Expectations

Working with the Fujifilm X-series cameras and flash Funny thing about expectations, time can really change how you view things. I have worked with the XPro2 for a year and the XT2 nearly that long, and with the EF-X500 flash for the past few months. This...

Slow photography

A few weeks ago, I add the opportunity to shoot for a couple of hours in Sidney, B.C. This is a favourite long exposure location and I had pretty good light at sunrise. It’s always a nice treat to slow down to make these...

Practice, a noun

Routine shooting for long-term happiness Sitting over lunch. Images and thoughts bouncing between us, Shiela and I discussed what we had just experienced. The scene is an art gallery café and the images were, mostly, those of Walker Evans. The idea of “practice” emerges from...

Rückblick – a look at 2016

Places and faces captured on the job Just cleaning up the work Lightroom catalog and ran across a few images from the past year. Some are of places I traveled to for work. Some are of the people at events I photographed. Some are of colleagues, sometimes...

October Light

Random acts of exposure. The low-angled October light replenishes my desire to make images. Making photos at this time of year can be particularly satisfying. When there is sun, it is rarely directly overhead. If there isn’t much sunlight, there are still interesting colours and shapes...

Eight-Day Road

Chasing the Royals or how I didn’t get to use the new Fujifilm EF-X500 flash I am coming off a fairly intense week of work, dominated by two jobs. One was shooting at an annual, week-long convention. The second was documenting the Victoria-based events featuring the...

Hustling (a lot)

Waiting (a little) This week, I spent three days at the Vancouver Convention Centre making photos during the First Nations Leaders’ Gathering. As you can see from the Government Flickr album, this is standard conference fare. Not a lot of art, just a lot of visual...

End of Summer Sail

Labour Day weekend aboard Unda From dripping ice cream cones to the annual wooden boat festival on Labour Day weekend, Summer is coming to a close in Victoria. While I care little for ice cream, I really love the annual visit of the classic wooden yachts...

Dripping Cones

Summertime in my city It’s full-blown Summer here in Victoria. It being August means that the inner harbour is filled with tourist. Combine the tourist with the hot weather and it’s prime time for capturing people enjoying ice cream. At least, that is was what I...

North island sojourn

Gilakas’la from Alert Bay Last weekend, over the B.C. Day holiday, we travelled to Alert Bay on Cormorant Island. Ostensibly,  I was there to paddle in the Alert Bay 360, a human-powered race around the island. Really, we travelled to the island to...