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The Stationary Photowalk @ The Duke of Richmond – Queen Street West, Toronto

Back on Aug 4th, 2010 I (along with the cast from Full Frame, the Social Photography Podcast), arranged for a small photowalk in the downtown core along Queen St. West.

Location for the Stationary Photowalk

Slated to meet at the Duke of Richmond (20 queen St. West) for 6pm, we all arrived relatively on time. An amazing group of people, we had what some would call…“the best photowalk EVER!”

There were a few issues that I learned, this being the first time I’ve ever attempted something like this. The first was to give more time than a month to spread the word about the photowalk. Next was the time factor. Starting a photowalk @6pm, you probably shouldn’t start at the pub LOL. And if you are going to start with meeting at the pub….DON’T GET COMFORTABLE!

That being said it was an awesome time! It turned into more of meet n greet than a photowalk, and everyone was okay with that. We spend several hours just yapping about photography, getting to know each other. It was good times!

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Practicing Stop Motion Photography (Freeze Frame)

Nikon D90 with 24-120mm @45mm and f/4.5 ISO 200 1/1250th sec.

Yesterday, I was in the backyard with my wife and we have a ritual with Logan (our German Shepherd Dog). Everytime the hose comes out, he gets to have a little play session. 🙂 He loves the stream that comes out of the nozzle. Well it’s been a while since I’ve actively practiced with my camera (with a purpose in mind) so I thought what a good opportunity for some stop motion frames with Logan and the water.

Taking a look at the pics after importing them, it really reminded me why we need to practice our techniques and be familiar with our gear. I was standing too close to the subject! Another alternative could have been to tighten my aperture a little to gain more depth of field. Here’s 6 other photos from the “session”, some work and some don’t 😛