Welcome to the November newsletter! It is hard to believe another year is nearly done, though given the lengthy pandemic, I am sure we all are looking forward to a new year. I do hope everyone is managing all right, doing their part to assist the control of the virus, and keeping in touch safely with friends and family.
I have been busy this month expanding the business with networking events (via Zoom), working on creative projects, and virtually attending my weekly photography club meetings. The recent pandemic related health order in BC has postponed some of my scheduled commercial work, but that is certainly understandable. The rain this month has been a bit of a challenge for photographing urbanscapes with strong sunlight and deep shadows. But, when I did get periods of strong sunlight I would head out to a favourite location and spend hours absorbed in expressing myself through the lens.
Have a good December and thanks for your interest and support.
…be safe and creative.
This following articles are indexed for your convenience:
– Product shots and the joy in serving clients
– First light at Sasamat Lake
– Urbanscapes on Granville Island and Annacis Island
– Creativity with Abstracts and Expressionism
Product Shots and More
While you might not think that photographing floor tile is an exciting job, I would say it actually is. Think about the challenges that the client was having when they photographed the reflective tile and how I was able to resolve the matter through optimal lighting. I truly believe that it is such a joy to serve my clients! As a bonus, and without any advance notice, I was asked to take a headshot and portrait. At the end of the day I reflected on what a varied and enjoyable day it had been: product shot, headshot, portrait, urbanscape, and abstracts!
First Light at Sasamat Lake
On a recent hike in the Belcarra area to Sugar Mountain, we made the decision to do the loop in reverse so that we could see Sasamat Lake first. While the lake is very nice at other times of the day, I was really taken with just how beautiful it was at first light and the mirror like surface!
I have really come to enjoy photographing urbanscapes with strong sunlight and the resultant shadows. The strong contrast and implied shapes created from the linear shadow line is a very strong creative force and one that I embrace with joy.
Abstract and Expressionism
Welcome to the abstract and expressionism section of the newsletter, where everyday objects are transformed into unique studies of line, shape, texture, contrast, and colour. I use the camera as a way to express the unseen and to reveal an alternate reality.
The process of creating these is very much one of exploration, utilizing the appropriate photographic tools in the camera, willingness to stray from my comfort zone, understanding the characteristics of light, and lots of patience. All of these are created in-camera and in-situ with only light editing in post.