Ice Photography

Ice Photography

One of my favourite subjects to photograph in winter is ice. The crystals that form on windows on the coldest nights are a wonder to behold. They seem to have a life of their own quite different to the six-sided shapes of snowflakes. Every time the ice crystals melt...
Shooting in the Dark

Shooting in the Dark

A personal adventure and a few tips on taking photos of the sky at night.   I don’t usually do photography at night. I like my sleep and a good photograph usually needs great light! But one evening on a journey in New Zealand the host at my farm B&B...
Backyard Winter Activities

Backyard Winter Activities

Are you looking for a few fun activities during lockdown? Are you sick of sitting inside waiting for the snow to melt? I think it’s time we embrace our winter surroundings and try a few socially-distanced outdoor activities for the whole family! Check out my top...
Winter Birds

Winter Birds

Hello Young Nature Photographers! In this post I’ll share a few of my photos of birds in winter and offer some tips on how to take them. Around here in winter (I live in Guelph, Ontario) there are lots of winter birds to be found and photographed. A recent bird...
The Focus on Nature Blog is Back!

The Focus on Nature Blog is Back!

Hello Friends of Focus on Nature, As part of our pivot online, we are reviving our blog with weekly posts about all the things we love: nature, photography, outdoor activities for kids and whatever we think you might find interesting. So let’s start a...