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Heroes and Volunteers

I’ve had a pho­tog­ra­phy project in mind now for many years. I want to pho­to­graph peo­ple that make a dif­fer­ence in this world through their acts of kind­ness. It could be in ANY field whatsoever.‚The project would be called some­thing like Heroes and Vol­un­teers. I already have a few peo­ple in mind but I’d like to get ideas from oth­ers. Who do you know that really makes a dif­fer­ence, that really helps out, that really deserves some recognition?

Although I’m located in Mon­treal, so that would be eas­i­est, I do get out of Mon­treal once in a while so please send their names (and how they help)‚my way anyhow.

You can com­ment below or send the infor­ma­tion to photography.ca(a t )gmail(d o t)com
Thanks in advance! — Marko

Podcamp Toronto — Kudos to Karma



In an effort to become a bet­ter pod­caster and to make friends with the pod­cast­ing com­mu­nity, I attended Pod­Camp Toronto 2007 this week­end at the Rogers Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Cen­tre at Ryer­son Uni­ver­sity.

What a blast. What an amaz­ing‚com­mu­nity!

The shar­ing that went on was so unbe­liev­able that at any point dur­ing the weekend‚somebody could have eas­ily busted out a gui­tar and started singing Kum­baya! One of the biggest things we learned is that giv­ing, giv­ing giv­ing is the key to build­ing the strongest pod­cast­ing com­mu­nity pos­si­ble. When every­body gives — every­body receives.‚And give peo­ple did. Here are just some of the peo­ple that helped me this week­end. I apol­o­gize in advance if I left any­body out.‚ Mitch Joel — always an amaz­ing moti­va­tor, Julien Smith‚- great social net­work­ing speaker, Chris Penn — who I now refer to as ‘The Sage’, Mark Ble­vis, Bob Goyetche, Bryan Per­son, Jay Moohah, Hugh McGuire, Casey McK­in­non and Rudy Jahchan, Chris Bro­gan, Mike Moon, Vergel Evans, Brent Mor­ris, Michael Baily,‚Mark Juliano, Steve Say­lor, Peter O’Connell, Donna Papa­costa, Leesa Barnes, Jeff Per­sch‚and oth­ers that I will add in because I may have inad­ver­tently for­got­ten them.

Although I am rel­a­tively new to pod­cast­ing, I’d like to carry on‚the spirit‚of giv­ing. So this is an open invi­ta­tion to share the knowl­edge that I have. I know a bit about pod­cast­ing and I know a lot about pho­tog­ra­phy and a lot about pets. If any­one has any ques­tions about these sub­jects, it would be my plea­sure to help you if I can. Feel free to email me at‚photography.ca (a t) gmail (dot) com for any pho­tog­ra­phy ques­tions or pod­cast­ing ques­tions. Feel free to email me at pets.ca (a t) gmail (dot) com for any pet related ques­tions. If I can help — I will, and I’ll try to answer quickly as well. If I can’t help you, I can prob­a­bly refer you to some­one who can.

Photography Podcast #12 — Snow photography

This pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast dis­cusses snow pho­tog­ra­phy and the plea­sures of shoot­ing in the snow. We talk about expo­sure, pan­ning, shut­ter speed, snow por­traits and cam­era pro­tec­tion. You can download‚this pho­tog­ra­phy podcast‚directly‚by click­ing the pre­ced­ing link‚or lis­ten to it almost imme­di­ately with the player below.

snow photography with fast shutter speed
Shot at 1/200 and I could have gone faster. Snow is almost ‘frozen’

snow photography - slow shutter speed
Shot at 1/25 — Snow appears blurred due to its movement

Valentine’s day pet photography

Pets.ca is another web­site that I help run and lately on the bul­letin board we have monthly pet pho­tog­ra­phy chal­lenges. This month’s chal­lenge is Pet Valen­tines and here is one of the 3 pho­tographs that I entered. The point is that there are soooo many pet lovers out there…and almost every­one has a cam­era so why not take some fun por­traits of your pets?

I’ll be doing a pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast on pet pho­tog­ra­phy in the near future so stay tuned for some tips! For this pho­to­graph I used win­dow light on an over­cast day and used bounced fill flash to fill in Ziglet’s (my boy cat’s) fur.

pet photography

Valentine’s day pet photography

Pets.ca is another web­site that I help run and lately on the bul­letin board we have monthly pet pho­tog­ra­phy chal­lenges. This month’s chal­lenge is Pet Valen­tines and here is one of the 3 pho­tographs that‚I entered. The point is that there are soooo many pet lovers out there…and almost every­one has a cam­era so why not take some fun por­traits of your pets?

I’ll be doing a pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast on pet pho­tog­ra­phy in the near future so stay tuned for some tips! For this pho­to­graph I used win­dow light on an over­cast day and used bounced fill flash to fill in Ziglet’s (my boy cat’s)‚fur.

pet photography

Interview with Dominic Fuizzotto — Photography podcast #11

This pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast fea­tures an inter­view with Mon­treal wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher Dominic Fuiz­zotto. Dominic has a very art­ful style and talks can­didly about his train­ing, his style and his gear. In this pod­cast I also thank peo­ple for their past com­ments, and invite you to leave com­ments at any­time. You can down­load this pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast directly by click­ing the pre­ced­ing link or lis­ten to it almost imme­di­ately with the player below.