Friday, September 30, 2011

Myra Canyon Trestles

Old Train Tunnel through the mountainside 
I recently had family visiting Kelowna for their first time.  When you are playing tour guide around town it's the perfect excuse to hit up some locations I haven't for a while.  One of the trips we made this week was to Myra Canyon and the Kettle Valley Railway Trestles.  A location I hadn't been to since May 2010, within my first month of living in Kelowna.

Hit the link below for some more photos

4 Things You Shouldn't Do

Four things you shouldn't do when getting your picture taken. Everyone is going to get their picture taken professionally at least a few times throughout their life. Some sessions will allow your photographer to work on a more direct and personal level. Like during a shoot at your home you may hire a freelancer who will come to photograph you and only you, opposed to some sort of school, workplace or team 'picture day' where one photog will shoot many many people throughout the day.
The points I'll go over are more specifically aimed to get the most out of your shoot.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Local Restaurant Food Photography

Hungry? Well if you weren't - you will be after this post.

I had the opportunity to do some food and beverage photography this week, which for me is always a treat.  Coming from a restaurant background, 'foodography' is what happens when my two professional worlds collide.

Does it give me an added bonus? I like to think so. Not only do I know what needs to be done as a photographer to have the food look its best, but I also know from the chef's standpoint, what should be represented, the focal point, and even how to get it styled on the plate.  Hit the link to see the goods.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Peachland Lake Recreation Site,

Star Trails at Peachland Lake
The summer of 2011 has been incredibly productive by way of camping trips. With more than six individual trips, that's about twice a month. This weekend we went looking for Brenda Lake, but wound up at Peachland Lake.  Not sure what Brenda is like, but I can't ask for much more than what Peachland has to offer - so why move. Especially when we arrived to a setting sun on Saturday  night. To be honest, with the weather, location and scenery so far, it may the best trip this season for many reasons. Here are a few more of the initial teasers from the weekend.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My "Photoshooting" Process

This post is intended as an insight to my process of doing a photoshoot for you, my client, but can also apply to amateur photographers who wish to conduct business more effectively, professionally, or just more like me - for whatever reason that may be.

Friday, September 9, 2011


I'd like to share a story with you about Sam Abell, a National Geographic photographer who in this case, embodies passion, and dedication to his art. Although not all of us work for National Geographic, we can all take something from what he says.  Before I go on, here is the video:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Kelowna Area Photo Op: Chute Lake

I love camping for many reasons. One of them being the spots you find, and the pictures you'll capture at these spots.  After a roadtrip to Osoyoos for an engagement shoot (more on that soon!) we took the road less traveled back to Kelowna, and made camp at Chute Lake.

Friday, September 2, 2011

It's Here!

I had a box of awesome arrive at my door on Tuesday. That would be the custom configured Mac Pro I ordered from the Apple Store online.

This is my mac pro! There are many like it, but this one is mine.  It even came in a "full metal jacket"!

What does it mean? Well I like to think I made a pretty good workflow and used every ounce of juice my geezer of a laptop had, but with more than triple the RAM, multiple cores of processing, and multiple terabytes in scratch disks - I may have just found my pandora's box.   

So, just letting you know to keep your eyes open because things are probably going to get a lot more awesome around here. 

Remember; like anything, its not the equipment - its who is using it. 

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