Craigleith Provincial Park & Tombermory

My wife and I missed camping in the summer, since we hadn’t gone since 2013. To get back into the swing of it, we opted for a park close to Toronto, and one where an urban centre was close by, since we were sure we’d have to stock up on something or other.

We chose Craiglieth Provincial Park, on the south shore of Georgian Bay, near Collingwood, Ontario. We also took a day trip up the Bruce Peninsula to Tobermory and Flower Pot island.

The “flowerpot” rock formations are a sight to behold. Despite having been to Tobermory a few times before, I was never aware they were on an island. The biggest challenge in photographing them was finding the 1/200th of a second when no people would be intruding in the shot.

LHSC Emergency Department Transformation Slideshow

For the London Health Sciences Centre’s important renovations to the Emergency Departments at their two main campus hospitals, I suggested doing a special “before & after” slideshow, where images of the spaces before the renovations are transformed into the new spaces by laying in elements such as floors, walls, and ceilings.

I worked closely with the Project Manager to ensure the photos I took were from the same exact locations during the before and after photoshoots. I carefully split the elements in Photoshop, put together the slides in Power Point, and put it to music in Sony Vegas Movie Studio.

Digital wayfinding graphics

While at the Facilities Management department at London Health Sciences Centre, I was responsible for developing the graphical content for the touchscreen wayfinding features, including maps, buttons, and backgrounds, working primarily with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Special care to be taken with planning and exporting the map graphics so that future edits to the maps did not interfere with the wayfinding data points.  I also took and edited the photographs for the homepage backgrounds, specifically for each kiosk in a different area of the hospital, following the existing wayfinding colour scheme.

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Chicago trip

For a visit to the windy city, I enjoyed shooting the remarkable architecture in the city. Some of the shots were from a guided riverboat tour, and some of them make use of HDR (high dynamic range) photography. For some of these shots, I tried to showcase the contrasts between the colours and textures of the buildings.

Sunrise in Collingwood

While on a family weekend getaway in Collingwood to celebrate the beginning of the summer, I awoke at 4:30 am to capture the sunrise over Georgian Bay. From seven people, only my wife and nephew joined me for the early shoot. Not sure about them, but for me, it was totally worth it.

Zombiewalk 2014

The annual Zombiewalk in Toronto is an amazing event for photographers. In no other public situation are so many people willing and eager to have their photos taken. I’m always impressed with the creativity these zombies put into their costumes, everything from subversively comical to classy to terrifying.

For this photoshoot, I purposely underexposed each photo by 2/3 stop, then treated each photo with HDR (high dynamic range) processing for a dark and gritty effect.

My favourite zombies include the Mickey Mouse zombie, the Charlie Chaplin zombie, and the 8-bit zombies.

Cheltenham Badlands

It looks like you’re in Alberta, but the Cheltenham Badlands are actually very close to Toronto. Not much bigger than a city block, it’s a little gem of undulating red shale hills. The distinctive colour is produced by iron oxide. Due to a lot of people climbing over the rocks, the site was closed to human traffic in 2015.

All of these images used HDR, or high dynamic range photography.

Quick Connections newletter

Layout of a 24-page newsletter for non-profit housing members with advertising, 6 times per year.  Electronic edition included bookmarks and hyperlinked advertisements.

Visit onpha.on.ca/qc for complete archives.

I was also responsible for research and writing of the “Going Green” section, focused on environmental initiatives and tips for non-profit housing providers.

Going Green writing samples:

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Promotional Banners

I designed many banners for ONPHA’s website and social networking channels, often with calls to action to direct visitors to key content on the website.

Hello Time Travel – Yearbook

I completed the graphic layout for an independent singer-songwriter’s album release, including disc sticker and folding lyric insert. All work was completed on a tight deadline for a Valentine’s Day release. I made use of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign and delivered press-ready files to the printer.