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.
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.
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.
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.