Jul 30, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Here's the scoop on dirty camera image sensors...how to keep them from getting dirty, and what to do if and when it happens.

Jul 23, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Toronto Star videographer Chris So showcases a camera mount you have to see to believe.

Jul 22, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Louie Palu is an award-winning Canadian photojournalist and filmmaker who has covered the war in Afghanistan and the Mexican drug war. J-Source asked him about his experiences covering violence and trauma and a personal documentary film in the works.

Jul 15, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Toronto Star Visuals Editor, Taras Slawnych demos the quick tool he uses to narrow down his shoot to the top picks.

Jul 15, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The lack of warning for the use of graphi images in a CBC Calgary story was bad judgement, writes ombudsman Esther Enkin. 

Jun 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Toronto Star photographer David Cooper discusses the best ways to use a monopod, and why your kit shouldn't be without one.

Jun 03, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The future of Canadian photojournalism looks bright after a number of fresh faces emerged as winners of the eighth annual News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) National Pictures of the Year competition in Vancouver May 24. Photojournalism editor Mark Taylor reports.

Jun 03, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Toronto Star photographer Rick Madonik takes you to new heights at the Toronto Raptors game, demonstrating how photographers get NBA action photos via backboard remotes.

May 27, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Toronto Star photographer Steve Russell explains how to properly direct your flash using a snoot.

May 21, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Interest in the eagerly awaited annual blooming of the High Park cherry trees is high within the newsroom, so much so that a number of editors simply assumed a photo had captured the peak bloom that lasts only a few precious days each year. Of course, there are far more serious errors in journalism than this blooming bungle. But, like most mistakes, there are lessons for the Star’s newsroom here on the risks of making assumptions and not verifying and double checking information, writes public editor Kathy English. 

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edited by MARK TAYLOR

Mark Taylor is a print instructor at the University of Regina School of Journalism, where he also manages the internship program and designs and lays out the school's annual student news magazine, The Crow. As a photographer, Taylor works on assignment for various Canadian publications and wire services, including The Globe and Mail, National Post, The Canadian Press and CPImages. Follow him on Twitter @Mark22Taylor