Tag Archives: Night

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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North York Nights – Street Photography

6 Sep

I’m in love with the Yonge and Sheppard/Yonge and Finch area.  I really am, I’ve set up shop here and I really can’t get enough of it, there is so much culture here that you can experience most of the world in less than half an hour.  There really always seems to be something going on and I love to get out and take some of it in,  This past weekend, I got out for a little bit.

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Keira Light Graffiti

3 Aug

I’ve really wanted to combine light graffiti with a model for quite some time now.  Keira and I connected through Model Mayhem and hit Graffiti Alley near Portland Ave.  She was patient with me as I tried to figure out exactly what I was doing and as the wind reeked havoc on my equipment.  There is room for improvement in technique but in the end we got some pretty good images.

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Night Fashion Shoot

30 Nov

I’ve been wanting to get out for a while now and shoot some night time fashion in order to take advantage of some of the great mixtures of light that the night provides.  I connected with a model through Model Mayhem and we were able to set aside an evening to get out and shoot.  The wether got a bit chilly as the night went on, but she stuck it out and we walked away from the evening with some images that we were both happy with.

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Beautiful Bala Night And It’s Star Trails

21 Aug

Last week was family vacation week as we joined the in-law side of the family at “Uncle Ken’s Cottage” for the week. Insert in-law jokes here (most are applicable). It was a great time and I captured a number of great images, but most of my images are just for me and my family. I did, however, find the opportunity to sit on the dock and enjoy a cigar while capturing my first ever star trail image.

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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

Jay McIntyre Photography Street Studio First things First was a couple of test shots on Paul, which grabbed enough attention to start stopping people for their free portraits.

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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!

The Rise And Fall Of The Supermoon

21 Mar

So by now many of you have heard about and even seen a number of images of this past Saturday’s “Supermoon”

I decided that I was going to take a trek out to capture this rarity that would not exist again for another 20 years or so, however, it appears as though the best time to capture the grandeur of said supermoon is at moonrise.  Moonrise in my house is more commonly referred to as bedtime.

So after the kids were in bed, I packed up my gear and met up with a friend and we went down to the water to see what we could capture.  This is when we realized that photographing the moon with no foreground to contrast is, could get a little boring.  No fear though, the night was still perfect for shooting and the moon provided the opportunity to shoot some rather surreal long exposures.

I did get the one image of the moon, but I quickly found myself otherwise preoccupied.

More Toronto Night Shooting

4 Jan

Just in case I haven’t mentioned it before, I really like to get out at night to do some shooting!  Even when it’s really cold.  Last weekend, it was really cold.  Really, really cold.  But I went out anyway.

Jesse And Jo

15 Nov

So Last weekend I posted a tease of my session with Jesse and Jo and here is the follow up.  Jesse and Jo are an amazing couple who I have had the privilege of befriending and working alongside of.  They wanted to get out in the streets of the neighbourhood that they live in and love and do some of the things that they love to do, one of which, of course is a pizza date at Pizza Nova.  They also regularly grab their groceries at the Shoppers Drug Mart, but security interference kept us from getting any good images there.

Here are some of my favourites.

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