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Digital Collage, Architectural Models

Wet cobblestones and row upon row of masonry warehouse set the stage for this photo shoot in SOHO, New York CIty. Taking out my canon 8-15 mm fisheye lens out for a spin, see below my two favorite captures from the trip.

Digital Collage created from a collection of personal architectural photographs taken on trips to the United States and Eastern Europe, as well as from a collection of studio shots featuring student models from George Brown College. Prints made their debut at the Kensington Market Art fair, in Toronto, November 2014. 

Studio Photoshoot, George Brown

Included in the continuing education digital photography curriculum at George Brown College are a series of self-guided studio shoots, facilitated and supported by George Brown instructors. Find below a collection of the best portrait photos from those sessions, as well a few from independent shoots.

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How to make good use of light

In my humble opinion, as far as I can tell from the feedback I've gotten on my photography, as well as by observing the reactions of the people viewing my photo work, one major characteristic that separates winning photographs and photographers from the rest of the pack is a deliberate and strategic use of light. 

I won't go into any details regarding the actual techniques, since there is an astonishing amount of content on the web on the strategic deployment of light. What I give, instead, is a way to bridge the gap between theory and practice. 

There is a level of anxiety and pressure that comes with taking every exposure. Beginners tend to believe that taking more shots is better, because at least a few will turn out good. I advocate the opposite approach. Take your time, get very familiar with what you see through the viewfinder, and then move around. See how the geometry of shadows change. See how in some positions you create lens flare, and how in others you do not. Shoot against the sun. Watch how the position of the light source can cause the light to wrap around certain objects.

That's really the key. Take your time and move around. I'll leave you with this photo as a parting example.