HCC – a great evening!

Last night I presented “Creating Compelling Landscapes” to a wonderful crowd of close to 100 photographers at the Hamilton Camera Club. It was also great to see a number of former students from my days at Mohawk College, as well. Bucking what is often seen as a trend, the HCC is an active and growing club with members of all […]

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Hamilton Camera Club – Monday

If you’re in the Hamilton area on Monday evening join me at the Hamilton Camera Club meeting for my talk on Creating Compelling Landscapes. The evening starts at 7:30pm and ends at 9:30. Landscapes always seem simple enough; take one outstanding view, raise the camera to your eye or point the cellphone and “click” – done. That will certainly get you a […]

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A few more from Iceland

For last few days and for two more, we’re staying on a farm about 10 minutes outside of Akureyri, in Iceland’s north. It’s snowing right now and we’ve had snow off and on over the last few days. Not a lot, but road conditions yesterday morning were a bit dicey. However, when the weather cleared, we had beautiful sunshine and more spectacular […]

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Iceland in March

Right now, Laura and I are travelling through Iceland, mostly in the north. We rented and are staying at AirBnBs. It’s a great time of year as there is a dusting of fresh snow each night – not enough to obliterate detail, nor enough to make driving hazardous, but just enough to accentuate the detail of the mountains and volcanic rock. […]

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New folio: Vieux Port De Montréal

Vieux Port de Montreal

A short project, I spent an afternoon working on back in June of 2016, was a series of photographs along Rue de la Commune in Old Montreal. I had a couple of hours “off” from shepherding my Grade 7s through Montreal on a school trip. As I walked along this area of “Vieux Port de Montréal” I became intrigued by […]

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Affinity Photo 1.5

I’ve not used Photoshop in years now, except for the odd graphic with text. Even for that, I can do much of what I need to in, for example, Apple Pages or even better in Keynote. [Aside: It’s surprising how ideal digital presentation applications like Keynote, Google Slides and Powerpoint can be for creating one-page page-layouts.] Much of Adobe is no longer […]

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Sony RX10iii – The Ultimate Travel Camera

Published yesterday as the Featured Article on Luminous-Landscape… my review of the Sony RX10iii as “the ultimate travel camera”.

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GRIPS: Saturday, Dec 10

I’m looking forward to presenting “Shaping Landscape and Nature Photographs in Lightroom” on Saturday, December 10. The Grand River Imaging and Photograpic Society (GRIPS) is a very creative and well-structured club with capacity membership. There are a great many excellent photographers contributing thoughtful and compelling works throughout the year. This, of course, ups the ante for me to provide truly […]

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Another Spectacular Autumn

We have had our share of beautiful weather this autumn here in southern Ontario although lately, it has “normalized”.  At the same time, Laura and I have been out hiking almost every weekend rain, shine or, in the case of last weekend, snow. I’m really working hard at capturing at least one truly worthwhile photograph from each outing. So far, […]

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Bruce Trail Photo Contest Announced

Head over to the Bruce Trail Conservancy website for details of their 2016 Photo Contest. The Conservancy is providing maps of nine Nature Reserves – the focus of this year’s contest. My family and I are keen supporters of the Bruce Trail and have been for decades now. Growing up on Hamilton’s East Mountain, I remember when the Bruce Trail was first […]

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