Behind the Shot Blog Series

Behind the Shot Blog Series

One of the most popular sections on my blog is a series of posts called Behind The Shot, where I break down all the ins and outs of a particular photo:

  • Where it was taken
  • What gear I used
  • What compositional choices I made
  • Why does it work?
  • What, if any, post production was done to the shot

 

Behind the Shot: Sky Pilot Pano

I was tweaking a few galleries on my website today when I came across this panoramic photo of Sky Pilot mountain in Squamish, BC. The smaller peak on the right-hand side is called the Co Pilot. This photo was taken from a viewing deck outside the lodge at the top of...

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Behind the Shot: New Year’s Eve in Whistler

Happy New Year folks! In this BTS post I'm going to be talking about a nightscape photo of the Whistler, BC, that was taken right as the clocks ticked over into 2018. Equipment Used for this Shot Canon 5D Mark IV Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II Really Right Stuff TVC-24L with...

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Behind the Shot: Milky Way Surprise

This photo of the Milky Way rising over Wedge Mountain in Whistler had a little surprise in it when I looked closely through my shots on a computer. What at first might appear to be a shooting star in the centre of the frame, is in fact called an Iridium Flare, and...

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Nice Lighting! So Simple…

I took this photo for a review of the MindShift BackLight 36L backpack that I posted over on ShutterMuse.com recently. Someone commented that the photo had "nice lighting!", so I thought I would take a second to explain how I did it. Drumroll... A single Canon 600EX...

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Behind the Shot: Moonscape Mountaineer

In this image we’re going to talk about the compositional choices and the post processing techniques that were used to create this image of a mountaineer climbing up a snowy slope in the Tantalus Range of British Columbia.

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Behind the Shot: Just Keep Swimming

For those of you that are following these posts in order, I realize there has been a bit of a gap since the last BTS post. I'm going to try and keep things a little steadier from now on, but I got a bit sidetracked with things like the backpacking gear series. Ooops!...

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Behind the Shot: Snowy Skiing Fisheye

This is a bit of an older photo, but I posted it on Instagram recently and it got a great response so I thought I'd talk about it in the BTS series because it uses a fisheye lens which is definitely one of the more unique types of lens. Equipment Used For This Shot...

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Behind the Shot: Rookery Rock Removal

This photo was taken from a zodiak on a recent outing in Nanaimo, BC. I really liked the clouds in the background, the great textures on the rocks and the sea lions barking away on the rocks. As you'll see from the original image though, there was a distraction that...

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Behind the Shot: Incredible Elk Antlers in Banff

Find out how I created this image of these impressive elk antlers in Banff. I’ll reveal the compositional choices that were made before I pressed the shutter, as well as showing you the major edits that were made to the image in post processing.

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Behind the Shot: Railway Through the Rockies

This photo was taken at a famous spot called Morant's Curve, which is viewable from the edge of the Bow Valley Parkway, just outside Lake Louise, Alberta. It's hard to imagine a view that better sums up many people's image of the Canadian Rockies! When I'm in the...

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