Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Burlington Waterfront – Last One


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More of Burlington’s Waterfront

I have produced two more variants for my client to consider, along with my initial version.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Cottage Fun


Last weekend, we visited my aunt and uncle at their cottage in The Kawarthas.  We were lucky with the weather, and my sons and nephews got to go water tubing on both days.


Lumacraft-6528 I think it is fair to say that these two cousins did not share the same comfort level with the activity.


Lumacraft-7082Tubing gave Matt a perma-grin.


Lumacraft-6858Spectacular wipe-outs were part of the fun.


My brother-in-law asked me why I was working away at making photographs, when the weekend was meant to be a mini vacation.  I reminded him of the reason that I had become a professional photographer.  “Do what you love, and you will never work another day in your life.”


A garden ornament gave me the opportunity to make a self portrait of sorts.  Although, that darn convex mirror makes me look kind of portly.  Actually I am quite slim.  It’s just the mirror.  Really.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Burlington Waterfront

A client has commissioned me to photograph Burlington’s waterfront and produce a framed print as a gift for her husband.  The constraints are that the photograph is to be black-and-white, and the aspect ratio is be square. 

Here is my first attempt.  I think she is looking for more cityscape and less landscape than this.  I have picked out another location, and will try again from that vantage point next week.

Blogger does a less than great job of rescaling photographs.  Click on the image below to see a larger version that has been spared Blogger’s touch.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I Love Painting


Did you know that I do paintings too?  Drawing and painting were my primary creative interests for much of my youth and early adulthood, before I became serious about photography.  Digital painting is the ultimate convergence of my creative interests. 

Why not go beyond a photographic portrait, and commission me to produce your painted portrait?  Created using digitally techniques, digital paintings cost just a small fraction of painted portraits made by traditional methods.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

One More from Mexico


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Summer Portrait Special is for Everyone!

I want to stress that the amazing summer portrait special that I announced this week can be applied to any solo subject and to portraits of any style. 

So, use it to have me portray the spirit of your tomboy daughter, or the character of your newly graduated son.  Immortalize grandma.  Spruce up your new business website with images that capture your authority and professionalism.  Perk up your dating site profile with a fetching new portrait.

You get the idea.

Glamour and beauty may be my speciality, but I strive to be versatile.  I put all of my skill and effort into every portrait that I make, of every kind.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Collage Wedding Album Slideshow


One of my wedding album suppliers is now providing me with online animated slideshow presentations of the albums that they produce for me.  Here is one of my favourites, Sabrina’s and Ryan’s from last summer. 

I love designing one-of-a-kind  creative collage wedding albums that are inspired by the unique colours and experience of your day.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summer Portrait Special

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If you have been thinking about doing a professional photo shoot, I have never offered a better deal than this:

  • Up to two hours of photography.
  • The location can be my studio, or anywhere that you choose within 50km of my Hamilton studio (I have a long list of great outdoor location ideas).
  • Unlimited wardrobe changes, as time permits.
  • After the shoot, choose from among dozens (likely hundreds) of proofs posted to your private online gallery.
  • I will finish your 10 favourites, including touch ups.
  • You will receive a DVD-ROM containing the full resolution image files of your 10 finished portraits, the 10 finished portraits scaled for the web, plus the full set of screen resolution previews.

All for just $199 plus taxes – that saves you $300 compared to my regular pricing!

Glamour, beauty and fashion are my specialities, but this special offer can be applied to any kind of portrait session for any single (not couple or group) subject.  Hurry, there are a limited number of spots available, and this offer will be available for a limited time only.

Follow this link to book!

The fine print: Prepayment is required.  Photography must be booked by August 15, 2009.  Photography session must be completed by August 31, 2009. [UPDATE: Your session date must be by September 30, 2009. - DG]

Memories of Mexico


We have just returned from one week spent at Riu Yucatan resort on the Mayan Riviera, our first real family vacation in over two years. The resort was at only 60% occupancy due to the economy and health concerns, but the service, weather, and relaxation that we enjoyed were all 100% good.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 26 Photo Shoot: Fine Art Figure Study


Attention Photographers: the facilitated photo shoots now being offered by Lumacraft Photography are a great way for you to build your portfolio with quality images, gain studio experience, and network with local photographers, models, and stylists. 

On July 26, I will be hosting the first in a series of facilitated photo shoots at my studio.  Others, with a variety of themes, are now being arranged: watch for more announcements.


July 26 Facilitated Photo Shoot

Style: Fine Art Style Nude Figure Study
Model: Sheri Knox
Location: Lumacraft Photography Studio
When: Sunday, July 26, 1:00PM
Cost: $195 plus taxes
Openings: 4

On July 26, Sheri Knox will be posing for fine art style, nude figure studies.  A pro stylist will be on set providing Sheri’s makeup and hair.  I will dress and light the sets.  At least one set will be strobe lit, and one may be naturally lit.

Space is limited to 4 photographers.  This way, each photographer will be able to work one-on-one with the model, and will have multiple opportunities to do so on varying sets.

Sign up, and read more details about the shoot, here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Upcoming Workshops

Our next creative newborn portrait workshop will be held by Marie and me on Monday and Tuesday, September 14-15.  There are currently four spots left.

Are you a photographer interested in learning the creative, technical and business aspects of creative boudoir portraiture?  Marie and I will be conducting a two-day workshop on that subject on Monday and Tuesday, September 21-22.  I am excited by the concepts that we have come up with for this one!  Stay tuned for the full course outline.  This workshop already has two pre-registrants, with four spots still open.

On Sunday July 26, I will be running my first facilitated group shoot for photographers at my studio.  The theme will be artistic nude figure study, with model Sheri Knox.  Look for the details to be posted here shortly.

If you’re interested in any of the above, contact me and I will hold a spot for you until the details are finalized and the events appear in my web store.