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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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Diatoms by Robert Berdan ©

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.

Jumping Spider by Adrian Thysee ©

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.

Peru Reinhard Thomas ©

Photographing along the Great Ocean Road in Southern Australia by Reinhard Thomas The Great Ocean Road begins about an hour and a half south of Melbourne in Torquay and winds it’s way along the west and south coasts of the State of Victoria - read more.

Jeep on winter road by Robert Berdan ©

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.

Snowy Owl by Robert Berdan ©

Understanding Colour for Photographers by Dr. Robert Berdan There has been a tremendous amount of research done on how colour affects human beings, with many of the findings suggesting that men and women may respond to colours differently - read more.

Photograhing Bears by Kyle Smith ©

Tips and Techniques for Photographing Bears by Kyle Smith Grizzly bears to a lot of people are considered scary, dangerous and top apex predators. But they also have another side to them that many people do not see - read more.

Is Photography Art? by Dr. Robert Berdan A search of Google will reveal numerous essays on the topic of photography as art with some articles supporting the concept and others disagreeing. To my surprise even some pro nature photographers don't consider their photographs as art - read more.

Great Horned Owl in Barn Window in Winter by Robert Berdan ©

Photographing Owls in Winter Around Calgary by Dr. Robert Berdan Photographing owls isn't difficult - its finding them that is the challenge. Understanding a little bit of their biology and when and where to look is the key to success. In winter the trees are bare making them a little easier to spot - read more.

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