Category Archives: Photography

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Winner of the Zeiss Photography Award Announced

The ZEISS Photography Award winner for 2017 has been announced. The theme this year was ‘Meaningful Places’ … “which challenged professional photographers to look past the ordinary and everyday and submit a body of work […]

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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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Respect your subject

Sometimes the continuous drive to take photographs creates an incongruity: we are so focused on photographing the subject that we don’t actually see the subject. What I mean to say is this. We see something […]

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Photography on Sunday

Only one link today: For a couple of years now I have been visiting and enjoying the website, Brain Pickings. It’s a great place to visit on a slow day, a Sunday perhaps, when you […]

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Dawn is fleeting: wait for it.

I was going to visit Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton’s river valley with a friend and we decided to leave early to see if we could capture the city in the early morning light. I was a bit […]

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My Olympus OM Era

Continuing from In the Beginning, with more nostalgia… The Olympus OM-2 was the first in a set of tools that allowed me to begin taking true macro photographs. Handed down to me by my father in the […]

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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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