How to take better pictures, cameras and lens reviews

IMGP0113AHave you always wanted to learn how to take better pictures? Have you ever looked at a great image and thought to yourself, “I wish I could take pictures like that”. Like any art, photography requires skill and knowledge. Let Dave McLelland teach you how to take better pictures. You can take a class, sign up for a workshop or get his book, “Foundations of Photography” which is based on the classes that he teaches in Northern Utah. In his classes you will learn the 4 keys to great photos and how to create great images that you will be proud to share. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, Dave can help you take your photography to the next level. Private lessons are also available where you can get one-on-one instruction about general photography or a specific assignment. Dave has taught thousands of aspiring, amateur, and even pro photographers how to take better pictures since 2008.

Photography Tips & Teaching Points

Teaching Points will post an image and discuss the settings and creative process that went into creating the image. Photography Tips are quick tips to help you learn more about photography and how to improve your pictures.

Photography Classes & Workshops

Photography Classes and Workshops by Dave McLelland
Learn about the Photography Classes Dave teaches at The Imaging Depot in Layton, Utah, and the Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville, Utah as well as Workshops to iconic Utah National Parks and other locations in and around Utah.

Get My Book, Foundations of Photography

“Foundations of Photography” was written by Dave McLelland, based on the Foundations Photography classes he teaches. Get this book and learn how to start taking better pictures now!

Latest Photography Tips & Teaching Points


How to Photograph Lightning

I love trying to photograph lightning, but it is one of the hardest subjects I shoot. It seems like most of the time the storm has either ended or moved away when I get to a shooting location. I feel … Continued


Fall Photography Tips

Fall is my favorite time of year for photography. Mother Nature puts on a spectacular color display that doesn’t last very long. As the temperatures begin to cool the leaves on the trees start to change into their fall wardrobe, … Continued

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Teaching Point: Capturing Motion

In this months teaching point we will examine an image that conveys motion in a still photograph. Showing motion adds another dimension to your photography and creates images that makes your viewers stop And ask how you did that. Here … Continued


Latest Camera & Lens Reviews


Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon Rebel T6i

‚Äč Canon has once again updated their Rebel series of cameras with the new T6i (and T6s that will be covered in a separate comparison article). So what has changed from the T5i and is the new T6i an improvement? … Continued


Sony Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Lens Review

Sony Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS $998 8.6666666666667 Build Quality 9/10 Image Quality 9/10 Autofocus Performance 9/10 Image Stabilization 9/10 Features 9/10 Overall Value 8/10 Pros – Contstant f/4 Aperture – Great Build Quality – Fast AF – … Continued


Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 9.3 Build Quality 10/10 Image Quality 10/10 Autofocus Performance 10/10 Features 9/10 Overall Value 9/10 Pros – Excellent Image Quality – Excellent Build Quality – Great AF performance – Inlcudes Lens Hood and Case … Continued


Latest News & Deals


Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM $1,199 (Old Version)

Adorama is offering a tremendous closeout price on the original Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens for $1,199. That makes this lens half the price of the new one that was just introduced earlier this year. The original version … Continued


Canon EOS 7DII Deal – $1499 (Mail in Rebate)

Adorama is offering a great Canon EOS 7DII Deal – $1499 (Mail in Rebate). This is a great bundle on one of the top Sports and Action photography cameras for less than $3000. The Canon 7D Mark II is one … Continued

Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 $209.99

Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 $209.99! (Valid through 11/10/15, 11:59pm EST)

Canon has announced A great “Cyber Monday” deal on the Canon Rebel T5 (Refurbished) for $209.99. This Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 $209.99 deal appears to be good through Tuesday, November 10th at 11:59pm Eastern Time, so if you want to … Continued