Photography Tips & Tutorials
A little knowledge can make a world of difference. Our photography tips and tutorials are here to help you master your craft.
R5 C vs R5 vs C70 Video Feature Comparison
Mark Horsburgh's First Impressions of the EOS R3
Let's take you through the features of Canon's best cameras for vlogging.
Follow along, as we take you through some tips to choose your very first beginner all-rounder lens.
Follow along, as we take you through some tips to choose your very first beginner telephoto lens.
Follow along, as we take you through some tips to choose your very first beginner portrait lens.
Follow along, as we take you through some tips to choose your very first beginner wide-angle lens.
Beauty content creator, Rose gives us a few tips and tricks on creating content on your own using the Canon Camera Connect App.
Today, we are taking a dive into how Bryce McQuillan, a professional Macro photographer find subjects to shoot in his backyard featuring, the Canon RF 100mm F2.8L macro USM.
Photographer Caragh Fraser on Project Hiu, a shark conservation charity based in Indonesia.
The EOS R3 is the first EOS digital camera to provide the ground-breaking Eye Control Auto Focus function.
Find out about the differences between EOS R3, EOS-1D X Mark III and EOS R5
Alisha Lovrich is a sports photographer based in Auckland who is in the Athletics New Zealand team photographer, at the Olympics in Tokyo 2021.
Anupam Singh, an Auckland based fashion and editorial photographer shares how the EOS R5 is the right tool for him when it comes to meeting the ever-growing demand of photo and video content from his clients.
Beauty Influencer & content creator, Judy gives us a few tips and tricks on product/flat lay photography using the Canon M50 Mark II.
Alisha Lovrich, a professional Sports Photographer chats about how she started her journey in Athletics photography.
5 Beginner Tips to start your Toy Photography from photographer Perry Stehlin whose work has been featured by Star Wars and Star War Black Series
Adding stars to your landscapes can take your photos to a new level by adding another element of interest into the frame. Learn how.
Landscape Photographer Graeme Campbell details how to shoot Astro-Panoramas, Astro Panoramas are a great way to get more of the night sky into your photos and give a unique new perspective to a scene. View Photography Tips
Canon NZ employee, Rose is obsessed with sneakers and loves to collect sneakers. Here are a few ways you can get creative with your sneakers collection using the Canon Selphy Square.
Photographers Jenny Gao and Marie Valencia experiment with night time blooms, creative lighting and macro photography
We take you through expert tips on building a visual brand identity through unique lifestyle product photography.
How do you nail a super sharp image in a low light situation? Professional photographer Julian Lallo guides you through his 6 top tips and tricks to producing beautiful photography with very little light.
From natural light to high-speed flash, give your wedding photography a boost with lighting tips from James Simmons.
EF lenses vs RF lenses- We explore the top 5 reasons why Canon’s RF system of lenses offers superior quality compared to EF lenses. How to choose which is best for you.
What is a sunburst, and how do you capture it? Follow these super easy tips to capture sunbursts and sunflares in your photography to achieve the creative look you’ve been aiming for.
Astrophotographer Matt Vandeputte shares tips on the best camera gear and settings to use when capturing the magic of the night sky.
Timelapse photographer Matthew Vandeputte explains how to develop your brand and build a loyal following as a photographer.
Learn how to use Photoshop’s blending tools to combine different images with this tutorial by photographer and digital artist Tom Noske.
Melbourne photographer and digital artist Tom Noske shares his top four tips on editing your images in Lightroom.
Turn your photos into creative masterpieces with these quick and easy Photoshop tips from Melbourne photographer Tom Noske.
Learn how the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 full frame mirrorless cameras stack up against each other. Tech, specs, features, functions and more.
Learn how to clean and maintain your camera gear, including tips on how to clean your lenses, camera sensor and camera body from Canon Photographer Jenn Cooper.
Canon Photographer Steve Huddy shares his 5 favourite locations to South Australia.
Canon Photographer Greg Sullavan shares his 5 favourite locations to shoot photos and videos in Queensland
Autumn and winter are often a time of year when we naturally tend to stay inside, due to the cooler wet weather and shorter days. But winter can still be a great time of year for photographing fungi.
Learn how to get the best images of your Cafe and Restaurant adventures with the Canon NZ team.
Learn how to use back button focus with this step-by-step video guide by Canon Photographer Kass Brumley.
Taking photos has never been easier with the EOS Canon EOS 200D Mark II. Have a look at what Gemma Peanut has to say about this DSLR for beginners.
Learn about the different types of EF, EF-S, EF-M and RF lenses and find out which will work best for you and your camera.
Canon Photographer Jay Collier and Neal Walters share their 5 favourite locations to shoot photos and videos in Victoria
Bioluminescence is one of the most beautiful displays light from the natural world that you can witness.The iridescent blue light emitted from the algae when it is disturbed is mesmerising and almost otherworldly. Find out how to photograph this phenomena with tips from Canon Community Member, David Rogers.
Wondering which are the best Canon lenses for you? We reached out to our community to ask which is their go-to lens, and what it is that keeps them going back for more.
Canon Photographer Scott Stramyk shares his pro tips for getting more out of your next fashion shoot
Ready to dig a little deeper into the advanced features of your Canon camera? This eye-opening beginner’s guide reveals commonly underutilised features that will help you take your photography to the next level.
Discover these commonly underutilised advanced camera features and start shooting professional quality photos.
Find out how the new Canon EOS RP mirrorless camera matches up against the original EOS R. Tech specs, features, functions and more.
From detailed specs to key features and functions, this is everything you need to know about the EOS RP full frame mirrorless camera.
Learn how to light and pose your pets like a pro with these tips from Canon Photographer Jenn Cooper
Give your photography skills a boost with these practical tips from the Canon community.
Bring your shots to life with this comprehensive guide to long exposure photography—includes tips on everything from camera gear and settings to working with ND filters and processing.
With the launch of the EOS R, Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera and new RF lenses, here are the things you need to know about the latest chapter of innovation.
Step up your macro photography skills with Grand Master photographer Jacqui Dean. Tips on everything from focus stacking to specialised gear and lighting.
Learn the main differences between Mirrorless and DSLR cameras in this article. Find out which camera's best for you!
Tips collated from our favourite photographers to capture your fur-babies. Images taken at Canon Collective event in Auckland, 13 August 2018.
10 tips to help you improve your landscape photography from Rach Stewart.
Get in close when you’re far away. How to get exceptional results using a Canon telephoto lens.
Specially designed optics let you take sharp, extreme close-ups that give you a whole new perspective of the world.
A wide-angle lens enables you to get a much wider view. Here are some tips to getting creative results from your wide angle lens.
One of the benefits of a portrait lens is the ability to isolate your subject with a beautiful soft-focus background – here’s how you can achieve the effect.
The basic principle involves leaving the shutter open for longer, let’s say for 5 seconds. Any light hitting the sensor during those 5 seconds will be displayed in your final image. This could be fire, car lights, stars or anything that moves and emits or reflects light.
We sat down with the queen of surf photography to pick her brain for tips and tricks to shooting in the sea.
Liz Carlson, of Young Adventuress, talks about her time in Svalbard and shares her tips for capturing some impressive Polar Bear images.
Learn the skills of Family Photography from an expert — Canon Photographer, Jenn Cooper. Read more here.
Learn how to shoot Portrait Photography from an expert — Canon Photographer, Greg Sullavan.
Learn how to capture the energy, passion and action of live sport with professional sports photographer Phil Hillyard
Learn how to take beautiful macro images using a few household items with renowned macro photographer Bryce McQuillan.
Beef up your skills with astrophotographer Phil Hart’s tips for shooting a rare total solar eclipse.
Liz Carlson from Young Adventuress shares her advice for doing winter photography right.
Inspired by landscapes and a love of travel, Rach Stewart likes to explore the unknown, and find the all-important elements that connect humans with nature.
Find out everything you need to know about the new EOS 6D Mark II, and how it compares to the original EOS 6D.
Time-lapse filmmaker Matthew Vandeputte shares his Astrophotography tips for making your next shoot a success.
Professional Music Photographer Kane Hibberd has been shooting the biggest names in rock ’n’ roll for over a decade. Here he shares his concert photography tips, revealing everything from his equipment checklist to the techniques he uses to get the most out of each and every gig.
Learn how to capture beautiful photographs of your baby with tips from professional photographer Kelly Brown.
Kim Tucci knows about the importance of capturing life with babies better than most—she has five of them! Kim’s the mum of one-year-old quintuplets with three older siblings
Focal length in 23 seconds.
Key difference explained in 39 seconds.
Wide angle lenses explained in 18 seconds.
Tight on time? 21 second explanation.
ISO in 39 seconds
Learn the basics in 46 seconds.
44 seconds to portrait heaven.
When to use each - explained in 34 seconds.
Rule of thirds explained in 32 seconds.
Short and sweet, macro explained.
29 second explanation
White balance explained in 36 seconds.
5 - 20 second guide on how to change a lens
We'll explain aperture in 36 seconds.
Shutter speed in 34 seconds.
How to use a timer in 3 easy steps.
Try these five food photography pointers from Instagram star, Tara from Tara Milk Tea!
Check out Canon Photographer Greg Sullavan's tips and tricks to shooting and editing extreme panoramic images in Adobe Lightroom.
All light sources have a colour temperature or cast. Check out Daniel Linnet's tips on white balance and Speedlite gels to capture the perfect image.
Find out how Daniel Linnet uses multiple Speedlites to create his photographs.
Food is such a big part of any travel adventure and Dr Chris Brown reveals his unique food photography secrets.
Get more creative with your DSLR landscape photography with expert tips from two Canon Masters, Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford
Learn the basics of photography with your DSLR camera.
Ever wondered how to take the perfect landscape shot? Have a look at these insightful tips from Emma, one of our Canon Collective Ambassadors.
When you're an outdoor photographer, you need to be prepared for anything. See Krystle's tips on getting the best from your kit when shooting outdoors.
Canon Photographer, Jenn Cooper reveals tips to freeze the action and capture perfect memories.
Tips and shots from some of Instagram's finest flat lay specialists as they get together to celebrate all that is summer.
Discover how easy it is to shoot in your compact's star modes for stunning night images.
Get insights from photographic guru, Eugene Tan as he reveals how to best capture powerful moving images.
Discover the secrets to creating a beautiful bokeh effect with your DSLR camera in this creative video tutorial.
Lonely Planet photographer Richard I'Anson reveals his secrets for successful travel photography including choosing your subject and rules of research.
Experiment with macro photography with Jackie Ranken's easy to follow expert tips.
Sunset photography exposure and composition made easy with these simple tips.
Discover the incredible world of aerial photography and capture images from angles never seen before with these smart drone photography tips for beginners.
Learn how to choose the right light to photograph beautiful portraits outdoors and on your travels.
Tips to choose the right lens to shoot sports and wildlife photography with impact.
Learn the art of being a street photographer and document real life as you see it with these tips for beginners.
Discover the secrets to shooting waterfalls and streams.
Greg Sullivan reveals his top tips to shoot light trails in manual mode, in this tutorial for beginners.
Professional photographer Simon Devitt reveals what is behind his favourite architectural images
Vogue fashion photographer Georges Antoni reveals the secrets to shooting fashion.
Prepare yourself for your first underwater photography shoot with these great tips.
In 2017, photographer Neil Bloem packed up his life in Melbourne and moved across the world to arctic Norway. Trading his busy city life for the solitude of Northern Norway’s mountains, he now spends his days photographing the spectacular light show known as the Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights).