Friday, March 27, 2009

Hello (echo) is anyone there?

I haven't forgotten to update.... SERIOUSLY.... it's just that since putting the little one into daycare I have only had a handful of days where I have not been sick. This past weekend was no exception and I spent several days in bed wondering who I was. Fever, chills, a lot more I won't get into and finally a breakthrough in the form of prescription medication.

Saturday was our class "trip" to an all women fashion photography exhibit which coincided with Toronto's Fashion Week. I lasted an hour. From what I saw it was lovely though and I wish I'd had a chance to hang out longer. 

Last night's class was a success again! My outfit got picked and the colour scheme I came up with really popped with our backdrop. With every class I see things I like and many things I don't. It's giving me such a good eye for noticing the details. I'm taking my time and studying the frame more instead of snapping like crazy. Kind of like enjoying a fine wine ;)

Pics to follow.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Photo Group Outing - Update

So the photo outing was pretty much a bust. It was a beautiful day if you were standing inside looking out the window but I froze my ass off walking around trying to catch something interesting. Cherry Beach had a bunch of dogs running around, which normally I wouldn't mention but they literally kept running into each shot I set up.

The boys were too cold and wanted to head uptown but I couldn't join because I had school. As the day progressed I got sicker and sicker and ended up dropping off my homework and heading home to my bed. See what I mean?

Supposed to hook up with Sue on Thursday to re-shoot downtown TO so we'll see how that pans out. We don't have a plan yet but you know what they say about best laid plans ;)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fashion Photography - Class 3

This here is Rebecca. The goal for this session was to completely style our model in addition to setting up the lighting and pose. I don't think I quite executed the look I was going for but not horrible either. There was some minor photoshopping involved but otherwise she really is that flawless.

In other news I have had little time for myself. The baby is sick and the other business is gearing up for it's busy season so my time is quite divided right now. I am hoping with the warmer weather on the way that I will have more opportunity to take the little one on walks through the neighbourhood.

On a side note, tomorrow is my monthly group outing and we will be heading to the "Beaches" district of Toronto. I hear it's supposed to be really cold - pray for me lol. All this hard work will pay off in November if we do our independant showcase.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My New Home

Can you believe how amazing this place is? Can you see just a smidge why I want this to be my new home? Not only is it gorgeous but it's got a thriving art community. And did I mention how gorgeous it is? I feel so at peace when I'm there.

This was shot at a local airport just outside of Whistler. They gave plane tours for $25! We were not supposed to be driving on the runway but didn't realize this until it was too late.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fashion Photography - Class 2

This lovely young girl, Sam, has 3 years experience modeling. And I think she's 16... 

Kind of makes you wonder what you were doing at this age huh? I don't remember girls being this beautiful when I was her age.

Anyway, this class assignment was an exercise in beauty lighting. Head shots only with soft even lighting. The more I participate, the more I want my own studio.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I have so much catching up to do but part of that is because of our holiday out to BC. This photo was taken during a snowmobile tour just outside of Whistler. We had stopped on a frozen reservoir to switch riders when I shot this. It has been raining and snowing (funny thing with those mountains...) and I felt pressure to knock of a few frames having lugged my equipment around with me all afternoon.

Sometimes inspiration finds us in the most unusual places.
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