The invitation came on short notice. The event (hosted by Vistek and Sony) was an hour-and-a-half’s drive from my home. Yet how could I resist a buffet of some of the finest glass-tronomlc delights that Master Chef Naoki Miyagawa-san and others had so adeptly cooked-up? The answer: I couldn’t. So I put on my best … Continue reading Glasstronomical Delights
I love visiting Toronto in the summer - it seems there's always something going on. This past weekend (June 13th and 14th) was the 29th annual Honda Indy. While I don't really follow motor sports, hearing the 'rrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... zoooooom, zooooom, zooooom' of the Indy cars flying by at over 300 KM/h on the Lakeshore made … Continue reading The Toronto Honda Indy 500
I spent a beautiful day recently hanging out in the 'Riverside' area of Toronto. This is an area I hadn't explored much in the past, and has seemingly changed drastically since the last time I was there. Once a 'gritty' lower income area of Toronto (this area is the 'vibe' that the television series 'Degrassi' … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Get Lucky
Do you know who your influences are? I thought I did; my high school art teacher who taught me the basics, my friends who went to art school and who showed me the much deeper world of art, friends I met through Flickr whose work inspired me, people I've met at photography events whose words … Continue reading Who Are Your Influences?
When the discussion of wide-angle comes up, I've often heard it said "I don't need a wide-angle lens because I don't shoot landscape". Or "Wide -angle lenses have too much distortion for my taste." I can relate. Landscape photography isn't really my genre either. Get up 3 hours before sunrise and traipse through the woods … Continue reading Wide Thing, You Make My Heart Sing
Forgive me Vint Cerf, Father of The Internet, for I have sinned. Tell me, my son. I... I... I'm sorry, Father... I can't. I thought I could, but I just can't. My crime is so horrible, so heinous... There, there, my child. This is The Internet. We do not judge here. Please, unburden yourself. Well... … Continue reading Caturday Confessional
REVIEW: THE B-GRIP UNO Photographers are an odd lot. Combine an artist's passion and creativity with a scientist's logic and reason and what do you get? A psychotic schizophrenic? A photographer?? The answer, of course, is 'yes'. As Artistic-Scientific Psychotic-Photographers looking to improve our craft we invariably turn our attention to our gear. Yes, yes - … Continue reading Do You Know The UNO? You Should! The B-Grip UNO Camera Holster Review