Cameras

How to Use ND Filters Creatively to Make the Most of a Scene

How to Use ND Filters Creatively  to Make the Most of a Scene

Photography is the art of capturing light. In many instances, harnessing the light and properly exposing a scene means controlling it first. This is necessary for many landscape scenes where contrast is high. You have likely seen high contrast many times: a sunset with dark foreground elements, a church with deep shadows, or a moonrise […]

Adobe RGB Versus sRGB – Which Color Space Should You Be Using and Why

Adobe RGB Versus sRGB – Which Color Space Should You Be Using and Why

How frequently have you been to your camera settings to switch between Adobe RGB and sRGB color space? Are you even aware of what these terms mean, or what exactly is a color space? Even I was unaware of these technical terms until a few years back but I quickly realized their importance. What is […]

4 Young Photographers Who Will Inspire and Amaze You

4 Young Photographers Who Will Inspire and Amaze You

Since I started teaching photography I’ve had the opportunity to teach a few kids as well as adults. Some special parents were able to see that their child had an interest in photography and a gift for doing it as well, and they encouraged them to pursue it. I gladly jumped on that bandwagon and […]

How to Capture a Winter Wonderland – Essential Tips for Photographing Snow

How to Capture a Winter Wonderland – Essential Tips for Photographing Snow

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the winter’s first snow covering the landscape. It’s an amazing transformation that affects everything from light and sound to mood. Whether you’re interested in nature photography, abstract photography, or portraits, winter is a fantastic time to do something different! Snow offers a lot to the willing photographer. The […]

3 Simple Ways to Use Framing and Layering in Portraits

3 Simple Ways to Use Framing and Layering in Portraits

I love using framing in my images with a layering technique. Layering is simply incorporating not just your subject and background, but adding a foreground and other levels if possible as part of the elements you use to frame your overall image. It’s not always the most straightforward setup to do but it excites me because […]

How to Use a Photography Project to Build Your Portfolio

How to Use a Photography Project to Build Your Portfolio

Your development as a photographer can be seen as progressing through three stages: initial interest in taking photographs, development of skill, and mastery of the medium. As part of the third stage, photographic projects build your portfolio because they make you think in bigger terms. They force you to create images that flesh out a […]

A Basic Look at the Ethics and Rules for Photographing Graffiti

A Basic Look at the Ethics and Rules for Photographing Graffiti

Back in university, in an early morning class, a lecturer held up a large photograph and asked, “What could be wrong with this image?” We craned our necks to have a good look and a student said brightly “It’s underexposed!” “Nope” the lecturer shook his head. Another student piped up, “It’s the perspective that’s wrong!” […]

Weekly Photography Challenge – Your Best Smartphone Shot

Weekly Photography Challenge – Your Best Smartphone Shot

Likely you have a smartphone as well as your main camera – whether that be a DSLR, mirrorless or other. This week your challenge is to come up with the best shot you can using just your smartphone. So you can’t rely on fancy lenses or advanced settings – you’ll need to use light and […]