Saturday, 16 June 2012

Oh my, my head has been in the sand.

Wow, I can't believe I haven't blogged since March, too much college and not enough time to upload. But that is okay as I am going to change the whole format of the blog, yup! Laurelea Images is being born, professional photographer! Hope to have it done by the end of June!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Dolphins Resort, Campbell River and Anglers Resturant

Field trip to do a food shoot with my Professional Photography class to Anglers Restaurant in Campbell River. Halibut prepared by Professional Chef Joe Volk. Photographing it from start to finish was spectacular, the aroma, and fresh ingredients! Lots of photos showing all of Chef Joe's steps to such a succulent and beautifully presented dish. Alas, not enough room on here for all of them.
The finished dish was awesome, the flavors melted on my tongue. I have never had halibut so good! I highly recommend you stop and visit Chef Volk for a fantastic taste and service experience! Five Stars! 

Herring Run Begins In Courtenay

 Having fun just taking some photos of the fishing boats out for the herring run here in Courtenay.

Not bad for a telephoto shot at dusk from land! But must get closer! Hmm, must be the normal pro, never long enough, never wide enough, never short enough! LOL

Sunday, 4 March 2012

A little bit frosty

Quick shots of my frosty truck!

Eaglefest in Campbell River

 I had the pleasure of meeting Shakespeare, a barred owl, and Reg , his handler. Shakespeare had the unfortunate accident with a car and has been in the care of M.A.R.S.  He is a beautiful owl with eyes only for his handler.

 Thank you Reg for allowing me to photograph you and Shakespeare. My Photo will be on the M.A.R.S website and I have been asked to do more!

I am also going to volunteer what little time to help out such a great cause.

Isn't he beautiful!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Off to Campbell River

What a nice sunny day outside, a bit windy but I will be loaded down with all my camera gear to keep me from blowing away! Eaglefest so I hope to get some pictures of Eagles! Watch for them to appear here!
Laurelea Images.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Such a cutie!

I  had the joy of shooting my fellow photography student Tamara's little boy, Ray. He was so much fun to shoot and I instantly fell in love with him. Tamara, you should be very proud of your son. Thanks for the honor.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

I Had So Much Fun and My Heart Melted!

 I had the pleasure of photographing my fellow photography student and her son, what a honor for me! This is a few of the "fun" ones we did! Such a cutie!
 I asked him to give Mom a hug,  so priceless.
Yup, Ray can touch his nose with his tongue!  I can't, so he got a tickle from me!
These two were so much fun to photograph!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Ahhh sweet love

I loved this couple that were walking in front of me in Cumberland and couldn't help but think of the long and lasting love they have. Priceless and so enduring.
And more of a statement from behind I think . Enjoy

Primula with a different look

I had some fun with one of my assignments, altering photos with Photoshop filters. Of course I always go all out and I love what I am expressing. Hmm now think........ a glow effect. Enjoy!

Cumberland from my point of view!

They're melting! My Roses!

For some reason my roses started to melt! Hmmm, I wonder what happened? Oh ya, me playing in Photoshop! Teee heeee!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Portrait class and Thank you!

 I had the pleasure of doing some portraits for a good friend of mine and it was so nice of them to come into the studio.  Thank you for helping me with my assignment!
                          Love the glasses and couldn't resist a fun shot!
Awww , so much in love and thank you for letting me photograph you!

Aww Flowers

I do believe Spring is trying to emerge at least I  always think that when the Primula's are on display.
Playing with my 60 mm lens. Enjoy!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Thursday, 2 February 2012

And who says Photography classes are boring! What Fun!

Black and white  print scanned (no photoshop)  negative manipulated
 Okay here is the finished print, scanned it in colour and it gave me a sepia tone that I love! Title of the photograph is "Rebirth"
Negative manipulation tools and Fun!

Monday, 30 January 2012

Laurelea Images: Getting creative

Laurelea Images: Getting creative

Getting creative

I love this class, bringing out the creative part of my photography. Theme is rejuvination/ rebirth. I was difficult as we had use a old plastic camera, a HOLGA 12N  which uses 120mm film and has no adjustments on it to focus or settings. Just a point and shoot. This picture needed to include me and how was I supposed to take a picture of myself, no timer??? Ahaha, get my cousin to take it, so after telling her to take the picture and not to move, then take another one, I thought I would be able to do a double exposure if the film wasn't advanced. And it worked.  Some manipulation of the negative( no photoshop, just hand manipulation) as required in the assignment and then the final scanned image.

 I actually love the result!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

A little jaunt about Courtenay on a assignment

 I can be found on a walkabout the Courtenay, Comox and Royston area with my camera in hand doing my college assignments. I was to do Environment Photojournalism, showcasing a person in their environment so that one look at the picture would tell you what that person does.

Well! I met Brian who is the owner of Courtenay's brand new Gourmet Hot Dog Stand!

The Original Sam & Pete's Gourmet Hot Dogs! Named after his sons, and featuring gluten free hot dogs too! Good luck to him on his new business and me on my assignment.

Now to send the first photo to the newspaper and get him some free advertising! Hmmm, and maybe photo credit to Laurelea Images.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Portrait Class!

 Well we are now in to our portrait class and learning lots! Now look what a different a red scarf helps with my model! Next to re shoot using colours other than black. Oh what fun!
Captured with my D7 and pop up flash!

This one is done with remote flash and my D7 using hair light , and two soft boxes. I really do like the head shots, but prof wants 3/4 or full ones. 

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Oh my, I really am red aren't I!

 Guess what happens when a few of us get together in the portrait studio to practice and play with lighting! Yup, we tend to have a little fun too! Tamara and Jesse, two of my cohorts in my Professional Photography Course took these of me and my red hair, red jacket using different lighting. I didn't realise just how red I really was! Awesome! I love it! Tamara changed the last one to a black and white and I love it! Oh such fun we have sometimes. And to think, I actually took of my red glasses too! Thanks gals I love the pictures!
Tamara Newman Photographer          

Jesse Photographer
Tamara Photographer

Saturday, 7 January 2012

My trek to Cowichan Bay, and my two swans.

I had the pleasure of walking around Cowichan Bay over the Christmas break and I quite enjoy finding things that catch my eye to photograph. I did find my red shoe again! But in a different spot. Hmm, may have to post that picture too.

I quite enjoyed my two little friends, the swans, and happily sat on  the dock and observed them swimming around in front of me. Not too close, guess they remembered my big telephoto lens. Well, my telephoto was tucked away and I happily captured a moment in time with the swans.

Just a quick couple of shots

I love these two, they are always so willing to let me take their pictures and practice, practice , practice.

Been a while

Well, I was off on a well needed Christmas break, and now back in college, camera all ready to go! Look for some new pics and posts!