There are so many exciting opportunities over the year, so we’ve created a guide to the most popular special moments. They’re perfect for sharing with family and friends.
Beach, © Jesper Poulsen, Canon EOS 6D
Whether you like an escape to the sun with the family or a trek through mountains with friends, holidays are great times to really use your camera to create some fantastic images. Photograph something beautiful to frame for the wall at home. Or shoot memories of your road trip to look back on in years to come.
Married, © Luciano Marini, Canon EOS 350D
Shooting the official pictures at a wedding is a challenge not to be entered into lightly, however there are lots of other reasons to take your camera along. As a guest and friend of the happy couple, you’ll be able to capture a more intimate, behind-the-scenes view of the day. Weddings are also one of the few times when all family members come together to celebrate together. When better to shoot some portraits and group shots to share with your loved ones?
Birthdays are always a time for celebration – whether they are a 1st or a 100th. Wedding anniversaries, homecomings or house-warming parties are also great to record for posterity.
Zoos, safari parks, falconry displays and aquariums all make great days out for the family. Little advanced planning is required, but lots of fun can be had by everyone.
A summer day at the lake, © Florian Grimmer, Canon EOS 650D
Have you made a new year’s resolution to see your friends more often? Don’t forget to take your camera with you when you go on a night out together. Or why not start a portrait project, photographing each of your friends in turn in their favourite location?
Crete Senesi, © Reinhold Samonigg, Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Now overseas travel is so simple it’s easy to forget just how good the countryside is at home. But to miss out on your local landscape is to miss out on some superb days out with your camera. Better still, if you can regularly revisit a location at different times of the year you’ll see just how much the landscape changes with the seasons.
For most of us, the only time we ever read the instruction manual is when we’ve just bought something. But going back to a user manual after spending some time with your camera or printer is a very valuable exercise. You’ll be more familiar with it and in a better position to grasp many of its features.
There are also lots of tutorials on the Canon website that show what you can do with your camera or printer creatively. With their help, whether you’re shooting a picture or printing one, the outcome will be even better.
There are more ways to use your photos than ever: as pictures around your home, on gifts for friends, or even in greetings cards and calendars.
Apport, © Rene Skafte, Canon EOS 5D Mark III