Summer Days

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in Blog, Lifestyle, Linux, Models, Portraits | 5 Comments
Summer Days

I have spent so much time learning how to take good photos under hideous fluorescent lights and various low-light situations, I almost forgot how great it is to work with natural sunlight. I wanted to experiment with back-lit photos when the sun is low because it isn’t something I do often.

Convocation 2014

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 in Blog, Events, University | 4 Comments
Convocation 2014

Whenever I see a university graduation ceremony in a movie, it is outside on a beautiful summer day. Unfortunately, a pitch black gymnasium and hallways filled with horrible florescent lights are the reality when I am taking photos during the week long convocation ceremonies at the University of Calgary every June.

Where Are We?

Posted on Jun 11, 2014 in Blog, University | No Comments
Where Are We?

Can you guess where on the University of Calgary campus this photo was taken? In a new feature in the back of every issue of U Magazine called ‘Where Are We?’, readers try to guess where on the University of Calgary campus a photo was taken.

Fun with the Class Ambassadors

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Blog, University | 11 Comments
Fun with the Class Ambassadors

Every year at the University of Calgary, a lucky group of students are chosen by their peers to represent their graduating class. How does one get elected to be a Class Ambassador? By being awesome. I had a blast spending an hour with this energetic group of students.

Switch from Photoshop to GIMP: Tips From A Pro

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 in Blog, Linux | 104 Comments
Switch from Photoshop to GIMP: Tips From A Pro

Over six months ago, I stopped using Adobe Photoshop and switched to GIMP for all my personal photography projects. This wasn’t the impossible task that most people believe it is. Users often claim that Photoshop is absolutely essential to their workflow.