Photo Tips


April 30, 2014

Spring Photography: Try a long exposure


Are you looking to try something new with your outdoor photos this spring? Try a drag landscape: Pan the camera upwards during a long exposure and it will give you a totally new, Impressionist effect! Photo source:

April 28, 2014

What is macro photography?


The term “macro photography” is used to describe photography of small objects (ex. insects, beads, flowers) at larger than life sizes, usually five times or more....

April 24, 2014

Spring Photography: More than Flowers!


Springtime is a great time for photos of the new flowers coming out, but do not forget that there’s a whole wide world! Look for budding trees, dogs playing outside, people enjoying the first bits of real warmth for other spring...

March 18, 2014



Rainbows change rapidly, so one must move fast to get the best shot. This photo was taken in Newfoundland on an Airstream Caravan. As our group of 60 headed to dinner it was pouring rain, and most members did not take their cameras. I...

March 10, 2014

iPhone Photography Tip: Use the grid


The rule of thirds is a fundamental concept in photograph. As Rob Patterson explains, it really is key to taking better photos. And the iPhone makes it easy. So use it! Keep the grid on until you have trained yourself to see the world...

February 24, 2014

iPhone Photography Tip: Wear headphones


If you are trying to capture candid photos or do a little street photography, then throw on your headphones with the music off. You will remain aware of your surroundings, but everyone will assume you are listening to music and paying...

February 20, 2014

iPhone Photography Tip: Play it cool


The one truly unique part about iPhone photography is that no-one really knows if you are taking a photo. After all, many of us stand around playing with our phones all the time, checking Facebook or reading texts. This opens up...

February 17, 2014

iPhone Photography Tip: Get close


iPhone photography opens up amazing possibilities for getting close to your subject because it is so portable. And that’s a good thing, since it lacks the powerful zoom lens of a tradition SLR camera. So take advantage of this to get...

February 11, 2014

Spring Break: Bright Sunny Day


If you’re lucky enough to be in a sunny place for spring break, then you have a great opportunity to take some photos outdoors or on the beach. Just remember to use fill flash. The bright sun creates harsh shadows – especially if...

February 5, 2014

Beach Photography: Find a Focal Point


The beach can be a beautiful place. But it can also be a flat, empty, boring place. The key to great beach photography is to find interesting focal points. People having fun, sunbathing or swimming, are an obvious choice. So are any...

January 23, 2014

Bursts of Activity


Kids move quickly – and adorably. Set your camera to burst mode to get some rapid-fire shots of kinds in action. You’re more likely to capture the perfect moment, and keep an eye out for sequences which can be combined into a playful...

January 21, 2014

Let Your Personality Show


If you’re running a photo shoot, part of your job is making sure that everyone is having a good time – that’s the only way you’re going to get people smiling, feeling natural, and looking great. So figure out what works for you, and...