How to create the perfect motion blur

We often get asked – how do you create those action photos where the background gives a strong sense of motion, and the subject is sharp and in motion. “How did you do that??” is the usual astonished reaction to these kind of photos :) Well, it’s easier than you think… but a little tricky. […]

11 Tips to Improve Your Photography TODAY! How to get better photos with any camera.

Want to take better photos, like, NOW? And how about doing that without having to dig into technical settings? Even better, what if you could do all that, without needing any new gear – using whatever camera you currently own (even a smartphone?). Cool beans, right? Today I’m going to give you 11 super-practical tips to […]

Max Learns Photography!

Photography is a huge part of our lives. It’s both our passion and our profession, and so naturally we’ve been itching to share it with our son, Max. He’s had toy cameras since before he was born, but now that he’s 2.5, and able to understand more, we’ve decided to start to actively teach him photography! […]

7 Things Galen Rowell Can Teach You About Photography

He was a climber. An adventurer. An advocate. An armchair scientist. A writer. An educator. A photographer. Galen Rowell’s unique combination of skills took him around the world, on assignment for organizations like National Geographic, Life, the World Wildlife Fund, and the National Sciences Foundation, to name a few. His impassioned photographs of the natural world […]

10 Reasons Why You NEED to Learn Composition

Composition is one of the most important skills for any photographer to learn. Straight up. No joke. It’s all about how to decide what to include and exclude from your photo, and how to arrange it all to create the strongest image possible. But I’ll confess, I totally neglected my composition study for many years. […]

Lessons from Photography Masters

When you look at the work of famous photographers, it’s easy to get discouraged. Their stuff is so good! But at some point, they were like you and me, starting out or honing their skills. It was through lots of learning and practice, over many years, that they became great. The Good News Is… You and […]

Stay Home: Improving Your Eye By Traveling In Your Hometown

Actively ‘seeing’ the world around you is a big part of photography. When you’re more attuned to your surroundings – light, colours, the composition of objects – the photographic possibilities increase dramatically. Look hard enough, and rooftops may turn into mountain ranges! But in our daily lives, it’s easy to tune out to our visual […]