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The craft behind the lens

The craft behind the lens

Get the lowdown on the history of Canon’s L-series lenses, the design of the new EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens, and why top photographers rely on the range.

06 helmi 2018

A group of white Afrikaans teenage boys wear army uniforms and stand in a group in front of an army tent, under a starry night sky. ARTICLE

Photojournalist Ilvy Njiokiktjien on storytelling with VR

The photojournalist renowned for multimedia projects is now reaching out to audiences in new dimensions. We discuss this and more.

16 heinä 2018
The technical feats of wildlife photographer Audun Rikardsen ARTICLE

The technical feats of wildlife photographer Audun Rikardsen

From mountainside eagles to whales, the photographer and scientist takes us on a journey through his remarkable Arctic photography techniques.

03 heinä 2018
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Magnum nominee Diana Markosian's best advice

The photographer's career could have taken an entirely different turn, had it not been for an important insight she learned from a movie.

18 kesä 2018
A dark, moody portrait shows a man dressed as Wolverine from the X-Men films. ARTICLE

"I'm able to take images beyond normal reality": An interview with Calvin Hollywood

Calvin Hollywood discusses his escalating career as a photographer and hugely popular retoucher.

13 kesä 2018
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Championing women in photography: Allison Joyce

Canon photographer Allison swapped New York newsrooms for life as a stringer in India and Bangladesh, covering stories of empowerment.

11 kesä 2018
Jérôme Sessini: “I'm always looking for a story, not one single picture ARTICLE

Jérôme Sessini: "I look for a story, not a single picture"

The internationally renowned French photojournalist explains the value of long-term projects, and how to make it in photojournalism today.

06 kesä 2018
Samo Vidic’s extraordinary shots of disabled sports stars ARTICLE

Samo Vidic’s extraordinary shots of disabled sports stars

Four athletes, four techniques, two cameras, eight shots: the stories behind Samo Vidic’s powerful portraits.

04 kesä 2018
Former Reuters VP of Pictures on the evolution of photojournalism ARTICLE

9 lessons for photojournalists from a former Reuters VP

Veteran photo editor Ayperi Karabuda Ecer tells us what it takes to cut through the noise in a crowded photojournalism industry

30 touko 2018
How wildlife photographer Andy Rouse got incredible pelican shots ARTICLE

Andy Rouse's tips for incredible pelican shots

Canon Ambassador Andy Rouse shares the story of how he captured the colourful characters of endangered Dalmatian pelicans.

29 touko 2018
Nine men and women stand or sit in a group, in a room set up with photographers' light stands. The black and white photo shows Mashid Mohadjerin, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Daniel Etter, Roberto Koch, Paolo Pellegrin, Alvaro Ybarra Zavala, Carolina Arantes, Magnus Wennman, Simona Ghizzoni. STORIES

Can conflict photography be too beautiful?

Do beautiful images romanticise war and suffering? The curator of James Nachtwey's exhibition in Milan sits down with eight photojournalists to debate the question.

24 touko 2018
James Nachtwey on 911: "I don't think I've ever gotten over it" STORIES

James Nachtwey on 9/11: "I don't think I've ever gotten over it"

From far flung conflicts, back to his home city of New York, the celebrated photographer reveals the stories behind his most powerful shots.

23 touko 2018
A family of four sit in a car with a creamy-coloured leather-upholstered interior, looking at Christmas lights, some of which are reflected in the windscreen of the car. ARTICLE

Bieke Depoorter on breaking boundaries and building trust

Photographer Bieke Depoorter explains how she uses her position as a passing stranger to capture intimate and insightful portraits of family life.

22 touko 2018
Inside a glacier, in a gap between two walls of ice, a man lies in a red hammock. ARTICLE

"Shoot for yourself": Callum Snape on social media success

The travel photographer reveals the keys to becoming a one-man social media-focussed creative agency.

10 touko 2018
Four Japanese snow monkeys bathe in a steaming hot spring, their eyes closed and body language relaxed, like people in a hot tub. ARTICLE

Jasper Doest documents how nature and humans interact

We interview Jasper Doest about taking the plunge and reinventing his award-winning wildlife photography style.

09 touko 2018
How Guia Besana summed up the Arctic winter in one shot ARTICLE

How Guia Besana summed up the Arctic winter in one shot

Canon Ambassador Guia Besana shares the story behind her travel shots of Longyearbyen, Norway, where winter temperatures plummet to -15°C.

08 touko 2018
Crafting Canon lenses – 10 things you need to know ARTICLE

Crafting Canon lenses – 10 things you need to know

Go behind the scenes at Canon's Utsunomiya lens factory to see the engineering feats, innovation and craftsmanship that make L-series lenses so impressive.

04 touko 2018
Filming graceful manta rays underwater with Fergus Kennedy ARTICLE

Fergus Kennedy on shooting rays underwater

The photographer and filmmaker on how he overcame the challenge of shooting reef manta rays, thanks to his Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

03 touko 2018
Elizabeth Kreutz on photographing star boxers Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley in action ARTICLE

Elizabeth Kreutz on shooting a high-intensity Manny Pacquiao fight

Sports photographer Elizabeth Kreutz shares how she captures the drama of big boxing moments, in and out of the ring.

02 touko 2018
Photographing world champion kayaker Peter Kauzer on a DSLR ARTICLE

Photographing world champion kayaker Peter Kauzer on a DSLR

Sports photographer and Canon Ambassador Samo Vidic talks us through this white knuckle ride of an action sports shoot.

30 huhti 2018
Mimi Haddon ARTICLE

Championing women in photography: Mimi Haddon

Getty photographer Mimi Haddon shares how her heroes – and a costume shop – inspired her to create artistic photos in vibrant colour.

19 huhti 2018
Behind the scenes of Wes Anderson's film Isle of Dogs STORIES

Behind the scenes of Wes Anderson's film Isle of Dogs

Director of Photography Tristan Oliver reveals how this stop motion feature film was made, and why it took 80 powerful Canon DSLRs to shoot it.

18 huhti 2018
Alessandra Meniconzi on shooting Swiss customs ARTICLE

Alessandra Meniconzi on shooting Swiss customs

Alessandra Meniconzi explains how she captured Switzerland's traditions in limited light.

17 huhti 2018
A close-up of Sophia's head, in a suitcase and protected in bubble wrap, ready to be transported. STORIES

Portraiture or still-life – how do you photograph the world's most human robot?

On his recent assignment photographing the humanoid robot Sophia, Canon Ambassador Giulio Di Sturco faced a dilemma.

12 huhti 2018
Fergus Kennedy on the challenges of getting authentic Komodo dragon shots. ARTICLE

Fergus Kennedy on photographing Komodo dragons

Photographer and filmmaker Fergus Kennedy shares how he captured authentic images of the elusive Komodo dragon on the Indonesian island of Rinca.

11 huhti 2018
Lyndsey Goddard's kitbag ARTICLE

Lyndsey Goddard's wedding photography tips

Documentary wedding photographer Lyndsey Goddard reveals how she remains invisible to capture memorable moments.

10 huhti 2018
Field of view: Reclaim Photo founder Tara Pixley on why photojournalism needs more diversity STORIES

Field of view: Tara Pixley champions diversity

Reclaim Photo is an alliance for organisations working to diversify visual journalism. Co-founder Tara Pixley tells us why…

09 huhti 2018
Five boys in pink shirts stand in a V-shaped formation in a blue room. Four of them have very pale skin with blonde hair, one has pale skin with red hair. All have pale eyes. STORIES

"As a photographer, my eyesight is my livelihood"

Canon Ambassador Brent Stirton tells us what he learnt from photographing blind people and the pioneering doctors treating them.

06 huhti 2018
Daniel Etter ARTICLE

Does photojournalism have a future in the digital age?

Famous photojournalists discuss the future of the industry, and their prognosis may not be what you expect...

03 huhti 2018
A photograph of the downtown Dubai area, taken from the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa – the world's tallest tower. STORIES

Championing women in photography: Jumana Jolie

Lebanese photojournalist Jumana Jolie uncovers the unique perspective she brings to shooting cities, especially her native Dubai.

19 maalis 2018
Rosie Hardy leaps along a hill in the Peak District at sunset, wearing a white dress. STORIES

Rosie Hardy on how to grow your business through social media

Wedding and self-portrait photographer Rosie Hardy spills the beans on how she's used social media to grow her brand.

13 maalis 2018
Olivier Sarbil on the challenges of frontline filmmaking ARTICLE

Olivier Sarbil on the challenges of frontline filmmaking

Going into battle with the Iraqi Special Operations Forces came with the territory for award-winning filmmaker Olivier Sarbil.

12 maalis 2018
A female model stands outside in the foreground, with two other female models standing on a hill in the background. STORIES

Javier Cortés: the lens I couldn’t work without

The Canon Ambassador talks about his long-lasting love affair with his Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens.

06 maalis 2018
Feats of endurance: Danny Etheridge on shooting survival shows STORIES

Filming the extreme survival series Escape

DoP Danny Etheridge has used the Canon EOS C300 Mark II and the XF205 to successfully shoot survival shows in some of the world's most extreme locations.

05 maalis 2018
A young girl sits waiting for her parents to pick her up after attending a photography workshop. STORIES

The story behind Simona Ghizzoni's thought-provoking ghetto portrait

It’s only when the documentary photographer's subjects relax around the camera that she can capture fleeting moments such as this.

01 maalis 2018
Meena Singh on making The Confession Tapes ARTICLE

Meena Singh on making The Confession Tapes

The true crime documentary cinematographer talks about filming people convicted of murder after being coerced into making false confessions.

28 helmi 2018
"Guerrilla photography"on the 2016 US campaign trail STORIES

Alan Mozes on shooting a defining image of Barack Obama

The American photographer on how he came to take pictures of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden on the campaign trail of 2016.

27 helmi 2018
Photojournalist Elisabeth Blanchet’s best advice ARTICLE

Photojournalist Elisabeth Blanchet’s best advice

The French documentarian shares her approach to photographing people, and her top advice for those looking to mimic her success…

22 helmi 2018
King of cinematic stills: Gregory Crewdson's casting secrets STORIES

The meticulous casting process of Gregory Crewdson

The renowned photographer reveals his detailed casting procedure, and the vital role both his casting director and the Canon EOS 5D play in the process.

20 helmi 2018
Zohra Bensemra on why respect comes first in war photography ARTICLE

Zohra Bensemra on why respect comes first in war photography

The Algerian photojournalist talks about her heartfelt approach to covering conflict and why she worries that the public is losing trust in photography.

19 helmi 2018
Travel photographer David Noton’s shot of the year ARTICLE

Travel photographer David Noton’s shot of the year

Canon Ambassador David Noton talks about his best shot of 2017, which was ironically taken near his home… despite his world-travelling work.

14 helmi 2018
Award-winning series: Africa Without Electricity ARTICLE

Canon Ambassador wins LBS Photography Awards

An exploration of energy poverty across Africa won photographer Pascal Maitre first prize in the new London Business School Photography Awards.

08 helmi 2018
Cinema RAW Light explained STORIES

Shooting Cinema RAW Light on the Canon EOS C200

Find out how Canon’s new Cinema RAW Light format gives filmmakers using the C200 easier access to RAW shooting than ever before.

08 helmi 2018
Katy Barron, Senior Director at the Michael Hoppen Gallery, has more than 20 years’ experience as a curator and consultant working in fine art photography. ARTICLE

How to get represented by a gallery

We ask Katy Barron, of London’s Michael Hoppen Gallery, for her advice to emerging fine art photographers.

07 helmi 2018
Trust and integrity: Sir Don McCullin on his core values ARTICLE

Trust and integrity: Sir Don McCullin on his core values

Sir Don McCullin tells us about the times he chose to to turn his lens away from the action, and his belief in photography as theft.

31 tammi 2018
Taylow Wessing Award-Winner César Dezfuli On The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis STORIES

César Dezfuli: personalising mass migration

A portrait taken aboard a rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017, and refocused attention on the human crisis.

25 tammi 2018
Championing women in photography: Maja Hitij ARTICLE

Championing women in photography: Maja Hitij

Getty photographer Maja Hitij talks about the global stories that fuel her passion, and the challenges of covering major sporting events.

24 tammi 2018
Beauty in the deep: Lorenzo Agius photographs the ‘bad boy of ballet’ underwater STORIES

The story behind these shots of a submerged ballet star

When he was commissioned to photograph Sergei Polunin, Lorenzo Agius chose to try something new – but there were challenges...

17 tammi 2018
A selection of photography books layed out on a table. STORIES

The dos and don’ts of getting a professional photobook published

Respected photobook publisher Dewi Lewis shares his tips for getting your photos published in book format.

10 tammi 2018
Life and loss: Amy Toensing’s stigmatised widows STORIES

Amy Toensing celebrates the resilience of outcast widows

Documentary photographer Amy Toensing uncovers the strength and beauty of widow outcasts in India, Uganda and Bosnia.

04 tammi 2018
Marc Aspland on catching sports photography's fleeting moments ARTICLE

Capturing the important moment in sports

The Sunday Times photographer Marc Aspland explains his process for taking captivating imagery.

03 tammi 2018
“I sense the urgency”: Tim Flach on documenting endangered species ARTICLE

Tim Flach’s piercing portraits of endangered animals

The acclaimed image-maker talks to us about how he’s using photography to emotionally reconnect people with the natural world.

29 joulu 2017
Life after surviving war: a new Giles Duley film ARTICLE

Why a bomb blast couldn’t stop photographer Giles Duley

An award-winning film documents the story of photojournalist Giles Duley – an IED survivor whose empathy and compassion infuses his work.

28 joulu 2017
Rob Munday's holograms: where art and science meet STORIES

Rob Munday: holography pioneer

The photographer who has created many firsts in the world of holographic artistry talks about his life’s work and how he uses the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II to create 3D images.

20 joulu 2017
The winner of the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 ARTICLE

The winner of the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

Eighteen-year-old Daniël Nelson on photographing an endangered gorilla at ease in its natural environment.

19 joulu 2017
In conversation: Sir Don McCullin at 82 STORIES

Felicia Simion on stepping out of your comfort zone

She was 13 when she first picked up a camera. Ten years on, this fine art photographer is making waves in the industry.

12 joulu 2017
Laura Bellingham: my role as a female cinematographer ARTICLE

Laura Bellingham: my role as a female cinematographer

The cinematographer talks about her passion for narratives, portraying characters empathetically, and the importance of sticking to your guns.

11 joulu 2017
Master in action: Sir Don McCullin in Kolkata ARTICLE

Clive Booth on filming McCullin in Kolkata in HDR

Clive Booth on the amazing contrast ratio and colour gamut range that can be achieved with HDR filming, and why it’s the way to future-proof your work.

08 joulu 2017
Take 2,400 steps to cure your creative block ARTICLE

Cure creative block with the 2,400 Steps exercise

Follow photographer Travis Hodges’ advice on how to escape your creative prison.

07 joulu 2017
Tilt-shift lenses get sushi moving in short film ARTICLE

Canon’s TS-E lenses focus on sushi

Sushi is the star of a short film that shows, in playful splendour, the versatility of Canon’s TS-E lenses for shooting moving image.

30 marras 2017
Agent Mark George on the real Sir Don McCullin ARTICLE

Photographer’s manager Mark George on the real Sir Don McCullin

Mark George, Sir Don McCullin’s manager, gives an affectionate account of the man he has worked with for over three decades.

29 marras 2017
Behind the scenes on short film Stump ARTICLE

Behind the scenes on short film Stump

Check out this documentary that reveals how the recently premiered short film Stump was made.

27 marras 2017
In conversation: Sir Don McCullin at 82 ARTICLE

Exclusive: a conversation with Sir Don McCullin

The iconic British photojournalist talks about his life and work, including his new project McCullin in Kolkata.

22 marras 2017
“The corruption can be disheartening”: Brent Stirton’s horn trade truths ARTICLE

Brent Stirton on the brutal rhino horn trade

With fewer than 30,000 rhinos left, Brent Stirton’s Rhino Wars project shines a crucial light on their plight.

21 marras 2017
The making of Stump, on a Canon EOS C700 ARTICLE

The making of Stump, on a Canon EOS C700

The makers of stunning new short film Stump explain why the Canon EOS C700 was the perfect choice for its low-light scenes.

20 marras 2017
Jean Chung’s truth about women in conflict zones ARTICLE

Getty Images and Canon – championing women in photography

Continuing our series on women in photography with Getty Images, Jean Chung explains why she, a Korean woman, is photographing the aftermath of conflicts in Africa.

17 marras 2017
Master in action: Sir Don McCullin in Kolkata ARTICLE

Master in action: Sir Don McCullin in Kolkata

This 19-minute film is an insightful and revealing portrait of a master of photography in action, in an environment that stretched him to his limit.

16 marras 2017
An innovative surfing film, shot with the EOS C700 ARTICLE

An innovative surfing film, shot on EOS C700

Cinematographer Seb Slayter talks about making a unique surfing film using the “tack-sharp” Canon EOS C700 paired with a C300 Mark II, for jaw-dropping results.

30 loka 2017
A fresh-faced portrait by Quentin Caffier, shot on the EOS 5D Mark IV with the new the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM. ARTICLE

Quentin Caffier on capturing emotion in portraits

Self-confessed “control freak” Quentin Caffier talks us through his photographic process, revealing how he achieves his unique style…

25 loka 2017
Travel Photographer Lottie Davies’ Best Career Advice ARTICLE

If you want to be a professional photographer, this is one thing you need to do

Travel photographer Lottie Davies shares her single most important tip for photographers about to enter the industry.

25 loka 2017
A CNN Photo Editor’s Top Tips For Making The Perfect Pitch ARTICLE

How to get commissioned by a photo editor: five insider tips

Are you looking to pitch to a photo editor? Here are five ways to make yours “cut through the noise”, according to CNN freelance photo editor Sarah Tilotta.

23 loka 2017
Brent Stirton on shooting reportage that grabs attention and makes a difference ARTICLE

How the Canon Student Programme is building careers

Ksenia Kuleshova, who attended the Canon and Magnum student programme at Visa pour l'Image 2017, talks to us about documenting life in the troubled territory of Abkhazia, and how she won a commission for it from the New York Times.

23 loka 2017
Women in photography: Felicity McCabe on facing fears and making memories ARTICLE

Championing women in photography: Felicity McCabe

This innovative Getty photographer’s photos mix elements of portraiture and still-life. Here, she explains why her work is driven by her fear of forgetting.

18 loka 2017
Ed Kashi tells the story of a deadly epidemic ARTICLE

Ed Kashi tells the story of a deadly epidemic

It takes more than great pictures to make a difference. The photojournalist explains how he reaches the right audiences to tell the stories that matter to him.

17 loka 2017
Canon’s 4K EOS C700 makes a splash shooting a luxury river yacht advert on the Thames ARTICLE

Canon's EOS 700 makes a splash shooting a luxury yacht advert

The EOS C700 took to the Thames and the sky above London to capture premium 4K video of a luxury river yacht service in daylight and nighttime – see the results, and go behind the scenes on the shoot.

13 loka 2017
Landscape photographer David Clapp on the EOS 6D Mark II ARTICLE

“The EOS 6D Mark II responded beautifully in the real world”

As one of the first photographers to get his hands on the hotly anticipated Canon EOS 6D Mark II, David Clapp put it through its paces shooting landscapes across the UK.

09 loka 2017
War photographer Jérôme Sessini on surviving in conflict zones and coping afterwards ARTICLE

War photographer Jérôme Sessini on surviving conflict zones

“I didn’t choose to cover conflicts, conflict chose me”: Jérôme Sessini on surviving danger and violence, the emotional impact, and why he will carry on.

05 loka 2017
Ilvy Njiokiktjien captures a water-dancing show ARTICLE

Ilvy Njiokiktjien captures a water-dancing show

Photojournalist Ilvy Njiokiktjien has won awards for her conflict zone photography but faced a new set of challenges to capture a spectacular water dance troupe.

28 syys 2017
Speeding light: Samo Vidic’s illusion puts a paralysed friend back in the saddle ARTICLE

Samo Vidic’s illusion puts a paralysed friend back in the saddle

The Slovenian-born sports photographer explains how he pulled off a trick of the eye, with an emotional impact...

25 syys 2017
Randy Blythe of heavy metal band Lamb of God performing at London’s Brixton Academy in 2014. ARTICLE

Getty Images and Canon – championing women in photography

The latest in our series on female photographers features music-focused Christie Goodwin, who refuses to be limited by anyone’s expectations.

20 syys 2017
10 Sebastião Salgado quotes that define the renowned photojournalist ARTICLE

10 Sebastião Salgado quotes that define the renowned photojournalist

Sebastião Salgado, known for his intensely demanding, long-term projects, reveals what he believes photojournalism is all about.

31 elo 2017
Wildlife’s Nick Nichols tackles its controversial issues ARTICLE

Photographer Nick Nichols' wildlife dos and don'ts

Nick Nichols' ethical approach to staging and manipulation explained.

21 elo 2017
Ulla Lohmann on climbing and capturing the Totem Pole Article

Ulla Lohmann on climbing and capturing the Totem Pole

The Canon Explorer had always wanted to scale this most difficult of coastal climbs. She took her EOS 5D Mark IV along to capture a stunning 4K video and pictures of her nerve-shredding attempt.

31 heinä 2017
Getty Images and Canon – championing women in photography ARTICLE

Getty Images and Canon – championing women in photography

In this first instalment of our co-project on the difficulties faced by women looking to forge a career in photography, we shine a light on the genre-spanning genius of Naila Reuchel.

31 heinä 2017
Low light? No problem ARTICLE

Life in low light

Photojournalist Paolo Pellegrin talks about using the EOS 5D Mark IV to capture an intimate portrait of a gypsy family in Rome, and how well the camera coped with low light during the shoot.

31 heinä 2017
Shoot-saving dynamic range ARTICLE

Shoot-saving dynamic range

Top portrait photographer Lorenzo Agius explains how the EOS 5D Mark IV’s dynamic range can be the difference between a successful shoot and the type of failure that could cost you business.

31 heinä 2017
Controls that make the job easier ARTICLE

Controls that make the job easier

Commercial photographer and Canon Explorer Christian Anderl details how the EOS 5D Mark IV’s intuitive controls have revolutionised his workflow, whether he’s shooting photos or video.

31 heinä 2017
EOS 5D Mark IV – the perfect wedding camera ARTICLE

EOS 5D Mark IV – the perfect wedding camera

Acclaimed wedding photographer Jeff Ascough says the EOS 5D Mark IV can’t be beaten when it comes to capturing skin tones and detail in high and low lights at weddings.

31 heinä 2017
How EOS 1DX Mark II improves your workflow ARTICLE

How EOS-1D X Mark II improves your workflow

Canon Ambassador and sports photographer Richard Walch uncovers how being able to upload images from your EOS 1DX Mark II to a drive in next to no time is critical to capturing more shots.

31 heinä 2017
Image quality that can’t be beaten – EOS 1DX Mark II ARTICLE

Image quality that can’t be beaten – EOS-1D X Mark II

Renowned motorsports photographer Frits van Eldik on the how the dynamic range of the EOS-1D X Mark II has brought an extra level of detail to his shots.

31 heinä 2017
In-camera crop and send – EOS-1D X Mark II ARTICLE

In-camera crop and send – EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon Explorer Eddie Keogh explains how being able to crop a shot on the EOS-1D X Mark II and then send it straight from the camera to a client will keep you in their good books.

31 heinä 2017
Taking the EOS 5D Mark IV to the Earth’s extremes ARTICLE

Taking the EOS 5D Mark IV to the Earth’s extremes

Expedition photographer Ulla Lohmann wanted to shoot in a live volcano so she turned to the sturdy EOS 5D Mark IV to ensure she came back with the goods.

31 heinä 2017

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