I Walk the Line | Abby Normal

Posted on 26th May 2014 in fashion

Abby Normal (Tumblr, fb) is an interesting bird. She’s a no holds barred bubblegum-zebra stomping her way into a new sphere of expression, unabashedly. An admirable character trait, to say the least, and she’s a babe. She is also the brainchild of Rent Cheque.

Yes, she is usually NSFW.

So I sent out a message to my circles that listen that I was going to be in Vancouver and Abby sent me a casual message about being a model, if I needed somebody.. “Of course!” I said.

She proposed the train yards, and that’s how it started. As we shot I actually felt like I was – with Abby’s guidance – uncovered a whole new love affair with Vancouver, a side that that can only be found walking the out of way places.

 

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East Vancouver Chinatown Photowalk

Posted on 6th March 2012 in Street Photography, wandering

A few weeks ago now a few friends of mine, and friends of theirs, got together for a wandering of sorts; something that is popularly being called a photowalk. This involves a few friends getting together to walk around and take photographs. It’s a cool idea, and I enjoy the opportunity I get to ask other photographers how they are taking their photographs, little styles.

The day turned out to be perfectly sunny, very harsh sun, which I’m finding I love for the contrast it gives on the subject.

As I walked the streets, I asked a friend, @AspiringMedia from twitter, how he was using his 50mm prime, f/1.8 on autofocus and still getting good photographs as he quickly snaps the photograph. He told me that he sees the person coming, and slowly gets them in his frame, and autofocuses them the whole time they’re walking towards him until they are in the desired spot, then the camera is already focused, and *SNAP. Theres the photograph. I know to some of you this may seem obvious, but wow did this just step my game up a notch.

I still complain a little bit about the speed at which the autofocus of my f/1.8 works at [very slow for those of you who don’t know], but I’ve managed to not miss as many of the shots as I was before with this technique. So thanks, man.

Well, how do you think I did using this new technique?

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