Making Sense of the Internet of Things

This is a project I’ve been working on for months, and it is at last coming to fruition.

This is the first episode in a five-part video series about the Internet of Things. The series is intended for decision-makers in IT; a technically-literate audience, but not necessarily experts in the field. It will cover the technologies behind local networks, the “Things” themselves, the Internet, the Cloud, and the software that runs on IoT devices.

And most importantly… I’m making educational videos again, something I haven’t done in far, far too long.

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Shooting At ComicCon Montreal 2014

How do you make an interesting and dynamic photo when all you have to work with is ugly fluorescent light?

For the last few years, I’ve been photographing cosplayers at the Montreal ComicCon. The costumes are often inventive and visually arresting. But from a photographer’s point of view, the lighting conditions at your typical convention center are appalling.

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Blade Runner Photo Shoot 2

Send in the fog!

The second shoot in this series featured Eric Julien, who is a co-worker of mine. We shot at Studio4Fun’s Lenoir studio, and it was my first time working with a fog machine.

The goal in this session was to recreate two strongly-backlit images — one in blue, the other in golden tones. In one, the subject was a silhouette against the window, while in the other, the subject is lit separately from the light flooding in the window.

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