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Gordon Ross Photography

19 Jun 2013
Photo and Video Workshops in Gordon Ross Photography Studio

Intro Video Workshop | Using iPhones, Android Devices, Point-&-Shoots & DSLRs to Record Video

An Intro Video Workshop Have you ever wondered how to use the video button on your camera or cell phone? This intro video workshop is an amazing opportunity to find out just what you can do with that button. On Tuesday, July 9, come join video pro Steve Ray for a beginners look at making videos using iPhones, Android devices, point-&-shoot cameras and digital cameras (DSLRs). If you want to jump-start your video knowledge, this is the session for you. […]

07 Jun 2013
Argentinian Tango Dancers

The KISS: A Collaborative Photography Project

The KISS: A Collective Photography Project at Elevate the Arts Bounded only by your creativity and a few guidelines, come participate in a fun,loving and sexy photography project that explores the age-old act of the kiss. As part of Elevate the Arts you’ll be able to find me in Simms Alley (behind Whale’s Tails Toys) tonight (Friday) at 5pm. I’ll be there to give a brief workshop about this very cool photo happening. Bring your camera, your imagination and get […]

06 Jun 2013
Professional Studio Portrait Photography

Studio Portrait Photography—Creative & Fun

Having Fun with Studio Portrait Photography Studio portrait photography—it’s fun and creative for everyone involved. Take Nick for example. He contacted us for some professional head-shots for use on his website. He also needed a different set of images for use on social media sites, but he didn’t want a standard look. Nick isn’t a mainstream-kind-of-guy so he came prepared to experiment with props and changes of clothes. Fun. I love consulting with my clients before our session, but you really […]

20 May 2013
world portrait photography

Photography Workshop, Intro to the DSLR

Learn the basic functions of your digital camera (DSLR) in a 3-hour photography workshop with me on Wednesday, June 12! After much interest and a lot of planning, we are happy to announce this photography workshop. It is the first in a series of photography workshops that we are developing for the general public and businesses in the Comox Valley. This photography course is a great introduction for someone with little or no experience with their digital camera. It’s a […]

15 May 2013

Photography Slideshow, Travels in Sri Lanka

Photography Slideshow Highlighting Sri Lanka There’s a photography slideshow happening in my studio tonight! Since my return from Nootka Island, I’ve been meaning to post an image from that adventure and promise I will. But, I’ve been busy getting things ready for the photography slideshow that’s all about Sri Lanka. I can’t wait to share this incredible place through my lens. Unfortunately, this event is sold out. But, this is the first of our new travel series. More details on […]

07 May 2013
professional portrait photography

A Professional Portrait Can Make The Difference

Professional Portraits In the fast-paced world of the web and business, you have exactly a millisecond to capture your online audience’s attention. But as much as you have to grab it quickly, the visual nature of the the web delivers awesome possibilities to do it really well. Strong photography can be a big part of that wow factor that pulls the eyes in and gets people clicking. If you’re selling a product or service that is an extension of your own […]

01 May 2013
portrait photography

The Mossi King’s Yellow Shoes, Burkina Faso

Dig the Mossi King’s yellow shoes—what a hipster. The King himself is a pretty important fellow—he has over 6 million subjects. I shot some portraits of him as well; it was the obligatory thing to do. But what really intrigued me were the attendants who sat at his feet.  Every time the king would say something, the three minions (the other two are sitting next to the man wearing purple) would snap their fingers like exclamation marks at the end of […]

30 Apr 2013

Sweating at a forge, Bamako, Mali

As if being close to the equator isn’t warm enough, this guy works at a forge all day. The beads of sweat tell the story. Mali’s average life-expectancy is 53; poverty mercilessly grinds people down. The Recycler’s Market is on the outskirts of Bamako, the capital of Mali. Here, metal waste is recycled into useful products from car parts to cooking utensils. It’s amazing what resourceful people can do with so little. Bye for now. G  

25 Apr 2013

Vivian Maier—A Brilliant Street Photographer, Unknown In Her Time

I just had to share this. I love great street photography because of the way it can frame the mundane as something special. For me, accomplished street photography highlights the profound nature of our daily moments. My friend Terri sent me the link to a blog post on the photographer, Vivian Maier, who captured some quintessential moments of everyday American life from the mid-50s to the early-90s. And to think that, during her life, she didn’t show her images to […]

24 Apr 2013

Natural and Artificial Light Photography in the Street

The fun that you can have with digital cameras. This shot uses a mix of natural light as seen in the background sky, and artificial small-strobe light which is projected solely onto the subject. The beauty of working with both light sources is that you can expose for each one. If I had relied on the Automatic or Program setting of my camera,  the result would have been the-deer-in-the-headlights-phenomena, which is, well, boring. The added oomph in this photo comes from […]