Digital & film :: June 27

I don’t mention this too much, but I shoot both film and digital–each for their own purposes. The actual delivery medium doesn’t matter as much to me as the results, but each has its charms. BW film, in particular, is a great way to get a certain kind of tonality quickly, so I use it … Read more

Light, moment & composition:: June 27

Technology changes very quickly–but our appreciation of the impact of art stays the same, a lot of the time. I just read the other day of another big change in the medium of photography. A company called Lytro ( has announced a digital camera that records the entire “light-field” of a scene. This kind of … Read more

more mixed light & colour :: June 17

Another boost of warmth from tungsten light that happens to be flooding the background. As I mentioned in the “rainy day” post, you generally like to avoid mixed light, but in this case the sunset sky was just light enough to give nice skin tones from daylight while the tungsten works to amplify the colour … Read more

cold and rainy :: June 17

We’ve had a really cold and wet wedding season so far! In May you didn’t really even need a forecast… So for this week’s picture I thought I’d use something that illustrates both the weather *and* a photographic  problem turned into a solution: mixed light. Photographers usually–and with good reason–hate mixed light. Mixed light is … Read more

expressionism & romance :: june 10

The impact of romance, of our connections, of the ongoing importance of what we feel together: how do you create that, photographically? What better place to start with for a blog about the art of wedding photography than with expressionism? It’s true, a lot of what I try to do with my work, along with … Read more