Sunday, February 16, 2014


Sometimes it isn't about creating the image so much as capturing the moment.

Canon 5D MKII
Canon 17-40mm f/4
ISO 100, f/11, 1/320
See full size here

See and read more after the jump!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shared Passions

So, it looks like I have fallen pretty far behind! I will be digging deep for the next few posts to catch up on some work I have done over the past year.

Last summer, Tianna jumped in with both feet and pursued one of her passions. She got herself a horse! "Keep it True" or True for short has been a shared passion for us and Tianna has been keen to try to get my involved with her barn. What better way to get involved than to shoot some horses!

Canon 5D MKII
Canon 70-200mm f/4
f/4, ISO 200, 1/160
See here for full-size

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Not only an awesome Coldplay song, but also how I feel when looking into this set of photos.

Eyes. Are far more complex then most people realize. Colours are only the beginning. They have so much more depth and texture than most people can see. Until you go at them with a macro lens and extension tubes!

Meet my fiancé, Tianna!

Canon 5D mkII
Tamron 90mm f/2.8
Kenko Extension Tubes
1/125, f/16, ISO 1600

More after the jump!

Friday, January 13, 2012

The [not-so] Cowardly Lion

The last thing you want to do is challenge this "big" guy. The newest addition to our family is the elegant, yet deadly lionfish. While his spines could easily kill you, he is probably one of the most iconic (and photogenic) fish around.

Canon EOS 5D mkII
Canon 200mm f/2.8L
Off Camera Flash: Canon 430EXII x2
1/200, f/16, ISO 100

More info and shots after the jump!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Frozen in Time!

Back to basics...

That is what this post is about. I have noticed that my blog is surprisingly devoid of down to earth advice and works without supplemental light.

In it's essense photography is one thing. Light.

How you control that light is crucial to how your photo will turn out and the effects you can accomplish. Your tools to control light are your shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

The shot below was captured with only *insert shocked sounds* ambient light.

Canon EOS 5D mkII
Canon 200mm f/2.8L
1/500, ISO 800, f/4

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Soft kitty...

warm kitty. Little ball of fur.

If you havn't noticed already. I love playing with light, and through the University of Waterloo Photography Club (UWPC) I have access to some very powerful strobes. The club has several AleinBees strobes that are available for rent to its members. They also use them at their meetups.

I was recently asked to set up some lighting for a model who volunteered for the meet in return for photos for a portfolio. I thought I would share how I accomplished this photo.

Canon EOS 7D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
1/250, ISO 100, f/18, 180mm
Click image to see fullsize

Read more about this shot after the jump.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Flash! Ah-Ah!

Savior of the universe!

And now I cant get Queen out of my head...

Flashes or speedlites can be fast, but how fast, and what's the point?

Canon EOS 7D
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
2/1, ISO 400, f/20

Fast enough. Welcome to the fast paced world of High Speed Photography.

More after the jump.