Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Several years ago I started a project I called “Imagine”. The purpose of this project was to entice Canadians to see more of Canada by showing them images of some of the beautiful places in Canada and asking them to “Imagine” what it would be like if they were standing in that spot. I have always thought that so many Canadians tend to travel to the Caribbean, or to Mexico or the US instead of staying here in our incredibly beautiful county. There is so much to see and do in this country and yet so few Canadians actually “see” it.
 
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday I have put together a video of images I have taken across Canada. I hope you enjoy these images and that you can visit some of the stunning places that these images come from.
 
Happy 150th Birthday Canada!!
 

Amazing Light!

WHOA! Today is was dull, rainy and overcast almost all day up here on Lake Huron. But about an hour before sunset, Mother Nature decided to give us a treat with some amazing light!

“I only had my phone with me”

A recent quote from David duChemin is indeed something that has been on my mind for a while now. He says and I quote “What we lack is not better cameras but better photographers”. I so agree with that statement. Lately I have been seeing a lot of posts from people saying “oh look at this or look at that but I only had my phone with me”…
 
Really? You only had your phone with you? So it is not good enough?
 
No I believe your phone is a perfectly good camera. It is you who is doubting the capabilities of yourself or the camera. The camera is only a tool to achieve an end result. I can drive a nail in to a piece of wood with a $5 hammer from a dollar store or a $50 hammer from Home Depot.
 
I have literally taken 1000’s of images with my phone(s). Maybe I can’t print them wall size, but that would not be the purpose anyway. The purpose is to capture the moment.
 
Another favourite quote of mine is “It’s not the camera you have, it is the camera you have with you.”
 
Don’t let the type of camera you have stop you from creating. Don’t see with your camera, see with your eyes.
 
Image shot on my iPhone from a moving car (passenger seat)

Only in Canada eh? Pity

Last night I was out at Moraine Lake in Banff National Park with some other photographer buddies. It was a great evening with a beautiful sky!

Since it is getting close to Canada’s 150th birthday I thought I would celebrate a bit early!

The Faroe Islands

Photography is a powerful medium. Being able to tell a story with images adds emotion and feeling to those images. It is my hope you will enjoy my story of the Faroe Islands.