Category Archives: Assignments

5 lights – how about just One?

So 5 lights, I’ve been using more and more lights with each shoot… usually 4, but sometimes 5 profoto lights both in studio and on location. It can get a bit complicated when your subject moves and you need to adjust 3 lights before taking another shot, so… How about using just one profoto light…

Food Photography

Bite off more than you can chew? Food photography is simple right? We see it all the time, blogs on food cell phone delights. Well, allow me to do a quick demo. At one time in your life you’ve had one of these… this is what it looks like when you get it out of…

“Gravity” – behind the scenes

This weeks theme was gravity. To me nothing screams gravity more than something falling towards the earth. An alternative definition could have been and extremely grave situation. So In my mind skydiving combines both definitions, a freefall towards the earth and a potentially grave situation should that parachute not open. My Submission “FreeFall” Bennett, D….

Curiosity got the Muskrat

I decided to revisit the Muskrat picture as many people took an interest in it, and really liked the photo. I appreciate the comments a great deal, and welcome feedback. This post is a bit of behind the scenes of this particular image. It shows some of the process in order to get a good…

Elk Island

This weekend brought a trip to Elk Island, National Park. If you like tranquility, nature, or just want to get away from the city for a bit, I recommend a visit. In the slideshow above you can see the sky change as the sun set. Not your typical Alberta sunset. Although intended as a scouting…

Up Close

Another idea based theme. Up Close. Strictly speaking this should probably be a macro photograph, but since it’s fall and most flowers are dead… I chose a less strict interpretation. I have already printed, matted and mounted this first image for submission, however I took a photo the next day with a different lens.  Post some…

Mixed Light

One Challenge photographers face is mixed light source. Although most do not register that lights cast different colour hues- mixed light can wreck images. On the theme of Mixed-light, this image features parklights and the full moon, as the two light sources. I chose to correct for the parklights (removing the harsh yellow glow) and left…

Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition- an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. I simply could not get a bird to land on the birdbath after I was all set up with camera and “beany duck” in position.  I was ready to drive to Elk Island and take pictures of buffalo instead when…

Architecturally Speaking

With this weeks theme of “Architecturally Speaking” I was excited with the possibilities.  Capturing an image proved to be much more of a challenge. Unlike many small subjects , a house cannot always be easily lit with a few flashes here and there, so for the most part you must rely on the sun being…

Night Photography

This one was some fun with my friend Gord Gray. We set up his VW Single cab against this tattoo mural. I think this Air-ride rat-rod and the classical styled tattoo mural compliment each other very well. We set up, waited for the sun to fall then ran around popping my speed-flashes to paint the…