Commonwealth War Cemetery, Yokohama

Few Canadians realize that Canada played a role, albeit a small one, in the Pacific theatre during the Second World War. In the summer of 1941, Britain asked Canada to provide reinforcements for the garrison at Hong Kong (until 1997 a British colony) and, in addition to a small complement of service troops, Ottawa sent […]

Finally, a black-and-white digital camera

Yesterday the British Journal of Photography reported that Leica has announced a new rangefinder camera, the Leica “M” Monochrom, that includes an 18 MP, full-frame CCD sensor stripped of its conventional Bayer Pattern filter. As the camera does not “see” colours, says Leica, “every pixel records true luminance values to deliver ‘true’ black-and-white images that […]

Autofocus and the Canon 7D

Much of my photographic efforts over the past six months have been devoted to curling, particularly since I became involved with the Laurier Golden Hawks High Performance Centre in November. Since then I’ve photographed a number of teams and clinics in a variety of different curling clubs. When setting up the High Performance Centre website, […]

Lake Huron

This past week my family holidayed on the shores of Lake Huron, near Kincardine, Ontario. For a lad from the Prairies, the Great Lakes are incredibly imposing, with an astounding breadth of water and a skyscape that has the potential to change every few minutes. On August 22, an F3 tornado hit Goderich, Ontario, about […]

Shooting high key

At the end of May I had the privilege of digitally photographing Heidi Wall, a young, virtuoso pianist who recently completed her degree in Music Performance at Wilfrid Laurier University. Heidi was interested in a high-key look with a solid white background, so for that we rented studio space in Stratford from Lori-Ann Franklin at […]