Quick Tips

One of the functions that all image makers really seem to like is the ability to apply a “look” to their images. This can be as simplistic as using Instagram filters and as rich as taking a powerful, well edited image and making it look like it was shot on classic film.

As creatives, we have many options available to us to help deliver on our vision.  One of the three primary elements that go into a photograph is our selection of aperture. What Is Aperture Anyway? As much of the exposure process is automated these days, there can be some confusion about how aperture works and how it can affect your image. By definition, an aperture is an opening.  For our purposes we are measuring the opening in a lens that light passes through.   By varying the size of the opening, […]

I recently went up to CFB Borden to photograph their Airshow held in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the military base. It was a really great day and we as Canadians are lucky to have such amazing people in service. As I was walking the static area, making images and talking to pilots and flight mechanics, I overheard someone complaining that their pictures were too dark. They couldn’t see the planes properly but the sky was great. The individual saw me listening and asked if I […]

There are only two kinds of digital photographers who use cameras with interchangeable lenses, those who have had to deal with sensor dust and those who have not had to deal with sensor dust, yet. If you are in the latter group, be ready, because it will happen.

Tips For Photographing Sunsets

Sunsets are beautiful, and many people will sit on a hillside, by a lake, or at a beach waiting for the sun to set. One important thing to remember when taking sunset photographs is the whole process moves very quickly. You must be prepared ahead of time or risk missing out on some beautiful images. There are a few tricks that will help you in your quest to capture perfect sunset images.