Paul’s Colorado Photography Camera equipment upgrade

With the large sale for the Plenary group I was able to upgrade my camera equipment. I was originally shooting with the Canon 50D and a kit lens and a low end telephoto lens. Though great photos can be taken with even point and shoot cameras, I decided to upgrade from what I had. I ended up getting the Canon 5D Mark 2 and a couple L series Canon lenses. The 5D Mark 2 is a full framed (sensor) camera unlike the 50D which had a cropped sensor. The full frame gives some extensive advantages in image quality from a crop frame. Starting with much higher noise and low light performance to substantially greater clarity and detail in each photo and much wider dynamic range from highlight to shadows, and no crop factor involved in lens focal length. Combine that with Canon L series lenses (Canon’s flagship family of lenses), the quality at full sized files can not be beat. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with full frame, and find I can push the pixels in post processing further, but just to be clear, shooting with a full framed Canon Camera requires shooting with only the highest end lenses whether it is from Canon or from Sigma. EFs lenses from Canon WILL NOT even mount on any full frame cameras.


Full frame shooting is a whole different animal from the more consumer grade crop sensor cameras. Below are some photos I have been taking with the new camera, and remember at 22 Megapixels, these are very large files at original size.


These photos are but a tiny selection of my collection. Go to Paul’s Colorado Photography and look around the gallery for an extensive selection taken over the many years I have been shooting


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Author: paulscoloradophotography

Nature and landscape photographer from Denver metro, Colorado. I also do extensive urban and night time photography. I originally started photography as a means to document my climbs of Colorado's many high mountain peaks, then it evolved from there. The biggest thing about landscape photography is being in nature and capturing those short lived and sublime moments that occur. There is nothing quite like being at a mountain lake feeling that cold mountain air, looking up at those dramatic peaks and spires, or being up late at night looking up at the incredible amount of stars visible from the Earth, something that very few people are able to experience any more this is the true source of my inspiration. I have had several gallery showings including with the Denver Photo Art Gallery owned by renowned nature photographer John Fielder, and a two week exhibit during the Democratic National Convention. I currently have 2 books out in collaboration with other people, plus working on a 3rd one about Loveland Pass region, this last one is still an ongoing project. Plus I have been published from other sources including Smith Southwestern and am a regular contributor in stock with Shutterstock and Dreamstime. I have had large scale corporate sales and numerous individual sales of my photos. This includes numerous photos with the Plenary Group and photos in the home of a well known actor

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