Cassandra & Brent: sneak peak (and another digression on colour)

Yesterday evening, I travelled with a Cassandra and Brent–a couple getting married in September–to Niagara and fruit and wine country there. In Toronto, in Kitchener, and everywhere around us, it was raining–but not in Twenty Valley! We had a great time; they’re fantastic company and were very patient as I worked out some different photographic … Read more


Yes, colour can be distracting. Yes, it sometimes confuses composition, and leads your eye where it should not go. Yes, it is often even looked “down” upon by photographers who love the intellectual abstraction that monochromatic images bring, to the point where some photojournalists give up on colour altogether. But of course colour can provide … Read more

Recent weddings & more coming soon!

I have lots of updates to make; it’s been busy! In addition to my usual musings about photography and showcasing some of the work I enjoy the most, I also want to report on using the Leica S2 as a “event camera” system. The S2 is a medium format autofocus camera from Leica, and they … Read more

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