Category Archives: History

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Composition Principles: Symmetry and Balance

Previous: Principles of Composition Symmetry is from the Greek symmetria, meaning, “…agreement in dimensions, due proportion, arrangement“. So while the original intent seems to be more about proportion–how a part relates to the whole– today many […]

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Photography on Sunday

This Sunday I begin with something special for new photographers and darned helpful for those of us with more experience too… ◊ Formerly at Stanford and now at Google Research, Marc Levoy is providing his course free at […]

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Photography on Sunday

A new weekly newsletter, where I will share all things photographic that cross my path and that intersect with my interests. ◊ Canon has just released the latest in the full-frame EOS 5D series, the […]

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Principles of Composition

Previous article in this series: Finding the Frame The principles and elements of design first came to my attention years ago when I began studying horticulture and landscaping. We learned that there are certain concepts and […]

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Edmonton Photo Walk

  An interlude for the ‘Composition’ series… Last weekend I joined up with two compatriots from MacEwan U. to do a photo walk in downtown Edmonton. I wanted to start early to catch the first rays […]

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Edmonton Exhibit: China Through the Lens of John Thomson

I should have mentioned this earlier, but better late than never! Still a month to go with an exhibition of photos by traveller and photographer John Thomson, now on display in downtown Edmonton. University of […]

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Back to the Old Railway

One of our local treasures, perhaps underappreciated in Edmonton, is the Alberta Railway Museum. In 2011 I did some photography there, including inside a few dilapidated cars which are now closed to the public. While I […]

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Ballycarbery Castle, County Kerry

Ballycarbery Castle is an ‘enter-at-your-own-risk’ property, and we did. Some of the lower chambers are still whole, so you could scramble up to a higher level. There is turf and small trees growing there, and on […]

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