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There are only a few times to photograph flowers…

When I was in college for about two days taking photography we had a photography themed based project due every Friday. And there were two rules. Break either, instant fail. Rule one: NO flowers Rule two: NO sunsets The reason? It's way too cliche...and too easy to create images that we think have impact, with…
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Part Two- What is photography?

What is photography? In this short video I simply touch on the most important foundations of photography. Photography is "painting with light". Light is "painted" in three ways: 1- In a mechanical sense, at capture, using light, time and sensor sensitivity. In¬† other words, aperture, shutter speed and ISO. 2- Light is affected by three…
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Why are some images better than others?

Have you ever wondered why some photographs you like more than others? I think I have it figured out. First off, in the world of art and professionalism, the operative word is "impact". We photographers talk about this more than anything else. It's the first reaction, from the heart and soul. It moves you. If…
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What is the best camera?

I get asked all the time...."Rob, what's the best camera to buy?" My first reaction question is: "How much do you want to spend?" Some people love photography so much they spend all the grocery money and mortgage payment. Not wanting to increase the homeless, starve the kids, I try and do my part. Make…
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STC’s “Hockey Dreams”, what it means to be Canadian

My mom can scream louder than your mom. But only when the hockey game is on teevee.... Always an honour to help out our local professional theatre and deliver images of their productions. It's kinda cool to go in and have the entire theatre almost to myself -there's always a few other employees and techheads…
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What should you never wear during a family shoot?

People tend to overthink things. I know I do. And I see it when I work with clients who are planning a photo session with their family. Sometimes they show up wearing outfits that are the exact opposite of what we chatted out....I wonder, to myself....: "What part of don't wear loud, bold patterns....you'll stand…
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Fam jam….in the studio

I photographed Kelly's wedding a few years ago...well, three babies ago. Also photographed her two younger sisters weddings... Feeling like I'm becoming part of the family....couple samples from a recent shoot in the studio...
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