Friday, December 2, 2011

1st Place for "Misty Morning Light Dance"

The Beach Photo Club held its first digital competition of the year on Thursday December 1st, and my image from the "Haliburton Forest Project" got a 1st place in the category of "Mist & Fog for the Intermediate/Advanced level. The competition was fierce, but good images prevailed! And I nearly also got the Best In Show, but I was beat out by another image of equal goodness. Oh well - maybe next time for the Best In Show.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Beach Photo Club 2012 Calendar launch

President David Sweeney of the Beach Photo Club (BPC)
invites you to attend the launch of yet another exciting
initiative that celebrates the Beach.

On September 6th at 7:30 pm at Community Centre 55, the Beach Photo Club, a community non-profit organization, in partnership with Vistek and Community Centre 55, will launch its second-ever professional-quality calendar focused on the Beach community.
Sponsored by Vistek, the calendar is an initiative that will support arts and social services in the Beach community while celebrating the Beach. A portion of each sale will go back to BPC and Community Centre 55 toward their valued programs.
The beautiful pictures in this calendar were taken by BPC members and were juried and selected by a panel of notable local community members. Featuring forty-nine spectacular images of the Beach, this stunning photo product is a practical calendar that emphasizes the seasons in the Beach, and includes photo tips for all who want to sharpen their photographic skills.
The calendar will sell for $20 and is available through club members, Community Centre 55, and selected retailers.
This launch will include an exhibit of the 13 main images, many of the club photographers whose images grace the calendar and some of the individuals who played a key role in the juried selection of the 2012 calendar photos. Please join us to celebrate this unique community endeavour.
Nancy Culver, Community Centre 55 416-691-1113
Mike MacLaverty, Beach Photo Club 416-690-6405
Community Centre 55 at 97 Main Street is accessible by TTC: Main Street Station

(Preview of my image "The Gazebo Painters" appears above here as a sample)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Doors Open Toronto 2011

Thank you to all of those who dropped by at Black Creek Pioneer Village this weekend - May 28th and 29th 2011. If you would like more information on my work, please feel free to contact me directly at I sell my work in several different ways, including framed and unframed prints, greeting cards, and more.

You may also have learned about my Millworks project while you stopped in to see my Pioneer Photography display. I also photograph historic mills. You can check out some of the images on my flickr page at

Thank you, and hope to hear from you soon!

Monday, April 25, 2011


Come and check out Millworks 2011, opening on Monday May 2nd 2011, and running until Thursday May 26th 2011. Millworks 2011 will also be on display at Black Creek Pioneer Village on May 28th and 29th for this year's Doors Open Toronto event. David will be at the Town Hall at Black Creek giving advice to th public on photography of historic buildings. Please drop by if you can to either the exhibit or Doors Open at Black Creek.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japan photo industry distupted by tsunami quake....

The recept earth quake and resulting tsunami in Japan has affected the photography industry pretty heavily. I found an interesting article on the subject at Adorama....

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2011, and another year of great photography. As I start off the new year with a new camera model, I would love to share with you a sacred moment that I got to share at the Toronto Zoo this past Thursday. While testing out my brand new barely hours old D7000, I got to witness the arctic wolves howling. Apparently this is a common occurance, but rarely happens during visiting hours - only early in the morning, or later in the evening according to zoo staff. I captured the image of this fellow on a hilltop in their enclosure, and as you can see the air was cold enough to show his breath. What a sight! Happy New Year to all.