So you want to run a photowalk? Excellent! Running and even just attending such events are actually really good for you as a photographer. Because often we spend so much time sitting in front of a computer or locked in a darkroom so some social interaction is a good thing! Plus you never know you might learn somehting. I’ve attended plenty of photowalks and have been for the past year and a bit running my own Toronto Film Shooters Meetup (TFSM) with some level of success. I love interacting with other photographers both in shooting and just socializing. Abandoned Bike – TFSM Summer ’14 Honestly,Read More →

So now that you know what a camera let’s get down to business, the next most important part of the camera is the lens. This is what focuses the light into the camera body and onto the medium capturing that light. Lenses can be at the very top broken down into two categories, those are prime and zoom. A Prime lens is one with a fixed focal length, such as 50mm, 105mm, 200mm. A Zoom lens has a variable focal length, such as 18-55mm, 70-200mm, 17-35mm. A lenses focal length is usually measured in milimeters (mm) but you will often find some marked in centimetersRead More →

The camera. A camera is a device that allows light to be captured on a sensitive media. All cameras operate on this same principle, from the first cameras in the 19th century to the one on your cellphone. Sure, the technology has changed since the first perminant photo was captured in 1829. So what is a camera, how does it all work….it’s actually pretty simple, light is reflected off an object, travels through a lens, and strikes a light senstive media. Yes, it’s that simple. The complex part is all the different cameras that we have avalible today… The Point & Shoot A point andRead More →