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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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Happy Canada Day 2020

July 01, 2020 - Before I know it, summer and July 1st has arrived. Happy 153rd birthday, Canada! Although many provinces in Canada have...
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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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Signs of Spring and Renewal

May 18, 2020 - Can you believe we had snow flurries in Ontario last Saturday, the second weekend of May? Now that we're into the Victor...
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Coping with Social Distancing Amidst COVID-19

March 21, 2020 - Although spring has arrived, many of us in North America (and elsewhere around the world) are staying at home and practi...
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Happy Women's Day 2020

March 08, 2020 - To celebrate International Women's Day, I want to express gratitude in remembrance of the most important woman of my lif...
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Look at the World with Fresh Eyes

February 01, 2020 - As we round up the first month of 2020, how are you doing with your new year (and new decade) resolutions? Some of you m...
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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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Happy Thanksgiving 2019

October 14, 2019 - Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! As we celebrate this holiday, many friends are asking if I'm feasting on turk...
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New Chapters in Life

September 21, 2019 - As summer rolls into fall, it's the beginning of a new school year, new activities, new endeavours - new chapters in lif...
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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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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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Looking Forward to Spring

February 24, 2019 - In two weekends Daylight Savings Time begins and our clocks will spring forward, and the groundhogs predicted an early s...
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Behind Every Dark Silhouette is a Bright Light

January 15, 2019 - As we start off the new year in 2019, most of us probably did some reflective thinking before the year end. Hopefully th...
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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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2018 Riverdale Artwalk Summary

June 08, 2018 - Thanks to everyone who visited my booth at the Riverdale Artwalk this past weekend. It was my first outdoor art show, wh...
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2018 Riverdale Artwalk

May 28, 2018 - I've just wrapped up at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival group exhibit titled "Isolation". Thanks to everyone...
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2018 Contact Photography Festival - Isolation Exhibit

April 27, 2018 - Now that the long winter is over and the weather is finally getting warmer, I would like to invite you to a photography...
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Winter Trip to Mont Tremblant - Day 3

March 04, 2018 - Continuing on to Day 3 of my Mont Tremblant trip (if you haven't read about Day 1 and Day 2 yet, click on the links in t...
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Winter Trip to Mont Tremblant - Day 2

February 15, 2018 - Continuing from Day 1 of my Mont Tremblant trip (if you haven't read it yet, you can find it here)... The next mornin...
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Winter Trip to Mont Tremblant - Day 1

January 22, 2018 - Got you hooked with the teaser image I posted a few days ago, didn’t I? Thanks for coming back to read about my winter t...
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Winter in Canada

January 18, 2018 - Here's a teaser image for an upcoming blog post...to start off the new year, my friend and I spent a long weekend in Que...
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Furry Friends to Keep You Warm

December 13, 2017 - As the snow flies and temperatures drop, what better way to warm up then with some furry friends. If you don't have a fu...
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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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The Trend of Selfies

May 30, 2017 - In this day and age when selfies are all the rage, many people have perfected the art of taking selfies with their phone...
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Painters of the Land

March 31, 2017 - Both artists and photographers are painters of the land. While artists may carry sketchbooks or palette and easel with t...
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When Reality is Not Enough

March 07, 2017 - As varied and interesting as our world is, sometimes reality is not enough. Artistic photographers will feel the need to...
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Wintry Days for Photography

February 13, 2017 - It's that time of the year again, winter, cold, grey, snowstorms, freezing rain...but don't despair! This range of weath...
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Dreary Days for Photography

January 06, 2017 - Often, photographers may shy away from dreary days, as the golden light will not be available to add that magic touch th...
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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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Artistic Portraits from Photography

November 02, 2016 - In portrait photography, it seems the trend nowadays is to have a model in the middle of a forest, perhaps with her long...
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Photography Involves Detective Work

October 18, 2016 - Sometimes, being a photographer makes me feel like a detective. When we're photographing landscapes or events, the subje...
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Minden Rodeo 2016

June 27, 2016 - Now that summer has arrived, many sporting events are taking place. One such event where many photographers are ready to...
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Haliburton Dog Sled Races 2016

March 20, 2016 - Two weeks ago while the city was still enjoying a relatively mild winter, I went north to see and photograph the Halibur...
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Impromptu Photo Shoot at Skating Rink

February 25, 2016 - After a hiatus from my blog posts, I am resuming my entries with a change in topics. Whereas the previous series was abo...
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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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Need Inspiration For Your Photos? Add a Dash of Imagination

May 02, 2014 - Sometimes when we’re out shooting, we may not feel inspired immediately. Take time to study the surroundings and add you...
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