Archive for March, 2011

Why light needs darkness

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Something that it seems most people forget about lighting is that darkness is just as important to it as light is. The two complement each other in such a way that one doesn’t even exist without the other. Sometimes new photographers are so concerned with getting “the right” exposure (50% grey), that they don’t stop to think about all the possibilities they can achieve by over or under exposing the amount of light they are allowing the camera to capture. The dark shrouds in mystery, while the light highlights and illuminates. All too often a blank flatly lit scene is nowhere near as interesting as a one with dynamic interesting shadows and highlights.

This Ted talk is mostly architectural lighting, but I think it applies just as well to photography. Check it out:

Written by Cameron Brown

March 17th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

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Akron Family & Diamond Rings

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Written by Cameron Brown

March 12th, 2011 at 7:34 am

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Wedding Season!

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Are you looking for a fun photographer to capture your big day? Let me treat you to a coffee so you can get to see if our styles match up, and if you think I’d be the photographer you’d like to share your wedding with.

Packages start at $1295. Hope to hear from you soon!

Written by Cameron Brown

March 10th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

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Junkyard Beer Fridge Project

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I recently found an old rusty vintage refrigerator at the dump heading for the scrap pile. I scoped it out, and figured it still looked like it might work, plus I needed a new fridge for my home-brew. So I took it home, plugged it in and it clicked on immediately… so I got to work. After a few hours of sanding, painting, drilling and re-insulating… here is the result:

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Written by Cameron Brown

March 10th, 2011 at 8:30 am

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Spec Work

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I’m not much of a writer, so when I was playing around designing some spec print ads today, and I decided to challenge myself to see how far I could get with a print ad without writing any copy.

Written by Cameron Brown

March 9th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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The Cold War Kids @ The Vogue Theater

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The Cold War Kids put a killer show on at The Vogue Theater last night. Opening band “A Lull” popped their “international cherry” as they warmed the crowd up. They then proceeded to pound a few beers before giving up the stage to the headliners for a high energy sold out show .

Look for the full review at Guttersnipe News
More photos here

The Cold War Kids @ The Vogue Theater, Vancouver BC
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Written by Cameron Brown

March 6th, 2011 at 8:04 am