Have you ever felt that your landscape shot didn’t really capture the scope and breadth of the story you wanted to tell, but when you tried an ultra wide angle lens, everything looked really far away and seemed diminished? You aren’t alone. In the olden days (self jab there), we had dedicated cameras like the amazing Widelux that only shot panoramas. With our digital cameras, things got a whole lot easier. You may have already made some panoramas using your smartphone. Despite the micro sensors and the fact that they […]

The hot subject this season appears to be the idea of being able to easily create 360 degree panorama stills and videos. This technology is still very early in its lifecycle but there are some very interesting pieces coming available.

I recently went up to CFB Borden to photograph their Airshow held in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the military base. It was a really great day and we as Canadians are lucky to have such amazing people in service. As I was walking the static area, making images and talking to pilots and flight mechanics, I overheard someone complaining that their pictures were too dark. They couldn’t see the planes properly but the sky was great. The individual saw me listening and asked if I […]

If you’re at all like me, you like making the images most of all, but also get a lot of pleasure from seeing how you can make your images better in post-processing. There are some folks who call the digital darkroom “cheating” but I don’t agree. Most all of us are familiar with the incredible work of the great American photographer Ansel Adams. Mr. Adams has been widely characterized as the fellow who created the idea of layers in the chemical darkroom and has also been characterized as the first […]