Summer swimming in the cottage lake is as Canadian as it gets. The Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Bobcaygeon area of Ontario, Canada is one of Canada’s most popular summer cottage destinations – just a little south-east of the more well known Muskoka cottage country.
The north shore of Goergian Bay near Killarney Ontario, Canada is one of my favorite places in the world – and also one of the world’s best sea kayaking destinations. These aerial photos of sea kayaking on Georgian Bay are from an August family backcountry kayaking trip along the shore of Philip Edward Island to the Fox Islands with two tandem kayaks.
I was just raking up the last of the fall leaves and though that I’d like to get some photos of the kids jumping in my big leaf pile. The image I had in my head was one of those amazing fall days where that gorgeous warm glowing late day sunshine was back-lighting the leaves and highlighting the kids. To get the photos I wanted, I decided to fake that late day warm sunshine glow with strobe sunlight (click here for a complete how to tutorial).
If you’re flying a drone and want professional photos and video you need a set of polarizing and neutral density filters. I have been using a set of Polar Pro filters on my Mavic for some time now, so I thought I would spotlight why I use polarizing and neutral density filters on my drone […]
Temagami Ontario, Canada is one of the world’s premiere wilderness canoe tripping destinations. During this trip I was able to photograph a few aerial scenes of a summer wilderness canoe trip in Temagami.
What does it mean to have 4 axis robotic motion control? Starting with just an eMotimo Spectrum St4 you have two axis robotic motion control – rotation (pan) and up-down (tilt). Add a slider and you’re got another axis – forward and back (push/pull). Add a new eMotimo Focus Fz unit and you’ve got your fourth […] The post eMotimo Spectrum St4 Review – Hands on With 4-Axis Robotic Motion Control appeared first on DIY Photography.
Sharing your photography to social media is a major hassle. Every social media platform has different image resolution requirements, aspect ratios, title and key-wording conventions, tags, character restrictions, api rules… While there is very little actual business value to participating in social media at all, there is some value to promoting your work online – […]
I have been a contributing photographer with Stocksy United for four years now, so I thought I would reflect a little about my time with Stocksy. Back when I was accepted to Stocksy in 2013 (there is a robust application process) my goal for stock photography was to earn a little extra cash to go […]
A couple months ago, Lensbaby provided DIYP with a new Lensbaby Velvet 85mm Classic Portrait and Art Lens for review. I happened to be on my way to Europe at the time, so I took the opportunity to try out the Lensbaby Velvet 85mm along the way. Up until this point, I had never used […]
I have been using a number of underwater camera housings over the years – from inexpensive bag housings to professional dive housings. The problem with most underwater camera housings is that they usually cost more than the camera you’re buying them for. With digital cameras being upgraded every 3 to 5 years, this makes the purchase […]
A really cool (literally and figuratively) family thing to do while in Florida is to visit one of the state’s many natural springs. Since we were staying in Orlando, we decided to go to Blue Spring State Park, roughly 45 minutes from the city.
In my post on essential gadgets for travel photography, I mentioned that I always pack five specific lens filters with me. So in this post I thought I would elaborate on what I consider to be my five essential photography filters – in no particular order… #1 Polarizing Filter I pretty much shoot with a […]
Travel photography can be a real pain if you’re not prepared and organized. Besides your essential camera gear, there are a few thing you might want to pack that may not be immediately obvious – but the best part is you can pick these items up for relatively low cost. Based on a few of […]
I recently had the chance to visit the KelbyOne offices and studio space near Tampa Bay, Florida and sit down with President and CEO Scott Kelby for an interview. I have always been a big fan of Scott’s concise, open and honest approach to photography education. My first Kelby book was the The Adobe Photoshop […] The post A Visit to KelbyOne and Interview With Scott Kelby appeared first on DIY Photography. DIYphotography.net is one of the world’s most popular photography blogs with over 1,500,000 monthly views. JP Danko’s weekly column is published every Thursday.
On of the most fun things I can think of doing in the summer is jumping into the lake from a water trampoline at the family cottage. However, trying to get a few halfway decent photos of the kids in action is a little more difficult than it might look!