Yellow Door Theatre Project: Alice in Wonderland

Recently I had the opportunity to travel to Niagara on the Lake and witness the final workshop presentation of the two week summer intensive program put on by the Yellow Door Theatre Project. This presentation of Alice in Wonderland starred my two incredible nieces and the sold out audience was in place to be made aware of the incredible work … Read More

Tour of the Hamilton Animal Shelter

This morning I had the pleasure of touring the Hamilton Animal Shelter with Councillor Aidan Johnson (Ward 1) and Ken Leendertse from the City of Hamilton. We were there for several hours with the purpose of trying to come to a greater understanding of what role the shelter plays in our city. I was there, of course, to put visuals … Read More

January 2016: My Favourite Photos

Early last month I decided to post a year-in-review type of gallery of my own personal favourite photos of mine from the year 2015. What I didn’t realize at the time of creating that post, was how important it would be for me creatively. By reviewing my previous year, it made me really stop and evaluate where I wanted 2016 … Read More

Sony, Nikon and Canon at CES 2016

There has been a lot of backlash in the Sony community that our beloved camera manufacturer didn’t choose to make more of a splash at CES than they did, similar to the cards Nikon played by introducing the D5 and D500 SLR’s to the market. And while users of the A99/A77/A58 (despite rumours that they may not even bother) continue … Read More

Keeping it Up – Book Cover

UPDATE: The Book is now for sale. You can purchase it by clicking here. Some projects we get to work on with clients are very different than others. Some clients are easier to please then others. However, what happens when that client is your sister? I got to find out when I recently shot the cover for her upcoming book Keeping … Read More

Candlelight Stroll in Niagara on the Lake

It can be difficult deciding when to shoot and when to put the camera away, especially when it comes to family outings. Recently I have gravitated towards always carrying my camera with me because you never know when good photos can present themselves. The Sony A7RII makes this decision easy, as I can put the very small 28mm 2.0 lens … Read More

Smilin’ Joe Arko

I butchered my own photo by pasting a cartoon sun on top of it. But I can explain. See, every once in a while you get clients that you take from, when you’re supposed to be giving. Sure, Joe Arko and I had an incredible shoot, produced a significant number of compelling images, and everyone left the experience satisfied. He … Read More

Getting the Shot: Biggie Size your Soft Box

You would be amazed by how many different looks you can achieve, photographically, with only one light and a few different modifiers in your possession. Today we look to another studio example of using one light in studio to achieve a beautiful effect. The setup is in fact incredibly simple. It comprises of one flash head (in this case a … Read More

Photographing Awesome

As a photographer, every once in a while we work with a client that helps us beyond being fun and easy to shoot. Recently I shot with a long time friend for the very first time and it was not only an opportunity to create some really powerful images, it was a chance to catch up. And let me tell … Read More

On stage at the Tivoli with Eric Johnston

Shooting in abandoned or run-down spaces, as you know, is one of my favourite things to do. However shooting in abandoned places of incredible historical significance, that are on the verge of having life breathed back into them is a rare and special occasion I was recently able to take advantage of with my good friend Eric Johnston.