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My Photographic Journey

Below you will find some of my journies and photos. I travel from time to time and like to post some of my journey photos here as well as a little description for all to see and share. If you like them or would like to comment on them, please do so. I like to hear feedback on my work.

Cheers: Bill

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A Visit to See the Puppies

Posted by Bill Gorham on March 1, 2014 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This past weekend I visited Acaciagold to stop in and see the puppies. They were absolutely adorable. Fuzzy, cute and full of energy.

See more of the shots on Flickr


Febfest 2014

Posted by Bill Gorham on February 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Feb Fest and a number of events took place over tbe weekend.  From Figure skating to ice sculpture to the Polar Bear Plunge. I am not sure if the people that took part are really all that sane. Have a look some of the shots on my Flickr site.


Masks and Mirrors

Posted by Bill Gorham on November 14, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 

I had the opportunity to shoot with a lovely lady when I was last in Ottawa. Brandy provided a spectacular persona for the Masks and Mirrors theme for the shoot.


Wow! I have been busy lately

Posted by Bill Gorham on October 7, 2013 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I have been busy lately, between shoots with my Meetup Group, as well as arranging a number of shoots wiith local models things have been fairly hectic. As well I have been trying to get is some last minute motorcycle riding before the weather turns. One of my favourite shoots was with the Kingston School of Dance.


Events

International Town Crier Competition


Dogs of Acaciagold - Annual Puppy Party


Kingston School of Dance


Pinup shoot


Overtime with Amanda


Blacklight with Amanda


World Wide Photo Walk


Horse(s) and Rider(s)



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

Motorcycle Ride for Dad

Posted by Bill Gorham on May 30, 2013 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I was fortunate enough to participate in the Motorcycle Ride for Dad a motorcycle ride in support of Prostate Cancer research. this year Kingston had over 459 riders particpate with a combined fund rasing of over $62,000. There were some really nice bike there and I managed to capture a few of them.



Ottawa Comic-Con

Posted by Bill Gorham on May 14, 2013 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Visited the Ottawa Comic-Con this past weekend and got to see some interesting costumes as well as some of my favourite stars of Sci-Fi and Fantasy shows.

also managed to get a shot done with Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day.






St Patrick's day Parade

Posted by Bill Gorham on March 12, 2013 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

This past weekend the Kingston Folk Club held it's annual St Patrick's Day Parade. Commencing at Skeleton Park and finishing at City Hall, the Irish Folk Club presented two letters to the Mayor on the contributions of the Irish and Scottish communities have had on the local city and its' environs. Here are some of the shots.

Irish Club

 

Queens

 

Cadet Band

 

Sentry

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.



Two times the Photoshow

Posted by Bill Gorham on November 19, 2012 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I had the opportunity to attend both the Toronto and Ottawa versions of the Photoexposure shows. At each of the events there was a plethora of subjects to shoot as well as an outstanding ability to sample different equipments and attend any number of free photographic seminars. I was able to pick up a Green Screen Kit (Screens, two lights with Softboxes and associated stands as well as specialized software to use the system) Keep an eye out for some of my experiments in the future.


Toronto PhotoExposure Show

I had the opportunity to participate in the FJ Wescott model shoot competition and take pictures of a couple of beautiful ladies. Both Olivia and Leanne were fabulous to deal with especially given the time that they were there having their pictures taken. Here are some of my favourites of them.

OLIVIA

LEANNE

Ottawa PhotoExposure Show

The Second show in Ottawa provided me with the opportunity to shoot some wildlife as well as a beautiful lady. Here are some of the shots taken there.

The RAPTORS

PARROTS

CASSIDY

As I said, I am looking forward to experimenting with my new Green Screen Kit.

I Come From a Land Down Under

Posted by Bill Gorham on November 9, 2012 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Last week I travelled to the "Land Down Under" on business. Fortunately I had a little time to myself and was able to reconnect with some old friends that I had not seen in a long time.


One thing that I did notice was that the weather was considerably better than what I left at home which allowed me to walk around in a balmy 25-28 degrees Celcius. I did manage to stop by Hawaii on the way down and was able to snap a few shots of Waikiki as well a beautiful Brisbane. I have included some shots of my journey here to give you a taste of the city. I would highly recommend a travel there. The people are friendly, the weather spectacular and the sights quite impressive. Here is a shot of Brisbane at night.


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.


New Lenses to the inventory

Posted by Bill Gorham on August 28, 2012 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Well I have picked up some new lenses of late. I was on the lookout for a nice fixed focus low light lens and the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens came to my rescue.

I have been able to take some nice shot with this lens getting some nice DoF separation.

The other lens added to the repetoire is the Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens to give me an extended range while at the same time covering those basic shots at the low zoom level. This has replaced my 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR lens for all intents and purposes. I have now passed this lens onto my daughter who will continue to use it with the D80 camera. I was able to get some really nice closeups of entertainers performing at the Kingston Bluesfest. Here is a nice shot that I captured.


The next question is what do I get next to add to the ensemble. You will have to stay tuned to find out.


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