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Posts tagged “ontario

Bow To Your Left

Swan's busking

One of my fav's from this summer πŸ™‚


Beautiful Prom Portraits at the Scarborough Bluffs

Friday was an awesome day! I have to admit that I was a little hesitant to have this shoot because of the overhead sun, but it didn’t turn out so bad (we didn’t start until about 3:30pm).

Danielle and Shane were a wonderful couple and I’d also have to thank Danielle’s Father (and my friend) for being the perfect V.A.L.S. (Voice Activated Light Stand)…lol.

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More photos can be found on my site at jasoncatephotography.com

A First for Me!

Last Thursday, I went to scout a location because I had a prom portrait shoot there on the following day. Bluffer’s Park, located in south Scarborough, Ontario, Canada isn’t an overly huge park, but it is very wide.

Bluffer's Park

Entrance to the Marina

There will some more photos to follow, but the reason for this post is quite simple. For the first time ever, I attempted to create a panoramic shot of a point that lead out into Lake Ontario. I had absolutely no idea how this was going to turn out. Hand-holding the camera and the sun was setting I simply took 4 consecutive frames of the point pivoting at the waist, and here is the result…

Pano shot of a point at Bluffer's Park

Using my 70-300mm @112mm f8 and ISO 200, the 4 shots were taken at 1/500th of the second.

The photo was stitched in CS4 and while the overall composition isn’t perfect, I’m quite amazed at just how this turned out! πŸ™‚ More photos from Bluffer’s Park to follow…stay tuned.

Photography at Toronto’s Distillery District

Photo Shot or Beer Chaser?

Entrance to Toronto's Distillery District

Entrance to Toronto's Distillery District - 55 Mill Street.

I finally made it! This is the Distillery District located in Downtown Toronto. I was amazed at the size of the place, I mean I’ve driven by a hundred times before, but I really had no idea just how big it really was .

The Distillery District is a national Historic Site with an incredibly rich history. The site was once The Gooderham and Worts Distillery, and represents the largest and best preserved collection of Victorian Industrial Architecture in North America. In its time, The Gooderham and Worts Distillery played an important role in the growth and wealth of both the city and nation. In addition to various involvements in real estate and banking, the company at one time contributed more to Federal coffers than any other enterprise in the country. – thedistillerydistrict.com

Founded in approx. 1832, the distillery is set amongst some 40 other buildings and spans 13 acres. With shops,condos, and restaurants etc; it really makes for its own village and a beautiful one at that!


One of the many corridors in the district.

Interested in the opportunity to to some photoshoots in the area, I inquired into the the legalities of photography within the district itself. The management company states that you must have a permit in order to shoot wedding photos on the property and the cost is $180 per day with bookings of 4 hour slots. But it doesn’t mention anything about non-wedding shoots….interesting. They also have a very decent policy that says while they do not offer refunds for inclimate weather, they will offer the opportunity toΒ  rescheduled time/day for the shoot.


Early 1940's Dodge truck at the District

Just an amazing place full of art, culture,entertainment and history. I would strongly recommend that if you haven’t been there before, go check it out. You will not be disappointed πŸ™‚


Fargo's going downhill at the district πŸ™‚

For more information, please go to www.thedistillerydistrict.com where you can find more information regarding events,shops and detailed history on the property.

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™‚