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Photography Event at Chuck E Cheese’s -Whitby, Ontario

Another tough challenge with photographing a birthday party in a very dim set-up πŸ˜› My SB-900 stayed on all the time and I used 3 different lenses to capture different moments; 50mm 1.8, 24-120 3.5-5.6 and my 70-300mm 4-5.6. I ended up with some half decent shots not really knowing what to expect.

And this last photo is a selective colour shot which is something that I love creating. What’s different though is I’ve added a boarder to it. Thanks to @martinbailey for sharing this wonderful LR2 plugin. There will be some fine tuning with it, I’m hoping to get some opinions on whether people like the framing or not. πŸ™‚


1st Event of 2010 – Family/Portrait Photography at the Toronto Zoo

Saturday February 21st, some ol’ school friends (literally) took advantage of my offer to have some photo’s taken of their family. The Kelly’s suggested that we meet at the Toronto Zoo and see if we can’t come up with a couple of nice portraits of their daughter, Elizabeth.

It was a perfect day, sunny but very brisk. The major challenge for me was capturing moments in the midday sun without over exposing and blowing out highlights.

We stopped by the Tundra Trek first and visited the Polar Bears.

After the Tundra Trek, we decided to head inside to a pavilion where it was a little warmer…HUGE mistake a my part. I’ve heard it a million times on podcasts about transitioning from one extreme to another and what happens to your lenses, but do you think I listened? Noooooooooo πŸ˜› My 24-120 was pretty much useless for the rest of the adventure…all fogged up : So I pulled out nifty fifty and my SB-900 for the indoor shots.

It was a great time, Elizabeth was a great sport and a cute subject!

Thanks to the Kelly Family for helping me out and I hope we can do it again some time. πŸ™‚


Photography podcasts are a huge asset! And they’re FREE!!!

In today’s day and age, the wealth of information…FREEΒ  information is incredible. Having a full-time career doesn’t leave me a whole lot of time to study my hobby, my passion. So I’d like to share a few good resources for all photographers out there…namely in the podcast format.

  1. TWiP – This Week in Photography
  2. Learning Digital Photography
  3. Photofocus
  4. Camera Dojo
  5. The Image Doctors – Nikonians Podcast

All of these can be found in iTunes or by clicking the link and downloading off of their respective webpages.