Friday, October 23, 2009


Fall is one of my favourite seasons - I love the rich vibrant colours of the foliage, and the return of cooler temperatures. But the sun sets earlier, and there are less hours of available light to go out and shoot. Get out and make the most of the daylight while you can.

Some new photos from last weekend. I spotted these textures while out visiting with Ray and Yasko on 17th Ave, and then out front of their friend's house when they invited us to dinner in Inglewood. This is why I ALWAYS carry my camera with me - you never know when you'll find something amazing to shoot.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hockey Fans: One Track Mind

Okay, now that the standoff has actually ended peacefully between the slightly crazed injured worker and his WCB hostages in Edmonton, I don't feel so bad about laughing at this comment posted to CBC this morning. When the story broke, one of the first comments I read was 'Oooooh, this dude is soooo gonna miss watching the Oilers win tomorrow.' hahaha... totally tasteless, but in retrospect, kinda funny.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fanboys piss me off

Nikon is about to announce the D3s at all of their worldwide events planned for Oct. 14/09. Queue the Canon fanboys and the 'but it doesn't do 1080p' rhetoric. Of course, this is going to sound like sour grapes coming from a Nikon shooter, but I fucking hate tech fanboys. And more importantly, I fucking hate the douchebag commenters on Gizmodo. Some loser who's never shot a picture that anyone gave a shit about is going on and on and on about how Nikon shit the bed because the D3s doesn't shoot 1080p video... cause that's what a photographer dropping 8000 grand on a camera (body only) wants - to become a film maker. If you want to shoot 1080p for serious video work, go drop a few grand on a real HD camera. Don't buy a Porsche and complain that it doesn't haul your tent trailer very well... you fucking morons. Such is the power of the internets - it unfortunately gives voice to those that should never be heard...

Now, before everyone goes off the deep end on me, I'm definitely not a Canon hater. I think both Nikon and Canon have their strong points, and certainly shortcomings as well. I actually think Canon got everything right with the 5D Mk II. So much so, that if I wasn't already so invested into the Nikon system, I may have considered switching brands if and when I was ready to go full frame.

I guess my point is that, no matter what Company A does, a fanboy of Company B will forever bash bash bash, without ever stopping to think about the shit coming out of their mouths.

And with that, I'm off before I manage to drop any more F-bombs. Sorry about the language tonight.


Monday, October 12, 2009

"So Good, Slurping is Allowed"

Some goodies I scored from the downtown Korean/ Japanese market in Calgary.

Because really, who doesn't like a little bit of crunk in their chocolate?

Slurp slurp slurp!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Stuffed Turkey

It's that day again... you know the one, where people eat way too much turkey and stuffing, and say thanks for whatever it is we're supposed to be thankful for (which really is pretty much everything - I mean, we live in heated homes, we don't have squat toilets, there's in all likelihood a 'The Last Ten lbs. Bootcamp' marathon on Slice today... really, life is good). Unfortunately for Anita and I (being Chinese and all), we don't do turkey, and this photo of a stuffed turkey is the closest we're gonna get to the real thing today.

Have a great long weekend everybody.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Shoulder Season... part 2

My third engagement shoot this summer (well it's technically autumn, and actually felt more like winter, but you get the point) - I definitely feel like I'm improving with each one. I feel less anxiety approaching a shoot, and am a bit more comfortable directing people with posing. And I've ironed out the kinks in my workflow at home so that editing is much faster. Comments and critiques are always welcome... so let em rip.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Shoulder season...

Engagement shoot tomorrow afternoon - high of 4 degrees with showers. Should be interesting...