Friday, April 29, 2011

Asian Cookbook Cover

Just for kicks and giggles, I decided to mockup a cookbook cover design with a shot I took of my lunch today. My love of photography, design and cooking are a natural combination that often results in crazy ideas - liking making a book cover from photography of your lunch!

Obviously the best part of being a food photographer is getting to eat the food afterwards! Recently I was hired by Austin's Bar in the south of Calgary to shoot some interior shots as well as a few feature dishes and drinks. Afterwards the restaurant owner (Scott) was kind enough to let me sample some of the food and it was fantastic! After a couple drinks I was on my way to download and process the photos.

If you'd like see see more examples of my food photography, please visit my Flickr page.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

100 Photography Rules

When I set out to create the Photography Rules group on Flickr, I had no idea that the reception to the idea would be so positive. After posting a few random rules just for fun, I decided to create a Flickr Group so that others could participate by authoring rules of their own. It didn't take long to reach 100 rules, after which the group was closed for submissions.

As some time has past, I've noticed quite a few of the rules popping up around the interwebs. The idea was to share, so any rules I created, I shared under the Creative Commons rights agreement which gives website owners the right to reuse the images as long as they post a credit (and hopefully a link).

I invite you to take a look at the rules and share your comments.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tasty Examples of Food Photography

One of my passions is good food, especially asian cuisine. The Japanese have an expression, "You eat with your eyes". Food that looks great increases the pleasure of eating and it's only natural to say "Oishisou!" when you see excellent examples of food photography.

Fotographix's photography was recently featured prominent photography website Light Stalking. Our photo (seen above) was show along with 18 other awesome shots. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Interior Objects

As a photographer I get the opportunity to photograph some really cool objects. On a recent interior design photography assignment, I discovered this great black leather retro style chair. With its thin wooden legs and sculpted shape it really commands attention and was definitely the most interesting object in the room. I was tempted to remove the throw pillow and blanket, but decided to photograph the chair just as I found it.

The side table with its collection of wooden figurines made an interesting photo as well. I've posted that image on the Fotographix Flickr page.

This image was taken using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a EF 16-35mm F/2.8L USM lens.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Nice Day for a Calgary Wedding

My girlfriend and I were invited to attend a beautiful wedding ceremony in Calgary. Although the bride and groom had already hired a photographer for the wedding, I decided to take some wedding photos anyway, as my gift to the newlyweds. I decided to bring only one lens - a Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 USM mounted on a Canon EOS 1D Mark III. This would allow me to take photos in low light situations without the use of flash. Since the hired wedding photographer was covering all the group photos and posed shots, I decided to spend some time taking candid photos. All the images were later processed in Adobe Lightroom for a warm, yet low saturation effect.

If you'd like to hire a wedding photographer, please visit our Calgary Wedding Photography page for more information.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Milestone 10,000 Flickr Views

Flickr provides photographers with basic statistics related to their photos, such as when they were uploaded, how many people have fav'd the photo, how many views it's had, how many comments and what external sites have linked to it. The portrait of Ariana seen above is one of our most popular images on Flickr and has been viewed over 10000 times

The photo was taken in using a Canon EOS 5D with a EF 135mm f/2L USM lens.