Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Synchronicity Pre Novice

Synchronicity Pre- Novice Team is to skate between periods at the John Labatt Centre when the Knights play Mississauga on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Shoot Often

If you want to improve, shoot more. White Balance, shutter speed, aperture are all important. Composition, leading lines, contrast are important too. Shadow and light add depth. But if you want to improve, shoot more.
I chose to shoot in black and white for this photo. It's all about the shadow and contrast. Disappointed with a canceled shoot, so I went and found a steel bridge.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Eye Contact for Connection


It's always important to try to get eye contact with the subject, no matter whether it's sports, portraits, kids. With eye contact, there is a connection with the subject that draws you into the photograph. With posing the subject, you are in control, but in a sport/action photograph, it's all timing. Sure, you will be told you were just lucky, but your "luck" improves with experience and timing.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Free 16 x 20 Canvas Print

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Open an account with Canvas on Demand and they will give you a free 16 x 20 canvas mount. These are fabulous for hanging in your home or studio and give you a chance to display your own work. I chose to use this one. It was a cold morning, but certainly worth the effort to capture this image.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

People

People are my favourite subjects. They always pick me up. Product shoots go fast an to find the nuances of id bring home the expenses, but have no personality and cannot talk with you. I love to find the nuances of individuals that bring a photograph to life. Classic posing and lighting are always a favourite. Playing with modifications of the basics will always satisfy both self and client.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Glasses Frames

Had another commercial shoot this morning. Love these jobs. 15 pair of eyeglass frames. Shot, processed, burned to disk and delivered by noon.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Synchronicity Intermediate

Last year, this team was the Gold Medal winner at the Canadian Championships. They will be skating on Dec. 19th at the John Labatt Centre in London with the Winter Dreams on Ice Show. Managed to shoot their Kick-Off Show and Team pictures on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Photography E-Books

Currently reading a couple of really good e-books on portraits/headshots and I wanted to share them with you.

Taking Your Portraiture To The Next Level by Ed Verosky

and

Guerrila Headshots by Jimmy D

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Synchronicity Kick-Off

The show went well! Good crowd. The girls (women) looked really awesome.. Just wading through 700 images for the teams. Here's the entire group.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

People as Subjects


I love working with people. Lindsay was fabulous the first time we shot together, I went very soft on the lighting here, and, surprise, I didn't go black and white as I often do.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tessa & Scott

The book is out. This is one of my photos of Tessa & Scott. It's on the back cover of the book. Hope you will pick up a copy. It's really an interesting read.

This couple are wonderful to work with, obviously talented skaters, and very photogenic, as well.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Synchonicity Kick-Off

Preparing for Synchonicity Kick-Off on Sunday. Get cameras ready for on-ice numbers and team pictures. It's the beginning of a busy season for the teams. They want photos for the website and for Posters for the competitions this season.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

GoodLife FITNESS

I am just finishing a deal with GoodLife FITNESS to provide photos for a mail-out ad campaign.

Fine art for sale

I have added some photos to red bubble for sale. I hope to add more in the future. Time is in short supply.

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Kentucky



A friend and I had a great trip to Kentucky. Several photos, but here's two.