Friday, August 20, 2010

Hendrix was here

...Grandma and Grandpa Hendrix that is. According to the plaque on the front lawn of this Strathcona heritage home, the Hendrixes lived here from 1938 to 1952. Grandson Jimi apparently came up to visit from time to time. I was asked to shoot this beautifully restored home by the good folks at Trillium Projects. Hendrix House can be found at 827 East Georgia.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Front Row Centre

Usually when I walk in a room with floor to ceiling windows like this I get a little nervous. Lighting up a room this size, and avoiding huge reflections in the windows from my flashes, can be daunting. But I recently switched over to a new photographic technique which involves taking the same shot at different exposures and blending them together. What you end up with is an image that has very few dark shadows or overexposed areas, and it's all done with ambient light - no flashes.

I shot the larger rooms and the window views that way, and I'm pretty happy with the result. It's more time on the computer, but less time on location.

Monday, August 9, 2010

... And Man Created Dog

If you're a dog lover (and if you aren't, what's wrong with you?) you will want to check out this National Geographic special

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Another Trillium Project

Shooting renovations is much different than shooting for realtors. For reno jobs, I can focus on the details of the room, rather than trying to make the room look as big as possible. And views are not important at all, so I can use more subtle lighting for the interior.

The images below are from a recent Trillium Projects renovation. They are revamping their website and are sending me around to take some high quality photos of their recent work. It's always a pleasure to shoot for these guys, their work is first rate.