Dan & Cat are good friends of ours who live nearby in a delightfully retro 70’s style home that they helped to restore with their two fur babies, Riley and Dexter.
The couple’s initial request was simply for a portrait to use in their holiday cards this year. But I discovered during our session that they’d never had portraits taken together — even at their wedding. Of course, as a photographer, that broke my heart! Every couple deserves those moments captured!
Dan is a gun enthusiast with one of the orneriest grins I’ve ever seen. He’s a gamer and a comic book collector.
Cat is a really wonderful artist with gorgeous brown eyes and a great smile. Her artistic touches are found throughout the design of their house.
Mostly, we spent the time fussing over those fur babies. Dexter is a total ham and wanted to get in every picture.
Thanks so much for inviting me to take your portraits!
Just blow things up.
Photographer Alan Sailer (who also did a gorgeous series of slow motion exploding Christmas ornaments) is now blowing up produce.
Check it out!
I have to admit, i’m addicted… I’ll be scouring his Flickr for more explosions!
Photographer Michael Chrisman used a pinhole camera fitted with photosensitive paper to make a 365-day exposure of the Toronto skyline from Jan. 1, 2011, to Dec. 31, 2011.
“A year ago, Michael Chrisman placed a pinhole camera in Toronto’s Port Lands and aimed it — as best one can aim such a camera — at the city skyline.
For 365 straight days and nights, light has crept through the pinhole, slowly building an exposure on a piece of photosensitive paper.”
[more at thestar.com]
Have you ever played with a pinhole camera? I love the idea of capturing a long ‘moment’ like this.
Exploded Flowers by Qi Wei
Project idea: Deconstruct something ordinary to make it extraordinary.
Wedding Photography and “Uncle Bob” is a great post on the subject. Brides: Beware of Uncle Bob!
Hint: this guy wasn’t being paid to get this shot. Not only was the shot that he got not great, but he’s ruined what would have been a beautiful image by the professional hired to shoot the wedding.
You can always tell who Uncle Bob is by the professional flash he has on top of the camera, pointed RIGHT at his subject. (This is a no-no!)
More proof that a great camera is not what makes a great photographer.