Friday, August 31, 2018

Recent Projects - Shauna May Seneca School

My client for this photo assignment, Clark Builders, has constructed several schools in and near Edmonton in the last few years.  Several of them are essentially the same but things like this mural make this school distinct from all the others.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Recent Projects - Blu's Women's Wear

I recently took a series of photos of this high-end women's clothing store in downtown Edmonton.  My client was the general contractor who completed and extensive renovation project for the Owners.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Architectural Photography Anywhere

There are some basic 'rules' in architectural photography (which are often broken of course) but they do have some merit most of the time. Guiding principles are probably a more apt term than rules. For instance, hold the camera level, try to keep vertical lines vertical, pay attention to the overall composition and chose an interesting subject.  If there are people around include them in the photo.  Try not to have anything poking in or out at the perimeter of the  picture space (e.g. people half in/out, light fixtures, furniture etc). After that it gets technical, but a decent architectural photograph can be taken with any camera if you follow the guiding principles.  This photo was taken in the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane using the iPhone Hipstamatic.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Wheel of Brisbane

The Wheel of Brisbane is a 60 metre diameter Ferris Wheel built by Bussink of Switzerland.  It was erected in 2008 along the northern entrance to South Bank Parklands along the Brisbane River.  I opted for this non-traditional photo showing the wheel reflected in the glazing of an adjacent building,

Friday, August 3, 2018

Australasian Swamphen

If you're going through life being called a 'swamphen' you'd better be good looking.  This photo was taken in the Brisbane Botanical Gardens.