Aperture is a professional photo management and editing system from Apple, and has become popular with many photographers over the years. Recently Apple has indicated that no further development of this software will occur.  While there is the possibility of medium term support of the software (such as OS compatibility), we should not expect the software to grow beyond it’s current form.  

It is often said that the best camera is the one with you. This is never truer than when your baby takes those long awaited but unpredictable first steps. And there’s way too much baby stuff to carry without having to carry around your camera equipment into a diaper bag, just in case. We’ve put together the best ways to capture those precious moments with your smartphone.

When creating portraits, or any other kind of lighted work for that matter, your approach to lighting your subject can have a significant effect on the overall mood of the finished shot.  Your subjects can be very softly lit for a flattering, very low contrast result.  Or you can go for something with more drama and contrast to evoke a mode in line with that aesthetic.

Astronomy has fascinated man for centuries. Many ruins contain the remnants of ancient astronomy methods. Image technology has come a long way, and the blending of photography with telescopic stargazing produced the fascinating pursuit of astrophotography. Many photographers, viewing beautiful images of the Aurora Borealis, the Milky Way, star clusters, moon, constellations, and other celestial bodies, feel the urge to learn the specifics of astrophotography and join others who have learned to love this challenging photography category.

Expansive and diverse, the Canadian landscape is a photographer’s paradise. Ten provinces and three territories provide endless image potential. Cityscapes, wildlife, pristine forests, ocean life, farmland, and the busy working cities all offer the photographer varied backgrounds for their art. Whether you reside in Canada or are visiting, take your photography to a new level by visiting some of the most photogenic areas in Canada.

The Art Of Urban Photography

Urban photography is both documentary and creative in purpose and is used to record both the growth of urban communities and the decay. The urban photographer has the freedom to show urban landscapes in ways they are seldom seen. When shooting urban landscapes, it is best to forget your camera has an auto mode and concentrate on exploring the many creative abilities the camera offers. A camera’s manual settings offer artistic and imaginative ways to create amazing urban works of art. 

The new art of phoneography is contributing to personal, business, and community life in ways we never dreamed of just a few years ago. Every day photos and video caught on smartphone cameras is seen on television news. Videos of criminals caught in the act are assisting law officers with identification and apprehension. When the weather is bad, people are capturing images of snow, lightening, tornadoes, and hurricanes. The weather related images are sent to weather channels and uploaded to social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.