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Principles of Composition

Previous article in this series: Finding the Frame The principles and elements of design first came to my attention years ago when I began studying horticulture and landscaping. We learned that there are certain concepts and […]

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Composition: Assessing the Subject

Previous article in this series: What is ‘Composition’?  Unless you are a dedicated ‘snapshooter’ (a grab-shottist?), photography is a mind game. While not all subjects give you time to go through a long process to determine […]

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Photography Display and Workshops

Coming up in August, and in collaboration with the Ellis Bird Farm, I will have a photographic display at the Bug Jamboree, followed by two workshops. Visit the macro photography blog for more information! The […]

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How to Learn Photography

I’ve just completed leading another photography course for MacEwan University’s Continuing Education Program, and a very enjoyable experience it was. This is my fourth year of teaching photography, and there are a few connected issues which arise […]

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Scheduled Workshops for 2015

The photography workshop schedule for 2015. Please click the links for more details. June 13, Getting to know your Canon. Ellis Bird Farm. July 4, Intermediate Macro Photography. Ellis Bird Farm. July 7, Garden Photography at […]

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Less attachment leads to better images

Have you ever been disappointed by an image you have taken? Have you ever struggled to Photoshop an image to make it meet the first great expectations you had for it? Are you on the verge […]

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The Photographic Quickie

    For someone who does not photograph full time, there is the danger of allowing your skills to become rusty:  your technique, your eye for design and your dedication may falter in direct proportion […]

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