Inspiration

The Story of a Modern Generalist Photographer
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The Story of a Modern Generalist Photographer

The internet is teeming with advice for the next generation of professional photographers. Advice givers say developing a niche expertise early on in a pro photography career is the only way to stand out in today’s increasingly-competitive industry. But generalist photographer Floyd Dean’s career and success path shares a different […]

Why creatives should live outside of their comfort zones
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Why creatives should live outside of their comfort zones

Thoughts from Vanguard Professional Kiara Rose Scroll through portraiture photographer Kiara Rose’s portfolio and Instagram account and you’ll likely say “wow” aloud at least a few times. Kiara’s emotion-eliciting photography shares powerful people stories. The photographer, who splits time between Portland and Australia, went fulltime with her photography business just […]

The two gear essentials every photographer needs
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The two gear essentials every photographer needs

Thoughts from photographer and brand creative Bryan Minear Bryan Minear cringes when he recalls how he handled his expensive equipment in the early days of his photography, just over a decade ago. “I had a great camera and lenses sitting atop the world’s cheapest tripod,” he said. “Not only was […]

Chasing the Aurora – An Amateur's Perspective
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Chasing the Aurora – An Amateur's Perspective

When most Albertans go to sleep I am usually checking the current geomagnetic data – I am chasing the northern lights, also known as aurora borealis. Around Edmonton auroras are visible approximately 40 times a year, even more so further north. When I came to Canada I thought auroras can […]

Storm Chasing
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Storm Chasing

Storm chasing has become increasingly popular with the increase of social media and storm chasing reality shows. I often get asked when did you start photography and storm chasing and surprisingly the answer is the same. July 26th, 2012. I went out on my first storm chase with a Fuji […]

Antarctica – Sensory Overload
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Antarctica – Sensory Overload

I knew what I was supposed to be doing. I knew what I was there for. But I couldn’t bring myself to do the job for which I’d travelled 3200 nautical miles and across three continents for. My cameras and equipment—the tools of my trade—hung loosely at my side. My […]

Shetland – One of Europe’s Last Wildernesses
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Shetland – One of Europe’s Last Wildernesses

Travel around Scotland provides amazing photo opportunities with the awe-inspiring castles, well preserved and accessible ancient ruins, and summer festivals. However a trip to the Shetland Islands (also known as Shetland) is a nature photographer’s dream come true! So last summer my wife and I boarded the Northlink Ferry that […]

Captures the Theatrical Emotion in Action
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Captures the Theatrical Emotion in Action

Pierre Manning – Captures the Theatrical Emotion in Action © Cirque du Soleil Cirque du Soleil – Behind the Scenes: http://youtu.be/sZyiolfcunk Pierre Manning is one of seven photographers at Shoot Studio in Montreal who’s clients consist of Air Canada, Bell, Canada Post, Molson and Cirque du Soleil to name a few. Pierre […]

Living in a Movie – Cinematic street photography
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Living in a Movie – Cinematic street photography

About the Author: Maxime Plantady  (www.maximeplantady.com) Being a tourist in your own city After 10 years of living at the same place in France, I was not really inspired to take pictures of my own city. After a while, I think it’s natural to stop noticing small details. You simply get […]

Alberta's Wild Horses – Year Of The Horse
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Alberta's Wild Horses – Year Of The Horse

BIOGRAPHY: A professional horseman and lifelong student of the horse, David Crossley (CrossFoto) continues to research and document Alberta’s wild horses, having traveled extensively throughout “Wildie Country” for 30 years. An accomplished still and video photographer, David undertakes remote wilderness contract assignments, consults, teaches and hosts photography workshops. CrossFoto is currently […]