A Decade’s Dose of Imagery

Category : misc · No Comments 2014/03/20

A Decade's Dose of Imagery

I have an upcoming show starting this Monday, March 24th that runs through April 27th. Spacing Magazine is presenting A Decade’s Dose of Imagery, and is hosted by Urbanspace Gallery. The exhibition features a small collection of photos from the ddoi archive, plus a big wall of all the photos from the 10 years in small thumbnails. Check it out if you’re in town.

Macro Snowflakes

Category : lighting, photography · (4) Comments 2014/02/06


Shooting snowflakes are fun but can be challenging. For these shots I used a Panasonic GH3 and a Lumix 100-300mm lens with an old manual 50mm lens attached to it in reverse (face to face using a macro coupler ring). For light I used a small LED light source. The setup looked like this:
To properly see and photograph snowflakes, they need to be lit from a specific angle. I moved the light source around to get the effect I like while triggering the shutter with a remote.

As shown in this video, a very small change in the angle of light will have a dramatic effect.

Drive test

Category : misc · No Comments 2013/12/14

Sorry about the last post, I’m working on a project that needs to be cleared with the client first, hence the password protection. In the meantime here’s a test I did for it. I attached a Panasonic GF1 to the car for this test. Stay tuned for full video.

Finding your images on Pinterest and Tumblr

Category : ddoi, misc · (1) Comment 2013/07/19


If you post images anywhere online you might wonder which one of your images are more popular and which ones are more shared or bookmarked. Two of the most common image sharing/reblogging/pinning/bookmarking sites are Pinterest and Tumblr.

And that’s a wrap

Category : ddoi, photography · (34) Comments 2013/07/04

I started [daily dose of imagery] on July 4th, 2003. I posted a photo each day since then. When I launched ddoi, there was no Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, iPhone, iPad, Android, 500px or Instagram.

Simple portrait lighting setup

Category : lighting, photography, tutorial · (4) Comments 2013/06/24

Peter Mansbridge || Canon5D2/EF85mmf1.8 | 1/160s | f5.6 | ISO100
Here’s a brief breakdown of my lighting setup for my Peter Mansbridge shoot.
I had about half an hour to setup and 20 minutes to shoot Mr. Mansbridge. He is a very important figure in Canada and I was quite nervous! I didn’t have an assistant which meant I needed to carry minimum gear and I needed to shoot very fast. I decided to shoot with my favourite portrait lens, the Canon EF 85mm f1.8 on the 5D Mark II.