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Covid Diaries Week Seven and a Bit

Covid Diaries Week Seven and a Bit

It has been over seven weeks since I began this daily photography diary chronicling my time under stay-at-home orders due to the Coronavirus pandemic. British Columbia has flattened the curve now. Starting mid next week, we will start our slow transition towards the...

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Covid Diaries Week Six

Covid Diaries Week Six

I hope you are all holding up well as Covid-19 continues to dominate our lives. As I sit down to pull this post together, we have been practicing social distancing and staying home, except to pick up groceries for over six weeks now. My time flies when you are having...

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Covid Diaries Week Five

Covid Diaries Week Five

I can't imagine what it must be like for people who have gravely sick relatives in the hospital or care homes, who they can not visit. This week we had to take my mother-in-law into the hospital for a heart valve replacement. My husband and father-in-law could only...

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Covid Diaries Weeks Three and Four

Covid Diaries Weeks Three and Four

Who would have thought terms like "flatten the curve," "social distancing," "PPE's," "contact tracing," and "N95" would make up so much of our vocabulary today. I hadn't heard of any of these expressions a couple of months ago. It is hard to believe that today is the...

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Covid Diary Week Two

Covid Diary Week Two

Today marks the end of our third week in isolation and my second week of documenting the Covid-19 pandemic through photographs. There is so much disturbing news overwhelming us right now. So this week, I want to bring you a personal story that has a happy ending. This...

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My Covid-19 Self-Isolation Photography Project

My Covid-19 Self-Isolation Photography Project

Wow, how the world has changed in these past few weeks! Where I live in Vancouver, we have been strongly encouraged to social distance ourselves and stay at home. We are not in full lockdown yet, as many locations are. However, if social distancing does not work, I'm...

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First Impressions of the Fujifilm X100V From an X100F User

First Impressions of the Fujifilm X100V From an X100F User

As soon as I heard that the new Fujifilm X100V was water-resistant and sported a flip screen, I knew I had to have one! I have been in love with the X100 series cameras since my first Fujifilm purchase of an X100T back in 2016. That camera was paramount in re-kindling...

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Year of the Rat

Year of the Rat

This year saw the 47th edition of the Chinese New Year Parade in Vancouver. It wound through the streets of Chinatown on Sunday, January 26th and marked the start of the year of the rat on the lunar calendar. I love shooting in Chinatown. However, in all my years...

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Vancouver Snow Storm 2020

Vancouver Snow Storm 2020

I live in Coquitlam, a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia. Here on the west coast, we experience a mild, temperate climate. Our winters are typically dull and damp, very damp, in fact! Our temperatures typically vary between 1C and 9C (34F and 48F). Believe it or...

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2019 Reflections and Favourites

2019 Reflections and Favourites

I'm not sure how another year has passed by so quickly. As I sit down to write, there is only a week and a half left in 2019. And not just another year has disappeared, but another decade! Ten years ago, I had just purchased my first DSLR, a 12 mega-pixel Nikon D90....

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How to Shoot Street Photography Anonymously

How to Shoot Street Photography Anonymously

What methods can you use to shoot street photography anonymously? Where you can enjoy the thrill of shooting street without revealing your subject's identity. I am very fortunate to live in Canada, a country where street photography is legal. As long as I am shooting...

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Seeing with a Different Perspective

Seeing with a Different Perspective

A couple of weeks ago, I spent an afternoon downtown with Olaf Sztaba, a friend and local professional photographer. Olaf is a master at creating beautiful images. His photographs often use bold light and shadow that often cause the viewer to question what they are...

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