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This week’s project was inspired by the photos in the P90X workbook. I love the way the photographer used light to sculpt the anatomy of the models; it’s absolutely stunning. I thought I would experiment using one light on my subjects to see what I could get. It is very harsh, dramatic lighting, and tricky […]

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Winter arrived early in Victoria. My project theme was given to me by mother nature. I went out with my camera on Saturday morning before the wedding to capture the snow. Since I like details, I focused things touched by snow. Photographing snow is a bit tricky. The bright white tricks the camera’s metering system […]

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The challenge I chose this week was to take pictures with my iPhone using the built in software that came with it.  I admit, this week was not my favourite. No real control over DOF, exposure, or point of focus. Yes, that was hard for me. The author, Lee Frost,  writes, “The key to making […]

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A common technique to create striking images is to isolate a single element of a subject or scene to draw attention to it. This is often done using a shallow depth of field (DOF) to throw the background out of focus so the main subject is the centre of attention. This is technically called differential […]

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The images for this week’s project actually took place over three weeks. The book breaks sunrise and sunset into two separate chapters, which felt like cheating to me as the concepts are the same. Shooting a sunrise or sunset is highly weather dependent, and getting out of bed before the sun is up dependent. Many […]

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I went for a walk with my dog this morning. Without my camera. I had the thought that since I am done with 365 and no longer need to have it with me, I’d unburden myself and walk without its weight around my neck. Only I missed having it with me. Everywhere I walked, I […]

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This week marked the end of my 365 project, a picture a day for a year. I was invited to join the project by my friend Arlee in Alberta, who  started a 365 with a couple of her friends the week before. They were all posting their work on Facebook and ‘friended’ me so that […]

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