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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.

31 Jul 2017


Inside an isolated community in Siberia ARTICLE

Inside an isolated community in Siberia

Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen on the challenges and rewards of documenting a remote religious group.

18 Oct 2019
France rugby player Gaël Fickou dives to score a try against Argentina. Photograph by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images. ARTICLE

Cameron Spencer: my rugby shot of the day

What makes a great sports shot? Getty Images' Cameron Spencer picks his best photo of the day at the France v Argentina match at Rugby World Cup 2019™.

17 Oct 2019
Capturing the art of science on Canon cinema cameras ARTICLE

Capturing the art of science on Canon cinema cameras

Pernille Rose Grønkjær's movie Hunting for Hedonia explores the complex world of Deep Brain Stimulation. Find out how the Canon EOS C300 Mark II and Canon EOS C200 brought the story to life.

15 Oct 2019
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How to develop a more distinctive landscape style

Landscape photographer Kevin Faingnaert shares his techniques and advice on how to make your landscape photography stand out from the crowd.

09 Oct 2019
Filmmaker Steve Turvey smiles as he sits behind his Canon EOS C300 Mark II cinema camera. ARTICLE

Why the Canon EOS C300 Mark II is the ultimate all-rounder

Filmmaker Steve Turvey on how he used the Canon EOS C300 Mark II to shoot a series of cinematic-style shorts, mixing vloggers' footage with his own.

08 Oct 2019
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.

02 Oct 2019
Photographer Georgina Goodwin, holding her Canon camera, greets a woman in a hospital bed in Kenya. ARTICLE

Perfect your people skills

Three Canon Ambassadors – specialising in documentary, family and wedding/portrait photography – reveal how they get the best from their subjects.

01 Oct 2019
A window cleaner outside the 40th floor of the Torre Latinoamericana in Mexico City, with the sprawling city below. Photograph by Jérôme Sessini. ARTICLE

Mexico revisited: in Cartier-Bresson's footsteps

Jérôme Sessini reveals why he chose the Canon EOS R to revisit a classic series by Henri Cartier-Bresson as part of the Magnum Retold project.

25 Sep 2019
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Circle of Life: life's milestones through one lens

Lieve Blancquaert reveals how she documented birth, marriage and death around the world with just one lens, the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM.

24 Sep 2019

Yann Arthus-Bertrand: the filming of Woman

Yann Arthus-Bertrand: the filming of Woman

Meet renowned filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand and discover how his team carried out powerful interviews and met technical challenges on his documentary, Woman.

08 Mar 2019


From scoring the 'money shot' that sums up a match, to getting artistic with light in action sports, to freezing skiers mid-flight, Canon L-series lenses are key. ARTICLE

3 photographers, 3 sports, 3 techniques

From scoring the 'money shot' that sums up a match, to getting artistic with light in action sports, to freezing skiers mid-flight, Canon L-series lenses are key.

19 Sep 2019
Bring your archive to life with a professional photobook ARTICLE

Bring your archive to life with a professional photobook

Wildlife photographer Thorsten Milse on why he chose Canon's hdbook to create a high-quality retrospective of his 30-year career.

17 Sep 2019
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10 rapid-fire questions with product photographer Eberhard Schuy

From what to ask the client to talking to the objects, Canon Ambassador Eberhard Schuy reveals the secrets behind his standout product shots.

11 Sep 2019
A cinematographer shoulders a Canon EOS C700 FF camera to shoot a short film featuring a young couple in the harsh sunlight of Tenerife. ARTICLE

Sumire Prime cine lenses: the harsh light challenge

DOP Hans von Sonntag wanted a cinematic look while filming in the harsh light of Tenerife. Could Canon's cine primes deliver?

10 Sep 2019
South Africa rugby player Bryan Habana dives to score a try, a Samoa rugby player grabbing his leg Photo by Hannah Peters. ARTICLE

Essential kit for Rugby World Cup photography

Getty Images' Mark Kolbe, Hannah Peters and Cameron Spencer share their essential Rugby World Cup shooting kit.

06 Sep 2019
A photographer's hands hold a Canon EOS RP as she photographs a smiling woman in a dimly-lit interior. ARTICLE

6 Canon EOS R features you never knew existed

Eye tracking AF, Fv mode, focus bracketing and more – discover 6 brilliant but lesser-known features of the Canon EOS R and EOS RP.

04 Sep 2019
The value of video as a business marketing tool ARTICLE

The value of video as a business marketing tool

Canon Ambassadors Gil Gropengiesser and Simeon Quarrie on why you need to master the art of video marketing to future-proof your business.

03 Sep 2019
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What's in a sports photographer's kitbag?

Getty Images' Warren Little reveals his favourite Canon camera, lenses and accessories for capturing Rugby World Cup action.

29 Aug 2019
Hilary Roberts, Laura Morton and Catalina Martin-Chico look on as Ilvy Njiokiktjien speaks. ARTICLE

Photojournalists debate: what's keeping women out?

At the Visa Pour l’Image photojournalism festival, three Canon Female Photojournalist Award winners discuss the barriers women face.

29 Aug 2019
A kite-handler is lifted off the ground by his circular, rainbow-coloured kite. Photo by Ulla Lohmann. ARTICLE

Shooting kites on the coast with Canon RF zoom lenses

Canon Ambassador Ulla Lohmann used the Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lenses to capture the action of a colourful kite festival.

28 Aug 2019
Filmmaker Bryan Fogel lies on a laboratory bed attached to a respirator. ARTICLE

The Canon cameras behind Netflix's Icarus

Jake Swantko, DOP of the Oscar-winning sports doping documentary, reveals how he shot it with four different Canon cameras.

27 Aug 2019
A close-up of a newborn elephant. Photo by Marina Cano. ARTICLE

Wild at heart: what to look for in a telephoto lens

Wildlife photographer Marina Cano shares her top five tips for choosing a pro telephoto lens.

27 Aug 2019
A cyclist and a car travel under a highway sign indicating the exit for University Avenue, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto. Photo by Laura Morton. ARTICLE

A tale of two cities in the shadow of Silicon Valley

2018 Canon Female Photojournalist Award winner Laura Morton on capturing the similarities bridging wealth divides in two Californian cities.

21 Aug 2019
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Creating a pro photobook with impact: David Noton reveals all

The renowned landscape photographer shares how he created his book, Home Patch, and the professional benefits of publishing photobooks.

20 Aug 2019
Scotland rugby players celebrating. Photo by Mark Kolbe with a Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens. ARTICLE

The story behind how this rugby triumph was shot

Getty Images sports photographer Mark Kolbe reveals the story behind this rain-soaked shot, taken with an L-series prime lens.

14 Aug 2019
A Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer and Canon camera on a glass table surrounded by prints. ARTICLE

15 photo printing terms every pro should know

New to photo printing, or looking to brush up on your knowledge? Read Canon’s handy guide to the most useful photo printer terms.

13 Aug 2019
Pushing Sumire Prime cine lenses in an action film ARTICLE

Pushing Sumire Prime cine lenses in an action film

Filming fast-paced action close up to a world kickboxing champion was a real test for Canon's PL-mount cine lenses.

12 Aug 2019
A male and female ice skater holding their ice skating boots. Photograph by Andrey Golovanov. ARTICLE

Five top tips for taking portraits of sports stars

From lighting and backdrops to poses and props, Canon Ambassador Andrey Golovanov shares his top tips and techniques for taking sports portraits.

07 Aug 2019
A skier flies into the air off the edge of a mountain. Photo by Martin Bissig. ARTICLE

How to get into sports photography: pro tips

From the best kit to what makes a brilliant shot, three pros share 15 top tips for turning a hobby into a career in sports photography.

06 Aug 2019
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Filming a death-defying jungle expedition on Canon kit

How filmmaker Peiman Zekavat braved heat, exhaustion and piranha to film Laura Bingham's jungle adventure on a Canon EOS C300 Mark II.

02 Aug 2019
Fashion photographer Javier Cortés shoots video for clients all over the world, debunking the myth that you can't do both. ARTICLE

Adding video skills to your toolbox

Fashion photographer Javier Cortés shoots video for clients all over the world, debunking the myth that you can't do both.

01 Aug 2019
3 wedding photography lenses for beautiful bokeh ARTICLE

3 wedding photography lenses for beautiful bokeh

Pro Marina Karpiy tells us why her favoured pieces of wedding photography equipment are Canon L-series prime lenses, not zooms.

30 Jul 2019
People in the back of a taxi in South Africa. Photo by Ilvy Njiokiktjien from her Born Free project. ARTICLE

Documenting post-apartheid South Africa

Photojournalist Ilvy Njiokiktjien discusses her decade-long multimedia project Born Free, shot with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

24 Jul 2019
A lioness yawning, jaws open wide. Photographed by Jonathan and Angela Scott on a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. ARTICLE

The best Canon kit for pro wildlife photography

Big Cat Tales presenters Jonathan and Angela Scott open their kitbag and reveal the best Canon cameras and lenses for wildlife photography.

23 Jul 2019
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Changing the face of fashion retail photography

Discover how 'photography machines' with Canon cameras are revolutionising online fashion stores’ ability to shoot thousands of products per day.

19 Jul 2019
An indigenous tribeswoman in Papua covered in white mud. Photo by Susan Meiselas. ARTICLE

Susan Meiselas: lessons from a life in photography

The Magnum Photos photographer shares five things she's learnt over her career, from letting the situation guide her to how to choose a lens.

18 Jul 2019
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Preparation to print: staging an exhibition

Photojournalist Ilvy Njiokiktjien reveals how she prepared beautiful large prints for a major exhibition, using the Canon Océ Arizona 480XT.

17 Jul 2019
Cinema RAW Light explained STORIES

Filming in Cinema RAW Light explained

See how Canon’s Cinema RAW Light format, introduced with the Canon EOS C200, gives filmmakers easier access to RAW shooting than ever before.

16 Jul 2019
Filming the warmly-lit interior of a café through the window with a Canon EOS C700 FF camera and Sumire Prime cine lens. ARTICLE

Sumire Prime cine lenses: the low-light challenge

Filmmaker Tania Freimuth put Canon's new PL-mount cine prime lenses through their paces on a challenging shoot. What did she think of them?

10 Jul 2019
Colourful buildings in a coastal Norwegian town are seen from above. Photo by Richard Walch on a Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens. ARTICLE

Shooting Norway's coast with the 10x zoom RF lens

Canon's RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM might just be the perfect travel lens, as Richard Walch found on a trip along Norway's dramatic coast.

09 Jul 2019
Opinion: Should stills photographers shoot video? ARTICLE

Opinion: Should stills photographers shoot video?

Is there more work for those who diversify to shoot video and stills, or should you specialise in one medium? Three pros share their views.

03 Jul 2019
Young Photographer: learning sports photography ARTICLE

Young Photographer: learning sports photography

In a shoot with Getty Images and Canon, two photographers collaborate to photograph the passion and grit of grassroots sport.

28 Jun 2019
A mother bear with her cub in silhouette. Photo by Marina Cano on a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. ARTICLE

7 ways to make money from wildlife photography

Wildlife photographers Marina Cano, Vladimir Medvedev and Radomir Jakubowski share how they earn money photographing nature.

26 Jun 2019
Video still of a man with his eyes closed, a woman looking neutral, and a man with arms folded, frowning. Filmed on a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. ARTICLE

Filming candid video portraits with EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon Ambassador Dafna Tal talks about shooting video portraits of people reacting to sounds associated with diverse cultures and religions.

25 Jun 2019
60 second celebrity portraits with the Canon EOS R ARTICLE

60 second celebrity portraits with the Canon EOS R

Paolo Verzone had just seconds to shoot portraits of the stars at Cannes Film Festival. Find out why he chose the Canon EOS R for the job.

20 Jun 2019
3 eye-catching ways to use Canon tilt-shift lenses ARTICLE

3 eye-catching ways to use Canon tilt-shift lenses

Tilt-shift lenses aren't just for architecture or portraits. Three photographers reveal how they use them in creative ways in other genres.

19 Jun 2019
Cross-section showing inside a Canon EOS R camera and RF lens. ARTICLE

10 Canon EOS R System FAQs answered

Is full-frame mirrorless right for you? Canon's Mike Burnhill answers 10 frequently asked questions about EOS R, EOS RP and RF lenses.

18 Jun 2019
Irish actor Cillian Murphy, wearing a dark jacket and trousers, sits in a black armchair looking at the camera. Portrait by Lorenzo Agius. ARTICLE

How to succeed as a pro portrait photographer

Two leading Canon Ambassadors share the practical professional portrait photography tips they wish they’d known when they started.

26 Sep 2019
Filmmaker Sébastien Devaud holds a Canon XF705 camcorder to film, and smiles. ARTICLE

Canon XF705 hands-on with Sébastien Devaud

Filmmaker Sébastien Devaud shares how the 4K UHD camcorder’s revolutionary codec and pro features helped him film a champion sprinter.

11 Jun 2019
A Canon Sumire Prime cine lens in use on a cine camera on location. ARTICLE

Sumire Prime cine lenses put through their paces

Three filmmakers used Canon's new PL-mount Sumire Prime cine lenses on challenging shoots. Find out how they performed.

10 Jun 2019
A car in the desert has a Canon EOS C700 FF attached to a crane arm out the back. ARTICLE

Filming a slick desert car ad with EOS C700 FF

Brett Danton shares how he shot an aspirational supercar commercial in a desert, with an EOS C700 FF and an EOS C200 mounted to a car and a drone.

05 Jun 2019
“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.

04 Jun 2019
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.

31 May 2019
Shooting weddings on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III ARTICLE

Shooting weddings on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Young photographer Dasha Starr learnt how to get the best shots from a quirky wedding with pro photographers and mentors Factoria182.

30 May 2019
'Ninja' wedding photography with Canon cameras ARTICLE

'Ninja' wedding photography with Canon cameras

Canon Ambassador Markus Morawetz reveals his techniques for candid wedding photography with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Canon EOS R.

29 May 2019
A bride and groom stand close together, faces touching, in front of a tree full of yellow blossoms. ARTICLE

Best Canon cameras for shooting wedding videos

Three leading wedding videographers reveal why they choose the Canon DSLR, Cinema EOS and mirrorless cameras they use.

28 May 2019
A photographer holds a Canon EOS R with an RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens. ARTICLE

Behind the RF 85mm F1.2L USM: the developers tell all

The top 10 things you need to know about the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens.

24 May 2019
An aerial view of the start of the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix, photographed from a distance by Frits van Eldik using a Canon EOS 5DS R camera. ARTICLE

Shooting the Monaco Grand Prix from a mountaintop

Frits van Eldik reveals how he used Canon EOS 5DS R cameras to take amazingly detailed photos of the motor race from a mountaintop 2km away.

22 May 2019
A male model wears a white coat and stands against a white wall in two shots by fashion photographer Jaroslav Monchak. Shot on a Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens. ARTICLE

What's in a fashion photographer's kitbag?

Jaroslav Monchak reveals his favourite Canon cameras and lenses for shooting high-end fashion photography.

15 May 2019
Brent Stirton photographs Namibian tribespeople by the fire, as Spencer MacDonald films him using a Canon EOS C200. ARTICLE

Filming in Namibia with the Canon EOS C200

Behind-the-scenes on a documentary shoot where the Canon EOS C200 showed it was more than a match for the desert conditions of Namibia.

14 May 2019
A bright yellow wall with brown stairs leading into a sunny courtyard, with glass doors beneath the stairs. Photo by Fernando Guerra with a Canon TS-E17mm f/4L lens. ARTICLE

The best Canon kit for architecture photography

Photographer Fernando Guerra and Canon’s Mike Burnhill share expert advice on the best Canon architectural photography lenses and camera.

08 May 2019
Creative portraiture with the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens ARTICLE

Creative portraiture with the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens

Pro photographer Rosie Hardy reveals the story behind her first portrait shoots with the Canon EOS R and the RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens.

08 May 2019
Bridal portraits with the RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens ARTICLE

Bridal portraits with the RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens

Wedding photographer and Canon Ambassador Félicia Sisco talks about shooting editorial-style bridal portraits with the RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens.

08 May 2019
The making of sci-fi series Altered Carbon with Canon Cine primes ARTICLE

How Canon Cine primes helped make Altered Carbon

The DOP of Altered Carbon reveals how he shot the visually stunning cyberpunk series using an arsenal of Canon Cine primes.

07 May 2019
A skateboarder jumps over bridge supports like a skate ramp. Photo by Lorenz Holder using a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens. ARTICLE

How to shoot action sports in a fine art style

Lorenz Holder shares how he used the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens to shoot a skateboarder in action under a geometric viaduct.

01 May 2019
Misty mountaintops in Madeira. Photo by Michaela Nagyidaiová on a Canon EOS 6D Mark II with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens. ARTICLE

Young Photographer: landscapes with stories

Young photographer Michaela Nagyidaiová dives into landscape photography with an environmental story, with pro mentor Toby Smith.

30 Apr 2019
Shooting social media videos: 6 top tips ARTICLE

Shooting social media videos: 6 top tips

What are the key things you need to know about making social media videos? Commercial photographer Quentin Caffier gives his best advice.

23 Apr 2019
5 things David Hurn can teach you about landscapes ARTICLE

5 things David Hurn can teach you about landscapes

Magnum's legendary documentary photographer has turned to landscapes. He reveals 5 considerations that give meaning to his photographs.

18 Apr 2019
Five key insights from Pascal Maitre's low light shoots ARTICLE

Five key insights from Pascal Maitre's low light shoots

Canon Ambassador Pascal Maitre pushed his camera's ISO further than ever before when photographing life in places with no electricity. Here's what he learned.

17 Apr 2019
Action photographer Richard Walch shooting with a Canon EOS R, one leg on each side of a steep coastal cliff. ARTICLE

Full-frame mirrorless vs. full-frame DSLR: what's best?

Action photographer and Canon Ambassador Richard Walch compares the two types of full-frame camera and reveals when he'd choose one over the other.

16 Apr 2019
Job swap: learning landscape photography ARTICLE

Job swap: learning landscape photography

What happens when pros swap genres? David Noton shows a wedding, a family and two sports photographers how to shoot landscapes.

10 Apr 2019
Nicolai Brix reveals a filmmaker’s first work with the Canon EOS R system ARTICLE

EOS R first impressions: videographer Nicolai Brix’s perspective

The Danish videographer and photojournalist Nicolai Brix was the first filmmaker to try shooting video with the Canon EOS R system. Here’s what he thinks.

09 Apr 2019
A walker on a grassy mountain slope, photographed by Daniël Nelson on a Canon EOS 6D. ARTICLE

Daniël Nelson’s Africa travels with a Canon EOS 6D

The young photographer recounts his epic journey through 22 African countries capturing rarely-seen wildlife, landscapes and cultures.

03 Apr 2019
5 professional photo printing tips ARTICLE

5 professional photo printing tips

Canon Ambassador Clive Booth and Canon printing expert Suhaib Hussain reveal how to make your own pro-quality photo prints.

02 Apr 2019
Photographing body painting with the Canon EOS R ARTICLE

Photographing body painting with the Canon EOS R

Photographer Antonio Gibotta talks about shooting models covered in fluorescent paint, in a studio lit only by UV lamps.

29 Mar 2019
Young Photographer: learning travel photography ARTICLE

Young Photographer: learning travel photography

How do you begin a travel photography career? Pro travel shooter Annapurna Mellor offers advice to new talent Henry Jay Kamara.

28 Mar 2019
A portrait of a Gee's golden langur, photographed by Christian Ziegler in Bhutan. ARTICLE

Christian Ziegler: the lens I couldn't work without

The wildlife photographer reveals how the super-telephoto L-series Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens has proved indispensable.

27 Mar 2019
How I improved my sports photography: Marc Aspland ARTICLE

How I improved my sports photography: Marc Aspland

Award-winning sports photographer and Canon Ambassador Marc Aspland reveals six techniques that helped him take better sports photographs.

26 Mar 2019
An overhead view of a busy road junction at night, photographed by Olivia Arthur. ARTICLE

Olivia Arthur on her multi-layered photography

The Magnum Photos member tells us about her multi-layered photography and how she immerses herself (sometimes literally) in a story.

20 Mar 2019
Mashid Mohadjerin's spontaneous shot: teenagers mill around a tractor and trailer in a muddy field, one of them smoking. ARTICLE

How Mashid Mohadjerin got this candid shot

The photojournalist and Canon Ambassador tells the story behind her spontaneous documentary photograph of life in the Jordan Valley.

19 Mar 2019
Photographing dancers in low light with the EOS R ARTICLE

Photographing dancers in low light with the EOS R

Photojournalist Carolina Arantes tested the low-light capabilities of the EOS R System to capture the energy of the Paris swing dance scene.

15 Mar 2019
Photographing an Indian wedding with the EOS R STORIES

Photographing an Indian wedding with the EOS R

How silent shooting and a reliable EVF helped Sanjay Jogia shoot a vibrant wedding with the Canon EOS R.

14 Mar 2019
How a cycling world record attempt was photographed ARTICLE

How a cycling world record attempt was photographed

Matt Ben Stone explains his lens choices and techniques for capturing Denise Mueller-Korenek’s blisteringly fast Land Speed Record.

12 Mar 2019
Yann Arthus-Bertrand on his documentary, Woman ARTICLE

Yann Arthus-Bertrand on his documentary, Woman

The French filmmaker and Canon Ambassador talks about his career and reveals how he hopes to change the world.

08 Mar 2019
A young woman sits in a black-draped ready to be interviewed on camera. ARTICLE

Woman co-director Anastasia Mikova on her process

The filmmaker talks about her vision for Woman, which she co-directed and co-produced with Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

08 Mar 2019
How the Woman interviews were filmed ARTICLE

Behind the scenes: interviewing for Woman

From the camera position to posing the tough questions, this is how the Woman team carried out their powerful interviews.

08 Mar 2019
Behind the scenes: post-production on Woman ARTICLE

Behind the scenes: post-production on Woman

An insight into the Woman editing room shows how the team met some of the technical and narrative challenges of the post-production process.

08 Mar 2019
Young Photographer: learning fashion photography ARTICLE

Young Photographer: learning fashion photography

In a collaborative project with Getty Images and Canon, fashion photographer Wanda Martin teaches emerging talent Rianna Gayle her key techniques.

28 Feb 2019
Exposing all: conservation photography techniques ARTICLE

Exposing all: conservation photography techniques

Photojournalist Neil Aldridge explains how he captures award-winning conservation images – and why he always carries Speedlites.

26 Feb 2019
A polar bear lumbers towards a breathing hole in the ice in a frozen Arctic landscape. ARTICLE

The story behind a lost polar bear 'selfie'

Audun Rikardsen reveals how he retrieved a camera lost for a year in freezing Arctic waters, and the polar bear 'selfie' it took.

21 Feb 2019
A man walking in the bleak Arctic landscape. ARTICLE

Why Jean Gaumy uses Canon zooms in the Arctic

The Magnum photographer specialises in taking photos where most others won't go. In -30 degree temperatures, only certain lenses will do.

20 Feb 2019
8 essential black and white photography tips ARTICLE

8 essential black and white photography tips

Learn to take better black and white pictures, and which Canon camera is best for black and white photography, with these expert tips.

19 Feb 2019
 Plus-size, tattooed model Ami is photographed from behind, sitting with her legs to one side in a pose reminiscent of Old Master paintings of reclining models. ARTICLE

Capturing painterly portraits with the EOS R

Fashion photographer Javier Cortés talks about his classic portraits in low light, inspired by Old Master paintings.

15 Feb 2019
A man in a dark blue shirt gesturing with one hand. ARTICLE

Christian Anderl's studio portraits with the EOS R

How the EOS R helped the Austrian photographer shoot his emotive, intimate studio portrait series about fatherhood.

14 Feb 2019
Travel photographer David Noton’s shot of the year ARTICLE

David Noton’s favourite landscape shot

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

14 Feb 2019
Get a fresh dose of photographic inspiration by grabbing your Canon camera and following this creative exercise. ARTICLE

Cure creative block with the 2,400 Steps exercise

Get a fresh dose of photographic inspiration by grabbing your Canon camera and following this creative exercise.

14 Feb 2019
The best Canon lenses for landscape photography ARTICLE

The best Canon lenses for landscape photography

Expert advice from top professional David Noton on the best Canon lenses for any style of landscape photography.

12 Feb 2019
An aerial shot of a rice terrace. The vertical terrain is vast, lush green and filled with pools of water. It looks like a fractured mirror. ARTICLE

How George Steinmetz tells stories from the sky

The aerial photographer reveals how he tells stories from the sky, including his recent series on China's food production problem.

06 Feb 2019
A man wearing t-shirt and jeans, frying pan in hand, prepares a meal in a bright kitchen. A teenage boy reaches up to a cupboard in the background, while an 8-year-old girl eats something in the foreground. ARTICLE

Intimate documentary shooting with the Canon EOS R

Ilvy Njiokiktjien's fly-on-the-wall images, shot with the EOS R, give an intimate insight into single fathers and their families.

01 Feb 2019
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.

23 Jan 2019
Better sports photography: pro tips and techniques ARTICLE

Better sports photography: pro tips and techniques

It's not all long lenses and fast shutter speeds: pro sports photographer Tom Jenkins shares his top tips for improving your sports shots.

22 Jan 2019
A white-tailed eagle snatches a fish from the water. Droplets of water glisten in the sun behind the bird and its prey. ARTICLE

Bird photography with Canon's EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM

Bird photographer Markus Varesvuo shares tips and talks about photographing the white-tailed eagle in action.

15 Jan 2019
The Canon EOS R: so easy, subjects can use it too ARTICLE

The Canon EOS R: so easy, subjects can use it too

As wedding photographers Julia and Gil photographed a couple with the EOS R, they found it so easy they handed the camera to the couple too.

11 Jan 2019
Photographing Saudi Arabian women with the EOS R ARTICLE

Photographing Saudi Arabian women with the EOS R

How the Canon EOS R’s wide dynamic range and silent shooting helped Tasneem Alsultan to document the unseen lives of Saudi Arabian women.

09 Jan 2019
Wildlife photography with a Canon macro lens ARTICLE

Wildlife photography with a Canon macro lens

Biologist and photographer Christian Ziegler explains how he photographs amazing rainforest wildlife with a macro lens.

08 Jan 2019
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.

04 Jan 2019
Buying my first L-series lens is one of the best investments I ever made ARTICLE

Photographing wrestlers with L-series lenses

James Musselwhite shares how Canon L-series lenses helped him deliver sharp, rich-coloured images for his Portrait of a Wrestler project.

03 Jan 2019
A young male lion lies in green grass with his head up and facing us. Another lion is just visible behind him, lying flat, and four giraffes roam behind them both. ARTICLE

Photographing big cats with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Wildlife photographers and TV presenters Jonathan and Angela Scott share their kitbag favourites and discuss their TV show, Big Cat Tales.

19 Dec 2018
Men unload large sacks from the top of a bus. ARTICLE

Chris Steele-Perkins: the story that most moved me

Veteran Magnum photojournalist Chris Steele-Perkins talks about the story in his career that affected him most.

18 Dec 2018
A mother playfully dangles her laughing baby by the foot at home. ARTICLE

How to take candid family photos like Helen Bartlett

Canon Ambassador Helen Bartlett explains how she takes memorable black-and-white family photos in everyday places – and how the EOS R helps.

14 Nov 2018
Seeing is believing with the EOS R System ARTICLE

Seeing is believing with the EOS R System

Building on over three decades of EOS innovation, discover how Canon engineers have unlocked new levels of optical excellence with the EOS R System.

30 Oct 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.

05 Dec 2018
The kit Alessandra Meniconzi couldn't shoot without ARTICLE

The kit Alessandra Meniconzi couldn't shoot without

Find out how the Canon Ambassador simplifies "the most difficult tool in photography" for great portrait lighting.

04 Dec 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.

28 Nov 2018
Carla van de Puttelaar’s painterly portraits ARTICLE

Carla van de Puttelaar’s painterly portraits

The photographer shares her approach to taking naturally-lit portraits inspired by the Dutch Masters.

27 Nov 2018
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.

21 Nov 2018
A man in an orange boiler suit stands in a room with a wooden-panelled wall, two towels hanging from pegs. ARTICLE

Paolo Verzone on documenting people in the Arctic

Canon Ambassador Paolo Verzone explains how he battled epic shooting conditions to capture the essence of the Arctic.

20 Nov 2018
Martin Parr on his distinctive style and vision ARTICLE

Martin Parr on his distinctive style and vision

The Magnum photographer talks about the techniques he uses to express his personal view of the world.

14 Nov 2018
A blonde five-year-old girl lies on a green printed mattress, a hand stroking her hair ARTICLE

Magnus Wennman’s tilt-shift lens portraits

The Swedish photojournalist and Canon Ambassador’s emotive portraits of displaced children were achieved with a Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 lens.

13 Nov 2018
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Ember Films' need for speed with the Canon EOS C700 FF

How the award-winning production company used the Canon EOS C700 FF to create a cinematic-style trailer in just three days.

09 Nov 2018
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.

07 Nov 2018
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.

06 Nov 2018
Exploring Chernobyl with the EOS R ARTICLE

Exploring Chernobyl with the EOS R

Maciek Nabrdalik spent over a decade visiting the city's exclusion zone taking shots on a range of Canon cameras, including the EOS R.

02 Nov 2018
A woman submerged in water with a pink and gold scarf billowing around her. ARTICLE

A master of light in water: Maya Almeida

The "underwater visual artist" shares the challenges behind her creative underwater portraits.

31 Oct 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.

25 Oct 2018
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.

24 Oct 2018
These 4K broadcast lenses break boundaries ARTICLE

These 4K broadcast lenses break boundaries

Go behind the scenes to see how Canon engineers developed the latest in broadcast lens technology.

23 Oct 2018
Christian Anderl's studio portraits with the EOS R ARTICLE

Christian Anderl's studio portraits with the EOS R

How the EOS R helped the Austrian photographer shoot his emotive, intimate studio portrait series about fatherhood.

19 Oct 2018
Championing Women in Photography: Hannah Peters Article

Championing Women in Photography: Hannah Peters

Getty Photographer Hannah Peters shares her career as a sports photographer and what it's like to be a woman on the sidelines.

17 Oct 2018
A low-light photo from the rear of the racing car driven by Fernando Alonso, its brake lights emitting a red glow on the wet track. ARTICLE

The story behind Frits van Eldik's rare F1 shot

When daylight faded, the sports photographer saw an opportunity for a unique, atmospheric low-light motorsport photo.

16 Oct 2018
How to create a powder flash photography effect ARTICLE

How to create a powder flash photography effect

Sports photographer Samo Vidic shares how he shot an exciting portrait and captured dynamic action shots while hanging from a rope off a climbing wall.

11 Oct 2018
Patrick Zachmann's best documentary advice Article

Patrick Zachmann's best documentary advice

Photojournalist and Magnum Photos member Patrick Zachmann shares the key advice that has helped him in his career.

09 Oct 2018
Giacomo Frittelli on filming a documentary on a remote Arctic island ARTICLE

Giacomo Frittelli on filming a documentary on a remote Arctic island

How the DOP battled the Arctic elements to create a compelling series with a stylish cinematic vision

04 Oct 2018
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Paolo Verzone on shooting an Arctic ad

How the Canon Ambassador fought through a snowstorm, walked on frozen water and used three DSLRs to meet a demanding brief.

04 Oct 2018
A cow captured in mid-leap jumping over a stockyard fence, its front legs already over the fence. ARTICLE

The story of Carolina Arantes' fleeing cow captured

Fast reactions and a camera she could rely on helped Carolina Arantes capture this fleeting moment on a cattle farm in Brazil

03 Oct 2018
Portraits with "difficult" people ARTICLE

Portraits with "difficult" people

Top portrait photographer Tom Barnes on getting the best from tricky subjects with his Canon cameras and lenses

02 Oct 2018
David Noton on shooting 'stitched' landscapes ARTICLE

David Noton on shooting 'stitched' landscapes

Landscape photographer and Canon Ambassador David Noton talks about his latest project – shooting 'stitched' landscapes with the Canon EOS R

27 Sep 2018
A young girl holding an umbrella stares at the camera. ARTICLE

Veronique de Viguerie: documenting the dangerous

The fearless French photojournalist talks about her motivation, and the skills and techniques needed when photographing dangerous groups of people.

26 Sep 2018
Marketing tips from a professional wedding photographer ARTICLE

Marketing tips from a professional wedding photographer

Canon Ambassador Sanjay Jogia shares his best marketing tips for wedding photographers

25 Sep 2018
A heavily pregnant woman sits on a chair next to a man lying on a bed, her top rolled up to expose her stomach. They are in a brightly-lit room decorated with colourful posters and a shelf unit holding cosmetics bottles and small stuffed toys. ARTICLE

Catalina Martin-Chico on Colombia’s peacetime baby boom

We interview the 2017 Canon Female Photojournalist Award winner about her heartfelt project.

20 Aug 2018
From concept to print: Clive Booth's ballet shoot ARTICLE

From concept to print: Clive Booth's ballet shoot

The Canon Ambassador reveals how he created striking printed publicity images for the Birmingham Royal Ballet using the Canon EOS R System.

21 Sep 2018
Katya Mukhina on using EOS R ARTICLE

Katya Mukhina on using EOS R

Russian wedding photographer Katya Mukhina talks about shooting on location in Iceland with the EOS R system.

17 Sep 2018
Documenting the vanishing cultures of Namibia ARTICLE

Documenting the vanishing cultures of Namibia

Canon Ambassador Brent Stirton put Canon's new EOS R system to the test with a five-day tour capturing the landscape, wildlife and people of Namibia.

14 Sep 2018
Daredevil ropewalkers and the full-frame EOS R ARTICLE

Daredevil ropewalkers and the full-frame EOS R

Hanging off a cliff on the coast of Ireland, editorial photographer Richard Walch put the EOS R to the test

11 Sep 2018
A camera operator with a Canon EOS C700 FF filming in a boxing gym. ARTICLE

4K video: 3 things to future-proof your work

Should you be shooting 4K at all times to future-proof your work? A Canon video specialist shares his best advice.

23 Jan 2019
Alessandra Meniconzi wins Nat Geo travel photography prize ARTICLE

Alessandra Meniconzi wins National Geographic prize

The Canon Ambassador tells the story behind her portrait of a Kazakh girl with a cup of tea, taken during a long-term project in western Mongolia

07 Sep 2018
Nicolai Brix reveals a filmmaker’s first work with the Canon EOS R system ARTICLE

EOS R first impressions: videographer Nicolai Brix’s perspective

The Danish videographer and photojournalist Nicolai Brix was the first filmmaker to try shooting video with the Canon EOS R system. Here’s what he thinks.

05 Sep 2018
Photojournalist turned fine art photographer Guia Besana ARTICLE

Fine art photographer Guia Besana's first shoot with EOS R

The former photojournalist explains how the smallest professional camera in Canon's range helped to bring her 'Rummage of Flowers' shoot to life.

05 Sep 2018
In too deep: Testing the Canon EOS R to its low-light limits ARTICLE

Testing the Canon EOS R to its low-light limits

Photojournalist Daniel Etter photographed dark, archaic conditions in Romanian coal mines using the full-frame mirrorless Canon EOS R system.

05 Sep 2018
How Storror filmed their biggest challenge yet ARTICLE

How Storror filmed their biggest challenge yet

Parkour collective Storror reveal how they filmed their rooftop leaps and urban spectacles across Istanbul.

31 Aug 2018
A boxer and trainer are lit from above by a shaft of light as they sit in a dim gym being filmed by a camera crew using a Canon EOS C700 FF. ARTICLE

Sundance winner Nancy Schreiber on filming A Dishful of Dollars

Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber put Canon's new full-frame cine camera to the test on a challenging shoot. Here's her verdict.

28 Aug 2018
One king penguin stands tall and sharp amid a blurred colony of other penguins. The penguin has a white chest, grey neck and sides, golden cheeks, beak and front of the neck, and a black face. ARTICLE

‘The day is never done’: Chris Packham on wildlife

TV presenter Chris Packham brings his passion for wildlife and ecology to his eye-opening photography.

21 Aug 2018
Ballet of the elements: Clive Booth's photographs of lifeboats in action ARTICLE

Clive Booth ‘ordinary people, extraordinary things’

Being winched over the sea in a helicopter couldn't be further from Clive Booth's day job shooting fashion. The Canon Ambassador shares his project.

16 Aug 2018
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Michael Deeley on making films that live forever

The producer who brought us Blade Runner and The Italian Job on where he finds inspiration and his advice for aspiring producers.

07 Aug 2018
Pascal Maitre's low light portraits of Africa's electricity crisis ARTICLE

Pascal Maitre's low light portraits of Africa's electricity crisis

The French photojournalist reveals how he shot his award-winning project, and shares tips for working in extreme low light.

03 Aug 2018
"It's vital for us to be there." Ivor Prickett on capturing the Battle for Mosul ARTICLE

How Ivor Prickett captured the Battle for Mosul

Award-winning photographer Ivor Prickett talks about documenting action on the front line during the Battle for Mosul.

24 Jul 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 Jul 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 Jun 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 Jun 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 Jun 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 Jun 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 Jun 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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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.

04 Jun 2019
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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 2018
Cinema RAW Light explained STORIES

Filming in Cinema RAW Light explained

See how Canon’s Cinema RAW Light format, introduced with the Canon EOS C200, gives filmmakers easier access to RAW shooting than ever before.

16 Jul 2019
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 Feb 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 2018
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 Dec 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 Dec 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 Dec 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 Dec 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 Dec 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 Dec 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Oct 2017
Canon’s 4K EOS C700 makes a splash shooting a luxury river yacht advert on the Thames ARTICLE

Canon's EOS C700 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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Sep 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 Sep 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.

07 Nov 2018
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 Aug 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 Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul 2017

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