Photography

Desert Lake, dawn, July 2012
Desert Lake, Ontario – July 2012

I am what I’d characterize as a “spare-time photographer”. I shoot a lot of motorsports, wildlife, some landscapes and architectural subjects. Many of my photographs are on my Flickr photostream; the best place to start is the portfolio collection. My photos have been used in law and biology textbooks, institutional reports, advertising copy, press releases, an art exhibition, and various news stories and websites. Some of them are licensed for sale by Getty Images. I don’t make a living doing this, but it does occasionally pay some bills. Don’t ask me to shoot your wedding – neither you nor I need that kind of misery.

Scott Dixon in Toronto 2012
IndyCar driver Scott Dixon, Toronto – July 2012

I use Nikon D5000 and D70S cameras, and edit with Adobe Photoshop CS4. Lenses I use include:

  • AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR – a general-purpose wide angle to medium telephoto zoom; used most frequently for landscape and architectural work
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR – a mid- to long telephoto zoom; my go-to lens for portraits, wildlife, and sports
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G – a very fast (wide aperture) fixed-focal-length “prime” lens. Sharp as a tack, it sees a roughly normal field of view; my choice for low-light shooting and indoor portraits
  • AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D – another fast prime, tack sharp and light as a feather
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC USM – a wide angle zoom, good for landscapes and architecture

I also occasionally use two film cameras: a 1937 Voigtländer Brillant, and a 1958 Agfa Silette LK. You can read more about those cameras here and here.

Alive 2012 - lights and music
Alive convention, Mississauga – November 2012

Recent events I’ve shot in an official/credentialed capacity include:

  • November 2012: Alive convention, Mississauga, Canada
  • June-July 2012: Various pre-race events, and four days of the Honda Indy Toronto race weekend
  • June 2012: Press event with IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
  • November 2011: Built for Battle convention, Mississauga, Canada
  • July 2011: Honda Indy Toronto race weekend
  • July 2011: Autograph session with IndyCar driver Alex Tagliani, Future Shop, Toronto, Canada
  • June 2011: Honda Indy Toronto construction kickoff press event
  • January 2011: Honda Indy Toronto press event
  • November 2010: Legacy convention, Mississauga, Canada
  • July 2010: Honda Indy Toronto race weekend and pre-race activities
  • July 2010: Press event with IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti and members of Celtic FC, Toronto, Canada

Bangkok side street at night
Bangkok – October 2012

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