Sunday, December 21, 2008

Using Flock to Blog

So, I'm trying out a new browser called Flock and it's claim to fame is that it seamlessly connects you to all you "media" avenues all in one place. So far, I have connected through my Flickr, Facebook and now blogger accounts. It has this little sidebar thingy that updates in real-time, allowing you to read, view, and comment on all types of media content. It's pretty cool!

Oh yeah, this post was my first test at posting through Flock. How did I do?



Blogged with the Flock Browser

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Organizing the Baby's Room

Yesterday Dana and I had some time to go through all the gifts that we got for Baby Connell over the course of the last couple of months. This was no small task as you will see from some of the pics below. We are truly blessed for having such generous friends and family.

For the rest of the set, please visit my Flickr page HERE.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Controlling Light

Yesterday I had a chance to brush up on my skills and make some photographs utilizing off-camera lighting techniques. There is a new movement in the industry called the "Strobist" movement that basically allows photographers to use small strobes with wireless flash triggers to create big results. I've posted some examples of what I did yesterday below. If you are interested in reading more about Strobist Techniques, please visit David Hobby's site CLICKING HERE.

Please don't hesitate to post your thoughts and comments below and for the rest of the set, please visit my Flickr page HERE.


Sunday, September 07, 2008

Craft Your Success Tour

In two weeks time, there will be a one-day seminar called "Craft Your Success" ( This is being run and sponsored by award winning Canadian photographer Davide Greene (, Rock Star Photographer David Jay (, and Michael Anderson (

I've followed David Jay through his Open Source Photo forum (OSP) for quite some time, idolizing what he has done in the industry and what beautiful pictures he makes. I've also been fortunate enough to meet Davide Greene through an OSP/ meeting last year where I got to know a really great guy who is a wealth of knowledge. And even though I don't know Michael Anderson, just to be associated with both David(e)'s gives him credibility beyond belief and I am sure I will learn a lot from him too.

If you are a photographer, wanting to learn more about the business side of things, this is probably an event you are not going to want to miss.


Friday, September 05, 2008

The Toronto Air Show

Last Saturday, Chris, Leah, Dana and I went to see the Air Show and then to The Ex. It was a great day of fun in the sun!

Below are a couple of pics from the show and the rest of the gallery can be found by CLICKING HERE.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Creative Maternity

While Dana and I were at the cottage, we took the opportunity to take some maternity shots. It was great to be outdoors and I think the photos really reflect how happy we are being pregnant. We can't wait to meet our little guy!

Enjoy a few of the pics!


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lindsay & Andy's Wedding

Ok, ok, I know Lindsay and Andy got married last year. And I know I should be better at processing my I guess all I can do is apologize! To be truthful, I didn't really think at the time that I got very many "good" ones. So, I let them sit. I moved through other things. But when I had a bit of time on a recent holiday, I revisited them. And I must say, I'm pretty happy I did.

See below for a couple of examples.


Lindsay and Andy's Son Grant with his Grandma

Lindsay and Andy's first kiss being married

Now introducing Mr. & Mrs. Dowker

Lindsay & Andy's friends have some cute kids

Friday, August 01, 2008

Fun Pics from the Cottage

Been another month since my last update...sorry to all my loyal readers (if there are any of you out there)!!!

While we were up at the cottage on vacation for a week, I took the chance to take some photos.

Below are a couple of pics from the show and the gallery can be found by CLICKING HERE.


Monday, June 23, 2008

EuroHip 2007: Show #4 - The Paradiso Night 2

Hi All,

In keeping with the previous posts, today we look at the photos I took from my final night on my EuroHip trip: The Paradiso, Night 2. The Hip played another rockin' show in what has got to be the coolest concert venue I have ever seen!

Below are a couple of pics from the show and the gallery can be found by CLICKING HERE.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

EuroHip 2007: Amsterdam

Well I finally got back to finishing the processing of my EuroHip pics today. This post comprises of examples of our walk around Amsterdam. Actually, most of them are from the Heineken Brewery. It was a lot of fun. Stay tuned until tomorrow when I will post the pics from the last show at the Paradiso on September 26th, 2007.

Below are a couple of pics I took in Amsterdam and the gallery can be found by CLICKING HERE.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Play: "Trying"

Last week I was fortunate enough to be able to shoot a play for a good friend of ours. The play is called "Trying" and only has two actors in it (and on stage) for the entire play! For anyone who knows theatre, that is tough to do! But Carolyn and Vince did an excellent job and hats off to Dia and her crew for making this all happen.

Here are some samples of my work:

Until next time!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

So we weren't trying for long when...

I get a little surprise from my Wife on my nightstand...

so we showed them to Annabelle (Molly ran away)...

and then we celebrated with a couple of pics of ourselves....

So don't be surprised if this blog turns into a Happy Dad taking pictures of his son/daughter all the time. I don't know if I wll be able to resist.