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Can’t Afford a Macro Lens? Consider Extension Tubes

Have you ever tried to photograph a small flower, a figurine, some jewellery you made or an ornate button or medallion? You try to fill the frame of your viewfinder with your object, but the camera will not focus. Then you have to get so far away from your...

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Photographing on the Beach

Photographing on the Beach   In December 2015, we discussed photographing snow. Now that it’s summer, let’s talk about beaches and water.  Like snow, beaches and water are bright and reflective, both of which fool the light meter in our cameras. Without getting too technical, when we are photographing...

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5 Tips for Practicing Photography in the Summer

  The summer season is the perfect time to get outdoors and put your photography skills to use! When the weather is perfect – there is absolutely no excuse not to brush off your camera you neglected all winter. Use these tips to get inspired to go outside and...

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Travelling with Camera Gear?

If you’re holiday involves a flight to another country, or crossing the US border, you could save yourself a big hassle when you return.  You may be questioned about your gear when you arrive back home to ensure you didn’t buy the gear whilst abroad.  To cover yourself, register...

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Watch Your Backgrounds

Have you ever thought you got a great shot of someone, only to check it out on the computer and see a tree going through their head?  I have. When photographing people, be very aware of what’s in the background.  Before you take that photo, make sure there’s nothing...

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Taking Action Shots

Mary Anthes Spring has arrived.  Along with flowers to photograph, we now have the opportunity to make photos of people doing all sorts of things such as swimming, playing  baseball, triathlons, biking, running, playing tennis, soccer, windsurfers, the list is endless.  How do we get the best action shots?...

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Rebel or Old School: What kind of photographer are you?

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Holiday Time – Smart Phone or Camera

You’re heading off on a holiday in a month.  Do you take your camera or your smart phone? It’s a tough choice.  If you have a Digital SLR camera, it’s heavy, cumbersome, and you dare not put it in checked luggage. If you don’t take your heavy camera, you’re...

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BIG-WEDDING 1000

Leaving Space

When we first start taking photographs, we tend to put our subject in the middle of the frame. As we learn about photography composition, we start working with the dynamic “rule of thirds” which moves our photographs to a whole new level. A more subtle yet valuable technique to...

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BIG MARY

About Mary

Photography has been a part of my life since I was a teenager. After completing school in Port Moody, BC, my first career was as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. My first job was in Terrace, BC where there is some pretty awesome photography. I remember traipsing over old lava...

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