Toronto Light Photographer - Ardean Peters

Oh the light and the dark

Light Photography: The dark and the light

Sometimes you have to force yourself to see the light. Sometimes darkness is all you can see. All you allow yourself to see. But the light is always there, you eventually realise. Waiting for you to look up and notice it. Notice how it calls you. How it stands hidden in plain sight. How it plays with the dark. How, they – light and dark – can balance each other, if you let them.


Bright light on a sunny afternoon can be the perfect time to find beautifully balanced black and white images.
 

I love the large scale of the building juxtaposed to the small figure of the person walking by.

Toronto Light Photographer - Ardean Peters

Camera: Canon XTI with 18-55 kit lens, f4, 1/1250, Iso 100, 18mm (crop sensor)

 

I love the balance of negative space here, punctuated by the tower rising up in the background & the elements on either side balancing the image.

Toronto Light Photographer - Ardean Peters

Camera: Canon XTI with 18-55 kit lens, f4, 1/2000, Iso 100, 18mm (crop sensor)

 

This is my favourite of these 3 images & perhaps the simplest. There is something about light reflected in windows that I really love.

Toronto Light Photographer - Ardean Peters

Camera: Canon XTI with 18-55 kit lens, f4, 1/4000, Iso 100, 18mm (crop sensor)


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March Give-away: Win a Personal Portrait Session

Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters

When’s the last time you had photos taken of you? Not for your License or Health card or work security badge, but for you? Images that reflect and document who you are right now? Images to print (yes print!) and share with friends and loved ones near and far? Well, here’s your chance to win a free Personal Portrait Session.  A chance to indulge yourself and have fun while doing so.

Sign up here to enter: March 2016 – Personal Portrait Give-away. That’s it!

Entry deadline: Thur Mar 31st
The winner’s free session will be scheduled on or before Apr 30th, 2016, at my home studio in Toronto or on location in downtown Toronto. Note: Photos from the session will be featured on my Website & Social Media accounts. Free session is not transferable.

Purpose, Connection, Authenticity
www.photographybyardean.com


Portrait Photo Shoot with Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters

A sneak peak & meet Stacy-Ann

Portrait Series: She’s the boss (in a really cool & inspiring way :)

Portrait Photo Shoot with Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters‘In-Bed’ with Awesomely Authentic Women
Car accidents & sleepless nights can’t stop her. The Awesomely Authentic Woman featured above, is Stacy-Ann Buchanan. Actress, Producer, Film-maker, AH-mazing Woman. 

Connect with her online here:
www.stacyannbuchanan.comtwitter.com/stacynbuchanan & instagram.com/stacyann buchanan


So here’s another sneak peek of my on-going portrait series, where I’m learning just how awesome women really are. Meet Stacy-Ann, a woman with many hats and who has made her path in Creative Entrepreneur-ism that lead her to producing the documentary The Blind Stigma.

I had an amazing time photographing Stacy-Ann who is so full of life and inspiration. Actually, although this was our first time meeting in person, we’d been ‘acquainted’ online for many years and through circumstance, never actually made the connection off-line, so I’m quite thrilled we finally did.

Look out for more sneak peeks as I continue this series, which is leading up to a showcase of all the final images (not the ones from the sneak peeks!), which I’m excited to share with the participants and everyone else!


March Give-away: Win a Personal Portrait Session

Portrait Photo Shoot with Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters

When’s the last time you had photos taken of you? Not for your License or Health card or work security badge, but for you? Images that reflect and document who you are right now? Images to print (yes print!) and share with friends and loved ones near and far? Well, here’s your chance to win a free Personal Portrait Session.  A chance to indulge yourself and have fun while doing so.

Sign up here to enter: March 2016 – Personal Portrait Give-away. That’s it!

Entry deadline: Thur Mar 31st
The winner’s free session will be scheduled on or before Apr 30th, 2016, at my home studio in Toronto or on location in downtown Toronto. Note: Photos from the session will be featured on my Website & Social Media accounts. Free session is not transferable.

Purpose, Connection, Authenticity
www.photographybyardean.com


Toronto Light Photographer - Ardean Peters

There was this light

…and I suppose it looks dark and foreboding to some, but I see the light shining through. I love how it parts the clouds, lights windows and creates wonderful light reflections. I always see the light.

This first image, this day, is my favourite. The quality of light and all the elements falling in place just right.

Toronto Light Photographer - Ardean Peters

Camera: Canon XTI with 18-55 kit lens, f4, 1/400, Iso 100, 18mm (crop sensor)

Toronto Light Photographer - Ardean Peters

Camera: Canon XTI with 18-55 kit lens, f4, 1/4000, Iso 100, 24mm (crop sensor)

Toronto Light Photographer - Ardean Peters

Camera: Canon XTI with 18-55 kit lens, f4.5, 1/640, Iso 100, 33mm (crop sensor)

Toronto Light Photographer - Ardean Peters

Camera: Canon XTI with 18-55 kit lens, f5, 1/320, Iso 100, 39mm (crop sensor)

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