While in LA/Anaheim last week, I had a shoot originally scheduled, but as things often come up in life, the shoot didn’t happen. I tried reaching out to one of my friends at an agency to see if something could be setup with someone else in LA, but no luck since it was very last minute. At first it was kind of a bummer, being in sunny California and not shoot something, but we decided to continue to the beach anyways and make it a family beach day instead. In the end, I did end up shooting a session, only it was with my beautiful daughters while we spent time together running around laughing and jumping up and down in the water like the characters do in Peppa Pig (my kids’ favourite show). It ended up being more than just another shoot. I walked away from that day with fun and silly memories that we will all share, doing what I love with the people I love - my family.
Behind the scenes on one of my on-location editorial photoshoots from a few months back.
Nothing much to say about this shot. I was just location scouting and was checking out the vantage point from above at this intersection. The lighting was quite amazing at this time of day with the darkness of the shadows against the harsh light beaming down the street between the buildings from the sun.
This was my desk last week while prepping my shot list, locations, and gathering inspo.
I often forget that I live in such a beautiful city. I complain about the weather almost three quarters of the year and often take what the city has to offer for granted. It is exercises like location scouting, where the client is wanting to capture Vancouver in the imagery, that I revisit the city with a different perspective and love this city all over again. Most things are conveniently accessible by foot, bike, or minutes of driving. What's not to love about that?
I've been shooting with the Canonet quite a bit lately due to its compact size. It is a fun little unobtrusive film camera that is easy to just grab and go. Shooting with this camera is definitely taking me a bit to get used to due to being a rangefinder. I am finding myself a bit slower with focus and composing with this camera since you have to look out for the frame lines for parallax correction and the focus patch on my camera is a bit difficult to see. I use this camera for random shots when taking breaks from shooting for work and also on weekends with my family.