A question I have been asked a lot recently by customers who are either significantly upgrading their system, or getting into a new interchangeable lens camera system, is whether or not I would recommend a digital single-lens-reflex (DSLR), or a mirrorless camera. Each system has pros and cons, and I am going to try and…

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Now that we’re right in the middle of summer, its a good time to get acquainted with the Sunny 16 rule! You might have heard that term before, but basically what it means is that on a sunny day, at the aperture of f/16 you can simply set the shutter speed to correspond closest with…

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Are you stuck at home or in your studio? Has COVID-19 taken away all your shoots and assignments? Now is your opportunity to take the time to properly colour manage your system! First off, monitor calibration is pretty much mandatory if you are doing any sort of professional work for clients. As an example, we…

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Sometimes it’s nice to share the little tips and tricks you’ve learned over the years, and some secrets you may want to keep to yourself. But if you are anything like me, you need to do all you can to stay organized and can use all the help you can get, especially if you are…

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Unlike a lot of people, I actually do not mind all this social/physical distancing and isolation.  My neighbourhood is quieter, and the birds seem to be singing more. With hardly any people in the local park, I have noticed more animals out & about too.  Imagine my surprise, when out for a walk, I saw…

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This blog post is going to go over proper backup strategies for photos. This applies equally to working in your studio or at home, or traveling and shooting mobile. The number one thing that I cannot emphasize enough is that you should never trust hard disk drives! It is not a matter of if they…

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If you are stuck indoors and desperate to shoot something, why not take some macro shots of everyday items that you might have sitting around the house? I did this in the last few days, while indoors and off work, partially to support a remote seminar I did on macro photography and partly just for…

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If you are finding yourself bored already, try some indoor macro photography! Take a CLOSE look at the knick knacks around you, document your beloved possessions, get a new interesting view of your house plants…the possibilities are endless. Don’t have access to a macro lens? No problem (unless you are obsessed with edge to edge…

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