3 Reasons Why Cameras Still Matter In The Smart Phone Era

by Blogger ‎07-22-2016 11:22 AM - edited ‎07-22-2016 11:27 AM

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Smartphones nowdays take some really impressive photos - so do we even need to invest in a standalone camera?

 

Today I'm going to look at three specific situations where the camera beats the smartphone hands down.

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Fujifilm launches the Instax Share SP-2 Photo Printer in Canada

by Blogger on ‎07-14-2016 11:12 PM - last edited on ‎07-15-2016 09:32 AM by Editor in Chief

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Love to take a Polaroid picture? Or love when Taylor Swift posts an Instagram photo of a Polaroid with her model friends? I know, the later sounded too Meta. Fujifilm Instax has brought the immediacy and fun of instant photography back with a line of cameras that can instantly print your favourite moment. The company has taken it to the next level with the Canada launch of the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 Printer on Thursday, July 14, in Toronto. I had the opportunity to check out this new gadget ... and I want one; here's why: 

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How To Start Your Photography Career

by Blogger on ‎07-14-2016 12:43 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 05:00 PM by Editor in Chief

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Photography is considered by many to be a "dream job"—engaging and fulfilling. The reality is that it's an incredibly competitive field full of very talented creatives. Today I have some ideas on how to put your best foot forward when it comes to building a career as a professional photographer.

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15 Tips To Make Your Photographs More Shareworthy On Social Media

by Blogger on ‎07-06-2016 03:45 PM - last edited on ‎07-07-2016 09:47 AM by Editor in Chief

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So much photography is made nowadays solely for the purpose of posting to social media. How do we know if the images we post are truly worth sharing? Today I'm going to give you some tips to help you post images that will spark conversations and inspire your audience.

 

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7 Tips For Photographing While Boating On The Water

by Blogger on ‎07-01-2016 10:21 AM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 05:02 PM by Editor in Chief

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Summer is the perfect time to get out and experience the joys of life on the water, and today I'm going to give you 7 tips to help you make amazing photographs while you're out there.

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A bright sunny day may seem like the ideal time to make good photographs, but it actually brings a set of challenges that we need to take into careful account. Today I'll give you 6 tips to help you make the most of those sunny summer days.

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Review of the new Activeon action camera

by Blogger on ‎06-16-2016 01:41 PM - last edited on ‎06-17-2016 11:43 AM by Editor in Chief

 

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The Activeon CX and the Activeon CX Gold are action cameras with LCD screens, integrated Wi-Fi, and serious power in the video and photo department. Take a look at my review and videos of the Activeon CX and Activeon CX Gold in action.

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Review: DJI OSMO Zenmuse X3 Handheld 4K Camera with Gimbal System

by Blogger ‎06-13-2016 01:18 AM - edited ‎06-13-2016 01:21 AM

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Today I review a cool new handheld camera from called the DJI OSMO Zenmuse X3 Handheld 4K Camera with Gimbal System. If you're into photography and shooting your own videos and would like something for ground based shots that's as good as you'd get with the highest end drones, click on through and read all about it!

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Make Your Summer More Memorable

by Blogger on ‎06-05-2016 10:56 PM

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The hot and sunny days of summer are upon us, and that means creating awesome memories with family and friends. And thanks to things like smartphones and affordable HD cameras and video cameras, it’s never been easier to capture every second of those important memories. The only problem, however, is the very real complication of making sure those memories are preserved forever in a digital age. But, not to worry. I have a few suggestions to help you safeguard all those images and videos of the upcoming good times, and even how to make your summer more memorable.

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The Canon 80D Review: Touchscreen Is Here!

by Blogger on ‎05-20-2016 11:54 AM - last edited on ‎05-20-2016 04:28 PM by Editor in Chief

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The 80D is the latest camera from Canon, and aside from a brand new sensor, it has a tiltable, turnable, touchscreen LCD. Video shooters are bound to love this camera, and today we'll tell you why.

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Photography Tips: Understanding HDR

by Blogger on ‎05-13-2016 03:19 PM - last edited on ‎05-13-2016 04:39 PM by Editor in Chief

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HDR is a term that's been in heavy use in the world of photography for a number of years, and we're now seeing it crop up in relation to TV screens.

 

But what exactly is HDR and how do we incorporate it into our photography?

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The New Canon 80D Is Great For Video

by Blogger on ‎05-05-2016 02:49 PM - last edited on ‎05-05-2016 04:26 PM by Editor in Chief

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Today we're looking under the hood of Canon's latest DSLR, the 80D. With has some great upgrades, including some neat videography features, the 80D is a quality addition to Canon's range for photography enthusiasts.

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I'm a huge fan of Arlo cameras. I've been using them for several months and I'm impressed with their ability to withstand all weather conditions while still streaming great video. Now Netgear has brought the Arlo inside with the Arlo Q, and this camera comes with all the bells and whistles including sound and zone detection.

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Post-processing is such a major part of the photography process nowadays, even if you're not photoshopping your work there are still tonnes of tweaks you can make to enhance the look of your photographs. 

 

Today I'll talk you through some of the basics to help get you up and running.

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Cameras for summer and travel

by Blogger on ‎04-28-2016 07:07 PM - last edited on ‎05-05-2016 01:04 PM by Editor in Chief

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With summer vacation season coming up, there's one thing that you might not have remembered to put on your list of things to pack: a great camera. Sure, you probably have a camera somewhere in the house, but while your smartphone might be perfect for posting pictures to Snapchat and Instagram, it can't give you the same quality of photos that even a budget point and shoot will be able to deliver.

 

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Photography Tips: Advanced Lighting Techniques

by Blogger ‎04-21-2016 10:13 AM - edited ‎04-21-2016 01:38 PM

 

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Today we're going to look at some advanced lighting techniques to help you create amazing photographs in situations where the light is less than ideal.

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Photography Tips: How To Tell Stories Through Photography

by Blogger ‎04-14-2016 09:23 AM - edited ‎04-14-2016 09:40 AM

Today we're looking at the art of storytelling through photography, and offering you some background information and practical advice to help you tackle one of the most challenging aspects of photography.

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Sony Announces The RX10 III - A Camera That Can Do It All

by Blogger on ‎04-01-2016 10:30 AM - last edited on ‎04-22-2016 03:58 PM by Editor in Chief

medium (1).jpgSony has just announced the release of it's latest flagship point-and-shoot - the RX10 III. It comes with one of the longest telephoto lenses ever made, and is capable of shooting pretty much anything you can imagine!

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Photography Tips: When To Upgrade Your Equipment

by Blogger on ‎03-24-2016 03:49 PM - last edited on ‎03-24-2016 04:20 PM by Editor in Chief

Today we're going to give you some advice on how invest in new camera equipment wisely. We'll help you make choices that will empower you to do things that are beyond the scope of your current setup, rather than just buying new stuff for the sake of it.

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How To Use Your Camera, Part 4: Manual Mode

by Blogger on ‎02-29-2016 07:31 AM - last edited on ‎04-14-2016 05:02 PM by Editor in Chief

Today, in the final post in the 'How To Use Your Camera' series, we're looking at manual mode and how learning a few simple concepts can help you push your photography to the next level.

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How To Use Your Camera, Part 3: Getting Inspired

by Blogger on ‎02-08-2016 12:16 PM - last edited on ‎06-27-2016 03:34 PM by Editor in Chief

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Sony unveils its new a6300 camera featuring world’s fastest autofocus

by Blogger on ‎02-03-2016 02:33 PM - last edited on ‎04-22-2016 03:59 PM by Editor in Chief

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Fuji introduces stylish, classy, powerful X-Pro2 mirrorless camera

by Blogger on ‎01-18-2016 11:59 PM - last edited on ‎06-27-2016 03:32 PM by Editor in Chief

X-Pro2_Front.jpgThe Fujifilm X-series has won acclaim from technology critics and photographers alike; it’s a camera that focuses uniquely on image quality first, while also building cameras that exude style. The X-Pro line’s latest entry—the X-Pro2—was announced today, delivering a drastically improved image processing engine along with quality-of-life features like weather resistance. Read on to learn more.

 

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How To Use Your Camera, Part 2: Light

by Blogger on ‎01-17-2016 08:59 PM - last edited on ‎01-18-2016 01:51 PM by Editor in Chief

Today in our beginner series on photography we're looking at light, and how to make the most of any lighitng situation in order to make the best possible photograph.

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CES 2016: What's new with GoPro?

by Blogger on ‎01-13-2016 05:19 PM - last edited on ‎01-19-2016 12:53 PM by Editor in Chief

 GoPro's been tantalizing customers and video buffs alike with hints about new cameras, and a drone.  What was revealed at CES 2016? We were at their booth, and listening to their CEO to find out.

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How To Use Your Camera, Part 1: Basic Equipment

by Blogger on ‎01-11-2016 01:54 PM - last edited on ‎01-13-2016 12:16 PM by Editor in Chief

Today is the first of a four part series that aims to help you learn more about photography so that you can go out and create some amazing images in 2016. In part 1 we're looking at the basic equipment you need to get started.

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CES 2016: Nikon announces KeyMission 360º Camera, new HD-DSLR and DX DSLR Cameras

by Blogger on ‎01-07-2016 09:48 PM - last edited on ‎01-13-2016 12:22 PM by Editor in Chief

CES is always a great time for Nikon; this year is no different. They’ve hit the ground in 2016 running with three great new cameras, each excelling in the own category, along with a cool new connectivity piece that makes it easier than ever to share your pictures from a Nikon camera to your social networks. Let’s take a look!

 

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Keep your New Year’s Resolution to Learn a New Skill

by Blogger on ‎01-06-2016 09:49 PM - last edited on ‎01-07-2016 11:25 AM by Editor in Chief

Now that 2016 is here, it’s time to honour all those resolutions you made when the clock struck midnight. There’s no better time than the present, but don’t worry, we’re here to give you some support in keeping those promises. So, if your New Year’s resolution was to learn a new skill, read on for how to actually make it happen in 2016.

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The New Year is fast approaching, and resolutions are being made left, right, and centre. If you break your resolutions more often than you make them, then maybe it's time for a motivational push this year. Whether you want to eat healthier, trim down, or spend more time with the kids, you can achieve your goals with a plan and some extra effort.

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Review: Show the world your latest adventures with the 360Fly action camera

by Blogger on ‎12-17-2015 07:44 AM - last edited on ‎12-21-2015 02:37 PM by Editor in Chief

What do you do when you’re asked to test out the 360Fly panoramic 360-degree HD video camera? You take it heli-skiing of course. As you’ll see in my review and video, thanks to this action camera, anyone, even someone not along on the trip, can take in spectacular views.

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