Getting off Auto Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or Shutter Priority you’re cheating and if you wa... See full article

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Using the Sun As A Compositional Element

For the most part, as photographers, we avoid shooting into the sun for fear that we’ll get some unsightly flaring. The sun DOES present some exposure challenges, and of course, flare is a con... See full article

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10 Tips To Get Over Photographers Block

Going through a creative rut can be frustrating, and sometimes scary, but it is usually temporary. Photographers block can happen to you at any time. Its up to you to turn it into a positive exp... See full article

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10 Tips for Improving Your Flower Photos

Spring is here! For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere who have been hunkered down for winter, enduring the rain and the snow, the time has finally come to get outside and enjoy some long awaited ... See full article

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How I Got The Shot: Desert Road

Some exposure situations become difficult to handle in-camera without a little post processing later on. A perfect example is this shot of a desert road in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, that I ... See full article

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5 Tips for Improving Your Portrait Photography

Here are some techniques that you may not be aware of if you’re new to portrait photography. It takes practice, but being aware of these ideas can get you experimenting, and inspire you to try s... See full article

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What Are Your Worst Habits As A Photographer?

I was inspired to write this article after recently asking the question, What are your worst habits as a photographer? on social media. Here are some of the most common responses followed by s... See full article

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7 Tips for Photographing at the Zoo

Zoos … love ‘em or hate ‘em? I think it depends on the zoo. I much prefer open range zoos where the animals have tons of space to roam around and live almost as they would in the wil... See full article

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Using Gobos To Create Dramatic Lighting

When lighting a subject, one of the things you want to try to do is create drama, or a context, using the light. This often means modifying your light source. One of the easiest ways to modify your fl... See full article

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Why does your camera see things differently than you?

Do you ever see a beautiful scene, take out your camera, take the shot and then wonder what went wrong? Why doesn’t the display on the LCD screen look at all like the scene in front of you? Do y... See full article

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Take your Time and Work the Scene

I recently shared this photo on Facebook, Google+, and Flickr, with a quick tip on how to create a starburst effect. In this article, I’d like to share the thought process behind the image, and ... See full article

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Learning to See, Part V

The colour of the object illuminated partakes of the colour of that which illuminates it. - Leonardo da Vinci In our past columns (see links below) we have discussed such topics as how one colour can ... See full article

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Dragging The Shutter: Balancing Fill Flash With Ambient Light

Shooting indoors with a flash can challenge the best of photographers. Many times, the goal is simply to create enough light to illuminate your subject, and background be damned. The results, howeve... See full article

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What Would Help Improve Your Photography?

I recently asked this simple question on social media: What do you think would help improve your photography? Your answers prompted me to try to come up with some tips and possible solutions tha... See full article

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Anatomy of a Modeling Session

I am often contacted by people who are interested in modeling, either as a hobby, or to build a portfolio to try and model professionally. It’s one of the more fun things I get to do with a came... See full article

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Include The Foreground For Dramatic Landscapes

When photographing landscapes, it’s very easy to get lost in the grandiosity of the overall view, and sometimes , lose sight of what could be a better image. Many times, I’ve been taken ... See full article

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Learning to See, Part IV

The Hues and Use of Colour, Part III Seek the strongest colour possible…the content is of no importance. Henri Matisse Upon review of our last entry we learned that the colour, tone or s... See full article

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Showing Speed: Using Panning When Shooting Action

For the most part, photography is all about freezing a moment in time, stopping the action in front of you. But there are times when freezing the action fails to show the full story. People move. ... See full article

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How to Shoot Really Big Panoramas

The image below is a stitched panorama comprised of 7 separate frames, stitched together in Photoshop CS6, using the Photomerge feature. The full sized finished image weighs in at 85 megapixels. In th... See full article

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Learning to See, Part III

Read earlier posts in this series at “Learning to See – For Beginners” and “Learning to See Part 2“. The Hues and Use of Colour, Part II Colour is a means of expressing l... See full article

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Using Backlight in Nature Photography

Backlight is when the sun is directly in front of you lighting the back of your subject. Shooting a backlit scene is more difficult technically but that is no reason to shy away from what can become a... See full article

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Let Them Run Around: Photographing Children

I am often asked by people, “What can I do to get my children to sit for a photo?” Children can be among the most compelling of subjects to photograph, and as a professional, one of the mo... See full article

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Shooting in the Twilight Zone

For most photographers, the best time to shoot is during the golden hours – those times right around sunrise or sunset when the sky is full of drama. For me though, the best time to shoot is a l... See full article

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Selling Your Images As Art: 5 Tips To Getting Started

As photographers, the highest compliment we can be paid is to have someone pay us for our vision and creativity. For some, this means becoming wedding or portrait photographers, getting paid per eve... See full article

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Learning to See, Part II

The Hues and Use of Colour Colour is to photography what verbs are to writing. Daryl Benson From the day we are born we start to see the world in colour. Just like taxes and death there is no avo... See full article

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