Last week I was fortunate enough to work alongside Scott Stratten and Alison Kramer on a fantastic project that I can now share with you.
They asked one simple question: If you could go back to before you had your first child, what advice would you tell yourself? Everyone in the video is a mother and it was an honour to be asked to do the photography for this project.
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On tour for their 2009 release of Things We Left Behind , Canadian favourites, Blue Rodeo captivated the sold out audience at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in a set that covered songs from their most recent album while not forgetting favourites such as 5 Days in May, Lost Together and Try.
Despite a high stage, it’s always nice shooting at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre since, other than the Rob Zombie concert, I never have to worry about light. Keeping the ISO at 800 or below, I could shoot with a fast shutter and take my time while enjoying their set. Shot for AUX.
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Rihanna’sLast Girl On Earth Tour landed in Toronto 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately due to the release form, I can’t post any photos from the show on my site here but you can check out photos of both Rihanna and Ke$ha on AUX’s website.
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Sometimes you can’t help what a venue or a band gives you. Excited to finally catch Wild Beasts live especially after the release of their latest album Two Dancers, I was pleased to hear they’d be playing at my favourite venue in the city. The Mod Club has these incredible colours that you just don’t see in other locations. Everything is (usually) beautifully lit. It was a bit disappointing to find out once the band came on stage, after having the Kissaway Trail open for them that they were completely back lit. It didn’t take away from their fun tunes and energetic presence - it just provided darker photos for this photographer to show off afterwards. :) Shot for AUX.
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the Horseshoe Tavern has been around since 1947 and home to artists such as The Rolling Stones, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand, The Temper Trap, Beck, The Ramones and the Police. A few weeks back Pete Garthside, drummer of the Schomberg Fair invited me out to the ‘Shoe to check out their show. Self-described as Speed Gospel I was glad I caught the show. These guys are extremely tight and it doesn’t matter if you like rock, country, southern rock or anything in between - you will definitely be entertained and have a blast listening to them.
I think anyone who follows me on twitter, tumblr or facebook knows that I love taking photos with my iPhone. While I don’t plan on upgrading to the iPhone 4 anytime soon, the benefit of a 5mp camera will just make all the camera apps that much more fun to use and share with others.
Sean and Stu @ Red Giant Software have been kind enough to let me test out the new version of Plastic Bullet which they’ve submitted to Apple just a few weeks ago and has now been released. The best addition is the ability to share on Facebook and Flickr from within the app as well as saving high-res files.
Taken from Red Giant Software’s website:
Plastic Bullet puts the fun, spontaneity, and unpredictability of plastic-fantastic toy cameras right into your pocket. Just tap to turn your photos into gloriously unpredictable works of art, then tap again to change the look.
Tap the heart to save. Or keep tapping the Refresh button to see new random choices. Each time you tap you get another completely original set of images. If you like one, save it! Plastic Bullet generates infinite possibilities so you’ll never see exactly the same effect twice.
Just like a real plastic camera, photos from Plastic Bullet can be amazing in ways you never expected.
There’s also an option to save your original shots, so you can keep shooting and develop more random versions later.
What’s New v1.1: A major update, with faster developing, higher resolutions, and Facebook and Flickr support! New sharing and resolution options can be accessed through your devices’ “Settings” app.
• New rendering engine adds support for high-resolution 2592 x 1936 maximum output on iPhone 4 • Fine-tuned development options to support the greater dynamic range of iPhone 4’s camera • Added Flickr sharing with support for Title, Description and optional upload to the official Plastic Bullet pool • Added Facebook sharing with captioning and upload to Mobile Uploads directory • New resolution choices of Low (50%), Medium (75%) and High (100%) in Settings app are based on the original image’s size. Percentage image size support ensures that small images will not be scaled up, preserving image fidelity • Maximum resolution support on 3G = 1600x1200, 3GS = 2048x1536, iPhone4 = 2592 x 1936 • Orientation fix for iOS 4 capture • Supports iOS4 suspend and resume so users can return to developing or upload later. Developing and Upload are fully interruptible (but do not run in the background) • Approximately 33% faster than 1.0. iPhone 4 is approximately 50% faster than 3GS. • Now supports iPhone 4, 3G, 3GS, iPod Touch, and iPad (as iPhone app) running iPhone OS 3.1 and later
The Black Keys brought the perfect mix of blues and rock to the Kool Haus last night for their first of two nights in Toronto, playing to a sold out crowd. A review of the concert can be found on Blare Magazine, by Joshua Khan.