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2017 Capture Photography Festival / Vancouver Photo Book Fair

For the entire month of April, photographic art from local and international photo-based artists will be on display in Vancouver, BC.  The fourth annual Capture Photography Festival proves to be a very exciting show of more than 100 photography exhibitions in 70 galleries, public art and photo events.  In the very short time frame of five years, […]


Vertigo Theatre Exhibition / January to June 2017

A few of my prints from the Slice of Life series was selected for a six month exhibition (January to June, 2017) in the Vertigo Theatre lobby.  If you’re planning on checking out one of their many superb plays, enjoy the artwork in the lobby before or after the performance!  


Third Dawn / New Print Release

It has been quite some time since I’ve released a new print.  Throughout this time I have been actively shooting for the Slice of Life series; I just haven’t had time to share them.  Third Dawn was shot New Year’s Day, 2015.  The New Dawn series is a set of images that I’ve captured during […]


2017 Exposure Photography Festival Picks

    February 1st, 2017 marked he first day of the 2017 Exposure Photography Festival.  Last year I did a post of my favourite exhibitions and events.  With the festival in its 13th year it has a wide range of exhibitions with some events to keep you busy all month long.  Unfortunately I won’t be able to […]


Interesting Photography Gear for 2017

2016 has seen some really good and bad gear come to life.  This year also had its share of a few interesting announcements, some of which could make 2017 even more interesting.  Here are some announcements that happened this year which might make a huge splash in the photography world for next year. DxO ONE Camera […]


Happy Holidays / Santa Has a Drone

Another year has gone in a blink of an eye.  Thank you to everyone who is reading this.  You’ve made 2016 so memorable for me.  I’ll leave you with an interesting video by filmmaker Casey Neistat who dressed up in a Santa suit and used a large drone (made up of many smaller drones) to […]


Adobe MAX 2016 / Project Sneak Peeks

If you were fortunate enough to be at Adobe Max this year you were privy to a lot of new features coming down the Adobe pipe.  For those like me, who were unfortunate to be stuck at home, Adobe has posted a few videos on YouTube.  Here are just a few of my favourite features […]


Unique by Nature / Cover and Story Photos for Domus Magazine

I’m always happy to do work with Domus as I love architecture and enjoy seeing people’s homes and how they live.  I’m even happier when I get to shoot a unique, custom-made home that fits the owner’s lifestyle perfectly. Story by: Pepper Rodriguez Photography by: Jeff Cruz         I really believe your home […]


Collide – Synaesthetic Art Installation / Onformative

Collide – digital art installation from onformative on Vimeo. Collide is a synaesthetic art installation by the creative team Onformative.  Collide was created to be an immersive experience of sound, motion and colour.  With a 54-channel sound system the user can get lost and submerge themselves in a sea of sound.  The 62-foot long digital ribbon […]


How Not to Clean Your Camera After Burning Man

After coming back from Burning Man last year and again this year I’ve had to clean my camera pretty thoroughly.  This hilarious video is of course a joke so don’t try this at home! Can’t see the video? Click here (opens YouTube) The best way to keep your DSLR camera clean in a dusty environment […]


Back From Burning Man / Teaser Pictures

As I’m writing this post it has already been over three weeks since I left the Playa which is home to Black Rock City.  Playa is a term used to describe the vast area of flat, dried up land that hosts art cars, art installations, music and structures that are set on fire.  Here are […]


Two-One Bistro / Calgary Food Photography

I was asked by Mabuhay Calgary to do the photos for a feature on Two-One Bistro in Calgary’s community of Willow Park.  


Hasselblad X1D / 50-Megapixel Medium Format Mirrorless Camera

Hasselblad recently announced their new 50-megapixel medium format mirrorless camera.  There have been a lot of rumors as of late regarding a medium format mirrorless camera; even Sony has gotten into the foray.  Those that know me know that I am a Nikon shooter.  However, since Nikon as been so slow to heed to the […]


Mobility Camp / Radical Inclusion by Radical Accessibility in Black Rock City

In 2014 I was officially diagnosed with sleep apnea. Since then I have been using a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine in order to breathe properly while sleeping. And so, in 2015 when I first found out I had the opportunity to go to Burning Man, the first thing that came to my mind was, […]


The River / Cover and Story Photos for Domus Magazine

Awhile back I was asked by the wonderful people at Domus Magazine to do the photos for a story on a “globetrotting couple” who found their perfect home in THE RIVER condo located in Mission.  It was an absolute pleasure to work with Domus for their summer 2016 issue. Story by: Pepper Rodriguez Photography by: […]


Competitions are for horses / Béla Bartók Quote

Bartók Quote

I recently came across a supposed (can’t be confirmed) quote by Béla Bartók, a famous Hungarian composer and pianist: “Competitions are for horses, not artists.” This statement may or may not have come from Bartók; I could not find any reputable origins or interviews on the topic.  Regardless of its accuracy, the phrase struck a chord […]


SarapYYC Event / Filipino Food Photography in Calgary

One of my favourite things to shoot is food photography.  I see and handle food photography like I would a miniature landscape.  With a landscape in nature it’s pretty hard to move a mountain, tree or river to get the shot you want.  Moving a plate, fork or knife is effortless in comparison.  Waiting for […]


Image Critique / Coffee Triptych

I’m starting a regular segment on my blog called “Image Critiques”.  The Image Critiques will allow you to know my thought process when I see an image at the same time, helping you see a different perspective on the original work.  Like with most things related to creativity, a critique is subjective and by no […]


This Old Camera Hosted by Azriel Knight / Canon EOS 5 A2e A2

We are in the age of electronic cameras, digital photography, pixels and software; within this age there is a small but growing allegiance to traditional film photography.  One such photographer, Azriel Knight who is based in my hometown of Calgary, Alberta has a regular show on YouTube called This Old Camera. Azriel selects cameras of the […]


Google Nik Collection is Now Free

Nik Software has been a leader in digital imaging plug-ins and tools for quite some time now.  Established in 1995 and based in San Diego, 2012 was a pivotal year for the software company.  In September of that year they were bought out by the mighty, giant, Google. Within their lineup they have: Analog Efex […]


Hungry Planet: What the World Eats / Photobook

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats is a photo book project first published in 2007.  Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio traveled around the world to research what families ate, how they cooked and the costs of their food for one week.  As of this year, the book is just about a decade old; it seems […]


2016 Exposure Photography Festival

The 2016 Exposure Photography Festival is in full swing and besides the PULSE show that I’m a part of, I thought I’d share with you some exhibits that I have already seen or recommend seeing in the Southern Alberta area. EXHIBITIONS Focus 2016! The Foothills Camera Club is showcasing the work of its members through […]


Spotlight / Andrew Millar

I met Andrew in 2014 when we began planning our group show, Realities Apart. Inglewood Fine Arts liked how our abstract styles complimented each other and so we did a talk on our artistic process. Andrew has a great eye and esthetic for seeing the abstract world. I’m happy to call him a friend and […]


Spotlight / Royce Howland

Royce is quite active in the teaching side of photography, holding printing workshops and authoring many articles.  Before meeting him in person I already had heard of him through his many articles and through the IRIS Photographic Society of Alberta; a non-profit photographic society he co-founded. I’m very glad to know him and consider him a […]


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