Nancy and Anna

23 03 2010

I had the chance recently to photograph two great friends (and sisters) from my workplace to get back into taking photos after such a long hiatus. I bought 5 ft. white seamless backdrop paper, and stands for the occasion. I used a Canon 50D, my 24-70mm f2.8 lens, and a small Canon flash to achieve these looks. So here are the photos I shot, set up in two different basements, on two different nights. It was a lot of fun, a lot of goofing around, and also a lot of editing afterwards (such as the backdrop being too short), but I liked the way the shots turned out, and hope you do too.

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Tanya and Family

11 03 2010

I was asked to photograph Tanya’s family again, and here are the results… needless to say, I love it! The below photo is sort of an idea I’ve had for a year waiting to use it on Tanya, Kevin, and the kids. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. Props go out to my colleague Peter for helping edit several photos!






New Technique

11 03 2010

So I got my hands on a copy of the Zack Arias One Light Workshop dvd about the multiple uses of small off camera flashes. So recently, I went out with my girlfriend with my Canon 430ex, and Paul C Buff transmitters to try it out. I recently got my paws on some seamless white paper, and stands. Photos to come soon!





Kaki King

11 03 2010

LOLA fest comes to London, Ontario every year, and plays in Victoria Park in the heart of downtown London. This was my first year attending, and first time trying my hand at live band photography. The artist is Kaki King, she’s an amazing guitarist. You can find her site here. We were lucky when we got there that she was just warming up and doing sound checks with only a handful of people hanging around, so we got to watch and find our really awesome spot right in front of the stage, just to the side of where Kaki would be. Anyways, she put on an excellent show, nice set of songs, and some great drum solos to boot. These photos are my retelling of this night. Enjoy!





Surrounded By Water

11 03 2010

I was asked to second shoot a band by my friend and fellow photographer, Anna. The band is Surrounded By Water, they are local to London, and were super cool to hang out with and photograph. It was fun to photograph them, I hadn’t heard of them beforehand, and didn’t have any idea who played what in the band and who was the frontman. They said to treat them as equals, so we did.

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Couples

11 03 2010

To start off my couples post, here’s Laura and William. They were very sweet together, and this is my favourite frame from the session.

I had a shoot with these two just before their prom. I loved working with these two, as they were very sweet together and I loved the way they interacted with one another. I wanted to do something a little different than say, get a group of dolled up teens together at Waterworks, and do boring full body/group shots. Instead we went to a few different locations around town (Alma College and Train Station, namely), and tried a few things. I loved the way these photos turned out. My personal favourite is the very first one just below.





Critters 2009

11 03 2010

I’m such a huge pet lover, and so are my parents, so we offered to ‘babysit’ my mom’s friend’s son’s hamster. So around mid-March last year we got the little fella for a weekend. On the Sunday, my dad had bought me the Canon 50D we had decided on getting, and I was getting antsy to shoot something… anything! Since being a big fan of some certain rat photos on RedBubble taken by Ellen, I had an idea of what I could do to break in the new camera. So, these are two photos from my mini in-the-kitchen-on-the-dining-table hamster photoshoot. Hope you enjoy! Taken on 50D with 50mm, f1.8 lens.

Recently, I bought a used Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens from a fellow photographer, and it is sweet (and extra heavy, I think I may have to start lifting weights to actually use my camera now, haha). Anyways, on a shoot a while ago, I got meet a fellow friend and photographer, Anna, for a bit of a collaborative photo shoot. We went to Harris Park, it was pretty overcast out, which was alright, I guess. I didn’t get too many shots I really liked (hence why none are shown here), but we came across this cute little baby squirrel on a tree. It looked pretty tame, so I walked up to the tree, started to pet his tail, then his body, then I was able to snatch him off the tree. I considered the ‘getting bitten factor’, but having raised over twenty of these little guys, I thought I could take my chance. Anyways, he was a little antsy and nervous in my hands, but other than that, he never bit me, peed on me, or pooped on me (that’s better than some critters I’ve had!) When I tried to put him back on the tree, he apparently didn’t want to leave, so we walked around with him more, took some snaps of him on our model for fun, and finally got him back in a tree. This was him looking down at me, almost like he was seeing me off and maybe even wishing me well.