Sunday, November 29, 2009
Nick and Ryan are brothers who wanted to have their photos done as a "Nickmas" present for their parents. Nick is leaving to work on Seazen II, a luxury catamaran, in the BVI's next week. These are some of the photos. I gave Nick and Ryan a tie which I knew would just be too funny. Don't worry boys, I have to get help with mine too. Thanks for being good sports. Good Luck Nick!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Yesterday I travelled to Wolfville, NS to take photos of this beautiful Boston Terrier. My friends Dean and Troy were gracious enough to let me move every piece of furniture around in their house to set up the studio lights! I love how these turned out! These are a few of my favorites from the shoot.
On Thanksgiving weekend my wife and I attended our friends wedding in Mountain Gap Inn just outside of Digby, NS. It was a great place to have a wedding and we had a blast. Although I wasn't the photographer, I was able to get a few shots for them.
Bride and Groom... congrats to you both!
The Official Knot!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Patience pays off! I didn't think the sunset tonight was going to be anything special but it was quite amazing.
Canon 5D, EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, f/22 @ 10 sec, ISO 200. Polarizer and Singhray 3 stop hard edge graduated filter.
Canon 5D, EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, f/5.6 @ 4 sec, ISO 200. Polarizer and Singhray 3 stop hard edge graduated filter.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Back in May I posted a photo of my first attempt capturing star trails. I recently returned to the same spot with a different technique to see if I could get a better result. This is a series of ten different pictures taken for five minutes each. I later layered them in photoshop to get this result! During my first attempt I noticed a lot of noise, or grainy specs throughout the photo. It was a 45min exposure at a high ISO. So this time I thought I would take a series of photos, shorter in time, but combined would make up the same time as the first. I added an extra five minutes to get longer star trails.
Next time I'll be including a little light painting where I'll fill in the trees with a flashlight!
Canon 5D, EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, f/11, bulb setting for 10 photos @ 5 min each, combined later in photoshop, ISO 400
Canon 5D, EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, f/6.3, bulb setting for 48 min, ISO 400
Monday, August 3, 2009
I'm sure between their grandmother and uncle they're just sick of having their photo taken. But I love it when I can catch these two playing. Can you blame me?
Canon 5D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, f/7.1 @ 1/200sec, ISO 200.
Canon 5D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, f/7.1 @ 1/320sec, ISO 200.
Okay, I have to say, Brier Island didn't turn out to be much of a photography excursion. Can you say Fog? Anyway, here's what I managed to get during the small breaks.
Of all the things I was expecting to see on Brier Island, this wasn't one of them. But I need a silhouette for a photo assignment. (I'm taking a course through the New York Institute of Photography).
Canon 5D, EF 24-105 f/4.0L IS USM, f/22 @ 1/40sec, ISO 200.
You can see the fog in the background at the base of the lighthouse. There was a very small window to get a few shots. When I was leaving, a family with a young kid came in and he said "Dad, it's so cold here I can't even produce energy!"
Canon 5D, EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, f/11 @ 1/160sec, ISO 200.
I think the smartest thing for me to do here is not say anything at all. :o)
Canon 5D, EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, f/11 @ 1/80sec, ISO 200.
What a great day! On our way home from Brier Island, my wife and I stopped in to Annapolis Royal to visit family and friends. Our friends Jonny and Marianne have a beautiful little girl named Ella. It was our first time seeing Ella in almost two years and once she warmed up to us, (which wasn't long), I couldn't resist taking out the camera. This was my first time shooting Ella. She is such a beautiful little girl. The best part about shooting kids is once they forget about the camera you get the best shots!Ella 1
Canon 5D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, f/7.1 @ 1/250sec, ISO 200.
Canon 5D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, f/7.1 @ 1/125sec, ISO 200.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Every year, Haligonians are left wondering if the fog bank at the entrance of the Harbour will creep in and ruin the fireworks scheduled for Canada Day! The weather managed to hold off this year and you could almost hear the photo nerds checking their camera settings one last time. (Yeah, I said it). Anyway, these are a few of what I managed to capture last night.Canon 5D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, f/16 @ 15sec, ISO 200.
Canon 5D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, f/16 @ 1sec, ISO 200.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
This is my first attempt at a multi-shot panorama. A total of five different photos, later combined in Photoshop, make this a very memorable shot for me. I awoke at 5am to eliminate what would normally be a very crowded place by locals and tourists. I'm happy with the way this turned out. The previous day my wife and I got married here and I wanted to take something away with me that could capture the feeling of such an amazing place!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
The Town Clock, located on Citadel Hill, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Halifax. It has been keeping time since 1803!
Town Clock I.