It goes without saying that the most important tool in a photographer’s bag is the camera itself. Having the right camera and lens is crucial to capturing the scene the way you envisioned it. That being said, there are lots of non-photography products that every outdoor photographer should have with them. Here is a list […]
Candid photography shows life as it really is. Unlike posed portraits, which are carefully planned and crafted to look perfect, candid shots are spontaneous and genuine. For candid photos, authenticity is more important than perfection. This authentic look isn’t always easy to capture, though. People are quick to notice a photographer and change their behavior. […]
One Sunday night in March, Wendy Teal, a photographer based in the Niagara region, was alerted by friends to a Facebook post. It was a groom hoping to find someone to shoot a wedding at the last minute. Looking for a photographer to do a small wedding ceremony in Fort Erie, Ontario. My fiancé’s mom […]
Paul Dyer is a UK based photographer who first worked in advertising as a writer and creative director, but as digital photography became more mainstream, he began focusing on telling stories with his photos – as Paul’s interests in travel, people, and street photography was a natural fit for him as a documentary travel photographer. […]
Southeast Asia is one of the most popular destinations for photographers to combine their hunger for adventure and great photographs. The locations are usually very budget-friendly, the people are very welcoming, and the locations, from the cities to nature, hold many unique surprises that you won’t experience anywhere else in the world. To not be […]
Long exposure photography can be addictive. It makes everyday scenes look otherworldly, like snapshots from a dream. And yet, all you’ve done is leave the shutter open for longer. Getting great long exposures doesn’t require any special expertise. If you have a tripod, a remote shutter release (or cable release), and a camera with bulb […]
Wildlife photography is one of the more challenging genres in photography. So many things have to go right to capture a truly unique image, and often the photographer has no control over over those things. It doesn’t always work out, but when it does, the feeling is very rewarding. Here are a few simple tips […]
While many of you photographers have heard of the golden hours – that short time immediately after sunrise and before sunset where the light is incredible for photography – there is another time that creates a surreal environment with natural light.
Children’s portraits by Kim Anderson are famous for their sweet innocence and nostalgia. They capture moments of childhood in black and white with details hand-painted in color. This mixture of young and old, little children with old-fashioned photography, has made Kim Anderson a well-known name. Kim Anderson isn’t the name of a photographer, though. It’s […]
The “Golden Hour” is a unique time just after sunrise and just before sunset when light is especially beautiful. The angle of the sun creates strong shadows and brings out textures that are not always visible during the day. The light is also softer and more even, like a natural softbox. The Golden Hour can […]
Newborn and baby photography has taken on a new life of its own in the photography industry. Each day new props, outfits, and accessories are being created for use in newborn photography. It also helps to have adorable, sleepy babies that are just a few days old and very pliable to work with.
Whether you’re trying to get a fantastic sunrise shot or staying up all night photographing star trails, photographers need their caffeine. Nothing’s better than a perfect cup of coffee or tea to get you going–except, perhaps, for a photography-themed cup of coffee or tea. It’s one of those things you didn’t know you needed until […]