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How important is “Back Button Focus” in Your Photography Workflow?
How important is “Back Button Focus” in Your Photography Workflow?
The “Back Button Focus” is a technique that separates the focus and shutter firing functions into two separate buttons, allowing you to control each independently. When you have set your focus with the “Back Button Focus” on your camera, when you press the shutter button...
How to Improve Your Photography Skills
How to Improve Your Photography Skills
Over the years, I have developed various processes to improve my photography skills. Below are some of the activities I do before going out and photographing, during the photography session and when I arrive home. The first step I do is: * Planning, researching and anticipating the type of...
Checklist before you go out photographing: Blog Post - Oct 14, 2021
Checklist before you go out photographing: Blog Post - Oct 14, 2021
Checklist before you go out photographing: ***** DO NOT PACK YOUR GEAR AT THE LAST MINUTE**** Fresh battery and formatted memory card already inserted into the camera. Bring freshly charged batteries Lenses for what you are photographing; wide-angle lens, mid-range lens, and zoom lens. If you...
Blog Post - Oct 11, 2021 - Sunrise Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta, Canada
Blog Post - Oct 11, 2021 - Sunrise Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta, Canada
How did I compose this shot and post-processed it?   I walked around in the dark with my two dogs at Upper Kananaskis Lake to attempt to find a composition the would direct the viewers to the mountains during the sunrise.    As I walked around with my headlamp in the dark, I...
Photography self-assessment - Aug 31, 2021
Photography self-assessment - Aug 31, 2021
How comfortable using your camera. Do you understand how to use the exposure triangle: ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture? If you don’t understand the exposure triangle, I can help. Do you understand the white balance in your camera? Do you know when it’s best to use Aperture rather...
Blog Post - Jul 11, 2022 - the preparation of your photoshoot
Blog Post - Jul 11, 2022 - the preparation of your photoshoot
Have you ever struggled with your photography and why you can’t take great photos! You think you have a good grasp of your camera settings!   I think most of us have struggled with the art of composition and to tell the story of your images; trust me, I have been there.   To...
Blog Post - Jul 06, 2021
Blog Post - Jul 06, 2021
Finding the Right Composition Have you ever planned a photography trip to a specific location, but when you got there, you had many challenges finding the right composition? If you even scene photos of Moraine Lake, there are thousands of photos with the same view. The typical view of Moraine...

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