September 11th

Today is the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.  Anybody old enough to remember that horrible day can probably remember exactly where they were, and what they were doing, when they heard the news.  It was my generation’s...

Project R-A-I-N: Vancouver Street Photography Workshop

When the winter months arrive, many photographers put away their cameras. I used to do the same. A few years ago, I ventured out with my camera during a rainy day and tried to tune my visual senses to a new reality. What I discovered...

Photography Matters

I love a beautiful photograph.  I get lost within it, my eyes wandering around the frame seeing every little detail, every part of the story that the image is telling.  In an era where some people say that photography is now a commodity, where some...

It is inside and all around you.

With the popularity of Instagram and the competition to find the most exotic photographic location, many photographers feel the need to spend a fortune to capture popular destinations. In the meantime, many don’t realize that the most amazing photographic subject may well be just around...

Take Your Time Seeing

When interacting with my students or even experienced photographers who are new to the genre of street photography, they often tell me about their frustration in finding out how to begin. There are several issues such as lack of concentration, inability to find a good...

Visual Cleansing

It has been an incredibly busy but rooted summer. At the beginning of 2016 we made no plans or visual resolutions but wanted to “keep shedding our photographic skin.” It is remarkable how this constant foraging into new ways of seeing has kept us motivated...

Aerial photography with the Fuji X-Pro2

  It was the end of a three week road trip through the Canadian Rockies and the Pacific Northwest. I had to say goodby heavy hearted to these breathtaking landscapes and amazing wildlife. So I drove to Vancouver airport to fly back home to...

Pieces of my seeing

It is not street, travel or landscape. It is not black and white or colour. It is not your camera, formula or a preset. It’s certainly not a collation. No, it is not always your smile, wit or impulse. It is not always who you...

Two “Fuji X Sisters” for a Rock Concert

  I started shooting live shows, rock festivals in particular, and theater performances with a Canon 1100D and a Sony Alpha 3000. When I bought the Fuji X30 I discovered a different approach to this kind of live events. Suddenly, me and my camera...

The Project “Right Here”

When shooting on the street most people aim for individual images. I do too, most of the time. However, photographers should find time to pursue their personal projects and create a series. The commitment to issues close to our heart along with long-term project management...