Tag Archives: portrait

Parking Garage

New Orleans

New Orleans covered parking garage.

I walked many a mile around the French Quarter and Central Business District.  One thing that I noticed was that many of the parking spaces are covered.  I am not sure if it is just because they have abandoned buildings that someone has bought and turned into garages of if there is a reason why parking would need to be covered.  I didn’t find much using good ole google.  If I had more time I would have liked to find an interesting car that I could contrast with the grungy building (deteriorating brick and concrete).  When I was taking this photo the guy who empties the cash out of the machines was coming around.  I am not sure if he knew what to make of me, with my camera and tripod ;).

These locations would also make and interesting portrait backdrop.  And another bonus is that they light would be consistent making it easier to control.  Bring a light shaper like a softbox or umbrella and you would be in business.

Lots more photos to go through.


Help Portrait



Yay!!  This week I was able to deliver the help portrait photos to the co-ordinator at The Dam.

What is help portrait you ask?

“Help Portrait is a community of photographers coming together across the world to use their photography skills to give back to their local community.  This is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits are not for your portfolio, website, or for sale. Money isn’t involved here. This holiday season, you have the chance to give a family something they may have never had before—a portrait together.”  Check it out at www.help-portrait.com

This year myself along with Jason DiMichele (photographer), Stephanie Moritmer (hair), Robin Blakely (hair) and the awesome staff at The Dam were able to provide a fun environment for the young mom program at The Dam.  For those of you that are interested The Dam is a non-profit organization that gives hope and help to youth and young moms and is located in Mississuaga, ON (Meadowvale area).  You can check them out at www.thedam.org.  Jason is mainly a fine art photographer and awesome printer who can be found at www.jasondimichele.com.

We provided a CD with digital images and an 8×10 framed print for the moms.  Can’t wait to do it all again next year.