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Photographing Wildlife

If you’ve ever been to Jasper National Park in Alberta, you know that during spring and fall the elk abound.  I’ve seen elk wandering the streets of Jasper.  Bear and deer are also seen frequently.  What an awesome opportunity to photograph wildlife! There are some things to be aware...

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Sweet Light

Photography is writing with light. If you want to “write” beautifully, pick the nicest time of the day for the best light.  On the down side, the best light is at sunrise, which means getting out of bed and “out there” before the sun rises.  You might not be...

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Calgary Photo Opportunities

The rise of warm weather is upon us. You might as well make the most out of the sunny forecasts while you can, because well, it’s Calgary…plus the warmer the weather, the less likely your camera will run out of battery juice! Here’s a list of some Calgary events...

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Top 5 Activities to Ring in the Chinese New Year

Top 5 Activities to Ring in the Chinese New Year Save the date! Chinese New Year is on January 28th, a perfect day to celebrate the arrival of the new lunar year. Some background info on the New Year: 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. Chinese tradition believes...

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On Camera Flash: Problems and Solutions

Using the on Camera flash has it challenges! Often,  we’re not happy with the results.  This is the voice of experience talking!  I’ve had my share of ugly flash photos. Perhaps the most common problem we have with an on camera flash is shadows in the background. They really...

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A Quick Tip for Photographing Family Over the Holidays

A common mistake when taking photographs of people is to not notice where people’s hands are placed.  Guys will almost always close in with their best friend and each will drape their hand on their friend’s shoulder.  Women on the other hand move in close and wrap their hands...

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Tips for Winter Photography

Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean you should leave your camera in the closet until it warms up. There’s always wonderful scenery in the Okanagan, no matter what season it is. Here are a few tips to make your winter photography more enjoyable. The first point is really...

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Ideas for Shooting in the Dark and Low-Light Places

Most new photographers are surprised to find out how difficult it is to shoot at night. Light is an extremely important aspect of photography, so the absence of light presents quite a few challenges. However, this does not mean you have to lose hope! In fact, there are quite...

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5 Tips on How-To Shoot Street Photography

Street photography consists of the candid, everyday life that goes on in the streets of our cities. This form of photography involves shooting people of all walks of life in their natural habitats. It could be a businesswoman with her coffee walking to work, a man waiting for his...

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How-to Capture Natural Smiles Out of Kids (And Adults!)

How-to Capture Natural Smiles Out of Kids (And Adults!) When photographing children and adults, nothing is more wonderful than capturing an authentic beaming smile. Photo sessions can sometimes be awkward and uncomfortable to your subjects, so getting a natural smile takes some skill. Rather than settling for forced smiles...

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