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  • Jay Scott Photography: October 2013
    in the near future The Technicals The background was provided by the one of the galaxy slides included in one of the creative kits available to accessorize a Light Blaster From about 5 feet away focused to 4 5 feet to increase the perceived bokeh zoomed into approximately 45 mm by one SB 28 set to 1 4 power with the consumer lens aperture opened to f 4 5 the image was projected onto my white fleece blanket hanging in the background The camera settings are 50mm f 7 1 1 200 ISO 200 I list these because I know there would be photographers who would ask but really when you are combining five light sources with different types power settings gels modifiers distances and triggers those first four basic camera settings are little more than a baseline They were adjusted around my flash power limitations That limitation being the minimum output possible The fog created by my new Dragon Puffer kit from Zero Toys was illuminated by one SB 28 1 64 power with 1 2 3 cut of red gel The galaxy projection was tweaked with a one third cut of CTB the snooted flash on the camera left side of the car had a 1 4 cut of CTO while the camera right side gridded flash had a 1 2 cut of CTO The final gridded light source was projected from quite high and just camera left onto the reflective sticker on the front of the car to emulate a bright headlight It was altered with a 3 4 cut of CTO and two thirds cut of lavender gel chosen to emulate the color of today s higher and car headlights Because of the sticker s reflectiveness it needed to be just bright enough to create that

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  • Jay Scott Photography: September 2013
    the CPA I got a little heavy on the photos of Lawrence but that guy can move The sequence of six photos that I took of him making his passing maneuver above was a lot of fun to cycle between to watch him overtake the older gentleman who s reaching for him Things like that make the day extra fun to participate in Some of the groups had the absolute best costumes this year There were the biker women as seen in the background of the last photo of Lawrence above with their fishnet stockings bicycle helmets and tank tops complete with knee high stockings UPDATE Angie suggested they may be roller derby players I m guessing she s right There was the team dressed country style with the fierce but friendly attitude to match And of course there were the Wheel Riders 1 Wheel Riders 2 and the Young Riders all of whom were dressed in Saskatchewan Roughrider green apparel All in all it was a full and busy day with a lot of laughs and a lot of excitement It s amazing how fast with a little bit of training a person can move in a wheelchair It s also amusing at how someone who s not use to navigating in a wheelchair can come to a corner and push the chair the exact wrong direction that they intend It was things like that that made for a few of the best laughs and best collisions Posted by Jay at 1 12 PM 0 comments Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels 2013 canadian paraplegic association event fundraiser henk ruys relay roller derby saskatchewan saskatoon wheelchair yoga Sep 11 2013 I Was Due Isn t it often the case The photographer seldom gets photographed Nothing like a new tool to test out and learn about to motivate oneself to shoot This time I couldn t let Angie be my subject The lighting I had planned in my mind was not going to be flattering Since looking through the slides that came with my Light Blaster I have had an image running through my head that reminded me of Quickman s stage from Megaman 2 for the NES Many of the stages have that metal and pipes look it is a robot fighting game after all But the blue hues from that one in particular had my memory jogged after looking at that slide I wasn t sure if the portrayal would come through but thinking about how much hardware had been in my head and still is in my neck I thought a look of transparency or peek below the surface of my skin might be interesting as if the metal is being revealed Finally I m not mad angry or hostile but it doesn t take a master photographer to know that a big toothy grin wouldn t work very well for this photo hence the firm expression Self Portrait 09092013

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  • Jay Scott Photography: August 2013
    equipment lately Some of which has been purchased by friends and I know they will make good use of it I also know what I m capable of creating with what I have without the expensive price tag However I have not regretted the times that I have invested good money for good equipment and how it has made creating same photo that I could make with previous equipment just that much easier Considering the disability I am already fighting against I will take every advantage I can without breaking the bank that is So with the amount of light I believe I can effectively get out of the setup that made the photo above and the nice early sunset small camera lights are always more powerful when contrasted to waning daylight Wednesday night the session should be a success and maybe the revenue from that can be allocated to a savings fund for when I do need to rent buy the better gear I will have some things to say about this year s Help Portrait events coming up and encourage you if you have any interest to get involved Few things in my life have been as rewarding as participating in these events Enjoy the rest of the summer Posted by Jay at 7 12 PM 0 comments Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels 2013 fauna kiwi low key soft box warm writings Aug 17 2013 Baby s Breath The second flora photo I made during our last visit to my parents cabin I was trying to match tones with the decor in their living room and though I don t think this is my favorite of the photos I made I am pleased that I was able to create peach

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  • Jay Scott Photography: July 2013
    I appreciate the views what I really need is your feedback and for you to share it with others I have been spending any relaxation or TV time folding flyers stuffing envelopes and getting them ready for distribution I really hope to pick up steam and gain a greater awareness of the site and the work that I have done starting this fall It s then that I will really be pursuing and asking for your help Posted by Jay at 7 00 AM 0 comments Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels cpu granite little things macro pin processor writings Jul 4 2013 Good to be Home Gas Works Park and the Space Needle by Jay Scott Well we are home We have been for almost a week now if you have noticed on Instagram and Twitter It was a good trip and before we left I was not sure if that amount of driving travel and hotel stays would be too much for me but even with our hotel in Seattle be less than ideal we made it in pretty good shape I would not want to do it too many times per year but are already quickly forgetting the negative things and considering what we will do when we go back For about 80 of our trip the camera on my phone was adequate But there were times like for the above photo at Gas Works Park that I desperately wanted my DSLR to create photos that I could see in my mind but could not replicate with the limitations of a smart phone camera However not having to worry about it and not have that additional weight on the unexpectedly hilly and uneven terrain of the West Coast was definitely a welcome burden relieved I was not expecting to need as much help as I did from Angie but I was not too proud to receive it because I needed to be in good shape to get us safely through the traffic we were not accustomed to driving in I m not complaining I would say that in general all of the drivers seemed more skillful more alert and more considerate than in Saskatchewan However with the lack of freeways in Vancouver and the remarkable pace on the freeways and multilevel clover leaves off ramps and other unexpected features it was certainly a steep learning curve for me Only a handful of times did we need to be excused for an unintentional mistake on the roads Unfortunately we did get bumped in the rear when a driver who was blocking the intersection tried to get out of it and left a couple of circular scratches on my rear bumper from the screws of his front license plate It happens but was not the best way to begin our first day in Seattle The intersection both of us were crossing through and turning left at was turning onto a very steep

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  • Jay Scott Photography: June 2013
    is a great channel on YouTube of a couple of guys who ride their bikes all over Western Canada who have done a fine job It will be a bit of a watch but if you re interested here are the videos Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Please excuse it if any of these things do not work or send you to the wrong link I created this post on my phone and they certainly do not yet replace a computer I cannot imagine driving that highway in the winter If you snoop around YouTube a little bit further you can find videos of people driving it in the winter Two busy lanes on a dry summer day was plenty for this Saskatchewan guy Posted by Jay at 10 23 PM 0 comments Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels bc Coquiholla highway number 5 Jun 13 2013 Back to the Zoo After a few days of heavy exercise wheeling down by the river and around the forestry farm park I took my next visit to have a much more leisurely pace and make sure that it was a photo centric visit Knowing that I would not be taking my DSLR on our upcoming vacation I thought I would give smart phone photography greater attention It should not be difficult to determine which photos were made with the phone and which ones were made with the DSLR but I must say that I am very impressed with the image quality produced by my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Honestly it reminded me a lot of the images produced by my Pentax K10D As long as the amount and quality of light are respectable and with a little tweak of the white balance and exposure compensation that tiny little chip can record some very fine images It may have been a coincidence but the fact that it was a reduced cost day the day prior to my visit seemed a bit obvious to me Not just by the peacefulness of a Zen garden interrupted by a paper coffee cup but just other aspects of the park that made it feel like it had been visited by a number of non regular patrons I know it s not my park but I care about the place and begin to wonder about the type of person that would intentionally placed it there instead of carrying the additional 10 yards to the garbage can I would have been unable to reach it without damaging plants or the garden so I just made my ironic photo People walking by seconds later politely asked me if I had forgotten my coffee I let them know that I would never do that but it made for an interesting photo So many of the plants with small blooms were nearly in full force I hope that by the time I am able to return to the park it is a

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  • Jay Scott Photography: May 2013
    reflection window green May 14 2013 Giant Pinapple Just a huge pineapple we bought that begged to be shot before being cut up for grilling with our mahi mahi tomorrow evening Giant Cuban Pinapple by Jay Scott It s amazing how large of a backdrop you need to shoot something small at an ultra wide low angle like this Posted by Jay at 3 18 PM 0 comments Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels cuban food fruit giant green low key pineapple scales ultra wide angle yellow May 8 2013 So Good to Be Back to the Zoo Aside from the poor crumbling roads and paths it was really good to get back to the zoo for the first time this year The best part about it was going with my best friend and his family and my wife I am looking forward to a great season of animals and flowers and am going to try to take the time to let the camera sit around my neck for a few minutes and appreciate what I am seeing instead of just shooting the whole time That said when I am setting up lights for a flower photo I do have time to appreciate my surroundings Sometimes it is difficult to remember the size and wildness of these huge creatures just one small fence away from us Had we seen these from a vehicle in Jasper a few summers ago it would have been more of a flight response that sitting here watching these hulks almost smiling at us Soft kitty Warm kitty Little ball of fur No I have never had the opportunity to shoot at the zoo at night What an experience that I would be I would be most grateful for the fences then and would always be looking over my shoulder The photo of this lynx was taken in broad daylight but a few tweaks to the exposure and white balance gave it more of a moonlit luck Not unlike my albino python photo from Reptile World This bison calf was born just a few days prior Amazing how quickly they are so independent and happy to be not a small distance away from their mothers just relaxing in the cool mud and manure I was impressed that both Fox s were out and very active when we were there It must have been the comfortably cool temperature The swift foxes pictured above had spotted something that we could not identify and were running back and forth at the front of their habitat looking for a way out The red fox could be found in its usual spot below the seeder I am looking forward to getting back to the zoo on a weekday when it will be a little bit quieter It was not busy but if you are the people the more relaxing I find it and the better the photos I typically get I fear that this

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  • Jay Scott Photography: April 2013
    by underneath piles of snow It might end up being spring for two weeks and then jumping right into summer I have been spending time thesaurus in front of me preparing a name and content for the new website My plan is to make it free The copyright will be protected and I plan to put measures in place to prevent the content from being misused but I really do not see their being much of a profit to be made on the work that I have created If it helps someone and the enjoyment of simply making it without the complications that money often adds is what I get out of it then I will be satisfied I hope that word spreads enough that I can expand the project to people other than myself and my closest friends Sorry that I cannot be more specific than that at this time I know how frustrating vagueness can be I already invested much of my time overhead and some money into this so I won t be paying for a website to host the content It will be contained in free places such as blogger I do plan to place a donate button and should it start to provide adequate funding I would look at upgrading to a dedicated website or at least a URL web address So until the flowers start to bloom and until I have some content for the new site it may continue to be somewhat quiet here I do expect some 2 5 mm headphone jack ends to arrive from Hong Kong in a few days and when they do I will make an extension cord for my Nero Trigger and be able to start using it for larger scale photos Usually I am pretty good at coming up with something creative to photograph but the rut I have been in is evident in the extensive time between posts Thank you for sticking with me and when I have something new it will be big Posted by Jay at 1 26 PM 0 comments Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels 2013 grammar project rut spring writing Apr 1 2013 Not an April Fool s Joke I actually have something new I know it has been a long time since I have posted anything A lot of behind the scenes work thought and effort has gone into pieces that I hope will become something I can share before too long Amongst that work has also been a time of great impatience as the mountains of snow continued to grow instead of slowly recede as they should for this time of year Temperatures are still quite far below normal and look like they will stay that way for awhile However we should be thankful because these below normal temperatures mean that these mountains of snow will melt very slowly and hopefully prevent any significant flooding We returned from Swift Current today

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  • Jay Scott Photography: March 2013
    we went to the West Edmonton Mall there was an artist there by the name of the Sandman He did the most amazing work putting sand in jars creating pieces like the one we have had decorating our half wall since we purchased one He uses the various colors of sand and little small funnels to create his piece one little layer at a time Talk about the ability to imagine the completed piece in his mind before he even starts I have been meaning to photograph it for a long time but never bothered Perhaps in the future I will show you the silhouetted snow covered mountain range and birds flying in front of the setting sun on the opposite side Warm thoughts Warm thoughts Warm thoughts Posted by Jay at 10 12 PM 0 comments Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels macro palm trees reflection sand sandman snow winter Mar 11 2013 Stages The best photo shoot I had ever had was grad photos of Rebecca Cassie and Kayla The energy and enthusiasm they had despite the unbelievable mosquito population was motivating The comfortable weather their lovely dresses hair and makeup all came together to make for one of the best 45 min of my life I wish I had three times that much time to work with them but they had ceremonies to get to Rebecca s Grad by Jay Scott That was a few years ago and it still sits in the top number of photo sessions I have ever had Rebecca is about to enter a new stage in life when she gives birth to her son in a week or less It was my pleasure to photograph her to help her preserve the memories hopefully mostly the good ones of this pregnancy Rebecca Expecting 1 by Jay Scott Recently on a Facebook page for disabled photographers the question was posed what do you use for adaptive equipment I thought about it and aside from the oral shutter release I designed and built for my Pentax I do not use any adaptive equipment I am grateful to have found a way to make photos without any additional barriers that is relying on more specialized equipment When we first got our point and shoot camera it was wonderful to just have a camera that I could use with my clumsy hands When the time came to upgrade to a DSLR I once again made my decision largely based on what I could use with my hands Thankfully I was not able to use that camera in the way I intended because the weight was greater than the demo model I tried in the store which had a lesser lens on it than mine would I was forced to find a better way to hold the camera because I had already purchased it and surpassed the time frame permitted for a return Thanks to that I was able to base

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