Hint: sometimes it is the camera… Last Sunday morning, my son Isaac was sitting at our dining room table eating breakfast with a typical seven-year-old too cool for school hairdo going on. My wife though that it would make a cute portrait, so she grabbed the camera and snapped the abo
If you’re a GoPro user, you probably have a whole pile of used GoPro adhesive mounts accumulating in your gear closet. Well, if you want to re-use them, there is a really easy and cost effective way to get your sticky back. Scotch makes a line of reusable, double sided adhesive tabs f
Thinking back over this past year, there’s one thing that stands out for me as something that was immensely enjoyable, fulfilling and really helped me to forget about the day to day grind of running a photography business…I went on a photography vacation. For one week in July I clocke
The 5 Most Under-Appreciated Tools In Lightroom CC via blurMEDIA – JP Danko – blurMEDIA – JP Danko Copyright blurMEDIA – Commercial Photographer – no reproduction in whole or in part without express written consent. I recently had to do some rough
When I was getting started with photography, I knew that I had to learn how to light a subject indoors, but I couldn’t afford studio strobes – or even a hot shoe flash. I ended up learning how to use artificial light by re-purposing a set of three 500 watt halogen work lights. They t
In my ongoing quest to streamline my portfolio and re-brand my photography business, one of my biggest challenges is figuring out what exactly is my style – or in other words – what is my photography niche? In order to successfully market your work to art directors, the prevailing wis
Flying a kite in early #spring
Get low and shoot up with a wide angle to capture both an interesting perspective and to avoid an ugly background. Using a polarizing filter emphasizes bold colors - especially a blue sky.
#Nikon D800 and #Sigma 35mm ART, polarizing filter.
#DSLR vs #Mobilephone - the #Camera you use has a big effect on the aesthetic of your photography.
#Nikon D800 and #Sigma 50mm ART wide open at f/1.4
#boy #childhood #mom #bedhead #morning #mischevious
April and it's still winter here... This is last #winter snowshoeing on #georgianbay
There's noting like sunset on an icy landscape to bring out the colors and texture.
#ice #adventure #snowshoeing #outdoorlife #outdoors
Sunday morning #bedhead
#Samsung Note #mobilephone processed with #instagram
Look for natural moments and get in close to shoot tight and avoid distracting backgrounds.
#childhood #cuteness #sundaymorning #weekend #pyjamas #portrait #mom #momlife #moments
Last winter's family portrait.
#Canon 5D Mk II with a 20mm f/2.8 - manual exposure set for the inside of the cave - not the bright background.
#winter #outdoors #family #familyportrait #momlife #ice #canada #familyadventure #adventure #outdoorlife
#Spring #rockclimbing with the family. Bluebird skies make for warm rock even early in the season.
You don't need to be high up to make photos look dramatic - just avoid getting the ground in the frame!
#climbing #climber #mom #family #outdoors #outdoorlif
Now that the holidays are over, its that time of year for New Year’s resolutions! I know, every year we make some New Year’s resolution like loose 20 lbs, jog every day or just to take care of ourselves better – but then a few weeks into the new year…all those
Every time I am at my local big box hardware store I always take a peek at the lighting aisle to see what is new and exciting in the world of home illumination. (Or more specifically, I check to see a manufacturer has finally created a big honkin’ LED light bulb that would be bright [
As you get ready for the Thanksgiving dinner, consider how to make your family feast delicious and healthy—and get big benefits for your skin. Here are five Thanksgiving staples that will have your skin glowing with gratitude. Turkey: High in protein and selenium, turkey also contain
From favorite foods to family traditions, there’s much to look forward to over the holidays—but spending long hours in transit is probably not one of them. Air travel can bring added stress to your skin and body, so this month we’re suggesting a few head-to-toe beauty tips to keep you
It’s happening: 3 days of dynamite deals. For three consecutive days, we are offering 24 hour flash sales on our most popular goodies. We will be in your inbox each day to remind you of the sales so you can prepare your photos accordingly. Whether you’re getting head-start on the holi
If you are not sure what to get the photographer on your Christmas list, we have a set of 290+ landscape photography Lightroom presets on sale – for $50 off. That’s a great Christmas gift idea under $50 – and these presets work with Lightroom versions 4, 5, 6, and CC
Nobody likes having their creative content stolen, and everybody wants to be paid for their work. While file sharing has altered the power dynamic of the music industry – the music industry did successfully blow up Napster (if you’re under 30 you probably don’t recognize the name Naps