Photography Tips

13 REASONS TO JOIN A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSOCIATION by Tracy Munson

I've never been much of a "joiner", but there is no denying the benefits I have found in being a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada. Here is an article that I wrote for Improve Photography, about some of the reasons for joining a professional photographer's association.

13 Reasons To Join A Professional Photographer's Association

Improve Photography readers come from all over the world. Chances are there is a National Professional Photographer's Association of some sort in your neck of the woods, wherever that may be. If you are serious about your photography, you should consider joining it. Some benefits, like member discounts and access to resources, are immediately obvious.

iPhone RAW Photos - Now It's For Real by Tracy Munson

IPhone owners rejoice! The iPhone can now shoot true RAW files (and create RAW HDR .DNG files!) Check out my article, originally published on Improve Photography for more details on how serious photographers can take advantage of this development.

iPhone RAW Photos - Now It's For Real

If you've read my previous articles, you will know that I am a big fan of mobile phone photography. Or, perhaps you have seen some of my iPhone photos in those articles and not even realized that they weren't taken with a "pro", interchangeable lens camera.

Photo Contests: Opportunity or Exploitation by Tracy Munson

Not all photo contests are created equal and some are outright scams. Check out my article, published originally on Improve Photography for the lowdown on when to enter.

Photo Contests: Opportunity Or Exploitation?

Photographers today are faced with a barrage of choices as to how and when they will share their photos. To post a photo anywhere online is to risk it being stolen, but if you don't share then your work will never be seen.

TAKING PHOTOS IN HARSH SUNLIGHT by Tracy Munson

It's a beautiful day, the sun is shining, there are a few puffy white clouds in the sky...what better time to go out and take some photos, right? Not so fast, those sunny days with clear blue skies look great to our eyes, but the camera doesn't see things the same way. Harsh, unflattering shadows ruin portraits and landscape scenes tend to have blown out, over exposed skies and completely black shadow areas with none of the details your eyes can easily discern. If you've ever come home, disappointed with your bright, sunshiny day photos, then check out this article I wrote for photoblog.com.

LOUSY WEATHER, GREAT PHOTOS by Tracy Munson

I've just returned from almost a month of fall camping in Quebec and let me tell you, there was plenty of rotten weather. Have you ever returned from a vacation plagued by rain with barely any photos because you hid inside the whole time? Some of my very favourite (and most popular, and lucrative) photos exist only because I got outside despite the miserable weather.

Here's an article I wrote about what to photograph when it rains on your vacation. Coincidentally (not really), I wrote it in a tent in Forillon National Park, Quebec, while the rain was beating down outside.