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Swans of Loon Lake 03

This is it. This is the one. After many (unsuccessful) attempts at documenting the “bird conference” that the swans were attending on Loon Lake every day this past winter, I finally made some photographs I’m happy with. It was a brisk, misty morning and there were about 25 swans clumped…

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Gumdrop Tree

As I continue to work my way through my archives of blog posts I didn’t get to post during the winter (don’t hate), more and more wintery scenes are popping up. Here in Eastern Ontario, it has finally changed to Spring. As I look out my window today, the birds are playing and singing delightfully…

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Gala Awards Night

Did you know that I also photograph holiday dinner and Christmas parties, awards ceremonies & gala events? Even though it’s Spring (and you definitely think I’m crazy for bringing up Christmas), it’s never too early to start planning your next event. And if you are in the planning stages, you’ll probably…

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On Being A Model

Yesterday I posted about always trying to better myself as a photographer. If you are interested, you can read the post (and see the images I made with my lovely wife) by viewing yesterday’s post. Part of bettering myself requires me to understand how a subject feels in front of my camera…

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Rembrandt Lighting

It’s easy to get complacent with photography. You find something that works, or inspires you, or you take a job that requires you to specialize in one area of photography and you don’t continue to better your skills in others. I have been shooting so many live event and marketing images…

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Inspiration at Eleven 44

Inspiration can strike at the weirdest times! One night, after watching one of my favourite documentaries: Annie Leibovitz Life Through A Lens, I had the overwhelming urge to get up and shoot. This time, it was black and white photographs only. They had to have lots of deep, dark shadows…

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Swans of Loon Lake 02

Continuing with the documentation of the swans that frequent our end of Loon Lake, here are a few more photos of the swans gathering during January. I like to think they are having a post-New-Years community meeting to discuss just how “out of hand” the party got this year and how…

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Mextures Experimentation

One of my jobs as a photographer and a creative is to experiment. With every experiment, there are usually a number of different conclusions you can draw from your findings. When you creatively experiment, the findings aren’t usually as black and white…

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Bedford Mills First Snow

And just like that, everything was covered in a blanket of white. It’s amazing how it seems like a switch was flipped and we go from the beautiful Autumn that colours our trees and the ground to the bright white of an empty canvas again. I’ll always be amazed with all four seasons…

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