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Friday, February 27, 2009

De La Salle College

As I mentioned, I took some time and went out and took pictures at De La Salle College. For some reason I was really into the trees and snow that day. The sun was a little too high, and didn't give a lot of contrast on my subjects. I was out around 3 p.m. I thought that would have been late enough, but I was wrong.

I think my favourite picture of the shadow of trees in the snow. I had a good time playing around with Photoshop with this picture, and looking at the different options I have in post-production. I've decided that I should probably focus a little more time on taking pictures of things other than dogs (especially my own dogs). Cute as they are, and as much as I want to become an expert in dogs and pets, I need to make sure I'm able to think of making good shots from other subjects.

:) Roon-bop

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I can be found on a website, other than my own!

I took some pictures of a Pro Gaming League event in Toronto for an up and coming website, called They have just launched, and you can see my pictures on their site!

So, go visit, look at my pictures, and definitely listen in on their podcast teaser for the Lunchpail Platoon. It just may be something that interests you! It's all about video games and they don't hold back.

:) Roon-bop

Monday, February 23, 2009

Poco in the snow

Sunday was a relatively nice day out. Not the best we've had, but certainly much warmer than today! The sun was shining and the wind was taking a break, so I went outside to take some pictures.

First I took pictures of Poco in the snow. He enjoys the snow. Mostly, he enjoys eating it - regardless of colour. I try to teach him the best snow is white, but he can't help sniffing around.

First up are pictures of Poco. Stay tuned for pictures from De La Salle College later this week.

:) Roon-bop

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Photography 4

My photography 4 class is starting to wind down. The White Box Assignment has been handed in and we have no more assignments left to hand in.

As such, I am already looking forward to Photography 5. In this class we will focus all our attention on completing a project of 10 photos. I have already decided on my subject matter. Intimacy between pets and owners. I think it will be very good for me. I absolutely LOVE animals, and I really need to start photographing people and dogs other than my family. I am hoping that this will increase my confidence and also give me good experience having a photo shoot with a "client" without the stress of having to get some great shots, because the pictures I'm taking are for me. I will of course share my pictures with my very kind models if they like.

Until then, however... you poor readers are stuck looking at more pictures of the dogs I love most: Miss Dimi and Mr. Poco. They are the most wonderful pups and I'm madly in love.

:) Roon-bop

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

More pupper dogs!

So, I went to take some panoramic pictures this evening, but it didn't go so well. So instead I took some more pictures of my favourite little creatures. Poco is growing SO much and changing every day, so it's always good to take some time for some pictures.

He and Dimi were playing a lot, but I managed to get a few great shots of my little Polkaroo.

Panorama will have to wait for another day & I think I'll be doing it outside. I didn't find anything inspiring in the apartment building.

:) Roon-bop

Monday, February 2, 2009

Assignment #2 - Photograph a specular object

Below is my submission for my second assignment in Photography 4.

The assignment was to take a photograph of a specular object. I chose to take a picture of a sterling silver clock I am borrowing from my neighbour (to help Poco sleep at night). With the clock I placed a book and reading glasses to give it some context.

The photograph was assessed in class. Overall it was well liked. A few pointers were that I should have used a white reflector on the left side of the clock, instead of a black one, and the second was that there is some dirt on the table, that obviously should have been cleaned off. You get so wrapped up in the details of the lighting and the placement of the objects, that you forget about the simple things. I did however, remember to clean the clock... lol... there is always much to learn.

On the plus side, I would also like to announce that I was able to photograph the White box successfully. I still need to get the Photoshop work done, but it felt SO good! I stayed behind after class with 2 other people, and we all managed to get it. There were high fives all around.

I will post that once I get the photoshop work done. My next assignment, due Saturday is to properly photograph and merge a panoramic photo. I'm still not sure what to take a picture of. But for now, enjoy my specular object.

:) Roon-bop