Double Exposure Blog

My First, Best Fishing Story

I'm not a fisherman. But my son, Byron sure is. He fishes in lakes, rivers, oceans and even puddles if he thinks a fish might be there. He didn't start fishing until his mid twenties but now he knows how to fish in every situation and usually, when everyone else is getting skunked, he comes in with a boatful of fish.

Coming Together

It's such a gratifying feeling when, after working so hard for more than 2 years, the efforts of a whole team of people come together. I'm talking about a major four-day conference for photographers called CAPA Photo Expo that came to an end on August 3.

Time for a Pint!

When travelling, I'm always on the lookout for cultural differences. Top of the list from our recent three weeks in England is British Pubs. We found them all to be unique, interesting, friendly, delicious and definitely thirst-quenching.

London: A Mix of Old and New

On our first visit to the big city of London, we checked off many of the tourist items and did our best to experience life as a local. We rode the tube and the double decker buses, ate in pubs, took a boat ride on the Thames and walked and walked and walked.

Why do you photograph?

On the last night of an 8-week course, my photography students knew they would have a chance to explain their personal motivation for creating photographs. Throughout the course, we had looked at a variety of topics but one theme that was constant was to look inward and begin to uncover what drives the desire to photograph.

Photography classes Langley

Using flash with your camera …

Using flash with your camera so no one can tell has been the primary focus for the first three weeks of Intermediate Photography. The classes involved working with models and lots of practice. On our third session, we set up life-like situations in our home.

Family Portraits in the Park

The young girls in our family photo shoot, at the age of three and four, had obviously been primed for the camera and we're happy to smile at the right moments. Everything was going smoothly until Mike said, "Can we get one more shot over here in the tall grass?"

Making a Difference … for Girls

When I met with Kirsten Brazier, she was in the midst of replacing the brakes on her car. “No photos today, Dennis!” she warned me, as I noticed a few smears of grease on her face and hands. It was no surprise that someone who understands airplanes and helicopters from the inside out would take on a simple brake job for her car.

Girls Fly Too!

Hundreds of girls and women flooded the second annual Girls Fly Too event, held during the International Women's Day weekend at the Abbotsford Airport. The event is to encourage women to consider careers in the aviation industry where currently they make up less than 5% of the workforce.

On Turning 100 Years Old

"You look wonderful today!" I said to Florence when I first saw her at her 100th birthday party.
"You'd say that no matter what I looked like!" she replied, with a twinkle in her eye. Our good friend and former neighbour was in fine form as a crowd gathered to wish her well on this milestone day.

An aboriginal dancer in full regalia under a model of the crescent moon, a sign of good harvests to come

Pride & Joy

Pride, joy and celebration were on full display at the Hobiyee, a celebration of the Nisga’a Lunar New Year. The Nisga’a generously invited all people to join with them in this two-day festival held at the PNE.

Cessna flies near mountains

Flight into 2015

I got a phone call on a brilliantly sunny New Year's Day from a fellow photographer, pilot and one who rebuilds airplanes. He had recently completed a major overhaul of the Cessna 180 pictured above and, before delivering it to the owner in Edmonton, wanted to get a few photos of it in the air. Have camera, will fly!