Category Archives: Artistic

Natural Frame

I was taking a quick photo of my daughter on a Sunday afternoon when a butterfly touched down in the lilac bush just behind her. It was having a veritable feast and didn’t look to be going anywhere anytime soon. Sometimes luck has everything to do with it.

Festive Dinner

I was hired to shoot the holiday celebration for a company in Toronto. They held their event at the Windsor Arms Hotel, a posh location in Yorkville. Old architecture mixed with a great DJ and modern sensibility in style to make an interesting evening. When I first arrived, I saw …

Prepared

When I studied Karate (Goju Ryu), ascending to the next level meant several tests as well as the creation of a photo portfolio comprised of various poses from katas. It’s not difficult to make those types of photos interesting, but I also like to take a few that are engaging …

One’s a Crowd

After taking this photo earlier in the month, I wanted to try some more photos using just a flashlight and a very long exposure. This time I used some really slow slide film. I found the colour saturation to be much better. It’s a neat effect which I am going …

Dave

It was the end of our annual Interior Trip in Algonquin Park. August 2006 had brought a great experience. On the last night, while everyone was asleep, I did some experimental work. This one turned out almost exactly the way I expected it to. I will definitely try it again …

Gazing Inwards

This photo, taken in June 2006, was a follow up to this shot.  I thought it would be a great idea to shoot the same angles as I did the first time.  Unfortunately, I was not able to replicate this exactly, due to some unforeseen obstacles (home renovation), but the …

Angel Wings

August 2005 saw us camping in Canisbay (Algonquin Park) relatively close to the lake. Sometimes, on a particularly sunny morning,you can capture the rays of the sun through the trees and paint a picture that is other-worldly. I looked up and saw this angelic figure and thought it would make …

Ripples In Time

The sun was beginning to climb over Rock Lake in May 2005. I was photographing the sunrise from dock at my friend’s family cottage when I bumped into a tree, causing morning dew to drip down from the needles of the conifer. The pattern was hypnotic and the colours were …

DL Wedding – Decorations

People are the center of weddings. This is obvious. But at your next wedding, make sure to take a look around. The decorations used can be a gateway to the personalities and the souls of the people holding the event. The themes that they choose as well as what they try to present to …

DL Wedding – Accoutrements

Weddings are an interesting event to shoot due to the fact that you have to align your vision with that of the couple getting married.  Other than the typical photos, I think it pays to capture some of the small details.  Textures and colours can play an important part in …

DrEye Idea

I composed this image for a class project. We basically had to compose an image and explain what we did and why we did it. I am very proud of this one, as I had put a lot of thought into it. For the full explanation click here. f/4.5 1/125 …