Tag Archives: Photography

The 100 Workers Monument in Toronto

I passed a subtle monument in downtown Toronto this week, I’ll let the main plaque tell the story of what it is… Recently I’ve been shying away from reports of human death, mainly because the reports that are pushed at me seem to be created by journalists and media outlets who I believe have an agenda far away from simply reporting the truth. For instance, we’re hearing about Ukraine at the moment, how terrible the Russian invasion is. I don’t watch the TV but I see it online a little,…

More Travels Around My Room

Following up on a previous post, when I was locked indoors and decided to experience my room anew with my camera, I decided today to do it again (yes, I’m stuck indoors again, this time through sickness, I’ve a cold and it’s minus 15 outside so I’m staying warm today). I think it really does benefit my photography to do this. Learning to look at familiar objects and scenes as if they were new to me helps, of course, but so does the process of deciding what is worthy of…

Getting the Snow Right

I went to Wilket Creek here in Toronto 2 days ago, It’s snowy and I wanted to get to grips with coping with the exposures needed when you’re trying to get snow to look as it looks in real life. I know that many people now shoot terrible photos in camera and then adjust them to look like masterpieces on Photoshop (the old advice that you can’t make a bad photo good with Photoshop just isn’t true any more I’m afraid), and I do use Photoshop myself at times, but…

Views Around My Room

Lamia has gone to College for the day and I have no keys to get back in if I go out, and since it’s minus 15 degrees today I don’t want to have to hang around in that for hours. But it’s sunny, and I tend to climb the walls if it’s sunny outside and I’m stuck inside, besides which, it’s lovely photography weather and I’m well aware that my photography skills need as much practice as possible. For years I’ve been doing pinhole and artistamp and the advantage of…