The Short List

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Life Near the Lake - The Photographs
It recently occurred to me that - while I have published articles about my new show - I had never really shared large size versions of the images that are at the show. So without further ado, here they are.
March, 2019
What a Rush!
Recently, I participated in a video training workshop at Adobe in San Jose CA, geared towards making us more comfortable not just with video-editing software, but also the process of making videos. All the Digital Media Solutions Consultants (SCs) and Customer Success Managers (CSMs) took part in this training. Hands down, this training was one of the most relevant and effective uses of my professional development time, to date, at Adobe. Let's face it, to the novice, creating videos can be quite intimidating. But this 2-day workshop opened my eyes to the creative possibilities of video.
January, 2019
Views from the Fortress of Moderate Solitude
I’m doing my first photography show in more than 2 decades! And this too is quite exciting. It’s been a long time since I shared my photography in analog form; I’ve spent many years publishing and promoting and sharing my work online through various channels. But from January 17 to March 28, 20 of my photographs will be on display (and - ahem - for sale) at the gallery space at Elmhirst's Resort, in Keene, Ontario. 
January, 2019
A Night at the (Neon Sign) Museum
Several years ago, I visited the Neon Sign Museum in the daytime with a colleague and had a fantastic time. I thought it would be great to see the Boneyard by night, with many of the old signs rehabilitated and actually working. So, I went with one of my work friends and his wife. It was definitely a worthwhile side trip and a great start to a busy week.
January, 2019
Using a Custom Domain Name in Adobe Portfolio
Recently, I decided it was finally time to switch from the Adobe Portfolio domain name - - to one of my custom reserved domain names; I mean, why not? I honestly don’t know why I didn’t think to do this sooner.  The process for making this happen - while a little geeky - was not particularly difficult and that is where this tutorial comes in.
February, 2017
Assault on the Fortress of Moderate Solitude
The 12th annual Excellent Adventure happened in early August. As is my practice, I've put together a Spark Page with lots of photos and commentary about the trip. Feel free to scroll through the page here or you can get the full screen experience. 
August, 2018
A River Runs Through it
August, 2018
I Shoot Horses, Don't I?
The second weekend in June brought gorgeous weather, and the annual Kawartha Regional Appaloosa Horse Club (KRAHC) summer horse show. I spent the weekend photographing the event in Bethany, Ontario. Check out my story and photos from the event.
June, 2018
I am a Rock
Photographing a chain of rocks near my cottage is something I do on a regular basis. Like photography in general, I find it relaxing, but to me, this set of boulders is also iconic of my cottage experience.
May, 2018
Creative Campus at Clemson University
Once again, I had the distinct honour and privilege of participating in Adobe's latest Creative Campus event, this time on location at Clemson University in South Carolina.
May, 2018
What is a Photograph?
While recently touring an Ansel Adams exhibit at the University of Arizona, I was struck by the concept that there is no such thing as the "final" image. Read on in this Spark Page story to learn why.
March, 2018
On the Road Again
Over the past few months, my work travel has increased significantly. As often as possible I try to capture even a small flavour of where I'm going. In this project, I've pulled together my favorite images from my last 5 customer visits: Bozeman Montana, Miami Florida, Akron Ohio, Tucson, Arizona and Lincoln, Nebraska. Whether I'm shooting with my iPhone, my Nikon D750 or my tiny Lumix GF7, I try to find memorable images to capture and share. In fact, if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you've likely seen some of these photos already. I thought it would be nice to have them all in one place. And - admittedly - I've been itching to get something new on Behance for some time now. More is coming, but there will be more writing involved, and the back burner is still cooking in that department. 
March, 2018
Stoney Lake and Viamede Resort
For New Years at the end of 2017, we spent the weekend in the North Kawarthas at Viamede Resort, on Stoney Lake. Despite the frigid temperatures (-24 to -18 Degrees C) I braved the outdoors on New Years Eve Day, wandering the grounds of the resort for over an hour, photographing the area in its winter finery.
January, 2018
Winter at Burleigh Falls
For New Years at the end of 2017, we spent the weekend in the North Kawarthas at Viamede Resort, on Stoney Lake. Despite the frigid temperatures (- 24 to -18 Degrees C) we braved the outdoors on New Years Eve Day, stopping at Burleigh Falls, and I spent about an hour photographing the falls in their winter finery.
January, 2018
Red Rock Canyon
I had just eased myself into the hot tub at the Venetian, after helping set up two conference rooms for the Adobe Max education events, EDUMAX and Educators' Day, when my cell phone buzzed. It was my friend, Andrew McAllister, asking if anyone wanted to drive into the desert with him to take pictures. As enjoyable as the hot tub was, I knew I would not have a lot of opportunity to take my kind of photos while at Adobe MAX. It took about 45 minutes to get to Red Rock Canyon. We calculated that we had maybe 90 minutes on site before we had to drive back so I could make it to another meeting. It was a very productive 90 minutes. Red Rock Canyon gets its name honestly, and the views, even from the roadside, are stunning. We had gorgeous weather for shooting, from lighting conditions, to the wispy streams of clouds in a deep blue sky.
November, 2017
Viva MAX Vegas!
Once again, I had the honor and privilege of attending and participating in Adobe MAX, this year in Las Vegas. It was an amazing and exhausting few days, where I not only covered the Keynote sessions and Sneaks, but also performed as a Teaching Assistant in several workshops throughout the week.  Even though I came home with some sort of "con-crud" in my lungs, it was still worthwhile. This is truly a conference for creatives of all types.
November, 2017
Harvest Moon over Rice Lake
October, 2017
Lang Pioneer Village Selects
October, 2017
Photography and the Zen of Seeing
This ad-hoc, irregularly updated journal is where I’ll put down some thoughts - and not a few photographs - throughout the month of my sabbatical.
September, 2017
Excellent Adventure V.11 - Return to Cali
I've just recently returned from yet another successful Excellent Adventure, now in its 11th year. I'm telling most of my story using Adobe Spark in this project.
August, 2017
Starry, Starry Nights
I've gathered together some of my favorite night shots from the past few years. I hope you enjoy them.
August, 2017
Healey Falls, Then and Now
I returned to Healy Falls with a photographer friend of mine recently, and there was a marked difference in location this time around. Two years ago (2015), I could walk across the entire breadth of the rock shelf, to the other side, without getting my feet wet. But now, in July of 2017, I might have been able to walk 3 or 4 metres from the shore before I risked soaking feet.
July, 2017
Creative Campus Collaboration at the University of Utah
June, 2017
Horsing Around - Again
This past weekend, my wife and I once again had the opportunity to attend the Kawartha Regional Appaloosa Horse Club (KRAHC) annual show, hosted at the beautiful Saddlewood Equestrian Centre, in Bethany Ontario. Normally, I do take pictures at these events for fun, because, well, horses are just plain gorgeous animals, and this event would have been no different, save for one significant change. This year, the club hired me to take photos at the event.
June, 2017
Taking Stock at Full Sail University
I recently participated in a two-day student workshop at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida, created and run by the Adobe Stock team. This was an incredibly valuable event from both student and teacher perspectives, giving them not only theory and practical advice about creating stock content in general, but also in practice, in the form of a hands-on live photo shoot on-location in Florida.
May, 2017
Creative Campus Collaboration at UNC Chapel Hill
I had yet another awesome opportunity in early April. I and my Solutions Consultant colleagues were once again invited to attend the latest Adobe Creative Campus Collaboration event, this time hosted by University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. I've become the defacto offficial photographer for this event (and many other Adobe-related events I attend), and I'm OK with that. I like shooting the events - it keeps me grounded and in practice. I also enjoy the rest of the process: post-processing them images and writing the story to go with the images.
April, 2017
From Analog to Digital - Retouching the Film
I've recently started digitizing my decades-old slide collection. One of the challenges I've had is dust/dirt/residue on the film itself. This project shows the improvements I've been able to make using Lightroom and Photoshop to clean up the images.
February, 2015
Collaborating on a Creative Campus model
Thursday February 23 was a special day for me; I had my first opportunity to experience a Creative Campus event. Over 40 faculty and administrators gathered together at the University of Arizona to listen and share about what Digital Fluency means, define student and faculty success, and how Adobe tools can further empower people to create, communicate and be successful.
February, 2017
Motion in Stillness
A couple weeks ago, during a cold snap in Toronto, I spent a couple hours in Rouge Park, experimenting more with my newly purchased Variable Density ND filter. 
January, 2017
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