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Archive for July, 2010

Lunch @ Nathan Phillips Square


Why Photographers Could Use 49 Tips – The Sequel

For those of you that might not like to realize this, photography is and ever-learning process. Technology,concepts,accessories and processes are always adapting to time. And most of us are “geared” to at least attempt to stay current with the changes of the industry. But no matter how current you are, to be an efficient, organized and respected photographer, there are fundamentals and concepts that must be mastered, as well as the “tricks of the trade”. In steps… the Canon Blogger.

Jason Anderson (the Canon Blogger) is a photographer, a blogger and a podcaster who runs a weekly audio show called Learning Digital Photography. Although one might suspect that given his alias, his universe his centered around Canon news, events and shooters. As a Nikon shooter myself, let me tell you that that can’t be farther from the truth. His episodes contain a wealth of information for ALL levels of photographers, whether you’re a Canonite or Nikonian, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic..( the list goes on and on) shooter, he’ll have something or someone in his show for you. And if that isn’t enough for you, he also runs a Flickr group with monthly contests and an awesome prize each and every month.

I had the pleasure of checking out his newest eBook titled “49 Tips – The Sequel” . It’s a combination of tips,tricks and ideas that can assist any photographer in a given situation. It’s clearly structured with a tip subject, followed by a description for the tip and best of all, gives a PHOTO EXAMPLE for each and every tip in the book.

For those of you that are interested, the eBook comes in at a low price of $4.99 (US) and is available on his website at CanonBlogger.com/ebooks . If you do download it, be sure to go back and write a testimonial!

Practicing Stop Motion Photography (Freeze Frame)

Nikon D90 with 24-120mm @45mm and f/4.5 ISO 200 1/1250th sec.

Yesterday, I was in the backyard with my wife and we have a ritual with Logan (our German Shepherd Dog). Everytime the hose comes out, he gets to have a little play session. ๐Ÿ™‚ He loves the stream that comes out of the nozzle. Well it’s been a while since I’ve actively practiced with my camera (with a purpose in mind) so I thought what a good opportunity for some stop motion frames with Logan and the water.

Taking a look at the pics after importing them, it really reminded me why we need to practice our techniques and be familiar with our gear. I was standing too close to the subject! Another alternative could have been to tighten my aperture a little to gain more depth of field. Here’s 6 other photos from the “session”, some work and some don’t ๐Ÿ˜›

Kordana Roses

Finally, a Photography Podcast that hits close to home!

The other day, I received an email from a good friend and all it says is “I’m not sure what it’s like but I’m passing it on… ๐Ÿ™‚ ”

So I scroll down and I see a huge Henry’s ad and I’m thinking why the hell is she sending me this ad, she knows I’m dedicated to Henry’s for all my photography needs, so I scroll back up to see if I missed something in her message.

And then I saw it…

Really? A podcast not only for photographers, but a Canadian one at that? I couldn’t believe my eyes. I’ve got to download this! So I head over to the PRN Site (Perpetual Radio Network) and noticed that it goes one step better…they’re on iTunes!


Full Frame is a weekly podcast which takes a look at the industries news, technology and products. The other awesome side to this podcast is what they call the “social portion” of the show. And this is where they delve into current events in and around Toronto and the GTA (something that is extremely hard to find it seems) as well as any personal projects or experiences, past/present and future. Currently, they have six episodes under their belt and I would strongly encourage everyone to give them a listen! You can subcribe to them via iTunes or listen directly on the site. The show is broadcast live Tuesdays at 7pm EST here (video support coming soon).

Support Full Frame by joining one or all of the various web presences made available to you by the hosts of the show! (Click on the icons to be directed and your back button so you can click on the next one, or click on the text to open a new window.)

Official Flickr Group for Full Frame the Podcast
Facebook Page ofย  Perpetual Radio Network
Twitter Page for Full Frame and Perpetual Radio Network

Hosts for Full Frame

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Henry’s Photo,Video and Digital Camera Store. Follow Henry’s on Twitter by clicking here

AudiblePodcast.com. Get a free audio book by using the link AudiblePodcast.com/Perpetual . Follow Audible on Twitter by clicking here