Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Changing Sites!

So I've been trying to post a blog since Sunday about the wedding that I did this past weekend but for the life of me I cannot load any new images to the site and when I do something doesn't format correctly or fails to post etc. So I'm fed up with and am moving over to You can start to follow me at Luckily, I don't think that there are alot of you follow me yet so this won't be big adjustment. I hope to have the new site looking good this afternoon and will hopefully have my new blog post about the wedding posted this afternoon.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Long Time No Blogging

So it has been a very long time since my last blog post and for that I apologize. I have no real excuse other then the fact that I just got complacent in my day-to-day routine and didn’t get around to blogging. Well I’m hoping to change that starting today and with this blog post.

Some new and exciting things are up and coming this year and I’m looking forward to this summer months. So far I have a couple of weddings booked for the summer and I am really looking forward to those. The first one will is only a couple of weeks away and hopefully the weather will cooperate for the day. We have been having such unpredictable weather of late that right now I have no idea what we will get.

So people who know me know that I love my Apple product and the first starting with my iPhone. There are two photography apps that I have been playing around with lately that I would like to share with you. The first I just downloaded and have been playing a bit with is called Camera+. It’s a great little app to edit your pictures and has some great pre-defined filters to give your images that extra awesome look. The second app that I absolutely love is called Instagram. I’ve had it for a while but I really started to use it a lot more as of late. If you follow me on Facebook, you will notice some of the pictures that I have been posting. I am hoping to use these two apps to post a number of pictures when I am out and about shooting or just on my normal commute to work. I find these two apps to be very user friendly and you can easily pick them up and get the hang of them. If you happen to have Instagram please feel free to follow my feed, my user name is fraser_photography.

There is a third app that I am looking at getting for the iPad, which looks amazing, but I haven’t got it yet so won’t comment on it’s features and user friendliness. I will get back to everyone on that when I’ve had a chance to play around with it.

Anyway, that’s all from me for now but I promise I will post again soon and I will make sure that my intervals between post and much less than 6 months apart.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to make a quick update and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!! I hope that everyone has safe travel's and get everything they are wanting from Santa! Enjoy the time with friends and family and have a glass of eggnog for me!

Monday, December 20, 2010


So I have been really bad at this blogging stuff and keeping everyone updated so I will try and do a better job of this. So the first and biggest news is that I have my first wedding of 2011 officially book which is very exciting. I have a few more leads on jobs for the upcoming months and will keep everyone posed on that. I have been thinking about purchasing some new backdrops for portraits and have come across some really funky items but by far my most favourite have been from a company called Drop it Modern. I have posted a few different types of backdrops that they offer but check out the full site to see the rest. I’m not sure which ones I will be getting as of yet as I love them all and want to get each one. So if anyone cares to give their opinion of which one is their favourite please feel free to so. My plan is to get some in the New Year so you can look forward to seeing some upcoming images with these backdrops. That’s all for now but hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and hopefully the weather co-operates for everyone during their travels and I promise I will try to update sooner.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

One of a Kind!

So over the weekend I was able to attend the One of a Kind Show here in Toronto with my wife and her parents. First, let me say that if you do go try and go during the week as Saturday was ridiculously busy. The show was a lot of fun and was able to pick up some items for Christmas. One of the other reasons for going this year was to check out to see if it was a worth while show to enter and showcase my work. Well I do think that it is a great show and one that I would like to go in I don’t think it is something that I can financially swing this within the near future as entry fees range from $2,000 to $6,000 for the Christmas Show. So until I get myself more established and my inventory build up more I think I will be sticking to smaller shows. I think that I will try and set a goal that within the next five years I would like to have my work shown at this event. My goal next year is to go into a number of other smaller, less expensive shows but shows that still drawn a number of people and hopefully generates sales such as the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition that takes place at Nation Philips Square. If this and other shows are a success I will re-evaluate going into the One of a Kind Show. I will keep everyone posted on what shows I am applying for, when they are and if I am successfully accepted.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Start of Something Good!!

Hello World!!! My name is Richard Fraser and this blog is about me and my photography. I figured what better way to start out my first official post than by giving you a little bit of background on who I am, how I got to where I am now and what my goals are for the future. I guess I have always had an interest in photography but I was late getting into the field. I bought my first SLR about seven years ago and since then I have been getting more and more involved as my skills and knowledge of the field have improved. For the first little while photography was more of a hobby as I explored the camera and became familiar with its workings. It wasn't until about three years ago that my true drive for photography kicked with the purchase of a Nikon D70 and the move to digital. Moving to digital allowed me to gain instant feedback on what different settings did and how they effected the outcome of the image and I noticed a automatic improvement in my photography skills and understanding. I started to display my images in a number of local art shows which were a success and allowed me to gain more confidence. I was than approached to be a back up photographer for a wedding. This was my first experience having to work under extremely high pressure photography and in the end I felt it was a success. I learned from this experience which has allowed my wedding photography to advance and progress. Since than I have completed a number of successful weddings, engagement pictures, commercial photography and completed the Markdale Firefighters 2008 Calendar. So that gets everyone up to speed with who I am and what I have been doing up until now. Onto what my goals are for the future. I have just successfully launched my new website in order to showcase my work and to be able to better promote my photography. One step in gaining more publicity is going to be this blog. I will be showing previews of jobs that have been completed, updates in what other photographic ventures I will be taking and tips, techniques and new technology. I hope that I will be able to give an insider look into how I obtained my photographs so that people just getting into photography will be able to learn from my experiences. I will be discussing any issues and road blocks that I may run into and how I was able to overcome these issues. My hope with this blog and website is that I will hopefully be able to gain more jobs and become a more recognized photographer and ultimately gain a better relationship with my followers. I hope that you enjoy all of the future posts and please feel free to leave your comments or questions. Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, Richard Fraser.