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Christmas and Holiday Gift Ideas

December 15, 2021 - There are 10 days left until Christmas! I can't believe how quickly the days are flying by. Have you wrapped up your sho...
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Celebrating Autumn Colours

November 13, 2021 - Without travelling too far, amazing fall colour photos can still be found. With international travel limited, I spent ti...
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2021 Online Autumn Artisan Market Fundraiser

October 13, 2021 - I'm happy to share that I will be participating in the 2021 Online Autumn Artisan Market Fundraiser from October 15 to 3...
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Happy Thanksgiving 2021

October 10, 2021 - Last year for Thanksgiving, many families could not gather with relatives and friends due to the COVID-19 pandemic restr...
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Photo Art Series: Japan + Shodou

October 02, 2021 - My photo art series on Japan + Shodou has been expanded with three new pieces. This series started a few years ago when...
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Photo Art Series: Bittersweet Hokkaido

September 26, 2021 - I'm excited to release my photo art series titled "Bittersweet Hokkaido". This series started a few years ago when I tra...
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Local Street Marketplace

September 24, 2021 - I'm happy to announce the launch of my store on eCommerce site Local Street Marketplace, which supports local businesses...
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Celebrate Summer

August 03, 2021 - August has arrived! Summer 2021 is halfway over, so take advantage of the beautiful warm weather to enjoy the great outd...
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Art Design in Photography - Complimentary Book Sample

July 10, 2021 - For those who have read (or missed) my first series of blog posts on Art Design in Photography, the series is available...
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Spring Sakura 2021

April 22, 2021 - For those of you living in Ontario, Canada, you might have been shocked (as I was) to find snow on the ground and flurri...
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Photo Book Gifts for Special Occasions

April 15, 2021 - Now that Easter and Passover have been celebrated (though it was another year of virtual celebrations in most locations,...
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Winter Scenes Amidst a Pandemic

January 24, 2021 - Despite the promising news of various vaccines being available against COVID-19, it will take time for sufficient suppli...
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Happy New Year 2021

December 31, 2020 - As the world heads into 2021, no doubt everyone around the globe is hoping for a better New Year, a year where the COVID...
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Happy Holidays 2020

December 24, 2020 - Two more sleeps until Christmas Day! How are you celebrating the holidays this year? For most of us it will be very diff...
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Black Friday 2020

November 24, 2020 - Before you know it, American Thanksgiving is coming up this week along with Black Friday, Cyber Monday next week and sho...
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Thanksgiving 2020

October 15, 2020 - As schools restarted in September and some people tried to resume pre-COVID life by socializing in restaurants or in lar...
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Invitation to join FRAMES Magazine and Photo Community

October 01, 2020 - As we head into October and countries around the world continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, I hope your art and pho...
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ArtWalk in the Square Online 2020

September 24, 2020 - Fall has officially arrived this week - a few days ago temperatures dropped to single digits in Canada, and my building...
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Making Summer Last

August 29, 2020 - It's already the end of August - where has the summer gone? I hope you're enjoying the most of it, despite the restricti...
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Dreamy Summer Days

July 31, 2020 - It's July 31st, which means another month has flown by in 2020. Summer is halfway over, so take advantage of the beautif...
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Post-Lockdown Happy Clouds

June 16, 2020 - During the COVID-19 lockdown, as most people stayed at home to follow social distancing guidelines, cars remained in par...
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In Uncertain Times

June 09, 2020 - In a previous post over a year ago, I wrote about how photography can be a reflection of life. The theme of fog seems to...
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Being Creative While Staying At Home

May 29, 2020 - Another week, another month is coming to a close. June will be arriving In a few days - many people are looking forward...
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Artsu Matsuri 2020

January 06, 2020 - Happy New Year! Here's to more photography and art in 2020! On the heels of The Big Holiday Smalls Show, my next art sh...
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Merry Christmas 2019

December 25, 2019 - How time flies! Before you know it, Christmas has arrived! Thank you for a year of sharing in my photography. I look fo...
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The Big Holiday Smalls Show 2019

December 03, 2019 - Did the Cyber Monday online shopping frenzy tire you out? Here's a more relaxing way to shop for holiday gifts - in pers...
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Inspired by Halloween Pumpkins

November 02, 2019 - As we head into November, I hope you had a fun Halloween with lots of treats! Toronto had inclement weather that evening...
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A Walk Through the House of Mirrors

September 09, 2019 - This summer, my friend and I had a chance to visit the House of Mirrors that was part of Luminato festival in Toronto. T...
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How to Turn Straight Lines in Your Photography into Art

August 21, 2019 - While going through my closet the other day, I noticed a collection of tops with striped patterns. They're so similar, y...
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Photo Book: Art Design in Photography

March 12, 2019 - For those who have read (or missed) my first series of blog posts on Art Design in Photography, the series is now availa...
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BowsArt 2018 Exhibit

December 14, 2018 - This year, the holiday season approached so quickly that I was delayed in posting this announcement. I'm participating i...
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Photography is a Reflection of Life

November 05, 2018 - Often, photography is a reflection of our lives. By this, I'm not just referring to direct captures such as portraiture...
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Fleck Fine Art Catalogue Exhibition Fall 2018

August 24, 2018 - Can you believe that summer is almost over and the fall season is approaching? A small red leaf on a green shrub reminde...
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Exhibit at Art Square Gallery

November 09, 2017 - Before you know it, the holiday season is fast approaching! I'm participating in an upcoming art exhibit in Toronto, sta...
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Exhibit at Blue Crow Gallery

October 19, 2017 - To those who may have missed the invites through social media channels, I'm participating in a group art exhibit for the...
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Latin Festival

September 21, 2017 - One of the many benefits of living in a multicultural city is the range of festivals held each year, giving us an opport...
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Back to School

September 11, 2017 - As we head back to school, life can get hectic and feel frenzied, with packing lunches and making sure everyone gets to...
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World Photography Day 2017

August 19, 2017 - In honour of World Photography Day today (August 19, 2017), I will share with you some of my favourite photos from a rec...
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The World of Insects

July 14, 2017 - Recently I tried the technique to shooting hand-held macro photography - it was so liberating! No longer restricted by t...
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Photo Book: Titled Art No. 1

November 30, 2016 - My first collection of Titled Art images is now available in a photo book format. Please visit the pages below to see a...
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Add an Element of Art Design Into Your Photos - Gradation

March 30, 2015 - Gradation is a slow transition between opposites - whether it be darkness slowly changing to light, small objects growin...
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Add an Element of Art Design Into Your Photos - Balance

February 10, 2015 - Related to the use of positive and negative space in an image, which I discussed in my previous post, is the use of bala...
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Add an Element of Art Design Into Your Photos - Positive-Negative Space

January 04, 2015 - In compositions of photos, as in art, the proportion of positive and negative space can be used to emphasize the subject...
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Add an Element of Art Design Into Your Photos - Tonal Contrast

December 02, 2014 - A common way to add impact or direct viewers’ attention to the main subject in an image is through the use of tonal cont...
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Add an Element of Art Design Into Your Photos - Scale and Size

November 01, 2014 - In photographs, as in art, the scale and size of various elements can serve various purposes. For landscape images, incl...
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Add an Element of Art Design Into Your Photos - Patterns and Rhythm

September 30, 2014 - Related to the previous post about textures is that of visual texture, which includes patterns and rhythm. Patterns are...
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Add an Element of Art Design Into Your Photos - Texture

August 22, 2014 - Texture is an element of art that is often used in photography, whether it’s physically existing in the object captured...
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Add an Element of Art Design Into Your Photos - Colours/Hues

July 10, 2014 - Aside from black and white photos, colour is of major importance in photography. Usually it is the colours in an image t...
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Add an Element of Art Design Into Your Photos - Shapes

June 12, 2014 - Continuing from the basic element of lines, the next design element that adds interest to a photograph is shapes or form...
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Add an Element of Art Design Into Your Photos - Lines

May 27, 2014 - My next few posts will be a short series about elements of visual design and how they can be applied in the composition...
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Turning a Street Photo into Art

April 21, 2014 - For my first blog post, I want to share a technique I like to use for turning a street photo into art - the use of refle...
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