A Photographer’s Dream: Capturing the Collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature

Martin Lipman’s first job for the Canadian Museum of Nature was providing photographs for the brochure that introduced the museum’s collections and research facility to the public in 1997. It was the first time in decades that all the collections of the museum were together again under one roof, and the job cemented his love for natural history and scientific research. [read more]

Cancer survivor Robin Macmillan conquers fear through photography

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This episode of The Weekly Flickr features a profile of Canadian photographer Robin Macmillan, a breast cancer survivor who conquered her fears through photography. During treatment, there were days when Robin couldn’t get out of bed. She passed the time by dreaming about ways to become more creative with her photos, and photography soon became… [read more]

Canadian photographer furious about unauthorized use of photo in anti-burqa social media post

The memory of Afghanistan’s first female police officer has been desecrated by (Australia’s) Palmer United Party senator Jacqui Lambie and others, a photographer says. Canadian Lana Slezic is outraged to learn that her photograph of Afghanistan’s lieutenant colonel Malalai Kakar was being promoted by Lambie and the Britain First party as an image of a terrorist.… [read more]

Canadian photographer matches famous movie scenes with the real-life locations where they were filmed

There’s something magical about visiting the spot where your favourite movie scene was filmed. It gives you a direct connection to a film and its characters and somehow makes the movie seem more real. That’s part of the idea behind FILMography, on ongoing art project by Canadian photographer and movie fan Christopher Moloney. The Brampton, Ont.,… [read more]

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… [read more]

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… [read more]

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… [read more]

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 51Moments.com website, customers can book a photo shoot with a professional… [read more]

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… [read more]

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

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  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.