The Canadian Nature Photographer is a resource for nature lovers, photographers and artists. You will find photography articles, tutorials, galleries, videos, online courses and workshops. All photographers and artists are welcome to contribute. Articles are not restricted to Canadian content. All photographs and articles on this site are copyright by their respective authors - to inquire about purchasing images contact the authors. This web site is operated by Dr. Robert Berdan and on January 1, 2016 this website became mobile friendly (responsive). Many of the older articles are still in the old web design format. To get back from the old layout just click the welcome link.
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The Art & Science of Photomicrography with Polarized Light by Dr. Robert Berdan Many subjects when viewed through a microscope are unfamiliar and appear abstract. In this article I would like to share with you some pictures of crystals and other substances that bend polarized light - read more.
Springtime in a Prairie Slough by Dr. Wayne Lynch In northern Scandinavia, the Sami reindeer herders have a deep-rooted belief about the restorative powers of nature. They say: “If ever you are lost in life, put your ear to the earth and listen to the beat of her heart” - read more.
Shoot the Solar Eclipse by Alan Dyer. This summer an amazing natural phenomenon will sweep across the United States. On August 21 the shadow of the Moon will touch the Earth and trace a path from coast to coast, from Oregon to South Carolina - read more.
Microscopic Life in Ponds and Rainwater by Dr. Robert Berdan It may look like pond scum until you look at it through a light microscope - to a Geek these microorganisms are jewels and they can be found in your backyard - read more.
Photographing Through a Microscope -
Photomicrography - Inner Space by Dr. Robert Berdan Photographing through a light microscope is easier then ever before with Digital cameras and even cell phone adaptors - read more.
Photographing in Rajasthan, India by Reinhard Thomas We arrived in Delhi, India’s capital and the major gateway to the treasures of this great, interesting country. This city of more than 25 million people is chaotic at best but a better expression may be “mayhem”- read more.
Tips on Macrophotography by Dr. Robert Berdan Macrophotography refers to taking pictures that magnify the specimen between about 0.5X and 10X with most of the photographs being taken at 0.5X to 2.0X - read more.
Elements of Design and Composition in Photography
Tips for Better Composition by Dr. Robert Berdan Many photographers purchasing a new camera are preoccupied with learning its many various features and controls but improving your seeing and understanding of design is essential to success- read more.
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