This week I continued work on a series of images on white. The series contains images of antique farm implements, glass insulators, things you find around the home, food, and flowers. All are royalty-free and are great for filler and sidebar shots in magazines and newsletters. They would also look nice printed and framed to decorate your home. Check out the gallery here in full screen mode.
As with all my stock photos, they can be found at, and purchased from my PhotoShelter archive.
28 February 2009
24 February 2009
With every photography assignment that my ACAD Photographic Design students hand in, I like to see all their other images taken for that assignment. Often they miss really great shots by over-thinking things, or not realizing that proper post processing of their raw files can make their images "sing". Recently, a composition assignment had me pouring through their files and picking out better photos than the ones they handed in. A few of them are presented in this gallery.
Despite the overloading of our world with images, photography (along with good design) is still a powerful tool in advertising and editorial work. When you flip through magazines, or look at transit ads, note what catches your eye, and what you just pan. Composition is the key. Consider compositional elements when editing your work; things like; balance, simplicity, framing, point of view, line, pattern, angle, figure/ground, layering, texture, transparency, pattern, and of course colour. Good composition will give immediate access and attention to your photographs. It will open the door.
23 February 2009
For the past four days I have been working with Whitehorse photographer Cathie Archbould on some post production techniques as well as getting 300+ images uploaded onto her PhotoShelter stock site. No small feat when Internet upload speeds never went over 15kb/s. As I write this the last half dozen are chugging in the background. Last night we took a break from the work to have a look at the snow sculptures that were created for the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. These shots are from my Canon G9 "vacation" camera.