Miscellaneous Topics

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The Help Portrait Project - St. Petersburg

Help Portrait is a world-wide movement to provide portraits to those who might not be able to afford them.

(Posted December 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm)

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Catchlights. Press the Trigger. Ditch Your Flash

Sometimes post-processing is a beter choice than more equipment...

(Posted September 09, 2016 at 11:32 am)

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Story: Shooting the Family Reunion

The weekend's shooting would require about a hundred portraits.

(Posted August 05, 2016 at 10:51 pm)

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Post-Processing: A Basic Head Shot

After day of shooting kids on white seamless, we took a moment to do an adult head shot.

(Posted July 13, 2016 at 1:25 pm)

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Technique: Open Shade and No Flash

Open shade offers the portrait photographer opportunities for charming images...

(Posted June 21, 2016 at 4:41 pm)

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Morgan on White Seamless

White seamless is a workhorse background, especially when compositing is the goal.

(Posted June 05, 2016 at 5:34 pm)

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Technique: Shot Without Fill Flash?

Find a group of photographers and find a million dollars in unnecessary gear...

(Posted May 14, 2016 at 1:02 pm)

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Story: The Sunshine Skyway Bridge Disaster

On May 9, 1980, a freighter took down a 300 meter section of the old steel bridge....

(Posted May 10, 2016 at 9:37 am)

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Post-Processing: Roseate Spoonbill

Not just another pretty face....

(Posted May 03, 2016 at 3:51 pm)

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Post-Processing: Christina

(Posted April 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm)

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Post-Processing: Yellow-crowned Night Heron

A great deal of effort went into pulling this fellow out of his background...

(Posted April 02, 2016 at 2:49 pm)

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Some Thoughts On Panning

My camera gets panned a lot.  Maybe my photos, too...

(Posted March 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm)

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Post-Processing: Kelly & Tony

Night shot of the sailor couple..

(Posted March 25, 2016 at 10:19 pm)

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Least Sandpiper

A sandpiper portrait handled with minimum processing...

(Posted March 04, 2016 at 11:50 pm)

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Post-Processing - The Boys at North Shore Park

A sunset shot with some boyish charm...

(Posted March 01, 2016 at 4:39 pm)

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Vivian Maier: Secret Photographer

Even Vivian Maier may not have seen her own photos.

(Posted June 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm)

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Getting Control Over Colour Cast

Sometimes you know that the colour won't be right.  Here are a couple of thoughts...

(Posted July 20, 2012 at 10:09 pm)

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Shooting Sister Madonna Buder

Madonna Buder is a triathlon celebrity with a special twist, but a celebrity nonetheless.

(Posted September 25, 2011 at 12:11 am)

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Shooting Ironman Canada

Shooting an Ironman event is can be a 23 hour event itself.  Here's how this one went.

(Posted September 08, 2011 at 12:12 am)

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Using Facebook Pages

Thinking out loud about Facebook Pages, Facebook's method of allowing businesses, groups and people to represent themselves as entities rather than people.

(Posted May 01, 2011 at 11:56 pm)

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Serious Triathlete Project

Portraiture is my favourite task.  My Triathlete Project is a specially defined portrait activity.

(Posted March 30, 2011 at 12:51 am)

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My Calendar Girl - Run For It!

Marian has become a regular on the pages of a running calendar published for runners in Southern Ontario.

(Posted February 11, 2011 at 6:17 pm)

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Shooting Zohra and Stephanie - Mena's MUA Project

I guess I didn't really learn a lot about makeup; except that I saw what an impact it made on the models.  Two days of shooting were done to get some shots for Mena.

(Posted January 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm)

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Beyond Super Mario - Monitors for Photographers

Whatever you see, it is probably wrong.

(Posted December 07, 2010 at 12:16 am)

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Secrets of This Web Site - The User's Guide

Improve your command over the images.  Test the tips given here and become a "Serious ^about Photography" power user.

(Posted November 15, 2010 at 1:39 pm)

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Get Your Photos Out - Create Greeting Cards

These days there are lots of ways to get your photo out of the computer and into public view.  Greeting cards are one way.

(Posted October 30, 2010 at 3:59 pm)

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Seeing Through Their Eyes

In portraiture I like to see into your eyes.  But there are times when I want to see through your eyes.

(Posted October 21, 2010 at 5:58 pm)

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Shooting Leah

Leah's hair was straightened which she said makes her look older.  So we shot older.

(Posted October 08, 2010 at 8:32 pm)

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A Smile Is Just A Smile

A smiling subject reduces the status, the substance and the value of a work.  Or so our cultural sub-conscious tells us.

(Posted September 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm)

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Good Luck Doesn

Photography, or at least a good part of it, has a lot in common with hunting and fishing; which is to say that it has a lot to do with luck.

(Posted September 22, 2010 at 10:07 am)

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