Archive | November, 2009

John And Angie (and Presley of course)

27 Nov

John and Angie asked me to take some shots of their family so that they might use one for their family Christmas card. Not everything was Christmas themed as they wanted to simply have some family photography as well.

First time shooting pet photography, I think Toddlers may be easier!!
But Presley was adorable in her little dress and hat.

Light Painting and Long Exposures

22 Nov

Light painting is quite possibly one of the coolest fun things to do as a photographer. Wikipedia defines light painting as:
“Light painting, also known as light drawing or light graffiti is a photographic technique in which exposures are made usually at night or in a darkened room by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. In many cases the light source itself does not have to appear in the image. The term light painting also encompasses images lit from outside the frame with hand-held light sources.”

a great tutorial can be found here on

This first image was my first attempt at light painting which may be used for a project at Spring Garden Church and the second image I took when I noticed this funny looking character jump into my car while trying to capture long exposure shots above the highway.

These are a few of the shots I got overlooking the highway.

Visual Word Of The Day – Perseverate

18 Nov

Perseverate –\per-SEV-uh-reyt\ , intransitive verb;

To involuntarily repeat a particular response, such as a word, phrase, or gesture, despite the absence or cessation of a stimulus, usually caused by brain injury or other organic disorder.

To repeat something insistently or redundantly.

The revolving doors to the Eaton’s Centre provided me with a great Perseverative temptation!

I Love The Fall

2 Nov

I wasn’t in the office on Friday, so I took the opportunity after dropping my daughter off at school, to get out and capture this beautiful time of year. We really do have a beautiful province here in Ontario. These shots were all captures less than 10 minutes from my home, just north of the zoo. With the stump shot and the leaf, I played around with a little creative bokeh, an effect that works much better with background lights but still did a lot to separate foreground from background.

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