Photography

This image of Comet NEOWISE, taken near Pipers Lagoon Park by Tony Puerzer, Nanaimo Astronomy Society vice-president, illustrates the quality that can be achieved with basic photographic equipment. The image was shot with a 50 millimetre, f/1.4 lens on a Canon digital camera for an exposure time of six seconds, at a sensitivity setting of 1600 ISO, Puerzer’s recommended recipe for imaging the comet with minimal equipment. (Tony Puerzer photo)

Vancouver Island skywatcher offers tips on how to capture Comet NEOWISE

Fancy equipment not needed to photograph comet on 6,800-year orbital journey, says society VP

This image of Comet NEOWISE, taken near Pipers Lagoon Park by Tony Puerzer, Nanaimo Astronomy Society vice-president, illustrates the quality that can be achieved with basic photographic equipment. The image was shot with a 50 millimetre, f/1.4 lens on a Canon digital camera for an exposure time of six seconds, at a sensitivity setting of 1600 ISO, Puerzer’s recommended recipe for imaging the comet with minimal equipment. (Tony Puerzer photo)
Mosaic’s annual photo contest is now open. One of the winners from last year was Barbara Hooper with this photo of the Nanaimo River Estuary. (submitted)

Vancouver Island summer wilderness photo contest opens

Mosaic Forest Management launches its annual photo contest for wilderness images

  • Jul 17, 2020
Mosaic’s annual photo contest is now open. One of the winners from last year was Barbara Hooper with this photo of the Nanaimo River Estuary. (submitted)
William Allen with his guitars. (Photo submitted)
William Allen with his guitars. (Photo submitted)
Oak Bay resident Jacques Sirois happened upon an eagle hunting a yearling seal. (Photo courtesy Jacques Sirois)

Oak Bay resident stumbles upon eagle hunting seal, grabs camera just in time

The eagle did ‘a perfect butterfly stroke to shore’ with its prey, photographer says

Oak Bay resident Jacques Sirois happened upon an eagle hunting a yearling seal. (Photo courtesy Jacques Sirois)
All playgrounds in Port Alberni and the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District have been closed. (ALEXIS KELLY PHOTO)

Young Island photographer captures small town life during a pandemic

Alexis Kelly has been documenting the COVID-19 changes in the Alberni Valley

All playgrounds in Port Alberni and the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District have been closed. (ALEXIS KELLY PHOTO)
Isolation produces iconic photo recreation fun for Island photographer and daughter

Isolation produces iconic photo recreation fun for Island photographer and daughter

David Bowie, David Rose, Ellen included in Ali and Dylan Roddam’s photo recreations.

Isolation produces iconic photo recreation fun for Island photographer and daughter
A Vernon photographer gave away 20 newborn sessions to babies whose photography bookings have been disrupted by COVID-19. (Image Studios photo)

Babies born during pandemic miss out on precious moments

One North Okanagan photographer gives away photography sessions to babies born during pandemic

A Vernon photographer gave away 20 newborn sessions to babies whose photography bookings have been disrupted by COVID-19. (Image Studios photo)
Parksville council discussed the idea of creating a selfie bench at their most recent council meeting on March 2. (News file photo)

Parksville council ponders a ‘selfie bench’ for tourists

Mayor Mayne pitches idea, some worried about cost

Parksville council discussed the idea of creating a selfie bench at their most recent council meeting on March 2. (News file photo)
Viktor Davare recently returned from the arctic as one of the official photographers for the Yukon Quest - a 1,000-mile international sled dog race. Photo by Viktor Davare

Vancouver Island photographer captures spirit of the north with Yukon Quest experience

Viktor Davare concludes: ‘the Yukon has some kind of magic’

Viktor Davare recently returned from the arctic as one of the official photographers for the Yukon Quest - a 1,000-mile international sled dog race. Photo by Viktor Davare
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Images to warm the heart and shock the viewer

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Images to warm the heart and shock the viewer

Annual exhibition, opening Feb. 14, on loan to Royal BC Museum from London Museum of Naural History

  • Feb 1, 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Images to warm the heart and shock the viewer
Earnest Barker (front left) with the two unidentified figures. (Submitted)

Couple wonders who’s in a Cariboo photo that’s been hanging in their home for years

Charles and Lynn Dick believe the image was taken at the 70 Mile Road House

Earnest Barker (front left) with the two unidentified figures. (Submitted)
Wayne Crowley, who battled TimberWest for more than a decade over damage clearcutting above his property caused his farm in the Beauforts, holds onto a pair of pitchforks in John Douglas’ portrait of him. (PHOTO COURTESY JOHN DOUGLAS)

Photographer captures Port Alberni personalities in black and white portraits

Meet John Douglas, Courtney Naesgaard in double until Feb. 8 at Rollin Art Centre

Wayne Crowley, who battled TimberWest for more than a decade over damage clearcutting above his property caused his farm in the Beauforts, holds onto a pair of pitchforks in John Douglas’ portrait of him. (PHOTO COURTESY JOHN DOUGLAS)
Wildlife photographer Steve Winter has travelled the world in search of big cats. He’ll be at the Royal Theatre on Jan. 29 to talk about his photographic adventures in a presentation entitled On the Trail of Big Cats. Photo courtesy National Geographic Creative

Nat Geo Live puts audience On the Trail of Big Cats

Photographer Steve Winter’s presentation at the Royal Theatre offers something to growl about

  • Jan 11, 2020
Wildlife photographer Steve Winter has travelled the world in search of big cats. He’ll be at the Royal Theatre on Jan. 29 to talk about his photographic adventures in a presentation entitled On the Trail of Big Cats. Photo courtesy National Geographic Creative
The panoramas of artist Danny Singer

The panoramas of artist Danny Singer

Photographer creates images of small Prairie towns

  • Jan 8, 2020
The panoramas of artist Danny Singer
The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit opens this Friday (Feb. 15) at the Royal B.C. Museum. Courtesy RBCM

Wild about nature photos: Royal B.C. Museum set to kick off annual exhibition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition winners, finalists’ works on display starting Friday

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit opens this Friday (Feb. 15) at the Royal B.C. Museum. Courtesy RBCM
Vellar Chou snaps a photo of the Empress Chocolate Torte in the Tea room at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Don Denton photography

#Sweetstagram – Desserts So Beautiful They Have To Be Instagrammed Before Eating

Picture-perfect treats to savour and share

  • Dec 17, 2018
Vellar Chou snaps a photo of the Empress Chocolate Torte in the Tea room at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Don Denton photography
Photographer Dave Hutchison Captures The Natural World

Photographer Dave Hutchison Captures The Natural World

Award winning photography of beautiful landscapes and wildlife

  • Nov 16, 2018
Photographer Dave Hutchison Captures The Natural World
Joan Athey of Victoria is taking late photographer Gerry Dieter’s 1969 images of the John Lennon and Yoko Ono bed-in for peace to Japan this week to launch an exhibit entitled Give Peace a Chance. Arnold Lim/Black Press

Late Victoria photographer’s Lennon bed-in pictures heading to Japan

Exhibit curator Joan Athey taking iconic images to busy section of Tokyo

Joan Athey of Victoria is taking late photographer Gerry Dieter’s 1969 images of the John Lennon and Yoko Ono bed-in for peace to Japan this week to launch an exhibit entitled Give Peace a Chance. Arnold Lim/Black Press