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Starry Starry Nights

It’s always a pleasure to see my photographs illustrating a well written travel story. Starry Starry Nights was written for East Kent Lifestyle magazine by world traveller and awesome writer Jaillan Yehia about the Jasper Dark Sky Festival which the two of us were privileged to attend last fall. This years festival is scheduled for […]

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Photography and Copyright Infringement

The Malaspina Galleries - my most stolen image!

Photography, the Internet and Copyright Infringement Yesterday, I spent several hours looking for blatant illegal use of my photographs. While the issue perhaps isn’t a huge problem, it certainly represents a significant potential loss of business for my company. In these few hours, I discovered more than 100 incidents of unauthorized usage. Sadly, given that […]

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Photographic Reflections

Reflections are all around us and make an excellent subject to photograph. Sometimes the reflections are of a specific subject, perhaps a tree or a building. Other times the reflection will be an abstract in itself; for example light sources or cloud formations. We can easily shoot reflections as an abstract image or as a […]

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Defishing Nikons 10.5mm fisheye lens?

Wooden boats shot with the Nikon 10.5mm lens, image defished with Nikon NX2 software

As many of you know one of the interesting lenses I shoot with is the Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 DX fisheye lens. This lens covers a lot of territory with a 180 degree corner to corner diagonal view giving you a full frame but somewhat distorted image. I don’t use the lens regularly but the odd […]

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Photography in Bad Weather – Tips and Techniques

KO_A47670

Let’s face it, the weather in most parts of the world is not always picture perfect. Where I live on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada we have our share of rain and what I like to call heavy mist. As a photographer what do we do to prepare ourselves for this? On a […]

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Editing and Workflow – 3 Photographers Views

Cockpit detail of Lotus XI LeMans, Portland Historic Races.

Originally published a little over 2 years ago, a group blogging effort about editing and workflow was very popular at the time and is well worth revisiting. As many people know I spend a considerable amount of time photographing events. These events cover the gamut from folk festivals and kayaking competitions to wooden boat festivals […]

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Revisiting your photography archive

Carrillo Beach, Samara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Often after returning from a trip or event I spend little time actually looking through images and picking the keepers. There are a number of reasons for this, the primary reason being lack of time. Typically my work flow allows me to process the photographs I require for a project or story and then move […]

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Analysis of a Kayaking Photo Shoot

Canoeing on the Cowichan River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Lisa from the wonderful blog Travelin’ Local was asking how many images I shot when I photographed the kayakers a few days ago on the Cowichan River. The number was 363 images shot in a time span of 45 minutes. While this may seem like quite a lot of photos I thought I would discuss […]

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Macro Photography – What equipment do you require?

Close Up Lens

There are a number of ways to get into macro photography ranging from inexpensive to outrageously expensive. Tough decisions to make, especially for someone that doesn’t make their living from photography. If you decide you want to explore macro photography you have a number of options. I have listed these options starting with what I […]

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Live Music – Pushing photography to the limit

Afro Mumanzi

I spend much of my time during the summer photographing musicians and listening to live music and while I find photography a distraction in some ways (it’s hard to listen to music seriously while doing photography seriously) I have managed to work around this. I try to shoot quickly so that I can get the […]

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Professional Photography Confessions

Peppers

The true confessions of a photographer, “I screwed up”! How is that for a statement? Actually, I didn’t screw up big time but a recent incident made me fully aware of potential issues with our modern digital cameras and, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened to me! I thought I would […]

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