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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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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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Moon over Writing on Stone 1:1

It’s important to be open to alternative ways of seeing, and one of the simplest things a photographer can do is to stop letting the aspect ratio (the dimensions of an image that relates the […]

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Edmonton Photowalk II

Hyatt Place Hotel, Edmonton. Although I was up early to photograph the old Gibson Block, I kept my eye on the Hyatt Place Hotel to see how the dawn was affecting the reflections in 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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The photo you have vs. the photo you wanted

When you understand photography and your camera intimately, you are more likely to get the photographs you want. Newcomers to photography are often disappointed by their results because the excitement provided by the subject has […]

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