Dark-Field Lighting

June 30, 2007

First attempt at the so-called ‘dark-field method’ from the book Lighting, Science and Magic. Highly recommended to anybody who cares about anything photography related and takes it the slighest bit serious.



The Guitar Experiment

June 26, 2007


May I refer you to an ongoing personal project of mine on the Photo Forum…

http://thephotoforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=18


Crazy

June 21, 2007


I like this shot. I was on my way to class at Ryerson and was walking through Dundas Square, and there was a free concert (Divine Brown) going on. These kids clearly weren’t interested in the music…

Man, why do cameras and gadgets have to be so expensive? Of course, the reward upon saving up for whatever I plump down the cash for eventually will be well worth the wait, but when you don’t/can’t work very much, the wait as you save is something else.

But, at the end of it…maybe a 400D? D40x? We’ll see…


Don’t Wanna Choose Black or Blue

June 19, 2007


Currently listening to: Arcade Fire – Windowsill.

The more I listen to Neon Bible, the more I like it. It’s been out for a couple months now, so alot of the hype has gone down, but the veritable explosion in their popularity is well-deserved: these guys make excellent music. While I’m sure it’d still be great to see them now, I can only imagine how vibrant and completely awesome their shows would have been when they were initially on the rise.

In other news, I’ve broken my wrist, which explains the lack of postings the last little while; I could still type and stuff, but didn’t really have any new content. But, now I’ve gotten out shooting again, so this should become fairly regular again.

In other other news, I’m heading into my last year at UWO. After that, most likely off to Loyalist College for Photojournalism. Just a question of whether I go for the one-year fasttrack in lieu of my having a degree, or take the full two years…


Technology Never Changes

June 18, 2007

Whether a means to an end or an end to a means, technology never entirely changes…at least its purpose



Wide Open Future

June 3, 2007


Hi!

Sorry for the lack of postings for ~a week. Been kind of busy, alot of it with SNAP. This morning included, as I got up at the crack of dawn (well, just past it…6 AM) to shoot the Becel Ride for Heart here in Toronto. Sure, the lack of sleep was annoying, but I got to shoot with (as well as talk to and pick the brains of…I’m sure I annoyed them ;)) some photographers from the major papers, etc, which was a blast, and I got a couple decent shots out of it. Including the one that accompanies the post; this guy was the first out of the gates of the main group at 8 AM. Right after I clicked the shutter, a horde of other bicyclists rode by, so I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

I’ll try and keep this regular again…my mistake!


Looking Up, Out and Around. Repeated.

May 25, 2007


Now, this article is a couple days old, but it has *got* to be one of the coolest things I’ve read in awhile.

A building. That rotates. Its floors. Individually.

Where else but Dubai would such a piece of maverick architectural design be even considered? Sure, logistical issues such as plumbing, piping and wiring come up, but in all seriousness, the fact that the floor you live on rotates on a weekly basis is just SO cool. Though I can imagine that, upon reaching week two, my enthusiasm would wane to the point where I’d be paying an exorberant amount for ‘just’ an apartment.

Ah to have too much money than to know what to do with.

Shot my first ‘event’ (or three) a couple days ago, with a couple more to shoot tommorrow. I’m pretty pumped.