Take close-up photos at a zoo

Very often, I hear that folks do less photography in the wintertime because they don’t do winter sports, or just don’t like the cold. This is a perfect time of year to embrace close-up photography. It can of course be done outdoors, but for people getting started, indoors is often more forgiving and easier. Let’s look at what goes into getting started with close-up and macro photography.

Backing up your digital assets is easy to do

There’s a rule in information technology that data that hasn’t been stored in three places is not backed up at all. Do you backup your photos and videos? Have you considered keeping a copy off-site? Don’t risk losing those once in a lifetime memories! Let’s talk about backup.

Blur shows the motion of the Merry Go Round

When you are going out to shoot, be it hockey, auto racing, polo or figure skating, what makes these events special is the magic of the motion. What you want is a nice sharp photo, that also shows that motion is happening, and so communicates the magic of the event to the viewer. In this article, Ross Chevalier will show you how to use motion blur to capture more exciting photos.

Depth of Field and Bokeh

Understanding and learning to use depth of field to your advantage will definitely help you improve the quality of your photographic endeavours. When you use depth of field effectively, and add in some out of focus highlights that are soft and round and glowing, you too can have beautiful bokeh.

Unraveling the Mystery of Memory Cards

When I speak to many photographers and videophiles, one thing seems to irk everyone. It’s the secret code word, decoder ring mystery of what all the number babble on memory cards means and how to know which one to buy. Let’s cut through all the chaff and get to what this stuff actually means, and why you may or may not care. I will note the four most popular card formats, Secure Digital (SDXC), Compact Flash (Now v4), XQD, and CFast 2.0.

The ISO Miracle

There remain a large number of photographers who remember the days of film, in fact, many of us still shoot film, and new photographers are also embracing film to get a sense of what the craft was like “way back when”. Film is certainly enormous fun, but for those who never shot film, you may be missing the magic of not being bound to ISO.

You Got A New Camera - Part One

Congratulations! That’s awesome. Either this is your first serious camera and you are itching to turn it into your best friend, or it’s an upgrade from your trusted pal that will help unlock more creativity and experience. Whatever brought this new joy into your life, there are a few things that you can do to make the new addition more fun and garner more success sooner.