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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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Best Photography Gear for Shooting in Cold Climates

Don’t forget these essentials before heading outdoors! Canada is no stranger to cold weather, especially with winter approaching quickly. If you are looking to practice your photography skills in the cold winter weather, make sure that you are prepared. This gear for winter shoots will ensure you are warm...

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How to Photograph Pets

There is nothing more enjoyable to pet parents then getting that perfect picture of your fur baby. Even for us photographers, getting an animal to stay still long enough is no easy task. Whether you want a cute snapshot of your pet in their Halloween costume, or want a...

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