Recent photo shoots with Toronto Strobist Group….

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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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TPMG visits The Carlu and TSG shoots outdoor to celebrates one year at Ryerson

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Okay so the title is long....but now you know what's coming....right? TPMG (Toronto Photography Meetup Group) visited The Carlu courtesy of Jenn. We were group number four and there was 15 of us. The Carlu , for those of you who don't know, is the new name given to the 7th floor of Eaton's College Street store. An Art Moderne masterpiece, the Eaton's Seventh Floor was at the heart of Toronto's cultural life for many years. The Auditorium played host to the major performers of its day, including Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra. The first performance of the National Ballet of Canada was on the stage of the Eaton Auditorium. Canada's own Glenn Gould, fond of the Auditorium's excellent acoustics, used the hall for a number of his recordings. I'm get to…
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Combo TPMG/TSG shoot results……

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I'm doing a double photo post, since I didn't get a chance to do the TPMG (Toronto Photography Meetup Group ) one earlier last week. The TPMG meetup was over at the Graffiti Alley in Downtown Toronto. It's a really cool place and against everyones advice I decided to shoot with B&W in mind. Used my trusty yellowing Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 and converted to Black and White in Aperture. I think the results are good, and I like the gritty look to them. You be the judge.The other shoot happened today as TSG (Toronto Strobist Group) had meeting #8 at Ryerson University. There was no real theme to it, but I decided to grab a wide angle lens (Canon 28mm f/1.8) and try my hands at emulating Platon a…
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Photo Madness…..recent TSG and TPMG events.

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Well, I've been a busy beaver and as you can see got a lot of pics to share. They are not necessarily in the order taken, but are all recent. First is the results from our Toronto Strobists Meeting on September 27. We got a bit lucky and ended up having access to a green screen in the studio. So I decided to spend most of my energy on figuring out how you can create a seamless green background using a couple of strobes (SB-26's). The results are not great, but I think are good enough for a initial effort. The rest of the time was spent to try out and learn about using specular highlight as a background enhancer and to produce some single light portraits. As usual you…
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