April 17  • 

This was during our first semester, so we had to think about what kept us excited about photography. We had to print the picture to help us understand the importance of seeing our images reproduced on a large scale. It was also an opportunity to practice what we had learned in Colour Theory.

April 16  • 

Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Long List

TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Today the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada's leading contemporary photography award, announced its most diverse long list to date, as submitted by a group of international nominators. The list, which features 23 exceptional artists, marks the first time artists from all six continents have been...

April 16  • 

White Screen Knockout: Part II

With a fishing rod that is circa 1900, some 30 years before colour film, it made sense to me to attempt to replicate a technique that might have been used at that time. In last week’s blog entry, I provided the recipe I use for knocking out white backgrounds. As we learned, this alpha-mask technique can be used in a studio environment when...

April 15  • 

Ricoh Imaging’s New PENTAX 645Z Medium-Format DSLR

DENVER, CO, April 14, 2014 – It is not often that a camera can be referred to as a game-changer. One that can provide photographers with the tools that not only enrich their craft but are capable of producing images so distinct they are easily set apart from the competition.  Today, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is pleased to announce...

April 15  • 

Should I buy FX or DX lenses?

I bought a Nikon D3300 with an 18-55 mm kit lens, and now I'm considering additional lenses, especially a telephoto zoom. While reviewing the options on a retailer's website, I noticed that some are designated as FX while others are DX. What's the difference and which type should I buy?

April 14  • 

5 Interesting Reads

Do you miss Kodachrome? Cosmopolis Toronto is a neat photo project to photograph the world...in Toronto. Here are some tips for earning an income with your photography. Dropbox has announced a new universal online photo album and photo storage system. Broadway photographer Joan Marcus will be honoured at the 2014 Tony Honors for...

April 11  • 

Nikon COOLPIX S810C With Android Operating System

Nikon Inc. has announced the COOLPIX S810C, which combines Nikon’s powerful camera imaging technologies with the vast capabilities of the Android operating system (OS). Whether photographing friends dancing into the night or fast-action sports, the 16.0-megapixel COOLPIX S810C helps users to never again settle for sharing a sub-par...

April 11  • 

Nikon’s AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens

  Nikon Inc. has announced the latest addition to its legendary NIKKOR lineup, the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR telephoto zoom lens. Designed for DX-format photographers looking to get more out of their DSLR cameras, the versatile NIKKOR 18-300 mm is a compact and lightweight 16.7X all-in-one telephoto zoom lens that delivers...

April 10  • 

Seneca Spotlight: Aleksandra Shornikova

The Seneca @ York Independent Digital Photography Program is a two-year diploma course that prepares students for a freelance career and provides them with the necessary skill set to work in a multidisciplinary studio. Photo Life is proud to partner with Seneca students to document their journey through the school curriculum. Follow them each...

April 9  • 

White-Screen Knockout

  It is possible to create a simple set such as this on the dining room table or wherever your heart's content...providing anyone you live with is consulted first. I am always reluctant to provide Photoshop recipes online for a variety of reasons. First and foremost is the recognition that one way of creating an effect can more than likely be...