Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 180, 365 Day Project.

A trip to the backyard to find something that I had not shot before and I found this plant coming up in our garden. I liked the texture and the shape of the leaves so I got down close and shot a few frames with the Canon 7D, 24-70 f2.8 @ f7.1 and 65mm, 1/100 sec at 100 ISO.

I then brought it in to photoshop where I desaturated the image and changed some tones to get a nice B&W image. Was nice to experiment with B&W again using digital.

Day 179, 365 Day Project.

Another image with the iPod Touch. Shot on June 29th and processed in Pidtureshow. I am looking at doing a series on dials and knobs and this is the first attempt.

Day 178, 365 Day Project.

I was not feeling well the last few days so this and the next images are posted a few days late but where shot on the appropriate day. This one was shot on June 28th.

This image is of Luke. He got a new hair cut and although he prefers his hair long I think he looks awfully cute. Taken with the iPod and processed with Instagram.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 177, 365 Day Project.

I warned him not to wander off alone at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, but he did not listen. It cornered him and this was his expression just before ....

Cool and his entire school had a year end field trip to Drumheller to visit the dinosaur museum and I saw this great shadow on the wall and asked to go stand by it and make a surprised expression. The image turned out just like I thought it would and as we walked away I noticed other tourists copying what we just did. He sure had a great time and now just one day before summer vacation.

Canon 7D, 24-70 f2.8 @ f2.8 and 35mm, 1/40 sec 3200 ISO.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 176, 365 Day Project.

In the backyard under an early evening sun and photographing a variety of images with the iPod Touch. One of the funniest things is to look at the metadata in bridge and see that the touch is shooting this image at f2.4, 1/900 sec at 80 ISO. Edited and border added with the Camera+ app.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 175, 365 Day Project.

I shot Jeremy & Rene as part of the location shoot for the Wedding Photography class I teach. This was down in the Parkade and I like the light that comes in from the big windows and then the depth of the hallway behind them. Canon 7D, 24-70 f2.8 @ f9 and 35mm, 1/400 sec. at 3200 ISO.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 174, 365 Day Project.

Looking out the front door window. I loved the reflections but waited till later in the evening when the light out side was flat to avoid hot spots. iPod Touch camera processed in "Camera+" and the sepia filter and the Instant border.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 173, 365 Day Project.

Last night on what was a short soccer season. With the late spring and all the rain the boy's did not get to many games in. Still they had fun and received their participation medals tonight. Cool's level was a little more serious playing more of a positional game. Yet Luke's is more fun to watch as it can be so funny watching five year old's running all over the place. Took a quick shot of their medals on Luke's jersey with the iPod touch and did the post processing with the Camera+ app.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 172, 365 Day Project.

My boys little drum set was a perfect subject for today's image. Shot on the iPod Touch then processed using two different apps. First was "Camera+" which I used the miniaturize filter and then in to "Pictureshow" to add the border. Love the look and feel that combining the two allowed me to accomplish.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day 171, 365 Day Project.

In celebration of the first day of summer I headed out to the backyard to see what I could shot. I had decided to use the iPod Touch camera as I downloaded a new app today called "Camera+" and wanted to try it out. It looks quite good as it also has a variety of controls to enhance ones images. I find that this is necessary with the touch as the camera is not as good as the iPhone but still adequate. The above image was darkened, cropped and a border added in Camera+.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 170, 365 Day Project.

Was trying to figure what to shoot today when I saw this reflection in the kettle. Canon 7D, 24-70 f2.8 @ f5, 1/13 sec, 3200 ISO.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 169, 365 Day Project.

It's a busy day when you are having the whole family over to celebrate two birthdays. Cool turned 9 yesterday while Luke will turn 5 on the 21st. This year they decided to have their favorite cake, McCain's Double Chocolate which I added the B day message on them. This is also one of the few occasions where I will throw the Canon 7D on to full automatic and just snap away. Any way both boy's had a great day and I wish them both very Happy Birthday's.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 168, 365 Day Project.

Had another great class at SAIT for my wedding photography. Here are subject Lindsay kicks up her heels as I did a quick demonstration for my students. Canon 7D, 24-70 f2.8 @ f8, 1/125 sec, 100 ISO.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 167, 365 Day Project.

I love how Pictureshow can create some wonderful looking images once you have the understanding what the app can do. This smiling fellow is actually my rain barrel and knowing what the mirror filter would do I was able plan this shot.

The iPod touch camera is really becoming a tool for me in creating my images and I see more and more photographers using them or their iPhone (a much better camera then the touch). There are three in particular that I follow that post an image a day on their facebook pages. Dewitt Jones (National Geographic, Outdoor Photography), Christopher Becker (better known as Becker of [b]school fame and wedding photographer extraordinaire), and Jonathan Marks (realtor and artist). Just do a search for them on FB and follow their awesome work.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 166, 365 Day Project.

I liked the way the colours of this stained glass window ornament came out against the grey sky. They really had more jump then when the sky was clear. After photographing it with the Canon 7D, 24-70 f2.8 @ f7.1 at 1/100 sec on ISO 200 I brought the image into photoshop where I added a slight mosaic filter to add some texture.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day 165, 365 Day Project.

Congratulations to the Boston Bruins on winning the Stanley Cup. Here is an image of me from 1989 after the Flames had won the Cup. I had done some freelance photography through the season and a few days after the final game was able to get a photo with the beloved mug.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 164, 365 Day Project.

A close up of a section of an Antique Gramophone I picked up in India six years ago. Light is one small LED spot light at an angle to the record player. Canon 7D, 24-70 f2.8 @ f3.5, 1/80 sec., 2000 ISO.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 163, 365 Day Project.

We had a fun time in tonight's lighting class with Claudia and Alvin. After the students wrapped up their shooting, I jumped in and shot about 19 quick images. Channeling my inner Jerry Ghionis I asked them to get a little affectionate and then directed them for a couple of minutes. A little post production in photoshop gave me the look I was trying to achieve. Canon 7D, 24-70 f2.8 @ f5.6 at 55mm, 1/125 sec., 100 ISO.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 162, 365 Day Project.

Can you guess what this is (answer below)? One of the most difficult things in doing this project is that I find that I have a very limited life right now. I spend most of the time at either SAIT teaching or at home taking care of the boy's. I am finding then that most of my images are taken with in 10km of my house. Most are actually created at home. So is today's image. I actually shot the image using my Canon 7D and the 24-70 f2.8 @ f7.1 and 63mm, 1/30 sec. at 12,800 ISO. I then downloaded the image, resized it and then brought it in to my iPod touch where I worked on it in Pictureshow. The above image is using the mirror filter.

Now for the answer. As you can see by the image below, also processed in Pictureshow using the duetone filter, it is the Hungry Hippo game. Luke and I were playing it this evening.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 161, 365 Day Project.

I loved the colours on this vase that we have and how the soft window light brought out the texture. I positioned the Canon 7D in a way that the vase was against the black of the wall unit to keep the emphasis on it. With the 24-70 f2.8 @ f4.5 and 59mm I set the shutter speed at 1/80 sec at 6400 ISO.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 160, 365 Day Project.

Working in square today. Shot the image of our organ keyboard with the Canon 7D, 24-70 f2.8 @ f3.2 at 40mm, 1/30 sec at 2000 ISO. Brought the image in to Photoshop, cropped it, rotated it 45 degree's and made the back ground black.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 159, 365 Day Project.

Walking on the campus at SAIT tonight after meeting with some of my colleagues I happened to see this spigot on one of the buildings. There was a nice, soft warm light on it so I quickly took a couple of shots before going on my way. When I got home I really liked the image above but decided to enhance it in Photoshop. In this case the Poster Edge filter was added and that was all. Canon 7D, 24-70 f2.8 @ f5.6 and 63mm, 1/40 sec. at 100 ISO.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 158, 365 Day Project.

From tonight's class at SAIT. Our subject was Shelly who is one of the students from my other lighting class on Monday nights. She had a wonderful array of costumes and this terrific electric violin that looked a little like a mid-evil mask. Shot this quickly at the end of the evening with my Canon 7D, 24-70 f2.8 @ f5.6, 1/125 sec at 100 ISO.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 157, 365 Day Project.

The colourful water bottles that my boy's have caught my eye this evening and I knew I wanted to do something with them. I decided to use the iPod touch camera as I had an idea how I wanted the finished image to look. Looking for a simple background I brought them to the couch and positioned them. My light sources at this location was the window light coming across the room and the tungsten bulbs in the chandelier in the front entrance. The tungsten light gave a marvelous warm glow reflecting off the couch while the bottles retained their richness from the daylight coming through the window. The image was then processed using the picture show app.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 156, 365 Day Project.

Doing a little experimenting today. Shot the above image with the Canon 7D and the 24-70 f2.8 lens. Settings were 1/80 sec, f.56 at 1000 ISO. I then downloaded the image resized it and downloaded it to my iPod touch. Using both Instagram and Pictureshow to manipulate the image to achieve the final result. Can see a number of uses for this process to create unique images.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Day 155, 365 Day Project.

Was trying to decide what I should shot for today's image when I looked outside and saw the richest rainbow I have ever seen. There had been no rain at our house so I had not even thought about rainbows, but there it was. I rushed down stairs and grabbed the Canon 7D and went out front. I managed to shot off about five frames before it faded starting at the top of our driveway and ending in the field across the street. When I got back inside I liked the very first frame I shot as the Evergreen filled the negative space and the rainbow finished nicely in the trees. 24-70 f2.8 @ f4.5 and 70mm, 1/1000 sec at 200 ISO.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day 154, 365 Day Project.

I've been doing a lot of running around that last while and today decided to give my feet a rest. Got out the old Epsom Salts, got a tub of warm water and let them soak. So nice. iPod Touch camera processed with Instagram.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Day 153, 365 Day Project.

Tulips once again, this time from our backyard. The ones out from are now withered and dead but these ones along the fence are in full bloom. Don't have as many this year as it looks like squirrels ate most of the bulbs, but we have a few. I love the richness of the colours here, no enhancement needed in photoshop. Canon 7D, 24-70 f2.8 @ f4, 1/160 sec at 100 ISO.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 152, 365 Day Project.

Luke and I had the whole day together as Lysa is at work and Cool is away for 4 days with his choir. It was soccer night tonight and I wanted to do a little bit of a portrait of Luke. I decided to use the iPod touch camera and then bring the image in to Pictureshow for processing. I got down on the ground to get this shot and I am pleased with the result. Fortunately the rain stayed away until we walked up our driveway to the house then it started to pour.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day 151, 365 Day Project.

On my way home from SAIT after teaching my lighting class I came across this scene as I drove by the LRT station. Pulling my car over I quickly changed the lens on my Canon 7D to my 70-200 f2.8 lens and walked down the road to get a shot of the Plus 15 walkway with the sunset clouds behind it. Shot at f6.3 at 1/80 sec, 800 ISO at 200mm handheld.

To take the image below of the station below I had to climb on the wall and lean against the chain link fence. I was drawn to the colours of the scene. Just after I took the shoot a Calgary Police Service van pulled up to me to just check that I was not planning to jump on the tracks. Told them I had to much to live for and was just looking for the right angle.