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Gordon Ross Photography

10 Jan 2014
Black and White nature photography, Vancouver Island

Nature Photography, British Columbia, Avalanche Bulletin Fundraiser

Come out and support the Avalanche Bulletin 6th Annual Party for the Bulletin this Saturday night at the Riding Fool Hostel in Cumberland.  There are lots of cool things that you can bid on to support this worthwhile cause including this print that I donated. Click on the image to get the “big picture.” This is a shot from Mount Washington of the Beaufort Range. I love Black & White Nature Photography; I love the layers of tone that you can see […]

06 Jan 2014
wedding portrait photography

Wedding Photography Gallery

Wedding Photography With a new year, it’s time to launch more images. And what better way to start a new year than with new love. It seems that there was a lot of it in the last year, judging by the number of weddings that I had the privilege of photographing.  And so far, 2014 is on track to be another bumper year of nuptial celebrations. It’s an honour to be asked to photograph a couple’s wedding because I understand the […]

31 Dec 2013
Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Laura and Wendell’s Engagement Photographs ongratulations to the beautiful couple of Wendell Hoyseth and Laura Murray. Tonight’s their night. They’ll be exchanging their wedding vows tonight in Comox. Now that’s a way to bring in the new year.  We got together last week and took this lovely shot of them down at the Comox Marina on a crazy stormy day. So much fun. And so fun to have a couple who were willing to face the elements … it was actually […]

26 Dec 2013

Photojournalism — Amazing world images of 2013

Photojournalism at its best. Check out some of the incredible images captured around the world in 2013.  Some of the shots from the sweatshop disaster in Bangladesh are particularly poignant.  I have always considered photojournalism to be one of the highest forms of photography. To get these kind of images requires skill, timing, guts and luck. I raise a glass to all these amazing photographers who risk their lives to get these kinds of shots.  I hope you all had […]

19 Nov 2013
Yoga on Villarica Volcanoe, Chile

New Lifestyle Photography Gallery

Lifestyle Photography is the latest gallery that we are launching to showcase my work in on the shiny new website.  There are 3o plus images in this gallery, so take a few minutes to scroll through the images. You might even find yourself, or someone you know, in there.  You’ll find yogis, skiers, snowboarders, runners, rafters, boxers etc. Over the years I’ve shot many different subjects but when I look back on my work, I see a strong thread of lifestyle […]

07 Nov 2013
Professional Studio Portrait Photography, Photography Workshop

New & Shiny Portrait Photography Gallery

Hi Folks!  It’s been a busy summer and fall of shooting and now that we’ve had a chance to breathe deeply and savour the fun we’ve had, we’re back to posting and sharing what we’ve been doing. First off, we’ve been working on our new site and over the next weeks, you’ll be seeing more and more galleries coming online.  To start the image-ball rolling, our first shiny new gallery that we’d like to highlight is our Portrait Photography Gallery. […]

22 Jul 2013

Nomadic Massive at Vancouver Island Music Fest, Concert Photography Tips

Nomadic Massive on Stage—Some tips on Concert Photography Nomadic Massive  played several sets at Vancouver Island Music Fest to enthusiastic crowds that rocked to their funky hip-hop beats. You can check out their music here. I caught their daytime show and based on that I knew that Nomadic Massive was going to be a stellar act to photograph at night on the main stage under the brilliant lighting. Lighting is one of the most powerful photographic elements you can play with; you can […]

17 Jul 2013

Elephant Revival at Vancouver Island Music Fest

Elephant Revival I love Elephant Revival! It was one of the great musical surprises for me at the Vancouver Island Music Fest. The band has a magnetic sound that drifts into ethereal when you hear Bonnie Paine’s voice. You can check out some of their music on Soundcloud. I didn’t know what to expect when I first saw them on the main stage, but when I heard Bonnie’s melancholy vibrato I was mesmerized. It was like Natalie Merchant X 2. And […]

16 Jul 2013

Walk Off The Earth Perform at Vancouver Island MusicFest

Walk Off The Earth with Sarah Blackwood Here’s a slideshow of “Walk Off The Earth” performing at Vancouver Island Music Fest on July 12, 2013. They played to a sold-out audience of thousands. Everyone I talked to thoroughly loved it. They’re diverse, talented and they set the stage (pun intended) for an amazing vibe throughout the weekend. The members of the band are Gianni Luminati, Sarah Blackwood, Ryan Marshall, Mike Taylor and Joel Cassady. The last shot in the slideshow shows them performing Somebody […]

12 Jul 2013
High-Key Clamshell Lighting in the Studio

Studio Portrait, Using High-Key, Clamshell Lighting

A studio portrait with Katrina I love this look. I love the brightness of the shot. I love its lightness (click on the image to get the real deal). High-key lighting means that the image “data” is shifted toward the lightest end of the tonal spectrum—meaning that the shot is extremely bright, but not overexposed. Only her eyes, lips and scarf are in the “normal” exposure zone producing a striking effect. And you just have to love the sharpness of […]