How to shoot infrared photos with a filter

There are a couple of ways to shoot infrared images and this is the simplest if not the most efficient. Every digital camera has a filter that is designed to prevent infrared light from hitting your sensor. Infrared light, given the right equipment, is just as visible as the light in our 'normal' spectrum, just…

Making the most of any light

This weekend I went to Algonquin Provincial Park with a couple of friends/family from our little photography group. Our plan had been to see the spectacular fall colours that, on average, reach their peak on the last weekend of September. Well, unfortunately, Nature has been so good to us over the summer that she's now…

Double Exposure photography

The art of exposing the same frame more than once, in these cases, twice. It's a technique that has some wonderful exponents and when combined with ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) and the use of ND filters to lengthen the exposure can produce some truly ghostly and abstract images. I've talked about Chris Friel before and…

Photography Project 26 – N is for…

What else could it be? Nature photography. I would hazard a guess that more people consider themselves nature photographers than would classify themselves as any other type of shooter. There's an unending wealth of opportunities out there for those of us who love to take our cameras into nature in any of its many forms,…

Turton Tower

Turton Tower is in Lancashire, England near to where I grew up. I had never really appreciated just how lush, varied and colourful was the English landscape until I began to make photographs. The price they have to pay over there is, of course, many more rainy days than here in Ontario. This past winter…

Winter / Spring 2013

After 2012's almost non-existent winter it was a shock to the system to be reminded what Canadian winters can actually be like. Long and cold, plenty of snow and this year, unfortunately, not too much sunshine. I can happily cope with winter when we get those beautiful cold but sunny days, a brilliant blue sky…