In the last six months I've sold three short stories, written three more and have two more and two novels on various spinning plates and have taken a break this evening to watch I AM COMIC on Netflix.I spent six years playing in the open mic night amateur scene in Calgary and with one or... Continue Reading →
Shooting for Success: ‘Shooting’ Your Pets
When photographing your pets you want --- above all else --- to capture their personality.
Shooting for Success: A Soul-Cleansing Afternoon
I don't know all of the mechanics behind an inversion, but the end result is that the cold air is down while the warm air is up, and there's usually an odd cloud formation involved (see the layer of cloud sitting on the lake in the image below). In this case the cloud seemed to have trapped the frigid air right down on the lake, making it bitterly biting and difficult to go too far, especially for our two small dogs.
Shooting for Success: Landscape Depth of Field
Although this image of a small lake in Yoho National Park, in British Columbia is a perfect example of being in the right place at the right time, I'd rather use it as an example of how to maximize your depth of field in a landscape image in order to get it all in focus.
Shooting for Success: Mooses
1. Don't face directly at your prey, avoiding obvious eye contact. 2. Don't walk directly at your target, moving in at a variety of angles, so as to look casual and unconcerned.
Shooting for Success: Lightning
The toughest part of photographing lightning is that it happens so fast (at the speed of light, pretty much) that you couldn't possibly react fast enough to capture the strike.
Shooting for Success: Serendipity & Light
This was about as serendipitous a shot as I've ever sold. Believe it or not, this shot was taken in late September. The snow hit in 24 hours and covered everything. We had just hiked up Bow Summit and taken a slew of images of stunning Peyto Lake.