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Best Photography Spots in Calgary

As an amateur photographer, it is easy to place a large emphasis on getting to know the multitude of functions your camera is capable of. Indeed it is very important for you to become familiar with how to maximize the various capabilities of your camera in order to get...

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Summer Contest!

It’s now truly summer time! So to celebrate, we’re offering all of our students the following promotion! Book a course OR refer a friend for an entry into our SUMMER CONTEST! Amazing prizes! First place will WIN a 50mm macro lens! (Yes, this is the one we rave about!)....

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4 Ways to Make Your Hands-On Photos Steadier

Taking steady, well-focused photos is one of the photographer’s greatest struggles. While we enjoy the freedom of point-and-shoot photography, shaky hands can compromise the overall quality of your photos. We find it incredibly easy to rely on tripods to steady our shots, but creating an overreliance on a tripod...

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Using Contrast in Your Photography

Contrast can be one of the most powerful visual elements across any art discipline. By placing subjects or tones of opposite nature side by side, the artist can create a powerful juxtaposition. In photography, there are many ways to achieve this effect and really make a photo come alive....

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Capturing Manual

Quality photography, much like fine wine, takes time to acquire a taste, or an aptitude, for. Thankfully, today’s most expensive cameras can make up for lack of experience or knowledge on the part of an amateur photographer. However, as you become a more experienced photographer, certain natural environments will...

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16 Moving Photo’s

Moving photos mean something different for everyone, and we all know that to be true. Some people are moved by sad, touching photos, others are moved by happy and wonderfully done photos. Whatever you find moving in a photograph, these 16 will speak to your sensitive side, your side...

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Shooting Modes: Aperture Priority vs. Manual

If you are interested in photography, learning all the settings on your camera’s body is an essential first step to achieving any style of photograph. Among a camera’s settings are the ‘Shooting Modes’, typically found on a circular dial on the top of the body. Different shooting modes allow...

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What Your Camera Personality Says About You?

As an aspiring photographer, one of the most exciting things about gaining experience is the development of your personal style. As you gain more experience, you will begin to find unique and personalized angles and content. What you choose to photograph and how you decide to present your subjects...

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Is Photoshop Cheating?

In today’s world, we have thousands of filters and editing tools that allow us to alter the appearance of our photos. These can be used to turn mundane landscape shots into head-turning photos. We also have the ability to remove unwanted people or aspects of pictures that don’t suit...

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Bring Your Camera Everywhere

As a photographer, you surely recognize the spontaneity of the search for the ‘perfect shot’. Even if you aren’t searching for that ‘shot of a lifetime’, you never know when the inspiration or lighting will hit in such a way that commands a photo to be taken. In this...

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