Beginning June 7th, I have begun posting the 1st of 4 created slideshows of my vacation photos from my recent trip to Orlando, Florida with my sister, brother-in-law and related family.
It was my very first trip there and we saw and did many things, sightseeing, glass bottom boat ride, canoe ride (both my first) shopping, amusement rides (The Incredible Hulk, Harry Potter, King Kong, Jurrasic Park and Space Mountain to name a few.
We were only there from April 25th to May 2nd, too short, but we did have fun!
I hope you enjoy the sights!
I also made two videos (the Frontierland parade and the fireworks at Walt Disney World on May 1st, which I will upload after the slideshows.
You will find the uploads on my home page and on my channel on YouTube
Recently, on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 I did a shoot for an associate of SteveTv, Melanie, for her son Callum so that he could possibly get on as a model at City Model Talent Agency. I was first asked on July 9th, when I was at the Waterfront Warehouse doing my first assignment for SteveTv (as a videographer for a Halifax Positive News segment) After many delays over the next two months we finally did the shoot and it went very well, with a number of good shots taken. Over the next month those shots were whittled down from over 50 to 5 color and 5 black and white (converted to greyscale on Callum's request) These shots were later edited by Callum's request and submitted shortly afterwards. On October 7th, almost a month after the shoot, I heard the awesome news that Callum had been accepted to the City Model Talent Agency! I had been checking the website since to see his picture and yesterday it was finally posted.
I have a slideshow featuring the top 5 color shots submitted to the modelling agency, including the one posted on the website, on my "Portraits by Chris" section. You can also see Callum's picture on the Cith Model Talent Agency website at:
Posted today on my "Home" page, the first of many "Best of" photography slideshow presentations that I am creating to post on my You Tube page (and shared here). These aren't your basic slideshows like I have been publishing over the past 6 years, these ones are created with Windows MovieMaker and set to music appropriate to the subject(s) in the slideshow. This idea was given to me by my friend Elizabeth Eaton, based on the interpretation of an idea by another friend Steve Leveille, from SteveTv, who I do photography on special events.
Please let me know what you think of my first "Best of" slideshow by commenting below, I really appreciate any feedback!
In July of this year, I was interviewed in front of the New Central Library by Steve Leveille, talking about my interest in photography and showing some samples. Unfortunately, do to the noise in the background, it was decided not to use it and instead do a new interview.
We did this interview at my In-Law suite in Bedford on September 25th, with Steve again asking me about how I got started in my photography and my switch to Digital Photography. During this segment, we introduced a new show (since re-titled Chris Jackson's Digital Journey, based on my website) where I showcased some of my photography from my portfolio. I showcased some of my landscapes and abstracts, with the promise of "more to come"
You can see the video, edited for content by me, on my Home page!
You can also see it on SteveTv at stevetv.tk
I have a new album of a Bedford Sunset taken this past August from the window of my apartment. These pictures were taken with my Nikon P500, the camera I have used for most pictures on this site since late 2011.
It was a beautiful sunset and it can be found on the home page of my website.
Today, with permission from Kathleen's Mom Carol and younger sister Marie, I am finally publishing the best of the photo shoot I did with Kathleen at her apartment on January 10th, 2016. Ironically, she passed away just 5 months later, on that exact date.
These images were originally taken for Kathleen for use on her Meetup Page profile in what was then her apartment. It would be the first and last photo shoot I would do with her. I intended to do another shoot with her in the Public Gardens sometime in the Spring but that never transpired.
Chris Jackson, Photographer
Today, I updated my home page to include some of my newest photography from June and July. I recently have been using the black and white/colour feature of my Nikon P500 where it takes a picture in black in white and then another in colour and this album here shows some of my best results. The pics of the True North Diner, located in the Bedford Place Mall strip, were taken on June 8th 2016. The July photos, taken around the Public Gardens in Halifax while showing a friend how to use his camera for an upcoming vacation in Iran, because he wanted to take some pics of his pet lion, were taken on July 5th, 2016.
It has been more than 2 years since I posted in this blog and I feel that it's time to resume it.
My last posting had to do with some deer pictures that I reposted on February 2014. To see all the photos that I have posted since that time, go to My Photography Journey 2010 -
Currently, on my home page, I have just posted some pictures I took at a meetup with the Martime Camera Club, which I took on May 15th, 2016. I also have posted some of my black and white photos on the meetup page for the Maritime Photo Club itself, which can be found at: www.meetup.com/Maritime-Camera-Club/photos/all_albums/?offset=21
I hope you enjoy!
Recently, at a friends place in Dartmouth (across from the apt he lives in) a friend and I had the honour of feeding the deer apples and carrots. Unfortunately, the deer didn't go for the apples (or I missed photographing them as I was so excited to see a deer close up!) but liked the carrots better. The friend I was with recently viewed these pictures and commented that the deer was centered in all the pics and that I could solve this through cropping post-production. Because I want to put my best photography efforts on my home page, I recropped the pictures and reposted them. You can find them on the home page.