The Photographer's Notebook





5 Tips for Capturing Better Seascape Photographs

This week I'm thrilled to feature the talent of landscape, nature and travel photographer Jennifer Carr. Jennifer's images are filled with pretty, airy light and beautiful colour. Her images are inspiring, and I love how she finds beauty everywhere. Today, Jennifer is sharing her expertise with us on how to capture better seascape images.

"Thank you for sharing your knowledge and inspiring us Jennifer!"

There is no doubt that spending time near the ocean is a relaxing and rewarding experience. Whether you are holding a cup of coffee, watching the sunrise, or sipping your favorite cocktail while the sun sets, the scene is typically a visual feast for the eyes. It’s a moment that you’ll want to sear in your memory bank forever, and there is no better way to do that than through photography. Here are five tips for capturing better seascape images.

ISO 800, f8, 1/200SS 

1. Capture Movement

By using shutter speed creatively, you can choose to...

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5 Tips for Successful Bird Photography

You are in for a treat this week! I'm thrilled to feature photographer, Lacey Cloud. Lacey has an incredible talent for wildlife photography, and I'm always in awe of how she captures such personality in her photographs! Today Lacey is sharing tips for photographing birds. I know that I'll be using these tips next time I have the opportunity to photograph their beauty.   

"Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, Lacey!"

Summer is the perfect time to have some fun learning more about the natural world, and if you can develop a new photographic skillset along the way, all the better! Start the season’s adventures with these five bird photography tips and enjoy the beautiful birds of summer through your camera lens.

1. Plan ahead

If you’re unsure of the species, you will be shooting, do a web search and find out what birds have been spotted at your location. is an excellent resource and worth a look even if you think you know what your...

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Seven Tips to Create Stunning Flat-lays in Ten Minutes

This week I'm thrilled to feature photographer Nadeen Flynn. Nadeen is a talented multi-genre photographer. Today, Nadeen is sharing tips on how to create stunning flat lays and if you haven't seen her photography before today prepare to be in awe and inspired!

"Thank you for sharing your talents with us Nadeen!"

How many of you have gotten 'the hand' from your kids when you tried to photograph them? Or maybe it was the 'photographer's child' look. If your kids (this includes fur babies) are not cooperative, but you want to shoot and document your days, what do you do? Because we are all busy, I have some simple tips for quick flat-lay setups for you. And, what a great way to still document life, yours and theirs. Here are seven basic tips to get you started with making a flat-lay image in just ten minutes.

1. Light

It's always about light, isn't it? My favorite light for still life is window light. Look around your home and find a window with some nice indirect light. A...

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