Immature Female Bald Eagle

Winter and early spring are ideal times to get out an take part in a very challenging, but very rewarding activity: Bird photography. Bird Photography Locations There are many places that become great sites for birds. In the wintertime, head out into the country where there are large tracts of farmland with some fence posts. Be patient and you will very likely see Snowy Owls. They have great faces and are challenging to photograph. Try to get them in flight, particularly in a turn, what professionals call a “gesture”, rather […]

Video Tripod - Yoke

While much of what we see on YouTube is shot handheld, except for “shaky-cam” effects in movies and TV, most video shots are done from a tripod.  A good video tripod has some very specific functionality that is not found in tripods for still work.  And, like a great stills tripod, a great video tripod will last for years and years. When choosing a video tripod, here are some things to consider: The Head The biggest demand of a good video tripod kit is a great head designed for video.  Video […]

Whether you’re planning a trip to the sunny south or just a fun weekend adventure a little closer to home, spring is when many Canadians come out of hibernation and rediscover photography.

Macro Photography - Flower

The most common question asked about gear is “what lens should I get next?”  My answer is consistently, “what can your existing lens or lenses not do?”  Answers vary.  People want many things and are very reasonably cautious about investments. A caveat:  I am a supporter of spending your hard-earned money on glass over camera bodies.  Good lenses stand the test of time, camera bodies get revised regularly and while there are the occasional updates that are major leaps, the realities are that today’s cameras are all pretty darn awesome […]

Flower photography with one continuous light source and a white background

Spring is coming and as I write this it, it’s 17 degrees outside and it feels like spring is here. When the weather changes, the flowers start to bloom and photographers become inspired to make images of the beautiful colours and shapes that announce an end to winter. Sadly, many photos of flowers are lacking something. Flowers are challenging to shoot well, because they are naturally beautiful and to make the image special, we need to do more. Managing the light, and the angle are methods to make better flower […]

On Vacation with an Olympus Tracker Digital Camera

A good way to annoy your family on a family vacation is take along a lot of photo gear.  If everyone in the family is not a photographer, you’re going to be “unpopular”. Vacations mean carrying a lot of stuff around with you to begin with, and going to places that may be a bit camera hostile – beaches, oceans, lakes, mountains, hiking trails, boats, amusement parks, etc. You get the picture. If you and your family are headed off on vacation and it’s not a photo excursion, you still want flexibility and good […]

There’s no better way to relive and recount your travel adventures than through photos and videos. Often, though, you find yourself in a rush to capture those unexpected moments, and images and footage end up blurry. Adding a handheld gimbal like the DJI Osmo+ to your kit is an affordable and portable way to get that fluid, cinematic effect, even while running through forests or climbing over rocks.

We asked photojournalist Kibae Park to try out the DJI Osmo + while on assignment in Kyoto, Japan to see how it stacked up.