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A Family Photo Shoot

Just a sneak peek at today’s post on PhoDOGraphy by Edith. I’ve been practicing with some different lighting set-ups and am really enjoying shooting in the home studio I’ve set up. This is a whole new skill set to learn.

I did had a photo shot with my boys a few weeks ago. Hop on over to my other site and see all the images from that shoot. You can find it here or just click on the image.

Have a great weekend everyone.

portrait, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, monochrome, studio,

Top 10 Things to Know about Cuba

Thinking of travelling to Cuba. Below are 10 things I learned on my first visit.

  1. Cuba has 2 currencies. The Cuban Peso (that locals use) and the Convertible Cuban Peso that tourists use and it’s exchange rate is based on that of the U.S. Dollar
  2. Expect that getting through customs upon arrival into the country will take you about 2 hours.
  3. Cuban’s are hard-working, kind-hearted and engaging people
  4. A bottle of Cuban Rum costs the same as a large container of Pringles chips.
  5. The temperature in the winter months averages in the mid-20s C and the natives find that cold. (although it was close to 30C when I was there in December)
  6. Cubans still use ration cards for basics such as bread and rice.
  7. Cubans are cautiously optimistic about the future, especially in light of the announcement that the U.S. will be lifting the embargo, but the younger generation still feel that they may have a better life if they lived abroad.
  8. Che Guevara is still a hero to many.
  9. The beaches in Cuba are spectacular (but you probably already knew that). 300 beautifully clean, natural, white sand beaches along 588 km or coastline.
  10. Cuba is a Photographers dream.

Cuba, Havana, street photography, portrait, yellow dress, cigar smoking, travel photography

Desert Break

Earlier this week I posted a Black & White portrait of a rider and his camel. (You can see that post here). Clearly this duo fascinated me because they made such terrific subjects. Don’t you love how they’re both looking in the same direction…again 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone.

Click on the image to see a higher resolution version (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print.

Petra, Jordan, desert, camel, rider, portrait, travel photography

Deep in Thought

While waiting for a tourist to approach and ask for a camel ride this man seemed deep in thought. Either that or both he and his camel found something very interesting to their left. 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone.

Petra, Jordan, The Treasury, monument, travel, camel, rider, portrait, black and white

It’s All in the Eyes!

Well I think this is the longest I’ve gone without posting and I wasn’t even on vacation. I must say it was nice to take a bit of a break and catch up on so many items on my to-do list.

If you remember, when I returned from Houston last month where I took a pet photography workshop, I indicated that I really enjoyed shooting in a studio and being able to control the lighting. This past weekend I took a half day Studio Lighting course (not long enough but good as a starter) so that I can learn the basics. Our model, Kelly, was gorgeous and really made our job easier.

portrait, studio, studio photography, model, Edith Levy Photography

portrait, studio, studio photography, model, Edith Levy Photography



Consider Yourself One Of The Family

I’d like you to meet my nephew, Oliver. Oh sorry, I shouldn’t be so formal, we actually call him Ollie. Ollie lives in Montreal and when I was there a few weeks ago I asked my sister-in-law if I could do a mini photo shoot with Ollie. I didn’t use a flash so I had to increase my ISO to 3200 to get these indoor shots. Luckily my go to plug-in for situations like this is Topaz Denoise which does just an incredible job of reducing noise caused by high ISOs.  You can download a free trial of DeNoise here and remember you get 15% off all Topaz Products when you use the code “ELPhoto”

Click on the images to enlarge (they really do look better) or to Purchase a Print.

cat, whiskers, portrait, pet photography, kitty,

cat, whiskers, portrait, pet photography, kitty,

cat, whiskers, portrait, pet photography, kitty,