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On two occasions now I have found adware on my computer that makes links from key words on my blog posts. When I discover them I remove them. It's unfair for these company's to use my site to advertise their products which I neither get compensated for or even endorse. I do sometimes use links in my posts so for now at least if you see a single word link such as "book" or something similar don't click it.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Stolen Light

This is a play on the title of a film called Stolen Life I got to spend on the set for a couple of days. The director of photography set up the light and I used it for photos. They were all very nice people and I really enjoyed the time I got with them. Here are some photos from one of the days.

These are photos I was able to shoot in between takes. I have photos from today which have an entirely different mood and are for another post soon.

Monday, August 25, 2014

How Many Arms Do Salmon Have?

It's been so long since I posted. I hadn't realized time was flying by so. Jenn and I went to the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues festival. We had an absolutely great time and heard lots of fantastic music. Of course I had my camera with me and took lots of photos. Here are a few.

 Donny Gerrard-vocals with Mavis Staples

Genevieve Chadwick

Keith Picot with Cousin Harley

Thursday, June 19, 2014


In Fort Langley today with Dar we came across Carsten playing his Fender guitar. I asked if he minded being photographed and he was good with it so I took some shots while he played Little Wing.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Shine The Light

I truly believe the time you spend with a photo after it's taken is every little bit as important as the instant you take it. 


Thursday, May 1, 2014

When The Lights Go Out

Just because the sun has set, you don't have to put the camera away. 

 I used the 24-70 2.8 at 50mm 1/30th sec f2.8 iso 3200.  Take here.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

In Another Light

The trouble for me with the studio shoot was I ended up with so many photos I really liked it was tough to narrow down which ones to show. I knew I was going to try converting one to monochrome and even then I couldn't decide and had to do four. Then I finally narrowed it down to this one by the scientific process of eeny meeny miny moe.

 Shot with the 24-70 2.8 at 70 mm 160th sec f11. Light was by a beauty dish in front and above with a silver reflector facing up in front of Jessica. I did some adjustments in Lr5 then Nik Color Effects Pro 4 and Silver Effects Pro 2

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Studio Light

"Get it right in the camera." This saying is to counter "I'll fix it in photoshop" It does make sense of course for several reasons. Two examples are it makes you more thoughtful of the photo when you're taking it. If You're a professional and you're in front of the computer you aren't out doing photo shoots making money. Computers can do a lot for photos but one thing they really can't do is make a bad photo good. 
Last night I got an opportunity to get as close to getting it right in the camera as I ever have.  "Sony in the Studio: Headshots, Portraits, and Beauty Lighting"  was organized by Courtney Hamm from Sony. It was at a small studio with two Lighting sets. He had a guest photographer John Bellerose and together they talked to us about studio lighting and the equipment. Luke Greenwood from Sony was there as well to help keep the session running smooth. Our two models were Yumi and Jessica who were lovely to photograph and always had a great pose ready whether we were going quick or slow with the cameras. 
Does this sound like a bit of a plug for Sony? I guess it is. If they are going to take an interest in their customers like this, teaching different ways of using their equipment, letting people get hands on with all the latest stuff, I'm in. I love photography so the more I can get of this the better. 
Here are some pictures from last night.