Very close to where we live here in Burlington, there is a quaint little area known as the Village Square. In this area are a couple of restaurants and some shops. They put a lot of effort into this area trying to make it more European looking. Cobblestone walkways and other decorative items are found all over. In addition is this great gazebo. Many years ago when I was still doing portrait photography I used this gazebo a few times for portraits.
Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to 2018!
The 3rd iteration of my Life Through The Lens project starts today. For the month of January I have chosen Ice & Wildlife as my themes. The reason for this choice will become clear in a few days. For my first image I was out late this afternoon looking for Snowy Owls. After speaking with a couple of photographer friends, I drove down to behind the St Catharines hospital, which used to be a popular location for them, and sure enough they are back! I spent some time hoping they would fly, but only spotted one off in the distance and could not get any decent shots of him. I would have spent longer, however the weather was changing for the worse and I wanted to head home.
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My Life Through The Lens project is coming back! Part III will begin January 1, 2018 and I am super excited to share the details with you! My first iteration of the project, started back in 2010 and was 1 year in duration. I took an image each day and at the end of the year, created a book from all 365 images. The 2nd iteration was a couple of years later and ran for 1000 days. This third version will run for one year but will be based on a different format.
Each month I will select a topic or challenge myself to shoot a specific subject or genre. One month may be just landscapes, another month may be just black and white. Perhaps one month will just be shooting with one specific lens. It is not an easy challenge I am setting for myself due to my hectic travel schedule for my full time job. The images may not get posted every day, but they will be posted I can assure you. I will do my best and throw myself into the challenge. After all, that is the way I grow as an artist.
You guys will all have a role to play in this as well. In order to build my social media presence, I would love it if you guys would all share my image(s) every day. What is in it for you, you ask? At the end of every month, I will pick the person who has shared my images the most during that month and I will reward you with a print of an image shot during that month! However you will need to share them from my Facebook photography page.
The images will be shared here on my blog, on my Facebook photography page, and on Instagram. And time permitting I will create a gallery on my web site where the images will be posted once a month.
The theme for January will be wildlife and ice. There is a very good reason for this theme, as my wife and I are heading to Antarctica in early January!
I hope you will follow along as I share my journey of life through the lens!