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Falling in love with shooting the landscape (Keep it simple!)

If you’ve recently taken up landscape photography or you’re aware that a refresher of inspiration is in order perhaps these tips and thoughts will be of interest. In my practice, I can forget how to approach shooting and become overwhelmed or unable to start. To prevent or to manage these cycles of motivation slump or [Read More]

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A Tale of Two Fujis Part II – The X-Pro 3

The X-Pro 3 is the most “Fujifilm” in philosophy of any camera I have ever used, and it is a camera that makes you want to go out and shoot with it. It’s not perfect, nor will it probably serve as anyone’s only camera – but it is a wonderful addition to a collection of [Read More]

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A Tale of Two Fujis Part I – Introduction and the GFX 100

                  Fujifilm is one of the most interesting players in the camera market in early 2020. They always march to their own drum – skipping the popular full-frame sensors entirely, while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in APS-C and offering relatively affordable medium-format digital as their answer to the upper end of the full-frame world. [Read More]

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(Rediscover) Voice In A Landscape

When I began taking landscape photographs my primary interest was in capturing the scenery in front of the lens. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about? After several years I realised that few of the photographs I took really excited me and so I began to explore what was missing in either my technique [Read More]

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Sean Tamblyn follow-up: Winter Lighthouse

In this second follow-up to our piece on Sean Tamblyn’s Georgian Bay photography, we look at how Sean’s remote camera work (developed during his shuttle project) led him to undertake the quixotic task of documenting Georgian Bay’s lighthouses through the harsh winter months.  Nick Taylor January 2020

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A Profusion of Options – Computing for Serious Photography.

         At the beginning of 2019, there was very serious concern about Apple’s continued commitment to photographers’ needs, and Intel was doing their best to frighten even PC-using photographers with generation after generation of essentially unchanged chips at increasing prices. There were increasing questions that Moore’s Law had stalled, that the reason we weren’t seeing different [Read More]

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Panoramic Photography: The Psychological Power

Panoramic photography can create photographs with a psychological quality no other format can. Satisfy the logical side of our brain that we are seeing something realistic but overlay an unrealistic artistic layer and we create a mental dilemma about what exactly are we looking at. A natural field of view, corrected perspective, strong three-dimensional qualities [Read More]

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Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end? Part 1.

The history of the pathway, the street, and the scenes they often lead to is a storied one. The trail is not so much a physical thing as an ephemeral one, a place in our collective imagination. Picture if you will, the most populated space in your town or city, it’s energy, its culture. Picture [Read More]

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Visualization and The Evolution of Conscious Awareness

“No man steps in the same river twice, for its not the same river and he’s not the same man”. Heraclitus Is there a more familiar and oft quoted phrase in landscape photography than Ansel Adams famous: “previsualization”. I always get a chuckle when I see this term as it makes me think of “confusing [Read More]

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An iMac Pro in a backpack! Two weeks with the 16” MacBook Pro

Introduction: The long-term review MacBook Pro has been here for two weeks now, and I have enough experience with it, both in heavy photographic workloads and in general use (e-mail, Safari and a lot of writing) to form some meaningful impressions. In one sentence, it’s a base iMac Pro that weighs 4.3 lbs and runs [Read More]

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