- 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.
Next time you hear a chopper or plane overhead, just think, it could be one of these talents on the hunt for their next jaw-dropping image.
The first official selection from Show Us What’s Possible immediately spoke to our expert panel. Watch more to see why.
Four of Australia’s leading visual creators from our latest creativity project share their top shots and the thinking behind them.
Claiming the Canon Light Awards 2016 Grand Prize, Alistair McBurnie embarked on an African photography adventure with the Canon Collective. Read his story here.
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
Acclaimed conflict photographer and Canon Master, Stephen Dupont, illustrates the scene behind one of his prized war-time images from Badakhshan.
We asked photographer Serena Ho to create her own #CanonChallenge, and she delivered the goods.
Check out some of our Summer Highlights from this weeks #CanonChallenge.
Join us on this walk down memory lane, as we review some of our community's favourite shots from our 2016 Facebook wall.
Sunshine, blue skies, beaches and long balmy nights — what's not to love about Summer? To celebrate the warm season we asked our community to capture the spirit of Summer in a photograph for our recent Canon Challenge.
Many think imagination ends with childhood, a cruel blow that many of us never recover from. But what happens when we lose it – do we really lose it?