Ten years on

Olympic #ObservationalDocumentation A little over ten years ago, I started to make photos for the provincial government of B.C. The impetus for this was the lead up to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, where I hit the road, following the torch relay as it made...

What matters

3: 2019 Work Review In the previous two posts I wrote about the mechanics of making photos for work and the types of relationships needed to be successful at my job as a government photographer. As important as these two elements are to get my...

Great expectations

Unburdening myself from the weight of medium format A lot has been written about the challenges and rewards of shooting with medium format cameras. Some of it here. Since I started shooting with a Fujica GW690 III and Mamiya 645, through the purchase of the...

Editing on the road

Lightroom Mobile features and failings Typical mobile editing setup. In the past year, mobile editing has become an increasingly necessary part of my job. When I am shooting jobs in Victoria, I mostly rely upon my “normal” laptop workflow. That is, I shoot the...

Candid camera

Is the XF10 the best street camera today? During a recent conversation, a friend teased me about my extreme camera choices. On the one hand I shoot with the top-of-line Fujifilm GFX 50S and X-series for work. While on the other, I have taken...

Seeing twice

…or more, to make better images Lacking a formal education in photography, I am currently living vicariously through my sister’s experience of taking a photography course at her local college. I feel that I have a good understanding of the fundamentals of photography. However, I have...

Still life

Studio time with the Fujifilm GFX 50S   It all started with a bunch of flowers and a little spare time. During a work break over the holidays, I found myself with a little extra time and a beautiful bunch of flowers. This proved to be the perfect...

Taking the plunge

Underwater photos with the X-Pro 2 In late 2017, I took my trusty, water-proof Fujifilm XP120 camera with me to Hawai‘i. It was so much fun to make photos under, around and on the water with the camera, that I decided the next time...

Broughton Archipelago

A different kind of light Work. It’s interesting. One day I might be making a portrait, the next I might be shooting inside a bio-waste facility (really!). Often, it takes me to beautiful corners of the province that I might otherwise not see. Last week, I drove...

Interior space

Architectural observations of a heritage courthouse While my job as photographer for the provincial government entails lots and lots of event photography, it also throws up some other interesting opportunities. Recently, I was asked to document the interior of a heritage building in Victoria. The...