August 15, 2020 9:01 PM Blog
Today I did something a little different... I photographed a family portrait session. The weather was fantastic and it was great to create a family photograph for them again... it had been a number of years since the last time. What a great memory this will be for them, in a year that has been mostly forgettable due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 7, 2020 8:31 PM Blog
Today I made the trip about 15 minutes south of Sudbury to photograph this serene lakefront recreational property situated on Elbow Lake in Estaire, ON .For this shoot I took conventional listing photos, created a Matterport 3D scan (Digital Twin) of the main building, and got to use my new drone commercially for the first time, to capture some aerial photographs of the property. Samples of my photos and the Matterport 3D scan (virtual tour) are presented below, along with links to the realtor'.....
June 11, 2020 8:56 PM Blog
After winning a DJI Mavic Mini drone back in May of this year in a local contest, and spending countless hours getting familiar with it, I decided to pursue a drone pilot license. Over the past few weeks I spent several hours studying the required content and early this morning I decided to write the Transport Canada exam.I am proud to announce that, as this blog post suggests, I am now a certified RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) aka drone pilot for basic operations.It's a huge first.....
June 1, 2020 9:28 PM Blog
Earlier this month I photographed this NextGen Virtual Tour at BOSS Supplements Sudbury over on Lasalle Blvd. This New Sudbury retailer has it all from vitamins and supplements to apparel and fitness equipment. Whether you're a body builder or just building a better body, Mark and his knowledgeable staff and there to help with all your nutrition needs. Here's a Tiny Planet projection of the outside panorama at BOSS Supplements Sudbury.
May 9, 2020 8:22 PM Blog
Here's a Google Street View virtual tour of Expressions Dental Hygiene Clinic which was photographed recently. They are located in Sudbury's west end near The Big Nickel.Whether you're looking for dental cleaning, whitening, polishing, scaling, fluoride treatments or other services like custom mouth guards, Nancy-Jo and her staff are happy to serve you. Tiny Planet representation of the store front.
February 1, 2020 9:32 PM Blog
Today I dropped by the 2020 Sudbury Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock which took place on the frozen waters of Ramsey Lake off the shores of the Northern Water Sports Centre near Science North. It was a perfect day for pond hockey and for all the other activities the festival organizers had running.Below are a few of the photos I took during my brief visit, including some cool shots taken with my 360 camera. Many more photos can be viewed in the Pond Hockey Festival gallery found here on this s.....
January 31, 2020 10:23 PM Blog
Earlier this evening I was Sudbury's Carmichael arena for a hockey team photo shoot with the young guns of the Sudbury Ice Wolves Novice Tier 2 boys team. The Ice Wolves were the beneficiaries of a contest I ran earlier in the month, which was won by one the parents, Melissa T. See below for the contest ad video, draw video and some sample photos. I had a fantastic time shooting these guys and look forward to running another contest in the near future. Stay tuned!!
January 22, 2020 10:09 PM Blog
Earlier this evening I was down at the old barn, the Sudbury Arena, to photograph my first hockey team of the season... the Sudbury Lady Wolves Bantam AA. I had a great time working with the team and I think the girls enjoyed it too. I was able to take some great shots, a few of which of shown here. If you're looking for a team photographer for your hockey team (or any sport for that matter), please give me some consideration... I'd love to work with your team!
January 17, 2020 11:47 PM Blog
I spent the entire day today at the Sudbury Arena to photograph the action on day one of the inaugural Sudbury Five Invitational High School Basketball Tournament. There were boys teams from all over northern Ontario represented here. Some of the schools participating included from Sudbury, The LoEllen Park Knights, Lasalle Lancers, Lockerby Vikings and College Notre Dame Alouettes. Some photos, including a couple of cool 360° camera photos are shown below. All the action photos can be se.....
December 29, 2019 6:15 AM Blog
This weekend I took my 360 camera out into the community to have a little fun with it at a couple of Sudbury's landmarks. I hit up the Big Nickel at Dynamic Earth and the Vale Superstack in Copper Cliff.The 360° field of view in these cameras allow it to capture an entire scene in ALL directions. Later, once these spherical panorama images are transferred to a computer or smartphone, they can be manipulated in some pretty creative ways. The result of this tweaking produces these common vie.....
November 25, 2019 5:45 AM Blog
Whenever pets and their humans get together in front of a camera it's always a fun time. And this past weekend was no exception as I had the opportunity to photograph the staff of Lockerby Animal Hospital along with their pets. There were both cats and dogs in this energetic group and in one case, both at the same time. I'll have to admit, it proved to be a challenge at times to get both pets and humans looking at the camera at the same time, but we succeeded in the end. A little patience an.....
November 17, 2019 6:00 PM Blog
Earlier today I was at Pro Am Sports Excellence on Barrydowne Road in Sudbury to photograph their business and create a Google Street View virtual virtual tour.This long-standing Sudbury business sells everything sports related from replica jerseys, to equipment, to event tickets and memorabilia... they even sharpen skates. In addition, they can produce custom, branded apparel for your team or organization.Check out their virtual tour embedded here and then go in and visit Dom, Diego and Daw.....
October 18, 2019 7:09 PM Blog
Today I attended my first high school football game in a few years... it was great to be back at, albeit from behind the fence at James Jerome field. This game saw the LoEllen Knights pitted against their southend rival, the St. Benedict Bears. When I left the game at the half, the Bears were up 14-0.Click the View Gallery button, or the photo, to be taken to the gallery of images from this game. Enjoy. View Gallery
October 18, 2019 5:04 PM Blog
Early Friday evening I photographed (for Google Street View) the old St. Joseph site of Health Sciences North located on Paris Street here in Sudbury. The building now vacant and owned by Panoramic Properties, was recently painted by the artist known as Risk as a part of the Up Here Festival of arts.The Tiny Planet spherical panoramic image posted here is a fun way to look at this masterpiece. Below, I have embedded the Google Street View imagery in which you can virtually take a tour aroun.....
October 5, 2019 11:06 AM Blog
Today I had the pleasure of shooting a virtual tour for Lockerby Animal Hospital in Sudbury's south end. I originally created a tour for them several years ago, but they recently completed a renovation so it was the perfect time to update their tour. Their Street View virtual tour is now live on Google Maps and is embedded below. Click and drag to spin around, and click on the navigation arrows to advance to the next panorama in the tour. Enjoy!
October 1, 2019 6:13 AM Blog
Today I am thrilled to launch my new website design, gallery and proofing system. This integrated system will make it easier for me to display my work to world as well as providing a storefront for all my photography sales. Keep checking back over time to see how things develop (see what I did there!!).
September 8, 2019 8:14 PM Blog
Today I was out at Terry Fox Sports complex to photograph some of the Laurentian Vees mens baseball action versus the University of Waterloo Warriors. A few of those photos are posted below, but many more can be viewed on my Galleries page. Enjoy.
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