Category: Photo Community

Borderlands By Mark Vitaris At The Galt Museum & Archives

 By Ryley Smith

 

Mark Vitaris is doing another discussion on his book Borderlands at the Galt Museum & Archives in Lethbridge. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see one of Mark’s presentations on Borderlands, this is a must! Borderlands by Mark Vitaris is a passionate collection of images that transports you through time and place. From where the majestic Rockies touch down to the rolling foothills, into grasslands that stretch on for ages, Borderlands takes you on a visual journey through the richly diverse cultural heritage of the Great Northern Plains. 

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Focal Not-A-Conference Photography Workshop

 By Ryley Smith

 

The best photography conference that isn’t a photography conference is next month, and just a few spots are left! Focal’s Not-A-Conference is a two-day shooting workshop with four of the most incredible Wedding Photography Educators in North America! Sitting in a chair and listening to someone talk about photography techniques is nothing compared to going out and using those techniques firsthand. Not-A-Conference is the conference you’ve been waiting for, and it just so happens to be in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Banff, Canada!

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What’s In My Jeep: See This Outdoor Adventurer’s Epic Kit For Overlanding Photography

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Hey guys, my name is Lawrence Leyderman (@overlandingphotography) – I’m a photographer, explorer, overlander, outdoor junkie, and part-time nomad. The feeling I get from being out in nature is second to none. Exploring the great outdoors, and inspiring others to do the same are my passions. The challenge of getting to and capturing remote, yet exquisite landscapes in a dramatic fashion has been and always will be my dream!

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Behind The Shot: Removing Distractions & Creating Visual Pathways In The Badlands

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Sapna Reddy (@sapnareddy) is a landscape photographer based in Northern California. The Alpha Collective member is currently pursuing dual careers as a photographer and a physician. As a radiologist she analyzes images in an attempt to establish diagnosis to achieve cure. As a photographer she aspires to generate images that are both a creative expression for the artist as well as a therapeutic visual for the viewer. Her work has been awarded in competitions run by National Geographic, USA landscape photographer of the year, Lonely Planet, Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer amongst others. We recently came across this photo of Sapna’s, titled “Bare Beauty” that won Grand Prize for the 2021 Nature’s Colors Contest run by Outdoor Photographer. We connected with Sapna to learn more about how she made the image with her Sony Alpha 7R III and Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G Master – see what she had to say below.

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What’s In My Bag: A Content Creator’s Kit For Logging 4,000 Miles In The Wilderness

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Elina Osborne (@elinasborne) is a visual storyteller rooted in telling tales of hiking and adventure. A creator on YouTube, she says of her works, “I make content in the form of documentary-style films. While I place focus on capturing video, photography has also always been something I love to capture – particularly when it involves people in new environments.” Osborne says to cover her bases, her gear could vary immensely, but for her YouTube Channel, she’s taken an approach to be as minimal as possible. “It’s usually trial by fire on a long-distance hike,” she says, “navigating what I can justify carrying, with what I think will capture the journey I’m trying to portray.” After some 4,000 miles on the trail and many sprained ankles later, she has settled on a Sony Alpha 7S III camera and a tight collection of Sony lenses to document her adventures in YouTube films and vlogs. She walks us through her gear in detail below.

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DOWNPOUR – Yeah, I’m Done Whining About How Dry It Is

 By MikeDrew

 

I guess it’s about time I stop whining about how dry it is.

Barely three weeks ago I was lamenting that both last winter and this spring were unusually dy. Not much snow, very little rain. But then a week or so ago the rain came along and changed things for the better. It was a good rainfall, a real soaker.

Still, I found things to whine about. The foothills beaver ponds were low, the creeks were only just barely murky from runoff, my favourite little waterfall was almost completely dry.

Well, I ain’t whining now.

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How To Use The Star Adventurer Star Tracker

 By Monika Deviat

 

A star tracker can be a handy tool for astrophotography, and I love using my Star Adventurer for widefield nightscapes. Due to the earth’s rotation, we see the stars move when we take long exposure shots of the night sky. How much they move across your frame depends on your focal length, camera resolution, and shutter speed. PhotoPills has a module called Spot Stars which can help you figure out how long you can shoot for to get accurate pinpoint stars or barely noticeable trails. 

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Secondary Highway Episode Two – The Avery Stewart Homestead

 By Ryley Smith

 

The second episode of Robert Scott’s ‘Secondary Highway‘ is now on YouTube! ‘The Secondary Highway’ is a documentary photography project by Robert Scott, who is solving the mysteries behind the most iconic abandoned places discarded in the most picturesque landscapes. This episode interviews Roger MacKenzie, who gives us an intimate look at the story of the Avery Stewart Homestead, a small house built by a large man. 

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