Thursday, August 30, 2012

Workshops pt1

This week I participated in a couple of workshops run by the immensely talented Peter Coulson.  It was simultaneously incredibly inspiring and humbling to work with such an accomplished photographer. I have been on such a creative high since taking the classes, but the more I look at my own work the more I realize I have a lot to learn. Anyway, I got a couple of shots I'm happy with. The Model and M.U.A is Natascha Verkaik. I'm not sure if I really did her justice, she's incredible to work with and I'm very grateful for the experience.

P.S - All photos were taken with natural light and no flash/reflectors. If anyone cares.


I tried to get here by dawn, but I blew it. Morning(ish) light will have to suffice until the next time I can visit this amazing spot.


If any of you still read this you'll probably be shocked to see a new post. Sorry I have been neglecting this page for so long. Life got in the way, and I fell into a bit of a creative slump. I'm putting up some new content tonight. I'd like to think it's good, but I've been looking at it for so long I've kind of psyched myself out. I suppose if you don't think your own work is shit you're probably not much of an artist. Or something.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Truck

This is a very old picture. I'm not exactly sure, but it's either 9 or 10 years old. Compositionally it's fairly pedestrian. But the important thing is that it was shot on a very old, manual focus, film SLR, with a prime lens. I developed the film, enlarged, and printed it myself. This is a scan from a 6x4 print that I made in either 2002 or 2003. For some reason I did not do very well in the high school photography class that I took this picture in. It's a crying shame really, because I would like to think I was pretty talented, but the popular kids hogged the equpiment pretty bad. Anyway, sometimes you have to look back to look forward. Although I took a long time off Photography, I really do think that learning how to do everything the old fashioned way is one of the things that sets me apart from other photographers who have only ever worked with digital.


Monday, April 2, 2012


The sky looked like this for less than a minute. There wasn't even time to get downstairs.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Kitten was not impressed with having a camera shoved in its face.

Friday, March 9, 2012


Just a few shots of a pal I took yesterday. I'm enjoying the 135L a lot.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


I was in the middle of a portrait shoot when I spotted this little guy, I wish I had a longer lens on me but I was using a 135mm prime.

Oh well, I managed to get pretty close.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I walk past these dogs every day and it breaks my heart to see such amazing animals kept in such a barren crappy yard.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Shirt Dress

I know most of my views are people looking at my very attractive partner. So here you go, I took these pictures just a couple of minutes ago. This is one of my favourite spots to shoot, Z is facing a giant white wall that's acting as a perfect source of natural diffused light.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Family Picnic

What I wanted from my new camera was higher image quality at higher ISO/lower light. Boy did I get it.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Club Work

These images are about six months old, I did some photography work at a club. It didn't pan out as regular work so I figure it's been long enough that I can just use the images.  This is more for my portfolio than anything. I think I did pretty well for my first couple of weeks in club photography though. Club photography is pretty hard work, but it's rewarding when you capture the mood of the night and some fun moments.