The Ups and Downs of Still Life Photography

Being a photographer can often mean that you are working with the public. Family photography, portrait, and product photography for companies means that you must present yourself as a professional, in order to enlist business from clients. As a still life photographer, I work alone; never talking to customers or having to present myself in […]

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Fall Photography Favorites

As Autumn is my favourite shooting month, I have put together a few of my fall favourites. These are most of the essentials of my photography during September- October as I mix and match for my flatlays. A wood or canvas backdrop is perfect for arranging items and both evoke a darker and cooler mood. […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Collage

I got started on my Grateful Journal on January the first-a New Year’s resolution was to write in it every day for the entire year. I think I got to week 4 before I put it somewhere, and haven’t thought about it until today. That’s not to say that I haven’t been consciously grateful; I […]

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North or South?

This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of meeting a fellow photographer, who was so, so, well… ♡charming ♡funny ♡sweet ♡joyful and who works at the South Pole! She fascinated us with stories from the “ice” and we couldn’t get enough of her world that is the coldest place on earth. I mean, it’s […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Focus

This photo for the Daily Post Photo Challenge is a lesson in Focus.  My focal point was set on the tea cup, so the tiny rose and the tea are clear, but the lilacs remain slightly out of focus even with an f-stop of 4.0; they are in danger of looking like large white blobs. I […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Order

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Order For this week’s Photo Challenge, we have the topic of order. As an A-type personality, the concept of order runs in my DNA and I have fought the tendency to live a tidy and regulated life with all it’s restrictions and anxiety. Over time, I have successfully married […]

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May Intentions

With a new month upon us, it’s time to quickly reflect and plan ahead. I have been reflecting of late on purpose. When you leave the working world, a new purpose must be sought out so that you feel productive, useful and all around happy. We always have the purpose of handling the logistics of […]

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I like to Mingle

I am once gain honoured to have some of my photography featured in a another magazine. If you have never picked up a copy of Mingle magazine ( available at Chapters in Canada, Barnes & Noble in the US) as well as at Michael’s, you are in for a beautiful treat! Mingle features unique gatherings […]

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Mini-Travel series-Naxos

When I was a kid, I studied Greek mythology for a hobby. While my dad and brothers watched Hockey Night in Canada or All in the Family, I sat with encyclopedias and drew family trees of Zeus and his many offspring. Strange child I know… Yet I never really had a strong desire to visit […]

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A spark is born

Someone sparks an idea. A photograph, a song, anything may be the spark that lights up something in you… I had bought some alphabet cookie stamps ( I call them monograms) at William-Sonoma several months ago . As I normally just browse in this store due to the hefty prices, I spotted this set and it was […]

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