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At The Lonely End Of The Rink

25 Nov

On Friday I was so pumped up about shooting at night after posting about it, I had to get out again.  Myself and a couple of other photographers got together and headed out.  We started at a park just south of the Danforth where, we stumbled on an empty rink, I thought of the lockout and the Tragically Hip song that inspired the title for this post.  From there we went downtown.  Here are a few frames.

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Underpass Park – Toronto Development

23 Nov

I got out last weekend to do a bit of night shooting.  If you follow my blog, you know that Toronto at night is one of my favourite things to photograph.  Last week we got down to Underpass Park, part of the waterfront development plan here in Toronto.  If you get a chance, check it out either by day or nigh, it is a wonderful spot!

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Toronto Street Shooting Photowalk

9 Nov

Yesterday, I got the chance to go out on a photowalk with more than 20 other great photographers.  Here are a bunch of images that I grabbed, as you’ll see, we found a lot of skaters.

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It was really cool to bump into my old friend Taha on the walk, we ended up spending the whole day shooting together along with my friend Simon.  I didn’t know that he had taken up photography and further to that he is the greatest iPhone photographer I’ve ever met.  Seriously.  check out his Instagram feed and see for yourself.  That said, I processed everything from yesterday’s walk in black and white with the exception of this portrait that I grabbed of Taha, the colour was just too good.  You can see Simon’s set from yesterday by clicking here .  It’s neat to see how we each captured similar situations from different perspectives. Jay McIntyre Photography Toronto Street Photography Taha

Shooting Strangers In The Street

26 Sep

A while back I posted a series of images that I shot after setting up a “Street Studio” you can see that post here

As well as planned and agreed upon street shooting, I am also quite interested in the candid guerrilla style of street photography.  I have been reading and following a few incredibly talented street photographers as of late.  Thomas Leuthard and Erik Kim in particular have an inspiring approach to street photography.  If you get a chance to read their blogs, do yourself a favour and watch some of their videos on shooting strangers in the street.  I got out at lunchtime today and shot as though I was one of them, although they may say that I didn’t get close enough into people’s faces.

Baby steps.

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Studio In The Street

11 Jul

On Friday night, my friend and I set out, as we often do, to do some downtown shooting.  As I set out to meet him, I was reminded of a video I watched a while back of Clay Enos shooting portraits in the street.  This gave birth to the idea to set up a studio in the street.

We set up an umbrella with my flash and wireless trigger and a reflector against a wall on the corner of Queen and Peter streets at around 11pm and started stopping people for portraits.

Update – I took a more incognito approach here

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This concept generated a lot of discussion about model release forms and whether or not I need one for this kind of shooting.  There is absolutely no plan to profit from any of these images, they will never be used commercially, so I see no need for a model release form.  The purpose of this shoot was to get some on location lighting practice while also giving people a free portrait that they can use for their social media profile pics and such.  And for me to do something that terrifies me, making myself completely vulnerable to strangers.  That said, if you see yourself in this post and would like the image removed, please let me know and I will take it down. (and email you a copy)

BTW, not everyone who’s image I took is pon the blog.  If you had an image taken by me, please email me for your copy!

I Got Myself A Nikon D90

30 Dec

Sometimes circumstaces come about that cause things to happen that you could never have foreseen.  This was the case this Christmas.  Up until now I’ve had my eye on a Canon 50D but have also realized that it was going to be a while before I could go out to get one.  Enter Boxing Day at Henry’s, a great deal on a Nikon D90, a buyer for all of my existing Canon gear, a bit of spec comparison, a whole lot of usable ISO, throw in a 50m f1.4 and an 18-200mm f 3.5-6.3 and voila, I’m a Nikon user!

I went out and got it, charged that battery, called my buddy from Defining Design who shoots with his wife’s Nikon D300 and we hit the streets of Toronto:

I really can’t wait until I actually understand how to use it!

CN Tower Gangsta Pose

Snow On The Roof Of My Car

Mack Truck Lineup

Smoke On The Water

The Buttery Bokeh of 1.4

Olympic Torch Relay In Toronto

17 Dec

How often does the Olympic torch come through town? Once in a lifetime, I’m told. It’s actually come through three times in my lifetime but only now have I been an the opportunity to capture the moment. Here are some pictures from the Olympic Torch Relay as it passed by Yonge and Sheppard.


Visual Word Of The Day – Perseverate

18 Nov

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

1.
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.

2.
To repeat something insistently or redundantly.

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

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