Thank you all who dropped by my booth at the Artist Project. I had many inquiries on what location most of the work was taken (Iceland). Which of course led to the inevitable question of how to get there and where to photograph. I did my best to answer most questions but please do not hesitate to ask any more questions. As for our workshops, we will be posting the 2014/2015 workshop/photo tour schedule on our Visceral Images site, hopefully by end of next week (9th March 2014). Likely destinations are Iceland, Olympic National Park, Death Valley or Banff/Jasper National Parks.
I will be presenting 12 framed pieces at The Artist Project, a Juried exhibit, from Feb 20-23. Some amazing work from me and 250 other Artists will not disappoint The event will be held at the better living centre, CNE, Toronto. I will have works from Iceland and Olympic National Park. Hope to see you there at booth 913!
Hello fellow art lovers! 12 of my colleagues and myself are having a photographic art show in Toronto. The venue is at the Columbus Centre, Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery. We will have approx. 100 stunning images ranging from 16"x20" to over 6' panoramic in various styles and finishes. Event will run from 9th May 2013 to 3rd June 2013. All 13 artists will be there on May 22. Hope to see you there!
I'm a member of two photography clubs (Toronto Digital Photography Club and the Toronto Focal Forum). I joined several years ago to better my photographic skills but most importantly to get out and shoot. Photography, like any other hobby or career, has to be consistently practiced and explored or else as the saying goes "use it or lose it".
Photography clubs offer a great avenue to shoot in places (or subjects) that one normally does to go to. If you have been reading/viewing my previous posts, you will pretty much know that I like landscape and human photography but haven't really talked about interior architectural stuff. The posted photograph was a direct result of our photography club having an outing to Toronto's Elgin Theatre. I would never have ventured into this place as it was never on my radar of places to shoot. Glad I did it though...it's a beautiful theatre with lots of detail to photograph.
Now where else could you have weely meetings, outings to great places, interesting and established photographers sharing their knowledge for as little as $60/year? Not many, but your local photography club is one!
I've written abaout this before but let's have another replay. This scene is instantly recognizable as it has been photographed by millions each and every year. In case you don't recognize the place, it is Yosemite Valley from tunnel view point. This place was the playground of Ansel Adams and anyone else who loves the natural mountainscapes. I know this is not a unique capture but when you are there looking down at this beautiful scene (just after snowfall) why wouldn't you want to photograph it? "I was there to see this!!!" . Pictures really do not do it justice. The scene before you is thousands of metres (or feet for the Americans) in height and width, snowcapped trees, clouds and waterfalls all in one place...truly have to be there. Which brings me to the point: Enjoy the scene before you. Think about what you are feeling, then try to capture the feeling by photographing it. If you do it in reverse order, you may not appreciate the scene, mess up the shot (as you aren't thinking about what and why you are photographing it) and really not remember why you are out there (to enjoy nature) when you don't see to right results through the 3" screen.
Single shot D800E. f 8 @1/25s, 24-70mm Nikkor at 24mm.