Saskatchewan based photographer Chris Attrell has been exploring the back-roads of his province in search of ghost towns, abandoned farm houses and wicked prairie storms. He has a passion for photographing the abandoned places by night and started adding portrait photography in rural environments by day a few years ago.
My name is Rurik and I am a volunteer photographer. I have been photographing the Johnson MS Bike Tour since 2010. As a photographer I always consider these events as a great opportunity to practice my action and portrait photography skills. Therefore, I would like to share some tips to help find great shots of people and action in an outdoor environment with people having a good time.
With the spring and summer months here and the desolate white and brown landscape that is Alberta behind us, for a few more weeks at least, Chris and Jordan took some time out of their busy schedule to take a look at shooting macro photography.
On photographer Mark Kelly’s online portfolio there is a series of photos of an abandoned building. It might be a mansion or a hotel. The rooms are brightened by dashes of colour, a pink wall, then a blue one, a wooden balustrade that ends with a volute curled like a fiddlehead at the bottom of a flight of stairs. Then there is sand. The building is filled with swells of sand as if the tide of a dry ocean is rising.
One morning there was a skiff of snow across many of the high open areas. I, and several other photo buffs, found a coyote near the roadside in one of these snow-filled areas. I knew from past experience that my camera was going to be blinded somewhat by all the snow surrounding my subject.