Morning view from Toronto Western | Toronto Photographer

One morning, this light (and clouds!) got my attention…

Toronto Light Photographer - Ardean Peters

Looking West, along Bathurst | Camera: Canon XTI with 18-55 kit lens, f9, 1/250, Iso 100, 33mm (crop sensor)

Toronto Light Photographer - Ardean Peters

Looking North, along Bathurst | Camera: Canon XTI with 18-55 kit lens, f9, 1/80, Iso 100, 22mm (crop sensor)

Toronto Light Photographer - Ardean Peters

East Wing (South view), Toronto Western | Camera: Canon XTI with 18-55 kit lens, f9, 1/160, Iso 100, 38mm (crop sensor)

my favourite…

Toronto Light Photographer - Ardean Peters

East Wing, looking East, Toronto Western | Camera: Canon XTI with 18-55 kit lens, f9, 1/250, Iso 100, 22mm (crop sensor)

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Good Hard Light | Toronto Light Photographer

One afternoon in the Toronto Business District, I ran into this light. Un-prepared, save for (always) having my camera in my bag, but not having enough time, to really investigate it. I think, I would have found a lot more that I would have liked. | Camera: Canon XTI with 18-55 kit lens, f8, 1/250, Iso 200, 30-40mm (crop sensor)

Black and White Photography Downtown Toronto Photographer

Black and White Photography Downtown Toronto Photographer

Black and White Photography Downtown Toronto Photographer

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A Portrait Session with Grace | Toronto Photographer

I loved this portrait photography session with Grace. Like seriously. Besides being so lovely and easy to work with, she had so many great ideas and pushed me as a photographer (nicely!) to try new things. So great when that happens. This was also the beginning of shooting with this new set-up, something I’d been doing in my old Toronto studio space, that I was lucky to share with a bunch of other photographers for awhile (I miss that place!) and was able to re-create it in this space. I sort of love it.

Portrait Shoot with Toronto Photographer

Portrait Shoot with Toronto Photographer

Portrait Shoot with Toronto Photographer

Portrait Shoot with Toronto Photographer

Can you tell we had lot’s of fun?
Portrait Shoot with Toronto Photographer

Portrait Shoot with Toronto Photographer

Portrait Shoot with Toronto Photographer

My favourite…
Portrait Shoot with Toronto Photographer

Portrait Shoot with Toronto Photographer

Portrait Shoot with Toronto Photographer

Portrait Shoot with Toronto Photographer

Portrait Shoot with Toronto Photographer


So to give you an idea of how this entire shoot came to be, here’s a peek at the set-up. It’s pretty simple:

1) I have a large west facing window that I cover with plain curtains (watch my set-up video here)
2) I place a flash to help blow out the window, as sometimes, on darker days the natural light is not strong enough
3) I have my trusty westcott flash mount soft box pointed into 2-pieces of foam core to make a ‘v-flat’ and bounce the light back onto my subject
4) And last (I think), I have white tile board on the floor to give a nice seamless all white look to the image (and also ’cause carpet ain’t cute)

Behind the scenes Portrait Photoshoot Toronto Photographer

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