Small Camera = Big Joy

A couple years back I got my first high-end small mirrorless camera. That’s me holding it in the picture. I wanted you to see how small it really is. It’s only 4 inches wide! You may remember I got hooked on mirrorless cameras in 2012 with my purchase of the Lumix GH3, because they are smaller and lighter than […]

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How large can I print my photos?

Have you ever wanted to know how large you can print a photo? Are you stumped by print dimensions? In this video tutorial you’ll learn two methods for doing that. One is using a photo editing software and the other is using a simple math formula. Check it out!

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How to shoot great skateboarding photos

  I’d rather be skateboarding than doing almost anything. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have noticed a lot of skateboard photography and videos lately. And some of them are of me! (Check out the video at the bottom of this post.) It is not lost on me, that I’m probably […]

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Ruth’s first hybrid portrait

I’m pleased to welcome Ruth Bergen Braun to the ImageMaven blog. In this post Ruth relays her experiences from her first hybrid photo shoot – a portrait of a prairie teen. Ruth is a counsellor in Lethbridge, Alberta. She’s also my co-teacher in Take a Break: Photography for Self-care. It was Ruth’s idea to teach a course like […]

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The making of a hybrid portrait

What is a hybrid portrait? A hybrid portrait is the combining of still photos and short video clips. The result is a short, concise video piece that can be shared via web video link, to social media, or downloaded directly to your mobile device or computer. Don’t confuse hybrid videos with fusion videos. Fusion requires […]

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South Africa Wilderness Photography Tour

Have you ever wanted to take a photography-themed wilderness adventure? What about camping under the Milky Way? This is one of the most popular topics in my adult education classes. My students want to know: Where to go, what gear to take, and how to prepare for an epic photo safari or wilderness tour? I’m […]

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