- Break the rules with experimentation
The Lab series reveals experiences that shift creative thinking behind the lens and push photographers to break the rules with experimentation.
A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what is in front of it.
Photography is one of the most popular and accessible ways to make a creative expression. And while there is an abundance of technical content and ‘how to’ events, at Canon we also want to encourage you to grow creatively and develop your own unique style. So rip up the rule book and discover your inner creative voice and by inspired by The Lab.
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When we take images, we are never neutral towards the object we photograph, but rather a sum of all our thoughts, experiences and prejudices. Discover the results of this little human flaw.
The act of taking a photograph for someone else poses its own challenges. But how do you create an image for a client who sees the world from a completely different perspective?
Photography is all about creating amazing, meaningful images. But what would happen when you completely change your approach and forget what you know about photography?
In order to be creative, you have to eliminate the obvious uncreative solution first.
Often as photographers we’re presented with the subject we need to capture and help tell their story. But what if it was the other way around where we had ‘the story’ but no person to capture?
Having a mental blank is pretty common for a creative - a time when you’re completely stuck for ideas. But there’s always an answer, somewhere. You just need to look at things differently.
Creating an image in your mind and visualising before you press the shutter is very difficult, so what if you create an image in your mind before it even exists?
Looking past your assumptions can reveal new creative possibilities. What happens when you challenge the idea that a 'good' image is pin sharp and perfect?
You can see the results of some of the experiments above- Decoy, Evolution, Blank and Mindframe. Try the challenges yourself and let us know how you go.
Learn more about the making of the new EOS R system, how it will unlock a new level of optical excellence and expand the range of shooting even further.
Over two decades, the award-winning Canon Master Stephen Dupont has been a champion for the people of fragile and marginalised cultures through his hauntingly beautiful and intimate photographs of humanity.
Underwater photographer and Tales by Light explorer Eric Cheng is spell-bound by the majesty of the sea. Read his story here.
Jonathan and Angela Scott are multi-award-winning wildlife photographers and conservationists who call Kenya home.
Behind every powerful image, is a powerful story. In this new three-part documentary series, go behind the lens with Angela and Johnathan Scott from Big Cat Diary, underwater photographer and publisher of WetPixel Eric Cheng, and war photographer Stephen Dupont.
Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales by Light offers a rare glimpse into the eyes and minds of some of Australia and the world’s best photographic storytellers.
Tales by Light season one storyteller Peter Eastway reveals the art of simplicity in photography as he shoots in the great white wilderness of Antarctica.
Art Wolfe reveals why the fierce eyes of his subjects are the most powerful element in connecting with his audience in Tales by Light season one.
In Tales by Light season one, Krystle Wright captures a balance of action and nature as she takes on skylining above a canyon.
In Tales by Light season one, Richard I'Anson photographs the spectacular Bhutanese fire blessing ceremony.
Tales by Light season one storyteller Darren Jew captures an ethereal image that tells how death and destruction breathed new life into a world along the ocean floor.