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Improve Your Floral Photography with Creative Composition and Depth of Field

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you are probably excited Spring is finally here.  A great way to celebrate Spring is to go out and enjoy beautiful flowers.  Spring is the transition of dormant landscapes to lush greenery.  It’s when the world of dull lifeless plants come alive.  This means bright, fresh colors, new flowers and, most importantly, new …

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Are You An Ethical Nature Photographer?

Oxford Dictionary defines ethics as: “Moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity. Ethics are closely related to morals, and both refer to how we behave in situations.” One of my college instructors referred to ethics as how we behave when no one is looking. I think that definition is especially relevant in the context …

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15 Hiking Tips for the Landscape Photographer

While I have dabbled in all kinds of photography, Landscapes have always been my passion.  That is because I love the all things outdoors, including hiking.  Not too long ago, I heard an interview with Nathan St. Andre discussing hiking and photography tips.  I was immediately intrigued.  Especially because Nathan is from Southern Utah, just outside of Zion National Park, …

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Photographing Wildlife in Winter – It’s Surprisingly Fun!

Perhaps this makes me a lousy Canadian, but I’ve never been a winter person. I hate being cold and see snow as an inconvenience that serves only to make my commute exponentially longer. Winters have always been for hibernating, reading books and binge watching Netflix…until now. I’ve just learned a secret. It turns out winter IS good for something, after …

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11 Things to Keep in Mind When Photographing Snowy Landscapes

For many landscape photographers, images of snowy landscapes often make up a very small portion of their portfolio.  Depending on where you live, snow man be nonexistent or make the landscapes you want to photograph difficult to access.  If you do have access to a fresh snowfall, do not miss out on the opportunity to get outside with your camera …

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Advanced Tips for Photographing Live Insects

A good macro photograph can reveal a world we would normally overlook. The texture of a flower petal, the rainbow swirl of oil in a puddle, or the intricacy of an insect can be seen in stunning detail with the right light, technique, gear, and a little patience and luck mixed in. To bring you the tips and techniques you’ll …

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Foggy Fundy, a Photographer’s Fantasy!

First, Some Nostalgia… It would be fair to say that the Bay of Fundy area in New Brunswick is the place where I received my first nibbles from the photography bug, although it would be many years before I fully succumbed. Hard as it is to believe nowadays when every kid carries a cell phone with a camera, back in …