The Joy of Light

 “Light makes photography. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”

George Eastman

Images are All Around You

Images are All Around You

I have been asked where I find the images I take. People actually think that somehow I go places they don't and find subjects they never get to photograph. But that is far from the truth. Actually, I don't go on special photographic expeditions: I just carry my camera...

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My Second Camera

My Second Camera

I was in high school in Toronto when my father bought a camera for the family. He was not a photographer by any means but he wanted a decent camera to take color slides which were all the rage then. He chose the Yashika "D" 120 roll film camera. This...

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Ship of State

Ship of State

Have you noticed how a scene will connect with something within you; you look at it and you don't want to pull your eyes away; you photograph it and you keep returning to the image; your mind keeps going back to it. It is different images for each of us. We all see...

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The Aloha Formal

The Aloha Formal

Photography is many things. It can be a form of record keeping, a custodian of facts, often true and sometimes false. A picture can be a keeper of memory, valued not for its content but what its content evokes in the viewer's recollection of the past. And photography...

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William Turner Today

William Turner Today

William Turner (1775 to 1851) is one of my favorite artists. I especially like his more abstract works such as "Rain, Steam and Speed" or "Sundown over a Lake" or "Snowstorm". Color and texture dominate and form and substance are subservient allowing the mind to swirl...

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Our Italian Travel Secret

Our Italian Travel Secret

We spend a lot of time in Italy. It is a country of joy and wonder at every turn whether you are marveling at the splendor of St. Peter's or enjoying a pizza in Napoli. Italy is a special experience. However, if you are not careful, you will...

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Ford NAS

Ford NAS

Taking photographs can be hard work. Some days it rains on you and it is the very devil to keep your camera from fogging up. Other days the sky is gray and there is no contrast or color to be found. And then there are the days when the sun is so bright and the colors...

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Snowball

Snowball

Here it is January 19th and in a week the "Snowball" is upon us again. And I just don't get it: there are still seats available! Amazing! The Snowball is an annual international dance competition held here in Vancouver. Dancers from all over the world, the best, come...

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Memories of Years Past

Memories of Years Past

My dad was in the RCAF during the Second War. He was an instructor with the Commonwealth Air Training Plan here in Canada and was then posted overseas near the end of 1942. I have a journal he kept during his years at war as well as the log books he and his...

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My First Camera

My First Camera

I dimly remember an old black box camera in the house when I was very young. That would be in the late 1940's. I remember playing with it. The shutter was tripped by a little piece of metal sticking out the side at the front. Fixed focus, roll film, no aperture...

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There are two blogs on this site. The one is about finding Art in Photography: "The Joy of Light". The other is about Cameras: "The Camera Notes". The latter is very technical and not very artistic.

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