City of Toronto Photo Contest – Share your parks, forestry & recreation moments

Snap & share your parks, forestry and recreation moments Get your camera ready because the City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation division is hosting a photo contest! Contest Period: August 18 – September 30, 2014 From August 18 through September 30 get outside and take pictures of your experiences and memorable moments in Toronto’s… [full story]

Lightning strike rattles Thunder Bay photographer

A Thunder Bay photographer says he got a little too close to his subject matter in the early hours on Monday. Dave Zahodnik had quickly gone down to Marina Park with his camera to take pictures after he spotted a thunder and lightning storm rolling into the harbour.”The best time to get those shots is when its… [full story]

Getty Images Sued for Its Deceptive Practices

  The ubiquity of digital cameras has had a dramatic effect on professional photographer fees, yet stock companies like Getty Images have benefited greatly from the new paradigm, helped in part by a Draconian lawsuit strategy that some have categorized as nothing short of extortion. However, with Getty Images sending out so many copyright infringement… [full story]

No more bad selfies: Vancouver web startup hopes to offer Hotwire-style discounts for pro photography

No more bad selfies: Vancouver web startup hopes to offer Hotwire-style discounts for pro photography

A new B.C. web company will connect professional photographers for steeply discounted photo shoots with customers who are tired of hastily snapped cellphone photos and blurry selfies. 51 Moments, a Vancouver-based startup, offers a service that’s unique, according to founder Alex Black. Using the website, customers can book a photo shoot with a professional… [full story]

Finding Vivian Maier | Watch the fascinating documentary online at TVO

Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier is a documentary film that traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers. When Vivian Maier died in 2009 at age eighty-three, she left behind… [full story]

Montreal photographer disputes report he compromised guide of U.S. journalist in Syria

Yves Choquette

  Montreal photographer Yves Choquette is defending himself after a U.S. news website accused him of playing an unwitting role in the abduction of an American journalist in Syria.

Did a Canadian photographer play unwitting role in journalist’s abduction?

American journalist Steven Sotloff, centre, in black helmet, talks with rebels in Misrata, Libya, in June 2011. Sotloff was kidnapped in August 2013 near Aleppo, Syria.

A Canadian photographer looking for adventure in war-ravaged Syria may have unwittingly played a role in the abduction of a U.S. journalist by the jihadist group Islamic State, says a news report.

Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day by Shayne Gray

Happy Canada Day to all our friends and followers! Thanks to Shayne Gray for sharing this wonderful image with us. Play safe and have a great weekend! [full story]

New photos from Iraq trouble Canadian photographer who covered 2003 invasion

Iraq War 2004. Copyright Rita Leistner

Canadian photojournalist Rita Leistner covered the opening days of the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq as an independent journalist, and in recent days she has been studying new images of war there. Listen to her interview with Public Radio International. [full story]

Canadian photographer Kevin Frayer wins Picture of the Year at the China International Press Photo Contest

Canadian photographer Kevin Frayer Typhoon Haiyan

The winners of the 10th China International Press Photo contest have been unveiled. Asian-based Canadian photographer Kevin Frayer has taken top honors in the competition, winning “Picture of the Year” for an image shot during the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philipines last year. The prime prize in the 10th China International Press… [full story]