Just had an interesting discussion with a mate. He'd got some great pictures of butterflies. Technically, they were spot on. But they didn't move me.
We debated the point, and his view was that what judges wanted, so that's what he'd give them.
Vibration Reduction (VR) is Nikon's solution to reducing camera shake when either using longer focal length lenses or slow shutter speeds. The Canon equivalent is Image Stabilisation (IS). In most situations, VR (or IS) is a very good thing.
The exception to this is when you're shooting with the camera mounted on a tripod. Then VR should be switched off.
Since moving to Cyprus I now earn a significant chunk of my living from photography. I guess that now makes me a professional photographer?
I’ve always wanted to earn my living from photography – so now that its happening, how does it feel?
May seem a rather philosophical question, but hey, why not?