So I met this Pirate on a halifax pier. Not your everyday pirate that is, as you could say I have occasion to meet many pirates in my world, there’s even a pub I know that’s full of them… Suffice it to say that we decided the occasion was worthy of some extended adventures and so we made off to an old abandoned gunnery and bunker location, which used to guard the harbour & [...]
This portrait was a quick setup by the back of an old garage, in an open shade area. Using two Nikon SB 910 speed lights and remotely triggered by the on-camera SU800.
The Speedlights were each manually zoomed in, with the light at camera right (A) set around 180mm and the on the left (B) at 135mm. This provides a nice sculpted light to the subject, [...]
What do these images all have in common?
You may see assignments that are corporate, editorial, or annual report in their image style… or you may choose to see them as Portraits – some older, some younger – female and also male, in a variety of settings.
That’s still not it though, but I’ll give you a hint : Let there be… Yep, you got it – Light.
That may seem a bit simplistic, because of course there’s light in all of [...]
– I was holding back on this, as it’s a very personal matter and had planned to contact the RBC office of the president to try to sort it out, but todays events and the treatment of my sister this evening by RBC have put me over the edge… the gloves are off.
RBC has been refusing to process Mum’s monthly bills for her [...]
I received my new Nikon D4 the other day, and thought I’d share few images to provide an idea of it’s capabilities.
Above all else, the low-light potential is simply outstanding. ISO 200,000 …wtf? Are you kidding me ? I honestly thought the EXIF was being read wrong, and had to look it up before I could believe that it was real… and yes, it is. There will be noise at that ISO of course, that is to be expected, but [...]
12 years ago today, my nephew was 7 mins old. At the time I was working on a book project, to come out later that year, entitled “Oakville: Jewel on the Lake”. As part of that project, I was photographing highlights of the local hospital, with my sister’s upcoming delivery providing some nepotistic opportunities.
The time when it came, was somewhat chaotic, as there has been no hint at all that baby Justin [...]
Seville (or Sevilla as I think of it), is definitely one of my favourite cities on the planet. Perhaps as a visitor it’s easier to be enamoured with the everyday lifestyle, but there just seems to be a different vibe there that permeates every aspect of the city itself. The architecture, the clothing, the gatherings, the music… it just goes on and on…
I returned [...]
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When I travel, it seems that my sense get that much more tuned in to look for intriguing image possibilities, and sometimes those can be right outside your window. This image was from my view outside of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, to the cathedral across the way. Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World is located on Rue de la Cathedrale downtown Montreal.
I looked out on this for a few days, but it was only during a break in a [...]
Working in new locations with new clients, often involves new and undiscovered techniques.
This was a stage of the tempering process for the parts that make up the drilling shafts in mining operations. The temperatures involved were extreme, and I was quickly advised that any additional materials or lighting I brought in was subject to melting wherever it was placed.
I had been supplied with a prototype camera (1 of 3) from Nikon, to test [...]
On location in St Thomas, Virgin Islands, the weather was really not playing nice with what we were trying to accomplish. Heavy rains and huge winds just kept coming and coming, and the waves were getting bigger and bigger..
There was an old abandoned motel , near the top of a hill, which I figured might provide some shelter for shooting and an interesting location as well. No electricity of course, but [...]
We were setting up to shoot this executive in the Royal Bank Tower, as part of a feature on CMA’s in Canada. A call came in and we were told that it was now to be a cover image for the magazine, and that an entirely different image and style would be required. As with many rooms ( no matter how stylish they are) they can often appear cluttered in an image, and have distracting windows etc.. [...]
We were shooting on location at the Toronto Stock Exchange, and needed to produce a profile portrait, that made was obvious to the TSE, but not get in the way of the functioning of the Exchange. In the past, I have actually been able to stop the ticker for an image, and believe me that was a very coordinated effort very strategically handled… I wanted this effort to be simpler and less stressful.
This design shows off a nicely styled blend of new and old, as stainless appliances, wood detailing, fabric and granite countertop all carry equal importance within the image. The lighting on the stove, was cheated a bit,. so as to bring attention to it, without looking too styled. We brought the chair into the corner of the image, as physically it just didnt look right to shoot the sitting area and kitchen together. Having the corner of the chair in [...]
To capture the personality of an interior does not always have to be a complicated affair, in fact some opportunities can be quite candid in nature – or set up to appear so…
The ambience of this coffee setting was perfectly suited to a very natural approach to the lighting, with the lone figure, lending a nice sense of depth to the room. Typically, having everything hyper sharp is the preferred technique, but I like the soft focus leadin, which adds [...]
It’s often said that it is easy to take a beautiful view for granted when you see it often enough… This was the view one morning when I woke up earlier than usual, and went on deck with a coffee to enjoy a quiet read before starting my day. I went back down to grab my camera and produced a number of images (you’ll find here on the site), and gave myself a mental slap for not going it sooner. [...]