November 20, 2014  • 

How to Make a Floating Portrait

Photo Life is proud to partner with Seneca students to document their journey through the school curriculum. This week Rob Botten shares about compositing.

November 19, 2014  • 

DxO FilmPack 5 Now in Stand-Alone Version

DxO FilmPack 5 is now available in a stand-alone version, which will also work in plug-in mode for workflows containing Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements and Aperture. This program, dedicated to the authentic rendering of over 80 legendary black + white & colour films, has added 16 new films to this version and is now supporting the RAW format...

November 19, 2014  • 

Help-Portrait Day

Help-Portrait is an international movement in cities all around the world where photographers use their time and skills to take portraits of people in need.

November 18, 2014  • 

Diana Thorneycroft’s Canadians and Americans in Montreal

Through December 20, Art Mûr in Montreal is presenting Diana Thorneycroft: Canadians and Americans (Best Friends Forever… It’s Complicated). This series examines complicated issues, relationships and unbalanced power dynamics.

November 17, 2014  • 

5 Interesting Reads

The confusion about the  99 Cent II Diptychon brings up issues of misconceptions and reality and what happens when misconceptions are perceived as reality. Photographer Muhammed Muheisen captures life, loss and hope in a refugee camp. Here's a list of 10 free ebooks on street photography. Have you read any of them? I was surprised...

November 14, 2014  • 

Does Clarity adjustment provide better results than Sharpening?

Since I use Photoshop to convert my RAW captures, I have access to a Clarity slider in Adobe Camera Raw that seems to make my images much sharper. (Interestingly enough, this feature is also available in-camera with my new Nikon D810.) Are there benefits to using a high Clarity level vs. a high level for Smart Sharpen before converting RAW files...


November 13, 2014  • 

Trying an Engagement Photo Session

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. This week Kei...

November 12, 2014  • 

Epson’s SureColor P600 13-Inch Printer

The new Epson SureColor P600 combines an advanced MicroPiezo AMC printhead with next-generation Epson UltraChrome HD pigment inks driven by enhanced AccuPhoto HD imaging technology.

November 12, 2014  • 

Calling All Emerging Photographers!

Our Emerging Photographers Competition is open through November 16, so you still have a few more days to get your images in, if you haven't already submitted them! This competition is for anyone beginning a career in photography, whether as  a photography student, as a self-taught photographer, or as someone coming to photography from another...

November 12, 2014  • 

5 Interesting Reads

Have you made the switch to a compact-system camera? This new book features Chris Hadfield's photos of the Earth from space. Did you hear about the B.C. bear that was interested in photography? This article gives a glimpse into the world of fashion-magazine retouching. The Fotokite is an aerial camera on a leash.

November 12, 2014  • 

Wet Collodion Photographs as an Exploration of the Ephemeral

Bau-Xi Photo in Toronto is presenting Barbara Cole's Meditations from November 15 through 29. Barbara Cole's newest work continues her exploration of water, but through using the wet collodion process to capture the ephemeral nature of seeing life reflected in water.