Category Archives: Photography

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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: 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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Edmonton Photo Walk

  An interlude for the ‘Composition’ series… Last weekend I joined up with two compatriots from MacEwan U. to do a photo walk in downtown Edmonton. I wanted to start early to catch the first rays […]

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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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What is Composition?

Previous article: Photography and Composition In the visual arts, ‘composition’ is the arrangement of elements within a work. In photography, good composition supports the subject and makes it more visually appealing. Depending on the motivation […]

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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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Edmonton Exhibit: China Through the Lens of John Thomson

I should have mentioned this earlier, but better late than never! Still a month to go with an exhibition of photos by traveller and photographer John Thomson, now on display in downtown Edmonton. University of […]

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