Saturday, November 24, 2012

New Blog!

shayne gray learns photography has been a really great experience - the community out there is strong and supportive and the encouragement and interaction it's led to has been very encouraging.

So with that, the blog is migrating over to shayne gray photography - not that the learning ever stops!

Please keep in touch and check out the very first post on some Moustache-y Movember-y goodness!

Thanks for everything and hope to see you there.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sequence Photography!

Jumping pictures are always fun...but even more fun off the jumping rock, of course! And what better way to capture the fun than by trying out a little sequence photography?!

Monday, August 1, 2011

The $4000 Necklace: What do YOU think?

We're going to interrupt our regularly scheduled programming this week to ask you what YOUR thoughts are on Shayne Gray Learns Photography:

Is it possible that the name dooms the product? In other words, in your opinion does "...Learns Photography" take away from the value of past, present and future work posted here no matter how good it might ever get?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Capoeira Mâles - Part I

Recently I had the opportunity of working with a really great Capoeira group in the city, Capoeira Mâles.

There are some crazy skilled people in the group and as such...keeping up with the speed in low light can be a bit of a challenge....

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bocce Ball!

Wow! Things have been pretty crazy busy for the last little while and I'm trying to work through some of the backlog like this Bocce Ball image I took with my Dad on Father's Day and sister (who's actually holding the ball and sadly got edited out - for more on masking in photoshop for this sort of effect, see the Matrix post or the levitation post). For more on vintage effects, click here.

Aside from working on some music for an upcoming short film, I'm excited to be working with Capoeira Malês - more from that project coming soon....

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day!!!

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Happy Canada Day!!!

...and Happy almost 4th of July to our neighbours down south!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mel's Tea Party

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We recently caught up with Mel in Toronto's Music Garden with her Gloomy Bear, amazing dress & mini-hat and picnic basket that we found at the last minute on the street (full of really great colourful plates, cups & cutlery).

And what a perfect day to pull out the brand new 5D Mark II with a 50mm 1.4 for some golden hour goodness! (Scroll down a little further for some more fun with off-camera lighting composites and to see how the tea party ended!)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Vintage and Cross-Processing

Tres Chicos, Havana, Cuba (click image to see it larger)
Lomo, lomography, faux-lomo...whatever you want to call it, it's become extremely popular in recent years. In fact, we now have our own Lomography store here on Queen St. in Toronto.

The easiest way to achieve the effect is, of course, by going to and buying yourself a camera. But since I haven't gotten around to that just yet, here's how you do it digitally....