Photography: Articles & Ramblings

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A Taste of Scotland

From the Kingston Scottish Festival yesterday....


Mid-January is ice-up time here in Kingston. It is a time of frustration and depression for many, but it is also a time of sublime, subtly shifting beauty.

Model Safety

Far too many models – the vast majority female, I'm sorry to say – have at some point in their career been stuck with a "photographer" who was really just a dangerous creep. (One of these bastards recently scored a conviction on two counts of sexual assault after several models stood up for themselves, which is what got me thinking about this post.)

Whether you're a professional model, doing a bit of art on the side or hiring someone to get some nice images of you for your own use, here's some essential safety advice.

Hunting for Fairies

Sometimes, everything just comes together purely by chance to yield a really great piece of art.

The zen of a quiet lake

Inspiration seems to be in short supply today. Perhaps this calls for the zen of a quiet inland lake.

Settled In

Where oh where have we been for the last two months?


Hungry Deer

Spring may be arriving, but Ontario is still showing plenty of evidence of winter. Among that evidence: The local deer, desperate for anything remotely resembling food, are unusually bold about getting some from humans.

Light Shifting

The camera gives us direct control over many things that, when we're studying a scene with our eyes, are handled automatically and subconsciously.

Most notably, the camera's idea of exposure – i.e. whatever we tell it to expose – gives it a tremendous light-shifting ability compared to our eyes, which always adapt to give our brain the most well-balanced exposure possible for the conditions.

Nowhere is this more obvious than the night sky, viewed here from near Dorset, Ontario in August.