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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gelada Baboon, northern Ethiopia This shot of a gelada baboon was published in July’s Audubon Magazine as part of a story on the geladas’ vocalizations and its resemblance to human speech. Years ago while I was guiding in northern Ethiopia, I had the chance to go into the Semien Mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands. Also known as the Roof of Africa, per sq. km. it’s the highest chunk of land on the continent. I took this shot at about 3000 meters […]
Welcome. I'm a Comox Valley photographer based out of my photography studio in TinTown, Courtenay, BC, Canada.
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"The artistry of Gordon’s work is that his photographs illustrate truths about his subject matter that wouldn’t otherwise be seen."
- Mac Newton, The Asana Room
Pro photographer. Photography instructor. Writer. Speaker. Passionate about nature and world cultures.