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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!


Photoshelter is my new Photography Home!

Out goes Livebooks and in comes Photoshelter! It’s a work in progress, but if you would like to check it out, please go to http://jasoncate.photoshelter.com/ . It’s simply amazing.


Why Photographers Could Use 49 Tips – The Sequel

For those of you that might not like to realize this, photography is and ever-learning process. Technology,concepts,accessories and processes are always adapting to time. And most of us are “geared” to at least attempt to stay current with the changes of the industry. But no matter how current you are, to be an efficient, organized and respected photographer, there are fundamentals and concepts that must be mastered, as well as the “tricks of the trade”. In steps… the Canon Blogger.

Jason Anderson (the Canon Blogger) is a photographer, a blogger and a podcaster who runs a weekly audio show called Learning Digital Photography. Although one might suspect that given his alias, his universe his centered around Canon news, events and shooters. As a Nikon shooter myself, let me tell you that that can’t be farther from the truth. His episodes contain a wealth of information for ALL levels of photographers, whether you’re a Canonite or Nikonian, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic..( the list goes on and on) shooter, he’ll have something or someone in his show for you. And if that isn’t enough for you, he also runs a Flickr group with monthly contests and an awesome prize each and every month.

I had the pleasure of checking out his newest eBook titled “49 Tips – The Sequel” . It’s a combination of tips,tricks and ideas that can assist any photographer in a given situation. It’s clearly structured with a tip subject, followed by a description for the tip and best of all, gives a PHOTO EXAMPLE for each and every tip in the book.

For those of you that are interested, the eBook comes in at a low price of $4.99 (US) and is available on his website at CanonBlogger.com/ebooks . If you do download it, be sure to go back and write a testimonial!


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 😛


Kordana Roses