Photography editorials submitted by guest authors.

Exploring Different Mediums: A Review Of

When it comes to showing off your photography, there are many mediums available. For my wife's birthday recently, I gave her a canvas print of a portrait that she took a few months ago. Ever since, I've been curious to see what some of my own pictures would look like printed on canvas. So when someone from Easy Canvas Prints offered me a deal on a canvas print for my own work, I leaped at the opportunity.


Exploring My New Lens

Many people who purchase a DSLR never go beyond the kit lens that comes with their new camera. The normal, basic zoom that comes bundled in the box is more than sufficient for them, and they don't see a need to spend more money on a separate lens. For those people, the whole point of an interchangeable lens system is lost. Since my new camera allows me to change lenses, I wanted to take full advantage of this feature and explore what different lenses have to offer. With this in mind, here are my thoughts on my first new lens acquisition (after the 18-55mm kit lens), the Pentax DA 35mm F2.4.


How FPZ Helped Make Me A Better Photographer (A Photographic Year in Review)

Over the past year, my husband's renewed interest in photography has also made me examine my own photography "skills" and try to improve them. I would like to become a photographer rather than a "holiday snapper". Although I was a member of a photography club in high school, and someone who tended to always have a camera on holiday, I didn't really understand what made a good photograph. What follows is my year-long endeavour to evolve from snapshooter to photographer.


Star Shooter

Star Shooter implements culturally adaptive and client-centered workshops to children aged 8-18. The mission is to equip children with a tool for expression using photography and allow them the opportunity to discover the “star” within themselves. Workshops can be conducted with an individual or in a group setting. The child will learn digital photography techniques using a camera, mac computers and adobe photoshop software. A culminating project will be assigned for the child upon completion of a class.

FPZ is proud to bring attention and awareness to this great cause, and encourage all our members to help in any way they can.