Daniel, an Australian based photographer, enjoys capturing moments during his travel. Find out how he captures the moments of his trip using his full frame Canon EOS 6D Mark II during his first visit to Singapore.
Travel photography is a fun genre to experiment with. Visiting a new location often gives a fresh perspective on the places and people.
Gearing Up To Photograph
On my trip I took with me the Canon EOS 6D Mark II full frame DSLR with two lenses – The EF16- 35mm f/4L IS and my favourite prime lens, EF35mm f/2 IS. The Canon EOS 6D Mark II along with the EF35mm f/2 IS are great to carry around as it’s nice and light. The focal length is also enough to cover environmental portraits as well as street and landscape photography.
I personally prefer to carry one lens on me as it pushes me to be more creative and work with what I’ve got.
Shooting From Low Or High Angles
Two features I really enjoy on the Canon EOS 6D Mark II is its fully articulating LCD screen and the Dual Pixel Autofocus.
The fully articulating screen allows viewing the LCD when shooting from low or high angles.
Taking self-portraits is easier since you can see your exact framing and don’t have to ask strangers for help. I would often hold props up in the background of my product photography and the articulating screen saved the time of having to walk back and forth to make sure I was in the right position.
Composing The Shot
When shooting in Live View with Dual Pixel Autofocus (DPAF), the focus area covers 80% of the sensor which means you can be more creative with your composition without having to worry about focusing.
You also have face detection which makes candid images like the two below easier to capture. If you use the face detection in Servo AF, it will track your subject and make it easier to capture great images even if they are moving.
Weatherproofing Your Gear
During my trip, the weather was all over the place and it would sporadically rain throughout the day. Having weather sealing on both the Canon 6D Mark II as well as the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens means not having to worry as much if it did get slightly wet.
The lights of the city and atmosphere down at Marina Bay made for a great environment. When I visit Singapore again, I can easily see myself spending every evening down there capturing everything that’s happening.
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a great body for enthusiasts like myself who want some light and reliable they can take everywhere when they travel.
See more of Daniel Lee’s travel photography work here.