Non-Multiple Exposure Portrait Project

These are some non-Multiple Exposure Portrait Project photos from my session with Shannon last week! We headed over to Granville Island for our session because I thought that interesting textures for the overlay photos would be a plenty! The day was surprisingly sunny and hot so I made it a bit of a challenge to not over expose the highlight areas on the second exposure.

Photos to come but till them Awesome portrait/head shots of the ever lovely Shan!Multiple-Exposure---Shan---September-30,-2014-16 Multiple-Exposure---Shan---September-30,-2014-38 Multiple-Exposure---Shan---September-30,-2014-43 Multiple-Exposure---Shan---September-30,-2014-104 Multiple-Exposure---Shan---September-30,-2014-247

Multiple Exposure Portrait Project

This is a project that I have embarked upon mostly on a whim and without any clear understanding of what I wanted it look like. Normally I embark on my projects with a clear understanding of where I would like to go, I might not end up where I thought I would, in fact I rarely do, but I almost always start with a firm idea a hashed out concept. Not here. I literally had no real clue what I wanted this all to look like when I started shooting with Shona in the middle of September, but thus far just 4 session in and with 6 more planned I am loving this whole seat of the pants thing.
I will post the fruits of these as we go along starting with my Shoot with Abby.

I know Abigail from the local J.J.Bean and have seen her kick ass on stage in her band but really didn’t no much about her other then 20second small talk.









Now she tells me that she has never been a ‘model’ before so I am doublly amazed at what an awesome job she did! Seriously Standing around while I futz with settings and chimp every freaking shot (not at all how i normally shoot) it would be hard to not get bored and what not. Nope she was awesome! I would shoot with her anytime!


So are you interested in having a photo session like this one!? Guy or Gal, Stranger or someone I know, it doesn’t matter at all get in touch!

Why do you take photos?

I like to take photos of things.
Some day the things that I take photos of will be gone.
Some things will be gone sooner than other things.
Somethings just change slightly.
Other things are removed completely from existence.
As though they had never even existed.
With a little luck the photo will always mark that thing into that place and that time, forever.
That in itself is a good reason to take a photo.


Not Multiple Exposures from my Multiple Exposure shoot with Abigail Tonight

Tonight I had a little Multiple Exposure photoshoot with Abigail from the coffee shop down the way. Interesting part is the more that I do this Multiple Exposure project (specifically the people/models and photos portion of it) the more I am finding that the second exposure, meaning the one that will determine the overlay on the first, is really hard to do on the spot.
Tonight I was shooting my portrait of Abi but finding that the second photo was difficult to find the right scene on demand. When I am shooting while walking about I can sometimes wander three or four blocks before I find something that is a interesting fit for the second photo. So shooting these in a photoshoot type setting is proving to be quite difficult. The prefect texture or scene is not always right there, and holding the photo in limbo only works for so long not to mention that you can’t really take another photo until you finish the one in the chamber so to speak. In upcoming shoots I think that I will use two cameras and have one be a film camera so I can just shoot photos of my person and then reload the roll and shoot the second photos.

Anyway these are not the Multiple exposures from the shoot. They are instead a combination of ‘I forgot to turn on the multiple photo setting’ and ‘the camera timed out waiting for the second shot.’ They are awesome!

Multiple-Exposure Shoot Abigail September-29,-2014

Multiple-Exposure Shoot Abigail September-29,-2014

Multiple-Exposure Shoot Abigail September-29,-2014

Multiple-Exposure Shoot Abigail September-29,-2014

Multiple-Exposure Shoot Abigail September-29,-2014

Multiple-Exposure Shoot Abigail September-29,-2014

Multiple People Exposures :)

So last week I went into G-town to hang out with the ever lovely Shona who agreed to be a guinea pig for this newish project that I have been working on :)





Yup I am interested in doing a portrait sessions as Multiple exposure session with people. Any people! (except not the craigslist people that keep standing me up) Regular people, people I know, people I don’t, Literally any people!

If you are a people I am interested in working with you! to make awesome.

Seriously! You, You & a friend, You and someone that you want to be a friend? Get in touch here. it’s easy. Send me an email that says “I am a people, & I would like awesome!” That would be all you need to say and I would know what you are saying! That is how easy it is.

Click here –>Type I am a people (or even just a close facsimile) –> hit send.

That is the absolute bare minimum that you need to do to start on the road to AWESOMETOWN!!

Picking On Complete Strangers

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Picking On Complete Strangers

I have been playing with the idea of shooting more scene and less person in my Street photos. The idea being giving life to a otherwise lifeless photo. I am not sure it is a thought in progress right now. _JER7262---September-22,-2014



‘how to’ – Picking On Complete strangers at the Library

One Easy way to ‘safely’ snap a photo of a stranger is to explain away your presence, to justify you standing there pointing a camera. One great way to do this is to stand in front of a well photographed building/monument/Steam Clock. For the most part people will actively ignore you and your antics because you can be easily explained away. So if you are shy about picking on a stranger maybe ‘warm up’ with this technique :)

RC Cola What now

Seriously Does this even exist anymore :)


Who needs light these Days :)

It seems that every new camera that is released these days is taking the whole high usable ISO race one step further, but I feel that the Sony Alpha a7S may have jumped really really far ahead of everyone else.

As delightfully illustratied in this video from Carbon Studios which has scenes that were shot at ISO’s ranging from 12,800 to 32,000 ISO which is still a ways away from the highest ISO of 102400 (Really 409600 but that is an ‘extended’ ISO which means that it will suck or your are loosing a stop of two of Dynamic range or both) searching the web for other tests of ISO performance with this camera is truly crazy! This video proves it with the pretty but it also can’t hurt that they used the Otus 55mm as well. :)