nature

A Path Through a Forest Blanketed With Trilliums

For about three weeks in early Spring, great swathes of elegant White Trilliums carpet the floors of forests, before trees’ leaves fully develop and block out the sunlight. It’s a great opportunity to get out and photograph the abundance of wildflowers that can’t be seen at any other time of year.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]