Drop The Bass

I was out kicking around the streets of Calgary last weekend shooting some photos with a friend of mine. I spotted this guy from across the street and knew I had to get a shot of him. He was drop’n the bass on some funky tunes and was real cool about a picture. Love people like that!

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The video bellow has a bit of action from the streets that a night 🙂

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

Bench with a View

exif data canon 6d 70-200mm rob mosesThis guy’s looking back at my last post like, “Damn, wish I was there right about now!” 😅 I was shooting this location with a friend of mine and I got him to hop on the bench and take a look around for me. This location as such a great view, but I though the picture would be more interesting if he was looking else where.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

 

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28mm Manual Focus

Canon 6D DSLR Camera Vivitar 28mm close focus RL Edition manul lens Nikon to Canon EOS mount adapter

I shot this photo with an old Vivitar 28mm f/2.8 Close Focus RL Edition lens. The lens is a Nikon Mount and I got a Nikon to EOS adapter from ebay to use it on my Canon bodies. This lens is crazy sharp wide open and at every aperture. I think it goes with out saying (but Im gonna say it anyway haha) that the bokeh with this lens is awesome! I wish they made a new auto focus version of it. I should really use this lens more often, because it really is a great lens.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

Vivitar 28mm close focus lens RL Edition  manual nikon mount canon adapter - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary Photographer Photographer Native American Famous Tlingit Ojibawa Top Popular Best Canadian LifestyleCamera: Canon 6D & Vivitar 28mm f/2.8 Close Focus RL Edition ~ Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2500 – ISO 100

Walking High in the Sky

I took this picture at the Calgary Tower. On the observation deck they have a glass floored area that hangs over the side of the tower. My son’s were  walking around and enjoying the view and I snapped this picture.

Child Boy Son silhouette building Skyscraper bow Calgary tower yyc - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular PhotographersCamera: Canon 6D & 24-105L @75mm ~ Settings: f/11 – 1/500th – ISO 400

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

Canon 28mm f/1.8 Video Review

I haven’t made a YouTube video for a while so I thought I’d make a quick review about the Canon 28mm f/1.8 prime. It’s a lens I enjoy using, so I thought I’d put my 2 cents on the lens out there :).

Here is another random shot I took while making this video :).

blog Sony VG20 video camera handycam sky - Rob Moses Photography - youtube video production Calgary Vancouver SeattleCamera: Canon 6D & 28mm 1.8 – Settings: 1/500th – f/4 – ISO 100

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

Run For It!

As you may know from my last post I was out on a little country drive on Friday. While I was driving I noticed a group of Elk & Deers on the side of the road up a hill, however they were to far to get a good picture, since the longest focal length lens I had on me was a Canon 70-300mm DO IS. Then about 50 yards down the road on the other side I noticed another group of Elk/Deer grazing a lot closer and to top it off there was a place for me to pull over! I quickly pulled in and grabbed my camera which was sitting on the seat next to me, jumped out and started shooting. I started whistling at them in the hopes to get a little action out of them. One of the deer didn’t like the whistling much at all and started running for it! The next thing I knew they were all bouncing across the field toward the fence, and once they got there they just started leaping over it like it was nothing! Amazing, to say the least. I grabbed a few more shots as they ran up the hill to joint their pals and then I hopped back in my car and drove back to the city. Sometimes living in Canada aint all that bad ;).

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Wild Animal big elk deer jumping fence famous horns antlers amazing nature beautiful wildlife alberta canada winter - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary Photographer-1-2Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS @300mm ~ Settings: 1/640th – f/11 – ISO 400

Wild Animal elk baby small deer jumping fence famous horns antlers amazing nature beautiful wildlife alberta canada winter - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary Photographer-1-3Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS @300mm ~ Settings: 1/640th – f/11 – ISO 400

Wild group running Animal elk deer jumping fence famous horns antlers amazing nature beautiful wildlife alberta canada winter - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary Photographer-1-4Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 70-300mm DO IS @300mm ~ Settings: 1/8ooth – f/11 – ISO 400

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

The Streets Are Watching

Last weekend and friend of mine and I went to Banff Alberta, Canada to shoot some photos. There was a block party going on and we were burning around there taking pictures. I did a lot of street photography that day and this is my favourite picture from the day.

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Studio Time with Mr. Blackman

A couple of days ago I was sitting in my office editing photos when I got a text message that read “Hey Rob, you still in Calgary?” I quickly replied with a “Yes” and “Who is this?” haha. To my delighted surprise it was my old buddy from Toronto Damian aka Mr. Blackman. Damian said he was in town and going to be recording a song at Red Tree Records & Studio and invited me to come hang out. Naturally I went down to see my old pal and I took a couple of pictures while I was there :).

You can catch some Mr. Blackman’s music at: https://soundcloud.com/mr_blackman 

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2 Mr Blackmen Hip hop studio Toront0 NYC Calgary studio rap rapper famous celbrity- Rob Moses Photography - Photographer

3 Mr Blackmen Hip hop studio Toront0 NYC Calgary studio rap rapper famous celbrity- Rob Moses Photography - Photographer

4 Mr Blackmen Hip hop studio Toront0 NYC Calgary studio rap rapper famous celbrity- Rob Moses Photography - Photographer

5 Mr Blackmen Hip hop studio Toront0 NYC Calgary studio rap rapper famous celbrity- Rob Moses Photography - Photographer

6 Mr Blackmen Hip hop studio Toront0 NYC Calgary studio rap rapper famous celbrity- Rob Moses Photography - Photographer

7 Mr Blackmen Hip hop studio Toront0 NYC Calgary studio rap rapper famous celbrity- Rob Moses Photography - Photographer

8 Mr Blackmen Hip hop studio Toront0 NYC Calgary studio rap rapper famous celbrity- Rob Moses Photography - Photographer

9 Mr Blackmen Hip hop studio Toront0 NYC Calgary studio rap rapper famous celbrity- Rob Moses Photography - Photographer

10 Mr Blackmen Hip hop studio Toront0 NYC Calgary studio rap rapper famous celbrity- Rob Moses Photography - Photographer

11 Mr Blackmen Hip hop studio Toront0 NYC Calgary studio rap rapper famous celbrity- Rob Moses Photography - Photographer

12 Mr Blackmen Hip hop studio Toront0 NYC Calgary studio rap rapper famous celbrity- Rob Moses Photography - Photographer

That’s it! Thanks for stopping by, Rob

* All these photos shot with a Canon 5D mark ii, 50L & 16-35L.

When A Bird Hits Your Window

Like I said last week, I’m mot much of a bird photographer. However when a bird comes flying into your living room window full speed ahead, you get your bird photographer hat on in a hurry! As was the case of this little guy. I was just changing the lens on my camera to go shoot another photo in my basement, when I heard a loud thud on my window. My first thought was maybe some kids accidentally hit my window with a ball or something. When I looked out I saw this little bird laying on  my deck.

At first I just went out to see if he was ok, he kind of hopped up and moved over a little. The bird then sat there with his mouth open, opening and closing his eyes. The scene made me think of the Family Guy clip when Peter fell and hurt his knee haha. Since I  had my camera ready to go I went and grabbed it and shot a few photos. He stayed on my deck for over 5 minutes (I even had time to change lenses), then he started hopping away. I followed him to see if he was going to be able to fly away. The bird eventually hopped across the street and into some bushes where he just sat there, I decided I’d better just leave him alone at that point and let him rest and gather him self. I’ll go check on him later to see if he made it out of there. I hope so!

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Camera: 5D mark ii & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: 1/500th – f/1.4 – ISO 100

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Camera: 5D mark ii & 135L ~ Settings: 1/250th – f/2 – ISO 100

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Camera: 5D mark ii & 135L ~ Settings: 1/400th – f/2 – ISO 100

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Camera: 5D mark ii & 135L ~ Settings: 1/200th – f/2.8 – ISO 100

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Camera: 5D mark ii & 135L ~ Settings: 1/125th – f/2.8 – ISO 100

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Camera: 5D mark ii & 135L ~ Settings: 1/3200th – f/2 – ISO 640

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Camera: 5D mark ii & 135L ~ Settings: 1/2000th – f/4 – ISO 640

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

UPDATE: I went back to check if he made it out of the little spot he had in the bush and he was no where to be seen, so I am assuming he rested, gathered himself and got back to flying into other peoples windows 😉 

Bokeh In The House

Some times you just gotta shoot f/1.2 and let the bokeh do the talking. 😉

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Camera: Canon 5D mark ii & 50L – Setting: 1/200th // f1.2 // ISO 2500

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Let’s Get Personal

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I suppose this will be a rather personal post, as there is really no other reason I could think to post this picture haha. This is the coffee cup I start almost all of my mornings with. It’s a Calgary Starbucks cup! I LOVE Starbucks and am also a long time fan of their coffee cups. I lean towards this one most often because it’s a Calgary cup and that’s where I live right now :). Behind the cup is my iPad 3. I spend a lot of time using that for WordPress, email, Facebook, reading magazines and general surfing if I don’t feel like sitting at my computer. I guess that’s all for now, thanks for stopping by.

Rob

Canon FD Lens to Samsung NX Converter

Samsung NX100 famous Canon FD 50mm 1.4 adapter - mirrorless camera - Rob Moses Photography

I have a Samsung NX100 mirrorless camera that takes really great pictures, especially of people. I also own some great old 70’s era Canon FD manual focus lenses from the film days. So I bought a FD to NX converter to use my Canon FD lenses on my NX100. The converter came in the mail today and I took a couple test shots with it. I am very happy with the results so far and will do some more shooting with it once the weather improves around here. Here are a few samples from the camera and lens combo.

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