Mobile vlogs are super popular. They can be a single method or an add-on to a more static set style vlog.  The right gear can make going mobile a lot easier and deliver a much higher level of quality. Choosing the Right Gear Being mobile means being lightweight and being able to shoot your footage without being weighted down with packs and batteries and lights and kit. Whether you choose to shoot your vlog with a dedicated device, your smartphone, or a more traditional style camera, getting stable footage is critical. […]

Spring flowers in the garden by Janet Carnegie

Now is a great opportunity to get out and photograph wildflowers that can’t be seen at any other time of year. Here are 10 quick tips for getting started with Spring photography in your garden! Get low to the ground, put your eye level with the flower or only slightly higher.  Don’t shoot from a standing position. If you cannot fill the frame with the flower with the lens that you have, you might want to consider a macro lens to get closer. Use a tripod.  Depth of field will […]

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.

Powerful performance in a compact package Does size really matter? That’s a pretty loaded question, so let’s get a little more specific: Does size matter when you’re buying into a new camera system? The answer, as it all too often does, lands somewhere around “it depends.” When it comes to cameras, it depends on what you intend to use your camera for. If you need something compact and light to take with you on the go, whether that’s just because you always like to have a camera with you or […]

Drone in flight

Have you ever thought that making images and videos with a drone would be really cool, but didn’t know where to start? Here are some tips to help you get started with drones, including what you can do with a drone, safety considerations and rules, and learning to fly. We’ve also got some tips on what to consider when you’re buying your first drone.

It’s interesting to see the fascinating variety of ways Canadians are celebrating the historic anniversary of our country’s confederation this year. What better way to tell the story of Canada than through pictures?

With “Legacies 150”, the National Film Board (NFB) has put together a series of interactive photo and illustration essays in which Canadians from all walks of life share their thoughts on what it means to be Canadian. Here are a few essays we recommend to get you started.

Canada's Mountains

Canada is a big country, you may have noticed. To capture the true breadth and majesty of it all, it helps to have a long lens and a point-of-view that’s out of this world.

For as long as people have been sending satellites above the atmosphere and travelling to space, we’ve been capturing amazing imagery of Canada from above. To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, we’ve compiled some of our favourite shots from space:

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.