Light Pillars: How I Did This

Taken in Valentines Day 2018 at Shaunavon, I noticed the wind and low cloud coverage was creating pillars of light over town with snow particles. Equipment Nikon 610 Camera Tokina 16-28mm Lens Tripod Settings Camera is in M (Manual Mode) ISO was set to 800 Aperture was set to f/4.0 SHutter was 8 seconds long Post [...]

What Is Metering?

What is Metering – and is it Relevant in 2018? Modern age, modern tools, modern masters; the only thing that stays unchanged is the rules of the game. One of the ignored rules in the age of eye-popping megapixels, higher dynamic ranges, and fine post-processing is the metering. Yet, it is one of the tools [...]

What Is Shutter Priority Mode?

SHUTTER PRIORITY MODE What is Shutter Speed? Shutter speed is one of the three supports of photography, the other two being Aperture and ISO. If capturing drama is your idea of photography, then working on shutter speed is something you should focus on. Do not get bogged down by the technicalities of photography every time [...]

Shooting In Aperture Priority Mode

What is Aperture? A photograph exposure is surrounded by a pyramid - Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Just how a triangle has all sides equal, every feature of the exposure holds equal rank. Aperture is the deciding factor which allows the light to enter the camera. It is a small hole that allows the light [...]

Ray’s Ride – How I Did It!

The photograph above was taken in August 2017 near Moose Jaw, SK at about 2:30 AM just after the moon has set. You can see a couple streaks of light in the distance from traffic on highway 1. I had already been here during the day to look for hazards and figure out how I […]

The Rule Of Thirds

This short film covers the Rule Of Thirds - one of the easiest ways to make a big difference to your photo composition. Divide the viewfinder with two imaginary vertical and horizontal lines so it's now in thirds. By placing points of interest along these lines or where they meet your composition will often be [...]

Symmetry and Asymmetry

There is something quite soothing to a symmetrical photograph. As humans, we’re drawn to symmetry in the objects all around us. And using that concept in your photographs is a great way to create images that connect with people. But at the same time, asymmetrical photos can have an element of mystery that symmetrical photos [...]

Using Foregrounds

Frame Within a Frame

Leading Lines

Leading lines composition technique is the easiest to understand and apply in landscape photography. In fact, we compose some photographs using leading lines unknowingly! You may have done that too, it comes to us naturally. Our subconscious mind clicks and imagines the images based on these leading lines. While the brain processes, the eyes visualize. [...]