So you love photography and you’ve decided you want to push your images to the next level. Maybe you’ve had a point-and-shoot for a few years now and you’ve used it to death. Maybe you’ve found yourself looking at photographs on blogs and in magazines and thought "How can I make my images look that good?" Well chances are those images were made using a DSLR. Today I’m going to look at some of the advantages of the DSLR over the point-and-shoot, and some of the reasons why you might want to make the leap to the world of the DSLR.
One of the hottest new features in camera technology is on-board wireless capabilities, which allow you to download, backup and share your photos without the need to physically connect your camera to a computer.
Today I'm going to look a little deeper into the wifi functions currently available and the way various manufacturers are incorporating them into their latest models.
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Compare last year’s photos of your children with your kids today – the difference is startling! Photography allows us to capture the past and compare it to the present. Before and after photos are really interesting: especially when they are done well. Some can even be hilarious. Try composing a before and after photo series and you will have created a unique photo memory and you might win the awesome Canon Rebel T5i camera. Read on for more details …
Nikon has just announced the release of it’s latest full-frame DSLR - the D810. This is a camera that promises a big leap forward in terms of resolution, putting it in league with medium format cameras, which are considerably more expensive.
Saturday the 21st was summer solstice, the longest day of the year the official start of summer 2014. Canadians really come alive in the summer, and on these long beautiful summer days you can feel all that energy stored up over the winter.
Summer is a great time to dust off that camera that’s been sitting on the shelf and get outside and make some great photos. Today I’m going to give you my top 5 tips for shooting amazing photographs this summer.
If you were to judge by the names alone, you might assume that the Canon Rebel T5 and the Rebel T5i are pretty similar cameras. And indeed on first glance they do appear so, but look a little bit closer and you’ll see some pretty interesting differences.
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Are you aware of the variety of cameras available today? Nikon, for example, has many new camera models to suit a variety of photographic needs. Best Buy wants to introduce you to some of these cameras, so you can be better informed when you are looking to purchase a new camera. Best Buy is even going to give away one of these amazing cameras. Read on to learn which Nikon camera is right for you and to enter to win a Nikon D3200.
The Canon SX600 is a 16 mega pixel point-and-shoot, with a 18x optical zoom. It’s a small and lightweight camera, which makes that big optical zoom all the more impressive. It comes with some unique shooting modes too - including 'Wink Self-Timer'. Read on to learn more...
Wedding photography is one of the most demanding forms of photography you can practice. You need to know your equipment inside out, and you need to be able to work fast and unobtrusively, you need to be creative at a second’s notice and make the best of the environment you’re in. You also need to have a really strong grasp of lighting and know how to deal with tricky low-light situations.
Today I’m going to give you my top 5 tips for making great wedding photographs.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography has been one of the big photographic movements of recent times, and although the form has existed since the 1800s, it’s really taken on a life of it’s own since the Digital Boom.
Today I’m going to give you the ingredients and know-how you need to try some HDR for yourself.
There’s no need to sacrifice quality for size when it comes to your digital camera. The Sony RX100 III is a compact camera that rivals the larger (and heavier) DLSR cameras. It’s as light as a smartphone but takes far superior photos.
This is the next generation camera from Sony's first version, the Sony Cybershot RX100, that was released in 2012. The Sony RX100 III is a faster, smarter and improved version.
Here’s what you can expect from this powerhouse pocket camera.
There’s a lot of camera categories out there, but let’s face it, none sounds cooler than hyperzoom. These are the cameras that offer 30x optical zoom (or greater) and allow you to get photos that you cannot otherwise get, without some seriously expensive (professional) equipment.
Today we're going to look take a look at some of the feature, pros and cons of this interesting category.
Until recently, taking photos underwater required some very expensive camera gear. In the last couple of years however, camera manufacturers have perfected the process that has made waterproof cameras affordable. Today I'm going to tell you why you need one this summer, and also look at four great models available at BestBuy.ca
If you’re lucky enough to be heading off to a destination wedding this year, and you’re thinking about buying a new camera to capture some blissful moments of sun-drenched ‘amoray’, then I’ve got a few tips for you today to help you make the right choice.
Today I’m going to take a look at some of the latest camera features and technologies, so that when you go into your local Best Buy store to buy your next camera you’ll have a headstart on the store clerk, and maybe even a checklist of must-have features.
From 'focus peaking' to EVFs, here are 5 of my favourite new features.
Now that the daffodils are out, it’s time to dust off the photography equipment and get out there and start enjoying the outdoors again.
Speaking of camera equipment; maybe it’s time to consider some updates. If you feel like your camera’s a little out of date, or you think it’s time to get more serious about your photography, I’m going to give you my recommendations for some springtime upgrades.
Today we’re going to take a look at some of the features commonly found on lenses, and also the numbers, letters and acronyms attached to those lenses that can be kind of intimidating, but are important to understand so that you can assess the capabilities and limitations of various lenses.
The NX30 represents Samsung's big play to convince DSLR users to take mirroless cameras seriously. And with a long and impressive list of features, on the inside and out, this camera looks like anopther nail in the coffin of the DSLR category.
Today, photographer Justin Morrison gives us his thoughts on the NX30.
Metering is one of the most important functions that a camera performs, and if you want to unleash the true power of your DSLR or mirrorless camera by shooting in manual mode, it's something you'll need to learn about, or you could end up shooting lots of silhouettes this summer!
Today photographer Justin Morrison gives us the low-down on metering modes; what they are and when to use them.
The Sony DSC-H300 is a point-and-shoot camera with a DSLR-style body. It packs a very impressive 35x optical zoom and SteadyShot technology which gives you the ability to take photos over a quite incredible distance. But as photographer Justin Morrison discovered, it also has some features that let you get some really fun and stylish portraits
At last, spring is nearly upon us. Soon we’ll be able to go outside again without fear of losing toes to frostbite, or losing an umbrella to a sudden gale. On top of that, the clocks went forward (‘spring forward, fall back’) last weekend so now we have all these glorious long evenings ahead of us.
The spring is a great time to get outside and practice some photography, and today I'm going to walk you through some of the manual settings on your camera so that you can shoot with purpose, rather than just leaving it all to the camera and hoping for the best
One of the things about living in a northerly country like Canada is that we spend stretches of the year with short days and long nights. Far from limiting our options as photographers, today I'll look at the limitless night photography opportunties that are open to us - including 'light painting'!
Fujifilm has just released a water-resistant camera that can work in sub-zero temperatures. It also comes with a host of new features never before seen on any of the highly rated X-Series, including a monster of an electronic viewfinder!
Today photographer Justin Morrison gives us his thoughts on Fujifilm's latest rugged release: the X-T1.
Sony has just annopunced it's latest camer ain the Alpha series; the A6000. With super quick autofocus and the abilty to shoot 11 frames per second, Sony is continuing to push the mirrorless camera category forward.
Today photographer Justin Morrison gives us his initial thoughts on the A6000
When it comes to choosing a new lens for your camera, there's an almost dizzying array of options to choose from. Today photographer Justin Morrison looks at 5 lenses that can help you take your photography to the next level.
Lens filters serve a number of different functions. Most people use them to protect their lenses, but they can also be used to enhance your landscape photography, or even allow you to make very long exposures, which wouldn't otherwise be possible.
Today photographer Justin Morrison delves into the world of lens filters and brings us the 'need-to-know' info.
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