Posts by Kevin Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Ontario, Canada. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape is his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network and National Geographic Online. He has also worked with clients such as the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates the “Photographers Lounge”. The Lounge is a teaching company created in 2011 and is dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian based workshops. In 2013, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Tofino, Tanzania, Venezuela and Provence, in addition to his workshops across North America.

Photography Friday: Using Your Exposure Compensation

River KayakerExposure compensation is function that allows you, the photographer, the ability to fine-tune exposure to compensate for situations where your camera's metering system does a poor job. Here are some tips on how to use it when photographing snowy landscapes or other tricky scenes. Read more »

Photography Friday: 6 Tips for Photographing Mountains

Mountain ReflectionsA mountain looks completely different at the top than it does from at the bottom. You can look at a mountain a hundred times and realize that each perspective is unique, so you need to spend a lot of time exploring your options. Each will offer something different. The following are my best tips to help you get your best mountain photo. Read more »

Tips for Traveling with Camera Gear

Traveling with Camera GearAs I prepare for upcoming to Mongolia, I decided to write about traveling with camera gear. Traveling with all the camera gear I have is not for the faint hearted. Here are a few tips to make your next trip a bit less stressful. Read more »

Studio Photography Shoots with a Tethered Cord or Eye-Fi Card

Tethered CordDoes this sound familiar? You shoot a few photos, pull the card and put it in the computer with a card reader to preview the images. It’s painstaking, and frankly takes too long. Your model will be sitting there yawning and texting friends versus being engaged in a shoot. This, my friends, is a time when shooting tethered makes the most sense. In your new home studio! Read more »

Photography Friday: Light Modifiers for Your Studio

Light ModifiersLearn all about light modifiers: the accessories that photographers use to help manipulate light in their studio. There are a few basic tools you can use to modify your light, no matter if you are using natural light, flash, strobes or constant lighting. I could get much more in-depth, but I figured we should look at the basics first to get you started! Read more »

Photography Friday: How to Photograph an Air Show

How to Photograph an Air ShowAn air show brings back childhood fantasies of flying plastic planes and yearning to be that Top Gun pilot that seems invincible. That’s probably why you will see generations of families sitting on lawn chairs-- grandfathers, fathers and young boys-- all with a camera in hand, trying to recapture those childhood fantasies. As with any photographic genre, cameras for these types of events can be quite expensive. Just remember, it’s not always the gear that takes the great photo, it’s the space between your two ears that will make your photos better than the others. Read more »

Photography Friday: Taking Great Photos in the Fog

Photographs in the FogBut be warned, fog is that one element that can either set the tone for a beautiful atmosphere in your photos, or that can very easily make your photos look white washed and dull-- void of color and without definition. Explore the varying types of fog that you will encounter out on a photo shoot, and learn how to work with them for great photos. Read more »

10 Winter Photography Tips: Never Too Early to Prepare

Winter Photography TipsLearn how to keep your pictures great, your gear safe, and your tushy warm. This post will give you some tips on taking photographs in the winter (tips based largely on my own personal experiences of taking really bad winter photographs). Even if you are not a diehard photographer, these tips can help ensure that you're ready to grab that photographic opportunity when you see it. Read more »

Photography Friday: Studio Lighting Kits for Your Home Studio

Home Studio Lighting KitsNot too long ago studio lighting was really only for the professional photographer, or an enthusiast with lots of disposable cash. Today however, with a wide range of kits that are available on the market, enthusiasts are able to create home studios easier than it has ever been. Let's take a look at some lighting options! Read more »