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Nataliee Implied

Posted by Bill Gorham on July 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I recently did an implied shoot wth the beautifult Nataliee G. A true professional she was very pleasant to work with and the perfect subject for all of the fantastic photos that I took of her. Here are a few samples.




Zombies Invade

Posted by Bill Gorham on October 26, 2016 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (2)

The Zombies swarmed through the city recently on a search for brains. Fortunately people were able to scramble out of the way of the creatures and get to safety. They congregated down at the city park and were captured on film. Well at least in digital format.



Photo Challenges

Posted by Bill Gorham on January 20, 2016 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

So I have accepted a photo challenge from a friend that requires me to post a photo a day with a theme. I will post the ones that I have already submitted.

 


 

Still Life


Home, Simple Smile, Phone and Numbers

Playing with Architecture

Posted by Bill Gorham on April 20, 2015 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I decided to pull a few photos of buildings that I have in the collection and play with some editing just to see how they would turn out. As you can see I think that they turned out pretty well. The first shot was of the Prince of Wales hotel in Niagara-on-the -Lake, Ontario. I managed to capture it without any modern vehicles in the way and only a horse drawn carriage out front. This gave it a look of what it would have seemed like back in the 1800’s when the building was built.

The second shot was from the spring last year when the tulips were in bloom in front of Kingston City Hall. I decided that I liked this in Black and White because it gave the shot a dreamy quality. What do you think?


Portraiture Photography

Posted by Bill Gorham on March 22, 2015 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

I have recently taken a portraiture course at a local college. this course was designed to help the photographer understand better the interaction between the camera and the model. We had several models for the course and most of the shots were taken using natural light. I am pleased with the results and plan to take the next level of the course later in the spring and summer.

Here are a couple of the shots from the course. It was fun working with these models and learning about the techniques for taking portraits.


Pinup Shoot

Posted by Bill Gorham on January 28, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I had the pleasure of shooting a few beautiful models last weekend in Pinup style. My first shoot was with Audrey Hipturn and Miss Gypsy Jones. Both ladies are Burlesque dancers and the style cam through in the shots. Here are a couple.

Audrey Hipturn                                          Gypsy Jones     

My second shoot was with Rhapsody Blue and Justine RB. These two lovely ladies made it particularly easy to get some fantastic shots. I hope to get the chance to shoot with all four of them again in the future.

Rhapsody Blue                                     Justine RB

 You can check out more shots of these ladies in my Gallery or on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/wbgphotography/

Christmas Fun Shoot

Posted by Bill Gorham on December 17, 2014 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I had the opportunity to shoot with a great group of ladies this week. All done with a Christmas theme. The Ladies were assisted by a trio of Makeup and hair artists of Amanda Brathwaite, Germaine and Shannon Doyle. They worked their magic and made Alexare, Megan, Nisha, Shayla, and Sophie look fantastic.


Alexare

Megan

Nisha

Shayla

Sophie

A Shoot with Charlotte

Posted by Bill Gorham on July 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I had the opportunity to shoot with a lovely girl named Charlotte in Kingston this past week. This is the second time I have had the pleasure of working with her. As in our previous shoot she was fantastic to work with. Shots of our shoot are available in my portfolio. Be sure to check them out.

I even did a little editing of one of the first shot here . This is what it is like.


Buskers Festival

Posted by Bill Gorham on July 14, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This weekend was the Buskers Festival and I had the chance to take some shots of the entertainers. Saturday was the fire show and I attended to take some shots of them playing with fire.

 

Daytime saw some other shots taken,

I also got a chance to visit the HMCS Kingston when it was in port. A shot of the flags.



Green Screen Photography

Posted by Bill Gorham on June 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

This past weekend I participated in an experiment of green screen photography. A number of us met up at another members house and set up my green screen kit. We were fortunate enough to have a fantastic lady, Amanda volunteer to be the model for the group. From posing to video work we have now been able to say that we have done some green screening. I have included a picture from the shoot to give an indication of what the before and after shots looked like.

The Before and After shot of our beautiful model. We learned that there needs to be better light on the Green Screen to separate the model from the background and to allow for software to better isolate the image from the background. I am looking forward to further experimentation in the future.

You can see more of Amanda at the Meetup Group.

Henrys PhotoExposure show

Posted by Bill Gorham on May 31, 2013 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Henry's Photoexposure show in Toronto this past weekend was fantastic. I managed to sit in on a number of seminars with one of the best by Scott Kelby, renowned photographer and Photoshop expert. I even practiced out some the techniques that he taught there. Here is but one sample.

The Bride

Off Camera Flash

Posted by Bill Gorham on January 26, 2013 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I just started a course at College using off camera flash, Part of the practice is to test out the technique ourselves if only to get used to the equipment and using it in a remote more. I took a few shots of the boyz today to try some of the things. Here is a shot from the day. Other samples can be found on my Flickr Site. More images will be coming as I progress through the course which runs until the 14th of February.



Trash the Dress

Posted by Bill Gorham on October 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This past weekend I participated in a Trash the Dress Shoot, using a wedding dress as the object of our excursion. We were fortunate enough to have a fantastic model to wear the dress for us and considering that the water temperature was not what it was in the heart of the summer, she acted magnificently.

You can check out a number of the shots in my portfolio page as well as the Kingston Photography group website. What was really neat was the fact that I got to model as well as be a photographer. This shot was taken by the organizer of our group who suggested that we use my motorcycle as a prop and me as the rider with the Bride passenger. Charlotte(the bride) was fantastic and the shots came out superb.

Be sure to check out the other shots from other members of the Meetup Group. Click Here to follow the link.


Kingston Photographic Society

Posted by Bill Gorham on June 30, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I have joined up with a couple of other hobbyist photographers in the area to practice our hobby in and around the city. Below are some of the shots from an outing to Queens University. Here is just one of many that were taken that day.

This shot is a compilation of three different images taken at -2, 0 and +2 stops exposure and combined into a HDR photo. I am peased at the effects. A couple of other images can be seen on my FLICKR site at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/wbgphotography/

The site for the Meetup Group can be found at : http://www.meetup.com/Kingston-Photography/

My Favourite Subjects

Posted by Bill Gorham on August 24, 2011 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Once again I spent some time with family and managed to capture some great shots of my favourite subjects, the Boyz. Buddy and Ollie decided to turn and face the camera. With the two of them looking in the same direction this shot was snapped.

Although they did not see this go by I am sure that they would have loved to have gone up and say hello to the guy pulling this caleche. This shot was taken on the main street of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Every year they come out an give a guided tour of the old town. It is actually a very nice trip.

Even after a relaxing ride through the streets of Niagara it is still nice to head back home and relax in the backyard with a cold beverage and have a little nap in the swaying hammock.