The Beauty of Irises

Irises are one of the most beautiful flowers nature has to offer. With such a diversity in looks, colors, shapes, and behaviours, it’s obvious that irises are the most humanesque of all the flowers. Please enjoy this gallery of stunning irises, and consider purchasing a print of the one you love most, so that the glorious beauty of the iris can continue to inspire you for years to come!

Behind the Scenes with Tina Picard’s 70s Shoot

I had the pleasure of joining in on Tina Picard’s 70s Fashion Shoot on Wednesday! Makeup Artist Melody Iafelice and Stylist Kirsty Macdonald did a fantastic job of eliciting that modern hippie theme on models Corrie and Charlyne from Models International Management.

Here are some behind the scenes picture to get a taste of the work that goes into fashion & modeling. Click on each picture to view them with a title and description, offering further insight into this fantastic, whimsical world!

Photo of the Day – May 3, 2012

Here’s one of my Photos of the Day.

Today I explored the importance of light in photography. Considering that photography IS pretty much the manipulation and capture of light (and time), as the artist it’s critical to understand how to interact with it to get the results you desire.

Thanks to Vicki for giving me a wonderfully inspirational model, and thanks to the siren for smiling on!

What is your photo of the day/week/month? How are you interacting with light in your photography? Respond in the comments below!

Studio work and Ottawa Photography Friends!

I’ve been hard at work in my photography studio!

I need a remote control! Also a tripod that doesn’t suck. My test model is a bit too short 🙂

That said, I’m pretty happy with the way this shot turned out, given the amazing MacGyvering of my limited resources.

I have a lot to learn about my new camera, the Nikon D5000, but I already know I made a fantastic choice!

I’m using this time to really get in touch with what Lightroom has to offer in terms of post-production and file management. I grew up on pre-CS Photoshop, so it’s taken me some time to wrap my head around the idea of using Lightroom’s non-editing fixes instead of laboriously editing with layers. Overall I’m enjoying the program for one key reason: it reduces the time I spend editing, which increases the time I spend shooting and learning. More time making art, less time nit-picking it. A win-win.

Time to get back out shooting!

Speaking of which, if you’re a photographer in the Ottawa area and want to engage in more active local photography, a few friends and I are establishing a photography group with the goal of encouraging one another to shoot more and explore our talents. Especially if you’re a novice, you’ll always learn one amazing thing that will revolutionize your approach to photography! If this interests you, leave a comment below!