Friday, August 29, 2014

Picture of the Day : Okanagan Sunset

Okanagan Sunset by Chris Gardiner Photography in Kelowna using Luminosity Blending of Multiple Exposures
Okanagan Sunset in Kelowna this week
This picture of the day might look a little familiar to some others I have shared from the same location.  What I like about this one, is it's the first blended composite I made using luminosity layer masks.  So in other words; switching up my post processing method and tried something new here.

Read on for some more details about how it all worked, and a link to purchase a printed copy if you're interested;

Thursday, August 28, 2014

10,000 Page Views

Canada Day Fireworks in kelowna by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca

Thanks for helping me reach that milestone at my blog. 10,000 page views is quite a bit, especially when my average time spent on page is considerably (more than two times!!) longer than for any other space I manage really.

So I will do my best to continue writing content that interests you.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Photoshopping Your Property Photography

Creatively photoshop your property and real estate photography chris gardiner www.cgardiner.ca
Before and After Real Estate Image Photoshopping
Currently, Real Estate and Property photography has become my bread and butter.  So it's a good time to share some of what I know.  I went over last week how to correct parallax errors, now let's get into making on that will really pop.

I included a YouTube Video of each layer of my photoshop document so you can see it build from the ground up.

Read on for an explanation!


Monday, August 25, 2014

New Site : Wedding Specifics

Chris Gardiner professional wedding photography in the Okanagan and Greater Toronto Area, traveling the rest of Canada

I've launched a new, weddings-dedicated website to keep all the pertinent information close at hand without getting bogged down by the rest of my website info.

Check it out, and let me know what you think of it.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Different Ways to Mount Your GoPro!

23 different points of view to use with your GoPro Camera by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca

Here's a throwback post, back to when I first got my GoPro.  It's been that long. I've tried out a lot of different things along the way. Now take a look at this quick video I put together of 23 different points of view to use with your GoPro, which of course you can apply to or imagine with more sports than what I have shared here.

(Video after the link)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Gear : Kamerar Slider Dolly : Review and Footage


The Kamerar Slider Dolly SD-1 has been recently added to the arsenal of equipment here at Chris Gardiner Photography.  Quite a fun piece of equipment to play with if you ask me.

There are already a few reviews touching on it online and on youtube, but I made one myself anyways.   So I'll try to keep my review notes point form so theres not too much verbiage for you to wade through.   Also, accompanied by moving pictures - test footage included after the link.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Picture of the Day : Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls in Columbia River Gorge, Near Portland Oregon by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca

For anyone who has seen these iconic falls, but never been able to put a name to them, this is Multnomah, outside of Portland, Oregon. Nestled in the scenic Columbia River Gorge between Washington and Oregon.

I had the pleasure of visiting this, and many other scenic waterfalls of the Gorge area earlier this year. Just a skip and a hop from the Okanagan I call home.

Read on for some more about how this picture was captured


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Picture of the Day : Maude Roxby

The Maude-Roxby Wetland Marsh Boardwalk in Kelowna BC by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
The Maude Roxby Wetland Boardwalk

Kelowna, what a place in the summertime. Not many like it in Canada anyways.   This image is just one of my favourite spots around town to photograph. A little boardwalk near the water with a nice wetland marsh surrounding it. Maude Roxby Wetland Marsh.
Read on for a bit more about the image

Friday, August 8, 2014

Tips and Tricks : Lets Talk Interiors and Parallax Errors

A photographer's how to on fixing parallax errors in your interior photos by Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca
I hope this helps some people
So, this is a post designed mostly for the photographers with a problem that is very easy to struggle with when you are starting with real estate, interior, or architecture photography.  And for everyone who is not a photographer, this post could serve as some insight to why you should hire and trust experienced professionals to create your images.

So What am I talking about? Parallax errors or converging vertical lines. 


E.C. Manning Park : Lightning Lake : Trip Highlight

Chris Gardiner Photography captures Lanterns on Lightning Lake in EC Manning Park
Lanterns on the Lake

With this August long weekend in Canada we decided to venture to the seldom-mentioned E.C. Manning Park.  A treasure in the Cascade mountains of scenic trails, cooler temperatures, great sunshine, beautiful mountains and of course, lots to see and do.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

On Glidecams : Dynamic Balance and Why You Need It!


So remember how I got a glidecam, and thought I had it balanced pretty well after a couple days?  Well it turns out I only had it very well statically balanced, but when you bring dynamic balance into the equation it wasn't doing so well.   So here's what I learned after copious amounts of online tutorial videos and reading on the subject.    Also, that video above is a quick look at my first two weeks of collecting footage on my glidecam flying my gopro,  I know it's nothing special, but thanks for watching anyways!