photography tips and tricks

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.

TAKE BETTER PHOTOS WITH YOUR PHONE! by Tracy Munson

My latest article is up on the Improve Photography website and this one has some tips and tricks that will be useful even to non-serious photographers.