Canadian Rockies Photography Workshop

It's been years in the planning but now it's finally here. My 'Canadian Rockies Photography Workshop' is now setup for September 2015 and taking bookings. Only 8 places available. Learn more.

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The Sony A7R II with 42 Megapixels and 4K Video

The Sony A7R II with 42 Megapixels and 4K Video

My palms just got a little sweaty at the announcement of the new Sony A7R II mirrorless camera. As many of you may know I originally had a …

How to Improve Your Landscape Photography Compositions

How to Improve Your Landscape Photography Compositions

If you've ever struggled with the art of composition in your photography, you're going to love this article. I struggled for years to ''see …

DSLR vs Mirrorless

DSLR vs Mirrorless

With all the hype about mirrorless cameras, the marketplace is something of a minefield for new camera buyers, making it more difficult to …

Jasper National Park Photo Tips

Jasper National Park Photo Tips

Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada is without doubt one of the most impressive locations in the world for capturing dramatic …

THAW 4K – Canadian Rockies Timelapse Film

THAW 4K – Canadian Rockies Timelapse Film

My goal with this film was to capture the beauty of the melting ice and changeable weather conditions in the Canadian Rockies during the …

How to Shoot Star Trails Tutorial

How to Shoot Star Trails Tutorial

Photographing stunning star trails might be easier than you think. Once you understand the basic techniques and put your camera in the …

Photoshop Tutorials

HDR Photography Tutorial Part 2 – How to Pre-Process

HDR Photography Tutorial Part 2 – How to Pre-Process

Before you get busy with the HDR processing, take a few minutes to clean up your RAW files first to avoid enhancing any nasty little issues …

8 Photo Tips for Making Sharper Photos

8 Photo Tips for Making Sharper Photos

Everybody wants their photography to be 'tack sharp'. You can get beautiful lighting conditions, an amazing scene and a perfect composition …

Photoshop Tutorial – How to Make Dramatic Black & White Landscapes

Photoshop Tutorial – How to Make Dramatic Black & White Landscapes

With this Photoshop tutorial video, It's pretty easy to convert a colour landscape photograph into a dramatic, moody and intense black …

Focus Stacking in Photoshop VS F/22 for Landscapes

Focus Stacking in Photoshop VS F/22 for Landscapes

I heard about focus stacking a few years ago but never took the time to experiment with it. A recent conversation with a fellow …

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Gear and Software Reviews

Sony A6000 Review with Example Images

Sony A6000 Review with Example Images

The more I use this camera, the more I love it. Here's the scenario - I often shoot timelapse sequences with my main camera the Sony A7R …

eMotimo TB3 Review by Gavin Hardcastle

eMotimo TB3 Review by Gavin Hardcastle

I can count on one hand the number of times that I've made an emotional connection with a product. My 'Incredible Hulk' pyjamas at age 4 …

Sony A7R Review and Setup Guide with Sample Images

Sony A7R Review and Setup Guide with Sample Images

If you've read my Sony Alpha A7R review over at DPS, you'll already know that despite my various grumbles with the mirrorless monster, I …

PTGui Panoramic Photo Stitching Software Review

PTGui Panoramic Photo Stitching Software Review

I have to share this one with you. After a recent trip to the Midwest USA I ended up with a LOT of panoramic shots that had some …

Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon Lens Review for Landscapers

Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon Lens Review for Landscapers

Trust me when I say - You will love this lens. I'm a confessed pixel peeper, obsessed with sharpness and image quality, which is why I …

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Photography Techniques

How to Improve Your Landscape Photography Compositions

How to Improve Your Landscape Photography Compositions

If you've ever struggled with the art of composition in your photography, you're going to love this article. I struggled for years to ''see …

How to Shoot Star Trails Tutorial

How to Shoot Star Trails Tutorial

Photographing stunning star trails might be easier than you think. Once you understand the basic techniques and put your camera in the …

20 Questions with Time Lapse Rock Star Joel Schat

20 Questions with Time Lapse Rock Star Joel Schat

Joel Schat is something of a legend in the world of Time Lapse photography. His inspirational 'Heart of Vancity' time lapse movie earned …

Beginners Guide to Aperture in Digital Photography

Beginners Guide to Aperture in Digital Photography

Want to get creative with your photography? It's time to learn about aperture. What is aperture and how does it work? Let' me take you …

HDR Photography Tutorial Part 2 – How to Pre-Process

HDR Photography Tutorial Part 2 – How to Pre-Process

Before you get busy with the HDR processing, take a few minutes to clean up your RAW files first to avoid enhancing any nasty little issues …

HDR Tutorial – How to Create Realistic HDR Photos Part 1

HDR Tutorial – How to Create Realistic HDR Photos Part 1

HDR Tutorial - An Introduction to HDR One of the questions I get asked the most is ''how do you process your images?''. The answer is that …

 

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