Sometimes inspiration can find us when we least expect it. A few days ago I was at LaSalle Park photographing some birds when I happened to look across Hamilton harbour at the local steel mill. It occurred to me that for more than three decades I’d driven past this facility countless times at night. Throughout all of those years I had never once stopped to create an image of the steel mill after dark. I decided then and there that I’d return before sunrise to photograph that steel mill at night.
This article features a selection of nine different steel mill photo art treatments. The original photograph used as the base image for this article was captured handheld at LaSalle Park while looking across Hamilton harbour.
During our recent tour of Italy we had the opportunity to visit the spectacular Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milano. This short article shares a selection of images and discusses some of the history of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
Many times when we’re on holidays, or driving through rural areas, we may come upon small churches. Often these structures can make interesting photographic subjects because of their local history, or architectural design. This article discusses some of the composition considerations when photographing small church exteriors.
One of the ‘must do’ experiences that was on my wife’s bucket list for our recent trip to Ireland, was to stay at a castle. This article shares a selection of images captured during a visit to Cabra Castle, Ireland.
This article provides some historic site photography tips. They are illustrated with images captured at Trim Castle in Ireland.
Quite a few people visit historic sites when on holidays, and enjoy documenting them in their photographs. The weathered and sometimes deteriorating state of historic sites are often brimming with character. At times it can be challenging to incorporate different composition approaches with this type of subject matter. It can be easy for us to fall into a habitual composition pattern with our images.
Before we get into this latest article, I’d like to thank one of our readers (Kevin L) for a recent comment that was the creative spark for this new posting. This article features an image captured handheld at the Nelles Manor in Grimsby and discusses working with high contrast interior architectural images in post. Continue reading Working with High Contrast Interior Architectural Images
I recently had the opportunity to work with the owners of the MacNab Terrace Guest House, located in Hamilton Ontario. This property was built in 1879 and designed by noted Hamilton architect James Balfour. It combines two centre residences in a longer-term rental property. One of its unique features is the original horse carriage centre entrance through which the rear parking area is accessed. This article features a selection of images that capture some of the character at MacNab Terrace Guest House. Continue reading Character at MacNab Terrace Guest House
One of my recent client assignments was to photograph a heritage building that was constructed in 1879. The building has been lovingly restored and is now used as a longer stay guest house. Photographing the inside rooms of this property presented a couple of interesting challenges. These included quite poor lighting and the need to shoot using a wide angle lens. While photographing this property, it occurred to me that some readers may be interested in an article that shares a very simple composition technique to reduce wide angle distortions. Continue reading Simple Composition Technique to Reduce Wide Angle Distortions
During our recent vacation on the Saanich Peninsula my wife and I made a brief visit to Victoria. We spent a couple of hours exploring the waterfront and the inside of the British Columbia Legislature building. Continue reading Inside the British Columbia Legislature