Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Inside Ride

The other day my school, SCI, was home to a wonderful event. A Cancer fund-raiser called The Inside Ride. The event involves teams of 6 to each get pledges, and then each person rides a stationary bike at the actual event for 10 minutes. There are prizes for most distance biked, best costumes and best spirit.
The event was insane! It was like a massive dance party/super-charged bike contest. The energy level was immense and (surprisingly, I know) I was tasked with photographing the event. The photos turned out well, I think, but it was quite a trick balancing levels for photos with and without a flash. Some photos worked better with a little action blur, so that meant no flash, but some dance moves only turned out well with a flash, so I was forced to go back and forth, changing settings as I went. A trick, to be sure, but well worth it.
Archipelago Photography: insulae de cogitum lumenque, maritus cum nomen

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Little Digits

This weeks post is about my nieces digits. Yep, her fingers and toes. When it comes to babies/toddlers, tons of people love the finger/toe pictures. I think it's because it shows how fragile and tiny they are. As with all photography, baby digit photography has a few tricks to it. First, detail is everything. If you can't see the fingerprints,/toe-prints, or if it's a little blurry then the photo loses nearly all of its worth. So, clarity is very important. A little trick with the hands and feet, is to wait until the baby is asleep. My niece was having her nap when I took the toe picture. And trust me, it makes it a lot easier.
Archipelago Photography: islands of thought and image, connected with a name.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Stained Glass

I myself, am a pretty religious guy. I attend, and love attending, Wesley-Knox United Church in Old South. As I want to keep this blog as universal as I can, I've kinda kept that on the down-low, but it's certainly not something I'm ashamed of. I'm very proud actually.
The major reason this is even coming up on Archipelago, is because of these photos. I've spent quite a few hours photographing the sanctuary of WKUC. The stained glass is absolutely beautiful at sunrise and sunset. So Friday I spent some time in there at both sunrise and sunset, photographing the two opposite sides of the sanctuary. These are a few of the photos I made that day, and you can be sure that you will be seeing more shortly.
Archipelago Photography: insulae de cogitum lumenque, maritus cum nomen.