Tag Archives: Creative

Creative Macro Photography – A Guide to Freelensing

Freelensing is one of the strongest and most underutilized tricks in the macro photographer’s toolkit. It can add diversity to a portfolio, and—when used carefully—generates some truly stunning effects. In this article, I will cover the basics of freelensing, and … Continue reading

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Tips for Creative Plant Photography

In this article, we’ll discuss the whys and hows of photographing plants. Don’t worry if you’re not a nature nerd, if your fingers are distinctly non-green or if you find plants generally dull. Plants can offer great photographic opportunities to … Continue reading

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6 Creative Composition Techniques to Boost Your Images

I am a huge fan of the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies. They were very popular in the 2000s and their songs were creative, fun and edgy. They also came up with a children’s album called Snacktime and it was … Continue reading

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Aperture: Get Creative

Focusing on Aperture The primary purpose of the aperture setting is to regulate the amount of light that passes through the lens. Along with the shutter speed, it determines the quantity of light that reaches the camera’s sensor (or film) … Continue reading

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5 Creative Ways to Photograph Water and Ice

Out of ideas for what to shoot next? These five stunning photo ideas from COOPH will help get over your boredom and capture some breathtaking photos of water and ice: 1. Frame with Ice Place fruits, vegetables, or any other … Continue reading

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Depth of Field: A Major Player in Creative Control

When you hear the phrase Depth of Field (also called DOF) you may wonder why you should care as long as your pictures are in focus. Well since DOF is generally referred to as the range of a pictures over … Continue reading

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5 Creative Indoor Portrait Locations for When the Weather is Blustery

What if I told you that you can find some interesting indoor locations and take photos for free? In this article, I will show you five remarkable indoor portrait locations that you can seek out for your winter shoots. Winter … Continue reading

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Canon U.S.A. Welcomed Filmmakers to the Canon Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

From Canon USA:   MELVILLE, N.Y., February 6, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, returned as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival (January 18th–28th in Park City, Utah). Canon celebrated filmmakers working … Continue reading

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Playing Stuck in the Mud – A Creative Exercise for Photography

Do you remember that game called Stuck in the Mud we used to play as kids? It goes something like this; one kid is elected to be “it” and runs around to tag as many people as possible. When tagged, the … Continue reading

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4 Great Pieces of Camera Equipment to Help You Get Creative

A great way to broaden your horizons in photography is to try out something new. In some cases, that will be a different technique, and in others, this will be using new gear. In this article, you will see four … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Creative HDR Styling with Aurora HDR 2018

Arguably the best software for making high dynamic range photos is Macphun’s (soon to be Skylum) Aurora HDR 2018. This image editor can be used as by itself or in conjunction with their popular Luminar photo editor (as well as a … Continue reading

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Tips for Planning and Capturing a Creative Portrait

There is saying, in the photography world, that an image can be taken in a hundred different ways. This is especially true, as you have probably already noticed when capturing portraits. Portrait photography is probably the most popular genre, within … Continue reading

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