The Great Aurora Chase: A Local’s Guide to Capturing the Northern Lights

 By Rachel Ross


Aurora Alert! With solar activity increasing as the winter approaches, so does the potential to produce northern lights. The aurora is one of the most enchanting natural phenomena on our big blue planet, not to mention a bucket list shot for many photographers. Here are my top tips for creating drool-worthy aurora images.

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Tips For Safely Photographing Abandoned Houses

 By Robert Scott


Have you ever wanted to take pictures of an abandoned house? Or, stick around until the sun sets to capture the twirling stars around its peak while listening to distant coyotes? How about walking the dark hallways alone during the witching hour while breathing life back into its dark corridors with a flashlight? As unnerving as it sounds, the experience is invigorating. 

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How to Prepare for Milky Way Photography Season

 By Monika Deviat


Although I do night photography throughout the entire year, there are a few months of the year where the Milky Way core disappears below the horizon for all hours of darkness. Here in Southern Alberta, the start of March marks the start of Milky Way season, but it is brief. The core is only above the horizon for a short time before dawn. Spring is my favourite time to shoot the galaxy, and the core disappears again in November.

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Break Free with Olympus

 By Ryley Smith


A new professional camera has hit the market and is ready to help you break free. The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is compact, light and powerful, offering pro-quality shooting for any situation. Taking the best qualities of its predecessors while adding promising new features, the OM-D E-M1 Mark III is ready to open up your possibilities.

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