I started with Fuji at the onset, about 4 years ago. I got my first Fuji X, the Fuji X100 and I really fell in loved that camera. The looks, the way it worked, the hybrid view finder. Even the little quirks.
So the big day has arrived for Cheryl and Dan. I was shooting along with Randy Pond Photography. It is so much easier to cover a wedding, knowing that you can completely rely on your friend and partner. This wedding was wonderful. It was held at the Devonian Gardens, west of Edmonton. It's a very popular place for weddings. I used the Fuji X-Pro1 as the main camera and my Canon 5D as a backup.... yes a bit silly maybe, but it worked out great. Fuji can definitely deliver the quality. Here are some images from that beautiful day. Enjoy! Mac
Last year I had the privilege to work with Smiley Eyes Photography as a second shooter on a couple of her weddings. It was a lot of fun, and great experience, learning from a seasoned photographer. Here are some shots from that wedding... Enjoy! Mac
I really enjoy photographing people. Specially when I can sit on the sidelines, and just observe. This is what happened on the weekend. While I was at the Legislature Grounds there was a wedding photo shoot going on. So I sat on the sidelines and observed the photographer, and from time to time I shot my own.
Didn't want to disturb the photographer, I mean it's his bread and butter, and it's his gig. So I just sat there with my long lens and snapped away.
I don't even know who the happy couple were. At some point I was noticed by the bride (I guess it's hard not to notice a big white Canon lens), but I wasn't harassed or asked to leave or stop taking pictures. All I got was a lovely smile.
The beauty of this sideline shooting is that people usually do not pay attention, and just continue to be themselves. This is where they are at their most interesting. This is what I love to capture. People being people.
While waking away from the wedding party, I have noticed this beautiful sleek machine sitting there and just smiling.... I had to take a photo of it.
I was curious who it belonged to, and it was the bride and groom who eventually got into it.
Still at the end of the day, I have no idea who this couple were.
I was quite fortunate today, because right in front of our hotel there was a traditional East Indian wedding. It was quite interesting, since I never really saw one. Good thing I had a long lens and was able to get a few good shots right from our 15th floor balcony. Then I run down to take some from the ground level. Enjoy.
Since the temperatures in Edmonton dropped to well below -20C, it was a perfect time to do a little house cleaning in Adobe Lightroom. I still have to figure out the best workflow for myself, as it is a challenge to find things in my over blown Lightroom catalog. So far I have decided to split the main catalog into yearly chunks. I will have to see how that works out, but I can already forsee that if I'm not careful I might end up with a bigger mess. Nevertheless, going through the first dslr year of 2007 I found some shots which I thought needed a revisit. So here they are. Completely random and not in any particular order. Enjoy!
Just a quick note. I'm still around.... Got my feet wet with my first wedding, up to my neck. A very good friend of mine Artur volunteered to help with the pictures. It was great that he did. A tremendous help. Thank you Artur! Between both of us we got approximately over 1300 photos. Now I have to go through them all, pick, delete, edit etc. etc. I guess I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Overall I think it went great. Looking through the photos quickly, while they were being imported to the computer, I saw many that were actually not too bad.The wedding wasn't a big event, just about 40-50 people, and everyone was very nice. During the dinner Dustin had a projector running with a slide show of all the previous pictures that I took with them. People were actually impressed with them!!! I even got a cheer, when Dustin announced that it was me that took them. Yes the male ego was satisfied :), and just so you know, me and Artur were doing this pro bono. At the end, we both agreed that this is not what we would like to do on a regular basis. Now time to get to the photos. I just hope I can finish that task before Jenn and Dustin get back from their honeymoon.