December 28, 2013

Christmas Card from Olympus

Card from Olympus Europe

I received a Christmas card from Olympus Europe yesterday, YAY! It probably arrived before Christmas but our mailbox got pried and I did not get the new key from Canada Post until yesterday. I wasn't expecting this although they contacted me recently because they wanted to include one of my photos in a book they are working on. I did not know they created a Christmas card as well and they included one of my photos in it. Can you guess which one is mine?

December 26, 2013

Shooting a Christmas Concert

CCS Christmas Concert

It is my second time shooting my daughter's Christmas concert (third if you include a spring musical event). The first time was last year and this post is about my experiences so far shooting such an event. I'm shooting mainly for myself, it's not for the school and most of all I'm not being paid to produce photos for the event. Hopefully it will help the other dads or moms out there and give them ideas to get more keepers. Events like this are a challenge because you have no control over lighting and most of the time the scene is dark with harsh lighting. Also, your point of view (POV) can be a problem depending on what you want to produce. I can compare shooting an event like this to shooting sports but I think there's less subject movement.

December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I want to wish everyone a Joyful and Happy Holidays. I hope Santa filled your socks with the gifts you wished for whether you've been naughty or nice. Stay safe and enjoy the festivities with your friends and loved ones. Cheers!


December 20, 2013

Expert Shield Giveaway

In my last posting about my user experience with the Expert Shield Screen Protector I forgot to mention that my contact at Expert Shield offered giveaways for my readers. I don't have many readers so I'll just make it first come first serve. The first two to comment can get an Expert Shield screen protector either for your camera or phone. After you comment I'll get in touch with you so I can hook you up with my contact and we can go from there. Cheers!


December 18, 2013

Expert Shield for the Olympus OM-D E-M5


Back in May I received an email from an employee of Expert Shield in the UK asking me to review the screen protector product. I believe he found my blog and my postings about the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and that is the reason why he contacted me. You're probably asking why it took me so long to review it. To be honest I was hesitant because I don't really review products and this will be my first. My blog posts about the OM-D E-M5 were my personal experiences using the camera, I was not reviewing it. Call it a review or what not, for me this is also about my user experience with the Expert Shield screen protector for the E-M5.

December 13, 2013

Email School Favourites & Final Report

Tentacles at Canada Place

A few months ago I did sort of a half way report about the Email School. This post is my final report and a collection of my favourite images from the time I started the course until I finished it.

December 5, 2013

Some iPhone Photos

Architectural Shapes

This is a collection of photos taken using an iPhone. They are from my most recent iPhone work and it's also my own way of saying that the camera doesn't matter and that the best camera is the one you have with you.