Saturday, December 27, 2014

Enjoying New Year's Eve Fireworks! Here's how to shoot em!

Going to ring in 2015 with a bang and want to photograph the awesome firework display?  Here's how!

Tips for Photographing Christmas/New Year's Parties

Happy Holidays!  Christmas is upon us, and New Years Eve is almost here! If you are going out to celebrate and want to get some great shots, here are some tips!  

Friday, December 26, 2014

How to photograph your Christmas tree...with or without your family!

I just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a happy and safe holidays! I hope Santa Claus brings you some great photo goodies, and that 2015 brings you lots of great photo opportunities! I have a lot of to be thankful for, with the amount of support you have all given me with launch of my apps. 
Here are some tips to get a nice photo of your tree, as well as a nice family portrait with it over the holidays.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Awesome Geminid Meteor Shower This Week! Here's how to get great pix!

The annual Geminid Meteor Shower is here coming up!  It's the busiest one,  so get out your tripods, get a cup of coffee, and go shoot them with some friends! Here's some tips on how!



Thursday, November 27, 2014

Noel Chenier's Camera Buying Guide For 2015

Here's a quick list of options for those looking to buy a SLR camera to get into photography, or treat themselves for being good this year by upgrading!

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Noel Chenier's Lens Buying Guide for 2015

Most camera kits come with a wide angle-normal(18-55mm) or a wide angle-short telephoto(17-85mm). Which is great...if all you want to do is wide shots and the party photos. Here a guide to what to look for when buying other lenses, including telephotos and macro!

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Noel Chenier's Camera Accessory Buying Guide for 2015

This posting will be about what accessories Santa should bring you for your camera!


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Noel's Flash and Flash Accessory Buying Guide 2015

If you are looking to add a flash or two to your collection, here are some options for your Christmas list...

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What fun stuff to buy FOR your photographer for Christmas 2014!

This blog post is for anyone who has a PHOTOGRAPHER to buy for and want to get them something fun and quirky...or useful! Some of this stuff can be found locally, but some you'll have to order from Toronto or the states...but c'mon, your photographer is worth it!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tis the season for Christmas concerts! Here's how to photograph them!

 With the school Christmas concert season upon us, time to yet again recycle an oldie but a goodie blog post!! Here's some tips on getting the great concert photos!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tips for great Halloween Photographs

Since Halloween is upon us, here are some tips on how to get some great pumpkin, costume, and other pix!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Photo Critiquing Test Video


So I've finally gotten around to putting together my first photo critique video, an idea I've wanted to do for a while and just never go to finishing...(like many of my ideas)
Here is the first one, I would really love to know what you think about it.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Take great photos of your kids having fun with autumn leaves!

Fall is a great time for photographs, and taking photographs of your kids playing in leaves is just one of the possibilities. Here are some ideas for capturing some great moments.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tips on photographing the Draconids meteor shower

The annual Draconids Meteor Showers is peaking this week on October 8th/9th! It's not usually a very plentiful shower...but it can roar when you least expect it!
So get out your tripods, grab a coffee, and go shoot them! Here's some tips on how!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I Went To Photograph Some Meteors And Some Northern Lights Broke Out...

Due to a big solar flare heading our way Friday September 12th, there is a great chance of getting a glimpse of the Northern Lights! Thought I'd repost about the time I went to photograph some meteors and instead got treated to the Aurora Borealis! And of course share tips on how to shoot them!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tips for Shooting the Atlantic Balloon Fiesta this weekend

The Atlantic Balloon Fiesta is happening this weekend in Sussex, here are some tips on getting great photos of the balloons! I hope you get blue skies (and no wind) so they actually get airborne!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Get Great Back To School Photos!

Like me you are probably mourning the end of summer, tinged with a bit of joy the kids are going back to school. If you were looking to take some great going back to school photos, here are some tips!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend!

The annual Perseids Meteor Showers is peaking this weekend! So get out your tripods, get a cup of Tim's, and go shoot them! Here's some tips on how!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Buskers on the Boardwalk in Saint John-Good Opportunity for Some Great Pix!

The Buskers on the Boardwalk in Saint John starts Thursday, thought I'd give some quick tips on getting some great shots!

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Monday, June 23, 2014

How To Photograph Fireworks For Canada Day or 4th Of July!

The annual Canada Day and Fourth Of July celebrations are upon us, so it's a perfect opportunity to get great photographs of fireworks!  Here are some tips on how to do just that!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kimye's Honeymoon Ruined By Photoshopping...Photoshop To The Rescue!

May The Force Be With Us....Always

As you may have heard, Kimye (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West)'s honeymoon was ruined after they spent four days photoshopping their wedding photographs after Annie Leibovitz (allegedly) backed out of shooting their wedding.

Let's put our Photoshop skills to good use and come up some other options to make them feel better!
Here's a layered PSD file of a blank background and Kimye on top. Here's a jpg of just them surrounded by white.
Get creative and truly capture what this day means to them, and the world...


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Made It Halfway Through Your Photo 365 And Need Some Ideas/Inspiration?

Congrats for making it this far with your Photo 365/Project365! It's called a challenge for a reason! But you might be having a hard time coming up with some how about a few from the Learn Photo365 Photography Assignment app to help you back on track!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I've just launched V2.0 of my apps, and I'm looking for your help one last time to spread the word. AND HERE IS WHY:

Hi Everyone

First off, a warning. This message will relates to the launch of v2.0 of my photography apps, and one more request for help from you to spread the word.
If you are sick of hearing about my apps, you probably should stop reading.  But before you do, I just wanted to explain the reasons why your help is so important, some of which you may not realize.

Photo365 Failure no longer an option thanks to thousands of ideas from V2.0 of the Learn Photo365 app!

I'm super exciting to announce Version 2.0 of my Learn Photo365 apps, with new features that will make Photo 365 failure a thing of the past!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Going To A High School Graduation? Some Tips For Getting Better Photos

Graduation time is upon us, and if you have a child or relative crossing that stage, you'll want to get the best photo possible.

Here are some tips for doing just that!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014


So there is a new metor shower happening this Friday evening (May 23rd!), the Camelopardalids! (Read about them here, here, and here.) They are predicting possibly 100-400 meteors per hour, which means some great possible photographs. But since it's a new could nothing!
Not like you have anything better to do on Friday night anyway, so get out your tripods, grab a coffee, and go shoot them! Here's some tips on how!
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Started a 365 Photo Challange On January 1st?


Along with New Year's resolutions, one of the things that usually happens on January 1st is that many photographers begin a challenge to take at least one photograph a day.
And like many New Year's resolutions, it's something that many don't finish!
I thought I'd give some tips on keeping up with that challenge and throw a couple of assignment from my Learn Photo365 Photo Assignment app out there to help you out!