Saturday, March 03, 2018

Winter sports

Most of my photos are done outdoors,summer like winter.

In winter, here in Quebec the temperature pretty much stays below freezing. Batteries such as the Olympus BLH-1  are rated for temperatures as low as 14 degrees.  Batteries do lose a lot of energy in the cold, so what happens when you plan on shooting an outdoor event in the winter.  Whether i'm shooting with my Canon or Olympus, I always have a spare battery with me at all times, not just in the winter, but also summer.

I don't let cold weather stop me from doing photos, I dress warm,  keep a spare battery on me, literately,  in the inside pocket of my warm winter parka, and enjoy a great day outdoors shooting sporting events.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Helpful Tips for Holiday Travel Season

Air Canada's Helpful Tips for the Peak Holiday Travel Season #Traveltips

 Save time. Check-in online at, or via the Air Canada app (be sure to download the app for iOS or Andoid).

Arrive early at the airport to be at the gate on time and avoid congestion that may occur during peak periods.   

Bring all valuables including electronics, documentation, medication, car keys, money, jewelry in carry-on bags and not in checked bags. 

Bag Tags - Place identification INSIDE bags as well as on the outside, as external baggage name tags sometimes become detached. 

 All Domestic travel within Canada. A Valid government-issued photo identification that includes date of birth and gender for all passengers 18 years of age and older.




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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Have camera will travel

Have camera, will travel. Merging photography and travel writing to create new marketing possibilities as a freelancer.

If you are thinking, or even just wondering about trying your hand at travel writing,  Five tips for getting started in travel writing is a good read from Lonely Planet. As a freelance photographer we are always on the lookout for ways to earn extra income.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Canada Geese

Fall is here, which mean these migratory birds will be leaving any day now. So I have been busy shooting new photos of Canadian geese to add to my stock photo library.

Canada geese in their natural habitat.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Zombie walk

I covered the Montreal Zombie walk this year.

How can I put this... an interesting event? none the less a lot of great images.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

7 reasons to choose photography as a carrer

This is a post written by Rachel Stinson,

Work when you want to may be possible if you do only studio work, but it is far from my case, as I often get to work on a lot of Saturday's and. Sunday's. Choosing photography as a career won't be easy, but with a lot of passion it is possible,


Photography is a career option that is selected by many people. It is an art that is followed by people, and they can develop and define it into their career. Photography is a hobby for many, but when a hobby takes the shape of a career; It becomes pleasant to the person. A career in photography can be very encouraging for people who are inspired to follow their dreams. Here are seven reasons to choose photography as a career:

Work When You Want - You are your boss! Do you want some time off? Do you need to spend more time with your family? Of course, go ahead. Who’s going to tell you otherwise? How great is that? You have complete control of your time.

Photography Will Take You To Places - Whether you are a destination photographer or a landscape photographer, photography will take you places you've never been to. It brings business traveling to a new level. Instead of corporate meetings, you’ll be photographing moments.

You Get To Go To Photography Conferences - Unlike corporate conferences; photography conferences are full of fun! No matter where you are in the world, you will be able to find one that interests you the most. What's great about photography conference is that you do not only learn from your colleagues but also create a network with other photographers. You never know when you will need someone to cover for you, or when they’ll need someone covering them.

Clients Will Buy Into Your Vision - Your clients will be more than happy to allow you express your personality with hidden nanny cam. The reason they chose you over your competition is to share your sense of style and vision. Don’t change who you are and be faithful to yourself. This leads you to the next point.

You Get To Keep Learning - Like any industry, photography continues to evolve. There is always new gear coming out, new lighting techniques to learn, more editing tricks for you to learn – this can go on and on. Learning something new keeps you interested in what you are doing. You don’t have stay in one place.

Every Day Is Different – No two days are alike in photography. One day you will be able to drink champagne with the bride and groom, and the next day you will be editing. Even if you have two weddings in one weekend, those two events will not be the same. You get to be at different places, see different faces and experience something different every time.

Money – This is placed last because it’s not the reason photographers go into photography, no one wants to starve. While some photographers may not agree, most others will tell you that there is money to be made in the industry. You get to set the price and handle all your bookings.
People who have great success in the field of photography are trendsetters. Keep a record of the successful professional photographers so you can get inspiration from their lives. Some successful photographers have earned a lot of respect and money in this field. So, people with a creative mind and love to capture the images behind the lenses can pursue photography as a career. What else do you want? The time is now to pick up your pen camera and make some money!  Photography is excellent.

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Monday, September 04, 2017

Editing photos

 Editing your photos, which ones are the winners?

After your photo shoot, you will want to go through your images and only keep the good ones, deleting the out of focus or under or overexposed shots.

I want my images to be sharp and properly exposed, but often I will see a photo used somewhere, that resembles a shot I had, but deleted.  It is hard to foretell which images will sell, I am not saying to only shoot out of focus or badly exposed images, but it is sometimes surprising which of your photos will interest buyers.  I have sold more photos of dead trees for articles on environment, disease, climate change and ect, than photos of beautiful  healthy colorful ones.

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