Canada Photography

Top Tips For Taking Amazing Travel Photos And Videos

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

I love travel and I love taking photos and shooting videos. But how to create photos and videos that people will really enjoy? Consider "people, places, things." This is a useful tip for fantastic vacation photos: the greatest travel photos will often include all three of these

Cendrine Marrouat: Life's Little Photographer

David Leonhardt | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Living
David Leonhardt

Cendrine never knew she wanted to be a photographer. She had always planned to be a teacher. And she did. She taught French for 13 years, then started teaching social media, too. In fact, she is the author of two social media books. How does a teacher even find photography?

These Photos Of Abandoned Houses Will Break Your Heart

Freaktography | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Living
Freaktography

Late in 2015 a band called Disturbed released their dark cover of Simon & Garfunkel's Sound of Silence, the song quickly took hold of me and I couldn't get enough of this dark and well done cover of a classic song. Listening to the lyrics I chose to divide each section of the song to a different type of sadness to be found in abandoned houses.

Choosing The Right Memory Card For Your Small Business Video

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Business
Sacha DeVoretz

Video takes up a lot of memory. Either when you are shooting video or when it is stored on your computer. I know there have been a few times when I have been in the middle of shooting a video and the caption on my DSLR camera screen says "memory card full."

This Ontario Photographer Chronicled An Unexpected Friendship

Freaktography | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living
Freaktography

On her birthday, Ontario phogorapher The Tourist (AKA Leslie) was on her way home after a day of exploring and decided to make one last stop at a house she had been curious about for some time -- this was a decision that would not only change her life -- but that of another.  I will let you discover this story just as I had, through her words and Instagram posts

Being A Photographer In The Age Of Social Media

Freaktography | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Living
Freaktography

With the rising popularity of digital technology, social media has become a tempting platform for photographers to promote their talents online. Disseminated by Facebook, Instagram on smart phones, tablets and home computers, photography today thrives online. Through my images, I portray stories to people interested in appreciating forgotten and abandoned places, unique cityscapes and places that are generally off-limits to the general public.

A Beginner's Guide To The Northern Lights

Jacki Andre | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Travel
Jacki Andre

Each aurora display is unique: their intensity, the colours, the duration, and how the lights shift and dance will vary every time. I've seen the auroras mostly as sinuous green shapes. But they might appear as horizontal bands, or as vertical spikes; and depending on your own eyes and where you are in the world, you might see any colours of the rainbow. The show might last anywhere from a few minutes to pretty much all night.

These Blind Photographers Take Photos With Their Other Senses

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada

"When I'm composing an image, I'm not really using my eyesight."

These 15 Instagram Photos Show Canada in All Its Glory

YPNextHome | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

This drool-worthy list includes our picks of some of the best Instagram views of 2016, specifically featuring shots from some of our favourite accounts across Canada, showcasing talent, architectural artistry and mind-blowing scenery from many storeys above the cities we roam on a daily basis.

The Most Instagrammed Places In Canada

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Canada has no shortage of beautiful places to photograph and in the era of social sharing, and we've got the goods for your viewing pleasure. Prepare your Likes.

5 Tips For Surviving Your Next Family Photo Shoot

Scarlett Ballantyne | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Scarlett Ballantyne

We are a family who gets family photos done maybe once every two years. Getting my family of four -- plus the dog -- all coordinated for a photo shoot, takes a lot more energy. On many occasions, the timing just doesn't work, or I forget to book someone and then six months has passed.

20 Photos Of Creepy Old Abandoned Houses

Freaktography | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Living
Freaktography

These houses are made even creepier with their broken windows, tattered and torn curtains flapping in the wind, creaky floorboards and slamming front doors, overgrown weeds and critters in the attic -- all the reasons to stay away.

Taking Selfies During the Throes of Depression Helped Me Heal

Zoë Gemelli | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Living
Zoë Gemelli

Lay all of these photos out against each other and it tells a story of the ebbs and flows of depression. I didn't once take a selfie thinking it would be the reminder of how bad it can get. I'm a photographer and just have the innate need to document, even if it's my own angst or joy.

Selfies Have Killed More People Than Sharks

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Living

A photo might be worth a thousand words, but it's never worth your life.

Here's What I Found While Taking Photos of Abandoned Homes

Freaktography | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Living
Freaktography

I like to consider it "capturing the present state of the past" -- the rooms remain today (for the most part) as they were in the past, the day the last person walked out the door. Behind closet doors, inside dresser drawers, on top of dressers and especially in attics or basement, you can really find some odd and freaky things in an abandoned house. It may sound odd to a person who either has never heard of photographing abandoned houses, or to someone who has never actually been inside one but there is most definitely beauty in decay. 

The Greater Toronto Area Has Got Class

Yelp Canada | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

School might not officially be in session right now, but that doesn't mean you can't tickle your right brain for a change while you're giving your left a break from the books. There are certainly no shortage of creative outlets in the 'burbs, and with many businesses offering classes for adults and kids, you may have the secret weapon to a family friendly summer, right in your own backyard!

12 Ways to Improve Your Nature Photography Game

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

If one of your goals when you get outside to enjoy Canada's vast natural spaces this summer is to bring home some awe-inspiring photographs, you may be wondering where to start. We spoke with Bruce Kirkby, an award-winning wilderness writer and adventure photographer to get his take on what makes a great nature photo.

I Celebrated My Body With an Intimate Photo Shoot

Carlen Costa | Posted 05.15.2016 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

What's wrong with being authentic about your body, taking some pride in it and pushing yourself beyond healthy comfort zones in order to discover the sex-positive, beautiful goddess that you are? Pictures won't suck your soul, but the trolls will try.

Photo Essay: 25 Abandoned Houses From Across Ontario

Freaktography | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Living
Freaktography

As we experience growth an alarming number of homes are being left, literally in the dust. Some will be saved and given heritage status, but most will be demolished. But it's not just the physical home that will be lost, inside these homes are memories, photographs and furniture. Many of the images in this photo essay are from homes that are now demolished and these scenes will never be seen again.

New Show Gives Us a Glamorous Portrait of 1950s Vancouver

Genevieve Michaels | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Genevieve Michaels

For the first time in a generation, the collected works of photographer Fred Schiffer are on view to the general public.

Organizing Photos: Tips From The Professionals

Professional Organizers in Canada | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Living
Professional Organizers in Canada

Most people have their photography in either one of two formats; the paper kind randomly stored in shoe boxes and plastic bins and/or the digital ones that we take with reckless abandon. As a result, too many photos are scattered across hard drives, duplicated, mismatched, poorly named and utterly disorganized. It may be time to put some those memories into order. A little bit of purposeful planning and a few hours of getting your current photos into the right files will be rewarding activity on a rainy day.

Satire and Gods of Suburbia

Charlene Sayo | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Charlene Sayo

Satirizing religious and political affairs must be done, not only to deepen social consciousness and inspire action, but to reach out to those not easily swayed by abstruse theory and rhetoric.

My Tips for the Non-Intrusive Enjoyment of Snowy Owls

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

My moment with a snowy owl has been a long time coming. In late 2013 I wrote about my attempts to find one during the Guelph Christmas Bird Count and ...

One Cool Trend for 2015? FIlm Cameras!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I know that digital will continue to be the camera of choice, but film continues to have its advantages. The best reason to support film is that it encourages the photographer to be present when taking a photo.

5 Interior Design Myths Debunked

Desta Ostapyk | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada
Desta Ostapyk

The holiday season is upon us, which means Canadians are in the midst of preparing their homes for family gatherings, holiday parties and hosting friends. Interior design has become an intimidating concept to most as it's one of the industries that's plagued with misleading myths. Here are some design myths debunked to help take the stress out of decorating this season.