOfLight @ricksammonphotography using the new RF 800mm f11 IS STM “Wildlife does not always pose or display in bright light. On overcast days and when photographing in the shade, don’t be shy about boosting the ISO. This shot was taken at ISO 16000 (sixteen thousand ). Thanks to the way the Canon EOS R6 handles noise, and the sharpness of the Canon RF800mm F11 IS STM lens, it’s still a sharp shot. Of course, technical advice is good, but here’s a non-tech and very important tip: respecting wildlife should be first and foremost in the mind of a wildlife photographer. In other words, you do not want to stress the animal. Ever. That’s where a long lens, like a 800mm, comes in.” Camera: Canon EOS R6 Lens: RF800mm F11 IS STM Aperture: f/11 ISO: 16000 Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec Focal Length: 800mm
Photo captured by #CanonExplorerOfLight @vanessajoy using the new EOS R6 "Low light needs are no stranger to photographers, but did you know that a large amount of DJs also look to professional photo and video equipment to capture their crazy crowds? DJ @jeffscottgould of @sceeventgroup has been using Canon for years to film and photograph the energy that he creates while on the job and use it for marketing and social media purposes. The EOS R6, along with its IBIS and high ISO capabilities gives him just the thing he needs." Camera: Canon EOS R6 Lens: RF 28–70mm F2 L USM Aperture: f/2 ISO: 1600 Shutter: 1/400 sec
Photo captured on the new EOS R6 by #CanonExplorerOfLight @roberto_photo "This is hands down one of my favorite photos of the entire Canon EOS R6 campaign! My idea here was to celebrate the best parts of being together, enjoying the beautiful outdoors, and do it all with a stylish fashionable look. I used a large light octa modifier with a CTO gel inside to stay true to the look of the natural warm colors present in the scene. I decided to go with the RF28-70mm lens, because this lens is one of the lenses that provides 8 stops of Image Stabilization through the IBIS. I needed that technology since I was shooting at a low shutter speed of 1/50 in order gather much of the existing natural light at sunset." Camera: #Canon EOS R6 Lens: RF 28-70mm F2 L USM Aperture: f/9.0 ISO: 125 Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec Focal Length: 57mm