Archive | January, 2010

The Better Way

28 Jan

My friend Derek and I are working on a submission for the Steam Whistle Gallery and we were in need of a shot from downtown, so after work yesterday, I hopped on the better way and took a ride.  I spent an hour or so standing in front of the tripod in the freezing cold and then I hopped back on the TTC because I needed to get back to work.

While I was at the subway station, i thought it would be great to get some subway shots, so I set back up and waited for the shot I wanted.

“Sir, do you have a permit?” It was the driver of the train.

“um no”

“Put it away please.”

As he took off I got this shot:

TTC The Better Way

I wonder if I would need a permit if I didn’t have a tripod?  Or if I was taking a picture with my cell phone.  I doubt I would have, but apparently, once you set up your tripod you look like a ‘professional’

Visual Word Of The Day – Plenipotentiary

25 Jan

Plenipotentiary – \plen-uh-puh-TEN-shee-air-ee; -shuh-ree\ , adjective;

1.Containing or conferring full power; invested with full power; as, “plenipotentiary license; plenipotentiary ministers.”
Visual Word Of The Day - plenipotentiary
That’s one seriously plenipotentiary metal box!

Visual Word Of The Day – Frangible

24 Jan

It’s been a while since my last post, and even longer since my last visual word of the day entry, which is not to say that I have not been shooting, just that I have not been posting.

Frangible \FRAN-juh-buhl\ , adjective;
1. Capable of being broken; brittle; fragile; easily broken.

Visual Word Of The Day Frangible

The Heart of a child is the most frangible of all.  Always treat it as such.

New Initiative For The New Year

4 Jan

With the new year, I’ve decided to incorporate more giving into what I do.  From this point forward 10% of all prices will go directly to the Scott Mission Camp.  The Scott Mission Camp is a ministry extension of The Scott Mission.  I worked in the camp department for 3 1/2 years and the children and youth there hold a special place in my heart.  Giving back in this way drives me to do more business not only for myself but as a way to further pour into the lives of these wonderful children and youth.

In addition, I am offering special rates on all sessions and prints for all who are connected to the Scott Mission.  please inquire by Email

Scott Mission Camp Rockwall

photo by Mike Fischoff

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