WEEK 29 – MACRO / CLOSE-UP

One lighting technique I use for Macro Photography is Cross Polarization. In a nutshell I polarize the light from my flashes and set a circular polarizer on my lens. If I’m set for Horizontal Polarization on my light source, I set the lens for Vertical Polarization, thus crossed. The end result is an elimination of glare creating a different texture and revealing lots of sometimes unseen details. READ MORE →

2016 PHOTOCHALLENGE, OCTOBER: SPECIAL HYPERLAPSE HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE

Due to last year’s overwhelming success with the Halloween Challenge, we’re back with another fun-filled PhotoChallenge. I personally love Halloween so no one had to twist my arm to come up with a brand new Challenge. Back in July we teased you with a little Hyperlapse video as we were just starting to work on our 2016 Halloween Challenge READ MORE →

2016 PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 39: PORTRAITS IN NATURE

Gary and I are filling in for Trevor on the Portrait Challenges. Portraiture is far from my forte, and this one kept me up all night as I tried to READ MORE →

2016 PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 31: PEOPLE AND ANIMALS – PORTRAITS

No matter where you live or where you find yourself, there’s always a tight and unique relationship formed between mankind and the animal kingdom. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Sometimes the bond between two READ MORE →

2016 PHOTOCHALLENGE WEEK 6: OUTDOOR – HOT/COLD

Winter has been kind to Northern Folks this year. Barely a few days of extreme cold and snow is barely visible in many places where it should be abundant. Even READ MORE →

2016 PHOTOCHALLENGE WEEK 2: VIEW FROM UNDER THE BRIDGE – HDR

To complete this challenge I highly suggest you use a tripod. Even when using the built in HDR camera functions, stability is your best friend. Your image will need to illustrate a landscape/cityscape style view from under a bridge. It must also include elements of the underparts of a bridge’s structure. READ MORE →

2015 CHALLENGE: WEEK 51: OUTDOOR – IMAGE QUALITY

Produce an Image to be used as part of a greeting card that represents the Holiday Season. Since this is outdoor photography, it needs to be taken outdoors. Apply what you have learned this past year. You may choose to do a Nigh-Time HDR or a long exposure. Maybe even both. We’ve played with Infrared and you would be surprised what Holiday decorations can look like under infrared light on a bright sunny day. The technique is for you to choose. As the photographer, you will be creating the image and using the technique that will be the best suited to bring your final image to life. READ MORE →

2015 CHALLENGE, WEEK 47: LONG EXPOSURE NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Just had a photographer friend of mine, Eric Constantineau, give a conference at the Montreal Camera Club. It was on Night Photography and Long Exposures. I guess you can all READ MORE →