It’s always hard to write a summary about myself. I’m creative, logical, curious and social. I have many interests and have achieved many things. I’m proud of my achievements, but I am even more proud of my ability to overcome the adversity I have faced throughout my life.

I suffer from Cerebral Palsy, am a gay man, was adopted as a child, grew up with bullying throughout school and was subjected to significant emotional abuse from my own family. Life can be tough for me at the best of times but I always give it my best shot and try to approach difficulty with humour.

Today I live simply and contribute to my community as often as I can. I’m a fast learner and I’m highly adaptive to change. From my most trying times I have developed my greatest strengths; resilience, courage, empathy, honesty and an ability to remain calm under pressure. If you are looking for a person with conviction, integrity and a sense of humour, then I’m your man!

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Journal

Three point lighting.

While you only need three lights to setup a three point lighting system, you can of course introduce more to enhance your image. For example, you may want to add a back ground light to add further interest to the image or to suggest a mood. / Continuing with the creative spirit, you may want to also play with the position of the lights, including height and distance to get different effects. Chan…
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The inverse square law made easy.

The inverse square law at first seems confusing but there are two main points to be aware of. / 1. The larger the light source, the closer the subject is to it, the softer the light. This is why softboxes positioned close to the subject create pleasing light for flattering portraits. As you move away, the shadows become harsher and the blemishes are revealed more in the face. / 2. The second thin…
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Using the correct shutter speed for the desired effect.

To create beautiful water landscapes it can be quite effective to use a slow shutter speed. Keep in mind however this technique usually has to be done in conjunction with a neutral density filter to avoid over exposure. / Panning is a technique that takes practice. The more you do it, the more steady you will become with the panning motion. In the beginning it can help to use a tripod. / Subjects…
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How to use Aperture Priority creatively.

Some lenses perform differently. In some cases images will either suffer from softness when shot wide open (around f1.2), or diffraction when shot closed down (around f32). It is a matter of working out the best settings for your lens. / Another point to consider is your distance between you and the subject. For example, if you shoot at f1.2 and you are a considerable distance from your point of …
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