Port Elmsley Drive-In Theatre in Black and WhiteMay 22, 2023
For the “Museum Collection” - Port Elmsley Drive-In, Port Elmsley Ontario (halfway between Smiths Falls and Perth).
Ottawa Board of Trade and a walk down Sparks StreetMay 20, 2023
Thirty years ago this man, James McNeil RPA, LEED AP (and Shari Geekie), interviewed and hired me to be the marketing coordinator at Hazeldean Mall.
And here we were in a photo booth at the Ottawa Board of Trade “Ottawa is Open for Business” event at Canderel’s Constitution Square.
When in downtown Ottawa at night, for me, there is nothing better than walking around making pictures.
A New House: Images for use-by-owner to rent the house to tenantsMay 13, 2023
I was contacted by the owner of a house in a new Smiths Falls development. As the unit is an investment he needed pictures to share on rental sites to get it occupied as soon as possible.
While the building is almost completed and the rest of the community is still under construction he made arrangements with the builder to give me access at a time that suited their schedule and would allow for delivery of pictures fast.
Though the property is a middle unit and it looks small from the outside it is still quite spacious with an appropriate design to make the most of the space available.
With a nicely laid out kitchen
Laundry and Bedrooms on the main level
And a Basement Family Room with walkout
In my experience, not enough attention is paid to utility rooms found in basements. I like them because basements were always the best places to store things and operate a darkroom but they help me to share a more complete story about how the house was built.
These Photographs were made in under 2 hours, edited and delivered via online gallery within 24 hours.
Real Estate Photography is available by quote; you can connect with me to find out the pricing model at firstname.lastname@example.org
Smiths Falls Panoramics Part 1 - Community Centre Park AreaMay 11, 2023
Years ago I was on a long train ride with a former golf pro and he told me that the old saying “Practice makes perfect” is wrong.
“Frank, perfect practice makes perfect.”
Each of these pictures is actually 8 pictures stitched together.
When making panoramics you need to follow and practice proper techniques in using a shift lens. If you don’t, the lines in the building won’t match up and it will be all distorted. You do this by leveling your camera, getting a proper exposure between the building and the sky, taking a series of images and then compositing the images together in Lightroom. After all this, you need to use Photoshop, and select the elements to downgrade and accentuate to draw the eye to your subject.
I’m torn between calling this “art” or “illustration” but in the end it is about sharing an idealized version of what the eye actually sees so that you can put yourself, as the viewer, in the scene.