The arts are essential to any complete national life. The State owes it to itself to sustain and encourage them…. Ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the reverence and delight which are their due.
The SPARK PHOTO FESTIVAL is a celebration of photography, and the artists, dreamers, innovators, storytellers, professionals and enthusiasts behind the camera lens. Every year, the month of April will mark the arrival of numerous photographic exhibits and artists, workshops, lectures and other related photographic events and activities in locations […]
In addition to The New Art Festival in Ottawa (June 21-22), Artfest Kingston (June 28-July1), and the Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show in Bracebridge, Ontario (July 18-20), I also have some pieces in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival during the whole month of May (at the Norman Felix […]
Another part of my recent equipment upgrades has been the tripod. I wanted not just stability, but also flexibility. Since I don’t shoot with gargantuan lenses (e.g., the Canon 1200mm f/5.6), I don’t really need a super-heavy-duty tripod. I’m not extraordinarily tall, either, so no problems there. No, I […]
As part of my current phase of equipment upgrades, I bought a new ball head for my tripod. After a lengthy search, I came to choose the Arca-Swiss Monoball P0. The vast majority of ball-and-socket style tripod heads (“ballheads”) have the socket for the ball in the bottom of […]
Winter requires some special extra gear for photographers who venture out into the snow and ice. Beyond the obvious (e.g., a good winter coat), there is one thing that photographers can use the most in some areas: ice cleats. Why are ice cleats so useful, indeed necessary? Because the […]