Recent photo shoots with Toronto Strobist Group….

Flickr, Photography, TSG
It's been a while since I've posted a photo post, so here is a newish one from a couple of recent shoots with TSG (Toronto Strobist Group). First a sample from our Holiday 2010 shoot (Full flickr set can be viewed here). Next is the Stroboscopic shoot which was a lot of fun (Full flickr set can be viewed here). The final set is from a quick get together with a couple of the members to try and produce a sport/jogging commercial photo (Full flickr set can be viewed here).
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Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks…..

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Yep, new pics from a recent trip. If you ever get a chance and you're around Wyoming, you might want to drop by these two parks. They are absolutely awesome. Best time is probably May-September. We were there on April 16th (for 4 days) and some of the roads (actually a lot of them) were closed due to snow. Check their website for road closures.....they are not kidding, there is tons of snow up there :-) The rest of the set is on Flickr as usual.
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Back to Pics……

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Wow I just realized I hadn't posted any of my recent photos. I think the last set was from my trip to Portland. Anyways, I guess this will be a combo post. I've been busy shooting people for a bit before the holidays (Toronto Strobist Group and a private shoot) and while that was fun, I also gave food a try recently. I have to admit Food Photography looks easy (light from the back, blah, blah, blah), but it's damn hard to get a good shot. Getting the food to do what's in your head is another mammoth task, all hail the Food Stylists, they are (potentially) more important than the photographer. Last but not least, was my night out with the Toronto Photographic meetup group. More than a hundred…
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It's been a little while since I've posted any pics. I've been transfering my workspace from my old Macbook Pro to the new 27" iMac, so things have backed up a bit. Here are the pictures from a recent trip to Portland Oregon to attend the Super Computing Conference.As usual the complete set can be viewed on flickr.
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Russian Lenses Rule :-)

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It's late fall here in Toronto and I thought I give my M42 Russian lens, Helios 40-2, one more test. This time going for colour and as much swirly bokeh as this thing can produce.....The colour reproduction of this lens is muted. It needs a bit of a kick, but once you kick it up a notch and add some contrast, it rocks. Check out the swirly bokeh in the out of focus leaves. Full flickr set is here.
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TPMG Fall Colour drive….

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This is slightly old, but it's still officially fall.....so here are a bunch of fall colour shots from a recent Toronto Photographers Meetup Group trip to Hockley Valley, Cannings Falls, Hogg's Falls, Eugenia Falls and Old Baldy Lookout Point. Complete flickr set can be viewed here..... More fall colours to come.....stay tuned...
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Helios 40-2 Test Shoot – Fall Garden

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I finally had a chance to take my newest acquisition -- a Helios 40-2 85mm/1.5 Lens -- out for a shoot. Nothing fancy just stuff in the backyard. This lens for those who don't know has a specific optical aberration that allows it to produce the so-called "swirly bokeh" effect. Check the out of focus shot of leaves below to get an idea of what it looks like. The complete set as usual is on flickr.
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