Back in Business!

After less than three months' recovery from open heart surgery and a couple of test shooting runs, I'm back in business! As I said to friends recently, if it wasn't for the 6-inch scar I see on my chest every day I wouldn't know I'd had the surgery - though I might...
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6 months renting and loving every minute of it

Today, it's exactly 6 months since El Cheapo Movers loaded the truck and moved me from my house of 20 years to a rental apartment 42 stories up in the Tower of Power. I don't regret having made the move. If another expensive repair had come along, I think I...
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Life above the clouds – Day 1

Well, I'm glad moving day is over. I'm surrounded by boxes and quickly generating a list of amenities that I forgot to consider, such as cutlery trays that fit the drawers here, toilet paper, and food. Bob is sticking close to me, I can't find my reading glasses, so...
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The Purge Continues – Virtually

I've just completed the deletion of a large number of image galleries dating up to about 2013. I was using Slideshow Pro to run those galleries. As the product is no longer supported, and was eating up about 8 gigs of web space here, it was time for it to go. I...
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Nothing to make light of – photographing performers in unpredictable lighting

Another year's Toronto Burlesque Festival has come and gone, and this was a terrific one. I've completed my first cull of the more than 7600 photos I made over 5 shows this time out. I'm currently down to about 250 per show that need a second look. I can generally...
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Life above the clouds – Day 1

Well, I'm glad moving day is over. I'm surrounded by boxes and quickly generating a list of amenities that I forgot to consider, such as cutlery trays that fit the drawers here, toilet paper, and food. Bob is sticking close to me, I can't find my reading glasses, so...

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What to do when the work stops being fun…

"Maybe you have artist’s block. Maybe you’re burned out. Or maybe you’re just sick of dealing with the grind. But whatever it is, your energy and will to go on are depleted, and the joy you first felt has been completely sucked out. No matter how much we enjoy our...

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No West, young man…

I think I've heard two tunes by Kanye West in my life.  I don't remember either of them. At 62, I don't think I fit his audience demographic. I'm sure if he puts a concert on, it'll sell out, and his fans will be happy. I think that's great. I don't think he should be...

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My personal 1 month Instagram photo challenge

Saturday was the last day (actually one day extra) of a challenge I'd set myself - to come up with an image every day for a month using nothing but my new iPhone 6 and Instagram. Phew - fun and challenging at the same time, for these reasons: It was different from...

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It’s our choice

There's been a lot of drama recently around Taylor Swift's contract concerning photography at her concerts. The Montreal Gazette has a pretty succinct explanation of the contributing factors - click here to see them. From what I've seen, most of the concerns focus (so...

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The Flying Arts Collective/Tiffany Warden’s photoshoot

Back in April, Tiffany Warden invited me to photograph students from her Flying Arts Collective workshop. I set up in her studio space, using a backdrop and a couple of Nikon SB900's with umbrellas. One of the challenges of the shoot was dealing with the placement of...

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Picturing the Americas at the Art Gallery of Ontario

[su_pullquote align="right"]"Landscape painting continues to speak to issues that are still very pertinent to our respective nations: land remains fundamentally about resources, ecology, Indigenous rights, as well as collaboration,‖ says GeorgianaUhlyarik, AGO's...

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