Posts Tagged ‘industry news’

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!  


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Spotlight / Anne-Laure Autin

I met Anne-Laure a few years ago when we used to both shoot in the wedding industry in Calgary.  I am captivated by how well she is able to bring out the essence of her subjects whist projecting her thoughts and emotions into the portrait.  We’ve become good friends and can easily spend a whole afternoon […]


PULSE Photography Exhibition

The Alberta Exposure Photography Festival is in its 12th year and I am happy to announce I will be joining some great talent in a group show during the festival.  PULSE is a group photography exhibition between myself and three other photographers at Inglewood Fine Arts in Calgary.  Leading up to the opening on Friday, […]


Monkey Selfie: copyright focusing in on animal rights

In September 2015 PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), filed a lawsuit in US federal court to grant Naruto (a free crested macaque monkey in Indonesia), the author and copyright owner of his famous selfie picture. Naruto took some flattering selfies using a British nature photographer’s camera.  The photos gained popularity and PETA was […]


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Was Shot on Film / May the Film be With You

After filing for bankruptcy back in 2012, and then bouncing back slightly, Kodak’s commercial film division is looking forward to clearer skies.  The director for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams, chose to use film for parts of the movie.   Kodak 65mm to be exact.  Yes, besides all the digital effects by new […]


Making a Good Print Great / Resolve Photo Workshop

In these days of 4K resolutions, OLED displays and curved screens, there is still nothing that compares to a well printed photograph on carefully chosen paper.  Resolve Photo has been an integral part of my work flow for my fine art work since 2010.  When Costas at Resolve Photo suggested I take one of the Open […]


Microsoft’s Project Oxford Can Figure Out the Emotions Of People In Photos | Popular Photography

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has always had a keen interest in digital imaging.  Just remember, he founded Corbis in 1989.  Today the image licencing (stock photo) giant has over 100 million images and 800 thousand videos in its library.  Today, Microsoft is working on something called Oxford.  It is an algorithm that can detect the […]


The Best Messenger Camera Bag

In 2014 I was introduced to a great new camera strap; the Leash camera strap was a great solution for my Fuji X30.  I was so excited I even did an unboxing video of it.  This year, I switched from my LowePro system to the Peak Design Slide strap. Peak Design has been a great […]


2015 Dads and Grads Photography Gift Guide / Popphoto

Popular Photography has listed 18 interesting gifts for the dads and grads out there.  From external hard drives to camera triggers, if you’re wondering what to get that special someone this may give you some ideas. Click here for the full article on Popular Photography


Using Drones for Dramatic Nature Photos / Popphoto Article

Jon Cornforth of Popphoto.com (Popular Photograph Magazine) wrote an article recently on using drones for nature photos.  Drones are everywhere these days.  They are the newest gadget, fad, trend or whatever you want to call it; and it’s here to stay.  It’s just a matter of time until someone uses a drone for wedding photography. […]


The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs / David duChemin

I always say in photography, just like in many things creative, gear and technique are tools.  Know when to use them and how to use them and your vision will know no bounds.  Every once in awhile I want to share a book I think is worth reading.  To be honest, I have not yet […]


Jobu Design L-Bracket (for Nikon D800) Unboxing Video

A few years ago I picked up an L-bracket for my Nikon D800 (Model: LB-ND800).  The L-bracket was designed and manufactured by Jobu Design.  This particular L-bracket is Arca-Swiss compatible and is machined from solid aluminum (verses being bent into shape).  It was one of my favourite pieces of equipment and is instrumental when I […]


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