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2017 Capture Photography Festival / Vancouver Photo Book Fair

For the entire month of April, photographic art from local and international photo-based artists will be on display in Vancouver, BC.  The fourth annual Capture Photography Festival proves to be a very exciting show of more than 100 photography exhibitions in 70 galleries, public art and photo events.  In the very short time frame of five years, […]


Interesting Photography Gear for 2017

2016 has seen some really good and bad gear come to life.  This year also had its share of a few interesting announcements, some of which could make 2017 even more interesting.  Here are some announcements that happened this year which might make a huge splash in the photography world for next year. DxO ONE Camera […]


Happy Holidays / Santa Has a Drone

Another year has gone in a blink of an eye.  Thank you to everyone who is reading this.  You’ve made 2016 so memorable for me.  I’ll leave you with an interesting video by filmmaker Casey Neistat who dressed up in a Santa suit and used a large drone (made up of many smaller drones) to […]


Adobe MAX 2016 / Project Sneak Peeks

If you were fortunate enough to be at Adobe Max this year you were privy to a lot of new features coming down the Adobe pipe.  For those like me, who were unfortunate to be stuck at home, Adobe has posted a few videos on YouTube.  Here are just a few of my favourite features […]


Collide – Synaesthetic Art Installation / Onformative

Collide – digital art installation from onformative on Vimeo. Collide is a synaesthetic art installation by the creative team Onformative.  Collide was created to be an immersive experience of sound, motion and colour.  With a 54-channel sound system the user can get lost and submerge themselves in a sea of sound.  The 62-foot long digital ribbon […]


How Not to Clean Your Camera After Burning Man

After coming back from Burning Man last year and again this year I’ve had to clean my camera pretty thoroughly.  This hilarious video is of course a joke so don’t try this at home! Can’t see the video? Click here (opens YouTube) The best way to keep your DSLR camera clean in a dusty environment […]


Hasselblad X1D / 50-Megapixel Medium Format Mirrorless Camera

Hasselblad recently announced their new 50-megapixel medium format mirrorless camera.  There have been a lot of rumors as of late regarding a medium format mirrorless camera; even Sony has gotten into the foray.  Those that know me know that I am a Nikon shooter.  However, since Nikon as been so slow to heed to the […]


Image Critique / Coffee Triptych

I’m starting a regular segment on my blog called “Image Critiques”.  The Image Critiques will allow you to know my thought process when I see an image at the same time, helping you see a different perspective on the original work.  Like with most things related to creativity, a critique is subjective and by no […]


This Old Camera Hosted by Azriel Knight / Canon EOS 5 A2e A2

We are in the age of electronic cameras, digital photography, pixels and software; within this age there is a small but growing allegiance to traditional film photography.  One such photographer, Azriel Knight who is based in my hometown of Calgary, Alberta has a regular show on YouTube called This Old Camera. Azriel selects cameras of the […]


Google Nik Collection is Now Free

Nik Software has been a leader in digital imaging plug-ins and tools for quite some time now.  Established in 1995 and based in San Diego, 2012 was a pivotal year for the software company.  In September of that year they were bought out by the mighty, giant, Google. Within their lineup they have: Analog Efex […]


Hungry Planet: What the World Eats / Photobook

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats is a photo book project first published in 2007.  Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio traveled around the world to research what families ate, how they cooked and the costs of their food for one week.  As of this year, the book is just about a decade old; it seems […]


2016 Exposure Photography Festival

The 2016 Exposure Photography Festival is in full swing and besides the PULSE show that I’m a part of, I thought I’d share with you some exhibits that I have already seen or recommend seeing in the Southern Alberta area. EXHIBITIONS Focus 2016! The Foothills Camera Club is showcasing the work of its members through […]


Spotlight / Andrew Millar

I met Andrew in 2014 when we began planning our group show, Realities Apart. Inglewood Fine Arts liked how our abstract styles complimented each other and so we did a talk on our artistic process. Andrew has a great eye and esthetic for seeing the abstract world. I’m happy to call him a friend and […]


Spotlight / Royce Howland

Royce is quite active in the teaching side of photography, holding printing workshops and authoring many articles.  Before meeting him in person I already had heard of him through his many articles and through the IRIS Photographic Society of Alberta; a non-profit photographic society he co-founded. I’m very glad to know him and consider him a […]


Spotlight / Anne-Laure Autin

I met Anne-Laure a few years ago when we used to both shoot in the wedding industry in Calgary.  I am captivated by how well she is able to bring out the essence of her subjects whist projecting her thoughts and emotions into the portrait.  We’ve become good friends and can easily spend a whole afternoon […]


Monkey Selfie: copyright focusing in on animal rights

In September 2015 PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), filed a lawsuit in US federal court to grant Naruto (a free crested macaque monkey in Indonesia), the author and copyright owner of his famous selfie picture. Naruto took some flattering selfies using a British nature photographer’s camera.  The photos gained popularity and PETA was […]


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Was Shot on Film / May the Film be With You

After filing for bankruptcy back in 2012, and then bouncing back slightly, Kodak’s commercial film division is looking forward to clearer skies.  The director for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams, chose to use film for parts of the movie.   Kodak 65mm to be exact.  Yes, besides all the digital effects by new […]


Making a Good Print Great / Resolve Photo Workshop

In these days of 4K resolutions, OLED displays and curved screens, there is still nothing that compares to a well printed photograph on carefully chosen paper.  Resolve Photo has been an integral part of my work flow for my fine art work since 2010.  When Costas at Resolve Photo suggested I take one of the Open […]


Microsoft’s Project Oxford Can Figure Out the Emotions Of People In Photos | Popular Photography

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has always had a keen interest in digital imaging.  Just remember, he founded Corbis in 1989.  Today the image licencing (stock photo) giant has over 100 million images and 800 thousand videos in its library.  Today, Microsoft is working on something called Oxford.  It is an algorithm that can detect the […]


Peak Design Slide Camera Strap Unboxing

The Slide Camera Sling Strap by Peak Design now comes in two more colours blue (as shown) and red.  I took the opportunity to get a second strap for my backup camera body because I loved the design so much.  Want to know what makes it stand out among the thousands of other straps?  Have […]


The Best Messenger Camera Bag

In 2014 I was introduced to a great new camera strap; the Leash camera strap was a great solution for my Fuji X30.  I was so excited I even did an unboxing video of it.  This year, I switched from my LowePro system to the Peak Design Slide strap. Peak Design has been a great […]


2015 Dads and Grads Photography Gift Guide / Popphoto

Popular Photography has listed 18 interesting gifts for the dads and grads out there.  From external hard drives to camera triggers, if you’re wondering what to get that special someone this may give you some ideas. Click here for the full article on Popular Photography


Q&A / Remote Triggers or Shutter Releases Explained

Do you have a remote timer for camera?  I going to buy one for my Canon but not sure which one is good.  Can you recommend one? -Yaz Remote Triggers / Shutter Releases Explained Something to trigger your camera shutter remotely is always a must-have tool.  There are various kinds of triggers and different names […]


Using Drones for Dramatic Nature Photos / Popphoto Article

Jon Cornforth of Popphoto.com (Popular Photograph Magazine) wrote an article recently on using drones for nature photos.  Drones are everywhere these days.  They are the newest gadget, fad, trend or whatever you want to call it; and it’s here to stay.  It’s just a matter of time until someone uses a drone for wedding photography. […]


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