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Recent Articles

The Magic of Macro Photography
July 20, 2018

Being able to take images close up, opens up a whole new interesting world of imaging, but if you are new to taking macro photography it can be frustrating.

So, the intent with the blog is to make your adventure in to this new tiny world less frustrating by giving you insight to understanding how to your adjust the setting on your camera for macro photography and what accessories will not only make your close up images sharper and but make the process easier.

5 Tips for Night Photography
February 27, 2018

There’s nothing more epic than taking in the Canadian Rockies at night. Between the huge skies, Milky Way, and northern lights,  there’s no shortage of amazing photo opportunities. Here are a few tips to make sure you can capture them completely!

Holiday gift giving guide to for nature photographers.
December 18, 2017

 Gift giving guide for Nature photographers... Do you have someone on your gift buying list that loves to take pictures outdoors but you do not know what to give them. Here are some great ideas based on your gift giving...

Guide to buying Binoculars
November 29, 2017
Whether it is for the sports fan, bird watcher, astronomer or any outdoors person, Binoculars make a great gift! How do you know what to look for when purchasing binoculars? What do the two numbers stand for? For example if the binoculars are a 7x35, the first number is the magnification or how many times larger the subject will appear  and the second number is the diameter in millimeters for the front lens.