My photography blog

Update to my Gift Certificate page


Today I updated how a gift certificate can be purchased.  It's just a matter of selecting a dollar amount and then paying by credit card.  I will then mail the certificate in a day to two.  You can see the updated page here.

A view from 140'

I captured an image of my property looking straight down with my Phantom 2 Vision+ drone camera.  I took it up to 140' but had to come down because it started to drizzle.

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Phantom 2 Vision+

I am seriously considering purchasing this drone camera.  An aquaniance of mine brought the same camera to demo for me and the video can be seen below.

Old collaped building

An old collapsed building I just completed editing this photo yesterday and uploaded to my Black & White gallery.  I thought this was a very interesting place while driving on my way to Tobermory.  It was hard to notice and I drove past it while catching a quick glance that caught my eye so I backed up to take this photo.

Old barns

Red barns I always like when I can capture an image of something before it gets tore down or no longer exists.  These two barns were taken down shortly after I took this photo.  I also got a shot during the winter months.

Lion picture

Today I was going through some old photos and I came across this Lion that I shot at the Toronto Zoo.  I had to stand up on a large rock to get a clear view using my telephoto lens.  I did a tight crop then used Photozoom to enlarge the photo without loosing detail. IMG_0732 (Copy)

Waterfalls of Hamilton

On May 6th, me and two other photographers headed to Hamilton and Stoney Creek to capture several of the waterfalls in the area. Shown here from left to right is Devil's Punch Bowl falls, Tiffany Falls and Sherman Falls. I think Sherman was the best of the day because of the amount of water running and being able to get within a few feet of the bottom of the falls before getting wet. IMG_2367IMG_2397IMG_2412

Wedding photo shoot

Yesterday was my first wedding of the year.  It was a long but fun day.  My photographer assistant was a great help. IMG_2246

First wedding of the year

I just got confirmation as being accepted to photograph a wedding on April 26th.  This is my first of the season.  I am looking forward to doing more event or portrait sessions this year instead of weddings but either way is fine with me.

New page added to website

I added a new page called "Photographers Explained".  This page has two sub-pages explaining why someone would hire a professional photographer and why photographers are so expensive.  I found these two articles very informative.  After reading it will give viewers a good idea how a professional photographer sets prices and how they operate.   View this new page here.

Added a photo retouching page

I just completed a new service page called Photo Retouching.  After buying and learning a few new software programs I now offer these new services, removing objects from a photo, changing the background in a photo, photo enhancing, colourize a black & white photo and portrait retouching.  This new page can be viewed here.

Completed my website update

After spending the past few days I finally have my website in order.  I switched back to Photoshelter which I used for part of last year.  I still like many of their features over my past host but both are very good and each have advantages over one another.

Purchased a dash cam.

DVR-FHD590-Genius I recently purchased this car dash camera.  It records in full HD and can record up to 8 hours before looping over previously recorded files.

Specs are below.

  • 2.4" display
  • Full HD Resolution: 1920 x 1080; HD Resolution:1280 x 720
  • Full HD vehicle recorder for high definition video recording
  • Support Capacity: up to 32GB
  • Wide angle lens lets you see video at 128 degrees without distortion
  • Built-in high power LED for low light conditions
  • Video file playback
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology with a high power LED reduces blurred images and produces brilliant and clear videos even when there is low light or strong and reflective lighting situations
  • 5MP camera sensor that takes brilliant videos at 30 fps with H.264 compression for a smaller file size
  • G-Sensor build in for emergency recording

Last wedding shoot for the year

Last Saturday (October 5) I shot my last wedding of the season.  Even thought I have lots of editing to do the photos and video look really good.  I am sure the bride & groom will be pleased (at least I hope they are).  For the 2014 season I might decide on cutting back on weddings due to the amount of time involved.  I might stick with just small weddings and for those looking for a photographer at short notice.

Signed up again with Fluid Surveys

I signed up with Fluid Survey's again for the second time.  I recently used Adobe Forms which I really liked but they lacked some of the advanced features that Fluid Survey offers.  I'll continue with them for another year (that's my subscription time) and hopefully get lots of use with them on my website and also on my camera club website.