Pandemic lessons

Learning about photography thanks to COVID-19 Nothing like doing something over and over and over again to improve your skills. In my case, I am getting lots of practice photographing one type of event, press conferences, in one venue, the press theatre at...

2-meter chronicles

Physical distancing on the job Well, who could have predicted that as we near the end of April, this is where we would be? Whether anybody wants to believe it or not, for the first time in my lifetime, nearly everyone in the world is...

Total focus

One, very important job The title and subtitle of today’s post refer to work of our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. I will write about her work from my perspective, but be assured we all know what an important job she has right...

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...

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...

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...

It ain’t too heavy…

…it’s my Fujifilm X-H1 review With apologies to all of you who would rather not be reminded of the Holies’ 1969 hit, the road is long, with many a winding turn. Which is how I am feeling about the new, Fujifilm X-H1. Bigger and better I recently opted...

Budget time

Working with the GFX 50S Government photography is back in full swing after a Winter break. One of the markers of a new legislative session is the announcement of a budget by the sitting government. I can’t remember how many of these events I have documented....

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