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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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 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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Recently I received in my inbox a posting from Broncolor USA about the unique and subtle different lighting qualities of their Para Light modifiers. This was a reposting from Julia Kuzmenko Mckim, a Los Angeles-based commercial beauty photographer, retouching artist and Broncolor ambassador. While I unfortunately do not have the time to read every article…

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I’ve found that I don’t do much macro photography, so I no longer own a dedicated macro lens, however once in a while, I do want to get closer to a small subject than my regular lenses will allow. My solution is to use extension tubes, a much less expensive / lighter weight option to…

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In the southwest coast of Canada, the rainy season is well & truly upon us, and for most wildlife photographers, this means a reduced opportunity to go out and shoot our favourite critters.  Wildlife photographers for the most part will avoid inclement weather and only go out shooting when the weather is sunny and/or cloudy,... Continue reading →

Review by: Mike Mander Gallery (36 images): NiSi Natural Night Filter Tests I recently purchased a NiSi Natural Night Filter, a filter designed to block certain wavelengths of light, namely those produced by sodium vapour and mercury vapour lamps. For simplicity sake, I will refer to this filter as the NNF from now on in…

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