Author: Rhonda Callow

Based in a remote village on Vancouver Island where bears outnumber people, Rhonda Callow is a freelance blogger and editor who has worked with numerous leading high-tech companies. Rhonda is also a public relations and social media consultant and, in her free time, enjoys photography, camping, hiking, and anything and everything to do with the outdoors – except for bears, cougars, wasps, horseflies, spiders, bees, scurrying creepy crawlies and other critters that bite, look like they may bite or seem to be a little bit scary. When she is not working, Rhonda can be found spending time with her husband, son and 95lb. lab (who thinks he’s a human). You can follow her on Twitter (@rhondacallow) or contact her at [email protected]

When Good Animals Go Bad – The Do’s & Don’ts of Animal Photography

Blog Graphic Animal Photography Tips

Taking photos of animals can be tricky. Let’s take a look at several photos of animals and discuss what makes them good and where they could be improved upon so you can learn how to take the best animal photos possible. (more…)

10 Forced Perspective Photos You Have to Try For Yourself

Forced Perspective Photos Trick Photography

Here is a look at 10 photos that use the forced perspective technique. This type of trick photography doesn’t use photo editing software but rather, with some creative positioning of subjects and the camera, it creates an optical illusion that makes objects appear to be more distant, closer, smaller, or larger than they really are. (more…)

15 Great Landscape Photos (And What Makes Them Great)

Silhouette of photographer capturing photos of a landscape at sunrise or sunset

There are several techniques you can apply to your landscape photography in order to capture breathtaking images that stand miles above the rest. Subtle changes to the lighting, for example, can significantly alter the way a landscape photo looks, or shooting from a different angle can turn an average-looking landscape photo into something that is quirky, original, and extremely artistic. (more…)

Top 10 Portrait Photography Composition Tips

Woman Holding Camera Capturing Portrait Photos

To be able to capture excellent portraits, there are several things you need to consider, from correct lighting and ideal camera equipment to creative posing and subject matter. Photographing babies, for example, can present entirely different challenges than taking portraits of adults. Here we will focus on the top 10 composition tips for stunning portrait photos. (more…)

Digital Camera Scene Modes: What Do All Those Scene Modes Mean?

Digital SLR Camera Dial

Sure, some scene modes on your digital camera are pretty self-explanatory, but others may leave you scratching your head. Here’s a list of some of the most popular scene modes and an easy-to-understand description of what they do and how they do it. (more…)

Top 11 Low Light Photography Tips: Take Great Images Without a Flash

Top 11 Tips and Techniques for Low Light Photography

It’s not always desirable to use a camera’s built-in flash, as doing so can create images that appear flat, unnatural, overexposed, and contain harsh and unwanted shadows. With that being said, photographing in low light situations without a flash can be a challenge if you don’t know what you’re doing and can result in photos that are too dark, blurry, or grainy. Lucky for you, there are several things you can do in order to get excellent shots in low light situations without the need for your camera’s flash. (more…)

Group Photography 101: How to Capture Great Group Photos

Group Photography 101

Capturing photographs of individuals can be challenging; photographing groups of people can be a nightmare. From little Billy picking his nose to your mother-in-law who always has her eyes shut, there are many obstacles that can get in your way. These group photography tips and techniques will help you get some keepers that are worthy of turning into photo art. (more…)