Macro - Flower

Most people associate close-up and macro photography with Spring and shooting outdoors, capturing subjects such as small insects, flowers, and other plants in the outdoors; however, macro photography can be done at any time of the year, including indoors, and there are a bunch of different subjects to capture!

Manufacturers make a big deal about having video support in their newer DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras, but the uptake remains pretty low. Many folks use action cameras and smartphones for video regularly because they are incredibly easy to use. Let’s take a look at how to get started shooting video with your camera instead; you’ll be happier with the quality and surprised at how easy it is.

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. Location A great place to start with bird photography is right in your own yard. You can put up feeders in locations where the birds have some cover and in a short time, you will have winged guests in your yard. This is a commitment because once you start putting food out, your feathered neighbours start to depend upon you. Also expect that the presence of food […]

Mom and Daughter Portrait at Home

Is it possible to shoot great portraits at home? As you might expect, the answer is ‘yes’. All it takes is some basic gear, some basic setups, and some practice with a willing and patient subject! Let’s start by assuming that you have a camera that takes interchangeable lenses. Next, you’ll need a lens that is going to give you a pretty look for portraits. Lenses As a working professional, I can tell you that the most popular lens for pro grade portraits is the 70-200mm full frame equivalent. If […]

Girl kissing her dog outside backyard black and white photo

As photographers and videographers we are always looking for a new way to present our work that creates differentiation and tells the story in a unique way. In this article I’m going to go in depth at converting a colour photograph to black and white.