Category Archives: Landscape

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Elk Island Winter

My wife and I had a captivating winter visit to Elk Island National Park recently, quite magical and refreshing. It was a cold morning, completely overcast and about -20 C. Hoar frost had decorated all […]

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Ring of Fire

Lens flare is popular enough that some photographers are resorting to Photoshop and other tricks to create it. In the image above we see an example of natural lens flare creating a halo around the […]

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Composition Principles: Hierarchy and Gradation

Previous post: Dominance or Emphasis. Gradation is a  gradual change, an increase or decrease in the strength of  visual elements such as value (brightness or darkness), color, saturation, clarity, texture or sharpness. Gradation can add a feeling of […]

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Mt. Amery on the Headwaters of the North Saskatchewan River.

My wife and I drove by this site on the way to Saskatchewan Crossing. The small aspen with autumn-gold leaves caught my eye more than the mountain. After refueling and heading back north on the […]

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I couldn’t help myself…

Every year in July when the canola is in bloom, my wife wants to stop at each field to take photographs. I personally don’t like this harsh tone of yellow and have never been a fan […]

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Composition: Finding the Frame

Previous article in this series: Assessing the Subject “Finding the frame” seems to be what composition is all about, but it is different because it concerns the image ‘container’ rather than how elements inside the […]

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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 and Composition

This is the first part of a free course for beginners who want to increase their understanding of image composition. Almost every workshop I hold has a composition component which I tie into the subject […]

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