The Digital Eye
Who I Am
- a business talent management oriented blog: “Talent Trumps Everything”
- design e-learning programs: Know That / Know How / Know Why
- deliver soft skill (people skills) professional development programs to clients: Course List
- and shoot pictures.
I have been an executive, senior consultant, IT leader, business analyst, programmer, and at the beginning of my working career, an office boy.
I have managed thousands of people and millions of dollars of an organization’s money.
Now my passions are photography, e-learning, and passing on what I know to the upcoming generations.
What I Shoot
People – Portraits / Head Shots and Dynamic Portraits (for the fun of it and commercially – click here for more on my photography services ).
For the Fun of It and the Amazing Visual Variety I See in the World Around Me:
Public Events – where I can shoot people who are involved in something they are passionate about.
Nature – landscape and macro.
Sporting Events – especially ones involving friends, horses, and dogs.
What We Can Do Together
I am fascinated by working with people to make images that further their interests in life.
So if you are:
- a model or actor: -wanting to make a Video Comp as well as traditional head shots and comp cards prints,
- a crafts person, wanting to portray your creative work in one or more photo essays for a website or blog,
- an athlete or dancer, wanting to show people what you do to reach your peak on a photo essay,
- an individual, wanting to show a side of yourself on your social media pages through images and a photo essay.
Contact me, and we will work something out. I can work with you in the studio or on location.
You can see examples of the photo essays that I create here on the website.
Cameras. Lenses. Lighting Gear and Tripods
I use Nikon cameras and lenses. I look for second hand bargains whenever I can find them. Some of my lenses have been with me for over 15 years.
I use Gitzod tripods that are over 30 years old. They still stand the test of time.
My lighting kit is designed to be portable, so that I can go on location. I use Godox AD360’s, a Godox AD200, and Nikon speedlights (some of which are over 20 years old), as my light sources.
My light modifiers are a blend of things that I have acquired over the years, either from other photographers, or from ‘off brand’ sources.
My approach to photo gear is “good enough to get the job done’.
Post Processing Software
I have been a Lightroom user for years. I also use Photoshop.
Because the rest of my life is so involved in computers, I am a heavy computer user, and have a lot of software tools.
Most are quite old. Others I now acquire on a subscription basis (Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite).
Again, my approach is ‘good enough’ to get the job done.
For websites, I now use WordPress and the Divi Theme. Both have been a revelation to me after years of being a Dreamweaver user.
I use Vimeo as my video hosting platform.
Slide Show Software
I have been a Photodex Producer user for many years. It is the one piece of software that I keep current.
I use the music from its royalty free music library extensively in my shows. (https://www.photodex.com/)
I really like this software and think these folks do a fine job.
Photographic Suppliers I Depend On
One of my favourite sources for lighting gear is StrobePro in Calgary. If you don’t know them, check them out. Great gear at reasonable prices.
I have been a Vistek customer for many years. I frequent the Mississauga location.