Summer swimming in the cottage lake is as Canadian as it gets. The Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Bobcaygeon area of Ontario, Canada is one of Canada’s most popular summer cottage destinations – just a little south-east of the more well known Muskoka cottage country.
The north shore of Goergian Bay near Killarney Ontario, Canada is one of my favorite places in the world – and also one of the world’s best sea kayaking destinations. These aerial photos of sea kayaking on Georgian Bay are from an August family backcountry kayaking trip al
Temagami Ontario, Canada is one of the world’s premiere wilderness canoe tripping destinations. During this trip I was able to photograph a few aerial scenes of a summer wilderness canoe trip in Temagami.
If you’re flying a drone and want professional photos and video you need a set of polarizing and neutral density filters. I have been using a set of Polar Pro filters on my Mavic for some time now, so I thought I would spotlight why I use polarizing and neutral density filters on my d
What does it mean to have 4 axis robotic motion control? Starting with just an eMotimo Spectrum St4 you have two axis robotic motion control – rotation (pan) and up-down (tilt). Add a slider and you’re got another axis – forward and back (push/pull). Add a new eMotimo Focus Fz unit an
Sharing your photography to social media is a major hassle. Every social media platform has different image resolution requirements, aspect ratios, title and key-wording conventions, tags, character restrictions, api rules… While there is very little actual business value to participa
I have been a contributing photographer with Stocksy United for four years now, so I thought I would reflect a little about my time with Stocksy. Back when I was accepted to Stocksy in 2013 (there is a robust application process) my goal for stock photography was to earn a little extr
A couple months ago, Lensbaby provided DIYP with a new Lensbaby Velvet 85mm Classic Portrait and Art Lens for review. I happened to be on my way to Europe at the time, so I took the opportunity to try out the Lensbaby Velvet 85mm along the way. Up until this point, I had never used […
The perceived devil horns grabbed the headlines, but the real story behind the deep symbolism embedded within Time Magazine’s 2016 person of the year cover featuring Donald Trump is much more interesting. Nadav Kander is a brilliant photographer and the impression of Donald Trump that
A really cool (literally and figuratively) family thing to do while in Florida is to visit one of the state’s many natural springs. Since we were staying in Orlando, we decided to go to Blue Spring State Park, roughly 45 minutes from the city.
In my post on essential gadgets for travel photography, I mentioned that I always pack five specific lens filters with me. So in this post I thought I would elaborate on what I consider to be my five essential photography filters – in no particular order… #1 Polarizing Filter I pretty
Travel photography can be a real pain if you’re not prepared and organized. Besides your essential camera gear, there are a few thing you might want to pack that may not be immediately obvious – but the best part is you can pick these items up for relatively low cost. Based on a few o
On of the most fun things I can think of doing in the summer is jumping into the lake from a water trampoline at the family cottage. However, trying to get a few halfway decent photos of the kids in action is a little more difficult than it might look!
A couple weeks ago I was sitting on the top of a cliff in the dark setting up an eMotimo Spectrum St4 to test out the new gigapixel feature – and I ended up with an unexpected surprise. Due to user error, I photographed a sequence of photos where the Spectrum’s movement was out of [
Computers and data storage are almost as important to photographers and cinematographers as cameras. If you’re serious about keeping all of your photos and videos safe and secure in one place – sooner or later you will want a network attached storage solution (NAS). There are many com
Most of the time I deliver finished photos and videos to my clients via digital download. It’s quick, easy and saves me time and money by avoiding the hassle of uploading files to a physical storage device and sending it in the mail. However, it is occasionally necessary to copy photo
I have been using both the Nikon 14mm f/2.8 and the Nikon 16mm f/2.8 fisheye for a while now, and I have been noticing that the images from the 14mm are very very similar to the images from the 16mm fisheye after a lens correction has been applied. Of course, there is one very big […]
I was just raking up the last of the fall leaves and though that I’d like to get some photos of the kids jumping in my big leaf pile. The image I had in my head was one of those amazing fall days where that gorgeous warm glowing late day sunshine was back-lighting the leaves […]
If you’re a photographer and Netflix subscriber, you’ll definitely want to set aside some time to watch Tales By Light. The series is joint venture between National Geographic and Canon. Season 1 (six half hour long episodes – available on Netflix worldwide) follows five photographers
One of the biggest announcements at Photokina 2016 (for me anyway) was the long awaited release of the Sigma ART 85mm f/1.4. I have been holding off buying a Canon / Nikon 85mm for years waiting for Sigma to release the ART version of their 85mm, so as soon at it was announced, I pre-