Compressing time and space

A very personal view times two At a press conference a few weeks ago, I shot a few double exposures with my X-Pro3 and XF50mm f2 lens, which I published here. Since then, I have explored this technique more fully and come to...

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...

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...

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...

Job done?

Exposure X3 for work It had to happen. With the upgrade of one of my work cameras to the X-H1, I had to look for an alternative to Lightroom 6 to process a recent freelance job. My government work photography still relies upon Lightroom Classic CC...

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