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: Fire Crane Flight

Behind the Shot: Fire Crane Flight

1/1000, f/7.1, ISO250 Gear used for this shot Canon 5D Mark IVCanon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS IIMindShift Backlight Elite 45L backpackProGrade Digital SD CardsPeak Design Slide Lite StrapLensCoat Lenscover The key to this shot was preparation and pre-visualization of the...

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Be Prepared to Focus Manually!

Be Prepared to Focus Manually!

For this Behind the Shot post I wanted to discuss a recent situation that I think everyone needs to be prepared for. Autofocus performance varies from brand to brand, but even the best - at this time that is certainly any Sony camera with their Real Time Eye AF system...

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This Photo Is so Simple

This Photo Is so Simple

Last week I spent a couple of days in Kluane National Park. It wasn't specifically a photographic trip and much of the time was spent hanging out with friends, but I did duck out a few times to grab some photos when the opportunity arose. One such opportunity arose...

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Behind the Shot: Dawn in Kluane National Park

Behind the Shot: Dawn in Kluane National Park

Kluane National Park is undoubtedly one of the gems of the Yukon, and on this cold winter morning we were treated to some beautiful calm weather and clear views across Kathleen Lake. After spending a little time photographing some of the hoar frost covered trees that...

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BTS: Black Tusk + Polarizer

BTS: Black Tusk + Polarizer

This shot is a pretty classic view of Black Tusk in Whistler, British Columbia. You can get this view at the top of the Peak Chair on the ski hill, but the dramatic lighting in this one is courtesy of sunrise light while we were filming the Choose To Be Bold film...

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Behind the Shot: Coyote Closeup

Behind the Shot: Coyote Closeup

How do you find wildlife to photograph? That’s a good question, and one that is often asked. Everyone has their secret spots, but sometimes you just have to put the miles in. You’ve just got to get in the car and drive!

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Behind The Shot: Yukon Ice Cave

Behind The Shot: Yukon Ice Cave

On a recent trip to the Yukon I captured this photo of a gigantic ice cave that exists year round near Haines Junction. Local photographer Matt Jacques and I set off on this little adventure, expecting a relatively easy hike, but mother nature had other plans! The...

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Sometimes I Forget That I Have This Power in My Pocket

Sometimes I Forget That I Have This Power in My Pocket

Last week my partner and I were walking our dogs around the local lake in the evening, when we spotted this wonderful patch of floating vegetation. A rain shower had just passed through and droplets of water still clung to many of the leaves. Despite the flat light...

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