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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Thieves among us

It was recently brought to my attention that one of my images has been stolen. Not only was it stolen, but this Thief is selling said image for prints, as her own. I do not get a cut or credit!

Beware friends, of the website Society6 and one Jasmine Wright.

This is MY image as posted on Flickr.

This is a screen shot of afore mentioned thief.

So not cool Miss Jasmine Wright, where is my credit and compensation!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kensington Market 2011

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Kensington Market 2011, a set on Flickr.

It has been ages since I posted anything here. I have been not overly motivated to edit photos and share them.

As a Torontonian (or suburbanite of T.O.) one of the best places to visit in the city is Kensington Market. It is a bustling hub and meeting place of persons of all walks of life. From your hippies to hipsters, gray haired ladies and tiny tots, this place offers up fun shops, great food and interesting people. Kensington Market never disappoints me!

Here are a few photos of my last trip to the area back in the spring. I have many more to share, but lost steam while editing.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Focusing Basics | Aperture and Depth of Field

I love this article. When I first started out in photography I was eager to learn how to use depth of field to my advantage in photos. This is a great article with wonderful visual guides to help the beginner better understand f stops and all that fun stuff!

Focusing Basics | Aperture and Depth of Field

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

nectar of the jittery gods

nectar of the jittery gods, originally uploaded by leelicini.

I realized lately that I am an addict. I spend a great deal of time in my day drinking coffee. If I go too long without it, I become irritable, cranky...I jones real bad!

This is a little photo I took recently of a fresh brewed cup of espresso (my favorite).

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mamma Goddess: Why I Love Photography

Mamma Goddess: Why I Love Photography: "For as long as I can remember I have always loved looking at photographs. I would spend hours looking through old photo albums, looking at p..."

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Not a bright gal! Maybe I should stay away from the camera!

I have been beating myself up for over a week now. I made a stupid mistake, one that new camera users make...or so I thought.

My family and I went on an amazing 3 week vacation to Italy. As I expected just in the first week alone I filled my 4G card. No problem, I had two other cards, both 8G each. I was surely not going to loose the chance to capture some amazing memories.

So when I arrived home the following day my daughter had her nursery school graduation ( I know...I know..). Of course I wanted to capture some great shots of her and friends she will forget about by the end of the summer. So I started snapping away. I probably took about 40 photos when an error popped on the screen telling me that my CF card was not formatted for the camera. Really? Hmmm. I turned the camera off and on again a few times, but still the error came back.

I would like to blame what happened next on jet lag rather than sheer stupidity, be lets face it, I made one hell of a stupid mistake. Because I did not want to miss any photo op, I formatted the card. It was not until immediatly after that my heart sank. I realized that I just lost 2 weeks worth of vacation photos! Oh, and the 40 photos I just took of my kid.

I was shocked, heartbroken and stunned! I cried. I know there were some great photos in there. I am so saddened by the loss. My husband said to look on the bright side "I guess we will have to go back again!".

The moral of the story is never, never format the card if you have images on it! Remove the images to your computer 1st, then format the card!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Beloved Is On The Mend

Since I received my first DSLR camera 3 years ago, a Canon EOS 40D, I have been hooked on photography. The camera is with me whenever I leave the house. I have become one of those crazy stealth shooters, always sneaking up in my loved ones and snapping some dreadful candid shot. The camera has become my third eye if  you will.

I am sad to report that the 40D has decided she needs a break. For the last few months I was having difficulty getting shots. The camera had trouble focusing therefor the shutter would  not release. At first, being a newbie to cameras, I though the sensor needed cleaning. Then I started to second guess what I thought I knew about exposure and what not. I decided to put the camera through as many 'tests' as I could thing of. First I did some indoor shots using all 3 of my lenses, with and without on camera flash and speedlight. I used every single setting on the camera. The shutter would only release 1 out of every 10 attempts. So then I took it out on a nice sunny day and did the same thing. Still I had the same problem. I brought it into a camera shop and had the guy test it and he concluded (as did I) that there was a malfunction in the camera body, not a problem with me or my lenses.

I shipped the camera off to Canon and am crossing my fingers and hoping that the problem can be repaired. Thank God I still have warranty left on the camera, even if it is only a few months remaining!
I can't wait until my beloved 40D and I can be reunited. My shooting finger has got a terrible itch!