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a photography blog by Kevin Lloyd.



Madeira, Garden Island of Portugal

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Back in January of this year I travelled to Madeira to hook up with my family, and escape the Canadian winter blues. A beautiful small Portuguese volcanic island, situated far off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic ocean, it made for a pleasant temperature swap of -17 centigrade to +17… not bad for the middle of January! Wikipedia describe …

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Canadian Opera Company Concert Photography

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I’ve not posted on here for some months now, but have still been reasonably busy with photography despite the long cold winter here in Canada. I’ve been shooting for the Canadian Opera Company once or twice a week for their Free Concert Series at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. This has given me an opportunity to keep my shooting skills sharp, …

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“Gnat Fancy Clothing” shoot

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What happens when two old friends bump into each other in the park? …and they call on their photographer friend to take pictures of them wearing clothes designed by Grace, for her label “Gnat Fancy” ? Well, there would be no usage of Sb900 flashes, gels or softboxes ๐Ÿ˜‰ …and certainly no black and whites produced. But if you put …

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Cuba Part 2

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I thought I’d add a another post with a few more shots from my Cuba trip including some from Varadero and Vinales. I’ll start with a few more from Havana… Next up a short video recorded with my Sony HDR-GW77V video cam inside a Havana “colectivo” Taxi. These 1950’s machines are well worth a ride in, and if you know …

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Havana cuba with the fuji x100s

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Hola! Here I am again with another blog posting about my travels to a place I would call a street photography Mecca, Havana Cuba! This trip consisted of 10 days solo travel within Cuba comprising 2 in Varadero, 4 in Havana, 2 in Vinales, and finally 2 more in Havana The birth of this trip came from the desire to …

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Matty Powell “Kiss The City” shoot

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Today I’d like to talk about a shoot I did back in March 2012, which was to produce images for Matty Powell’s upcoming Album release of “Kiss the City”. I’ve known Matty as a friend for a few years now, and when he mentioned to me back in 2011 that he was releasing his first album I immediately offered my …

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Lisbon and the Algarve with the Fuji X100

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Back in September of 2012 I flew from the UK to Portugal. The reason for the trip was to spend time with my parents and celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. 50 years is a long time, so I can only admire how they’ve always been there for each other, and their children too. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ The trip consisted of …

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Wedding of Kim and Sean, Montego Bay Jamaica

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I first did an engagement shoot with Kim and Sean back in July 2011, and the blog post for that event can be found here. Today I bring you pictures from the wedding, close to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Where as the engagement shoot was done using a Contax 645 Medium format film camera, the wedding was captured with mostly digital …

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Kim and Sean Engagement Shoot in Cambridge Ontario

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Kim and Sean are now friends of mine and a great couple, so it was a special honour to be given the role of being their official photographer for their upcoming Wedding in Jamaica in November this year. These days it’s normal to do an engagement photo shoot before the actual wedding day. This is something I offer for free …

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Model shoot at Hanlan’s point


I recently had the pleasure of working with an experienced model who had been recommended to me by my photographer friend Doug. He informed me that Karina was a total professional, and easy to work with. Well this sounded like just the person I needed for a shoot I’d been planning on the Toronto Islands using my Contax 645 film …

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Fuji X100 review

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Having received my Fuji X100 a few weeks ago, I thought it was time to start compiling my thoughts on this camera. This is my first camera review, so go easy on me ๐Ÿ˜‰ No this is not a portrait of me ๐Ÿ™‚ F2.0 iso 2500 The Background/ the competition: When the very first information started to surface about the …

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Hipstamatic for the iPhone at the Airport

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Today Iโ€™m reminiscing with some pics from October 2010, taken on a trip from Toronto to Edinburgh, Via Charles de Gaulle, and Amsterdamโ€™s Schiphol airports. It felt a little wrong to be shooting in these locations due to security measures but I came through unscathed and quite enjoyed using the phone in this situation, where a regular camera might have …

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Canada Music Week 2011 (Toronto)

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I’m finally back here with a new posting… ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I have some images and words from a Photographer’s perspective from my experience at Canada Music Week (CMW) 2011. Canada Music week is a festival held in downtown Toronto at various bars, Clubs and music venues over 5 nights. Starting on Wednesday the 9th of March and ending on Sunday …

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Wedding of Esme and Mark

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I also shoot weddings… Here are some of my favourite pictures from the wedding of Esme and Mark back in September. I just want to thank them for inviting me to shoot their special day, It was an honour, and a lot of fun! First up, some shots from the engagement shoot at Toronto’s High Park: Before the wedding ceremony …

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Daniel Lanois Nuit Blanche Toronto

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On Saturday night Toronto held it’s “Nuit Blanche” all night art festival. Nuit Blanche is a concept that revolves around the idea of displaying art all night long across the city for people to wander around experience and enjoy. This year I was to avoid Nuit Blanche, having visited it a number of years past, and feeling extra tired from …

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Hipstamatic Streetlife, part 1.

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Here’s some recent work in the form of shots taken with my iPhone using the application “Hipstamatic”. Most of these were taken during my travels around Toronto, either on foot or from the streetcar window. It’s certainly true, “the best camera is the one you have with you”.

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A day at the races…

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Whilst I’m preparing more complex articles, I thought I’d post this collection of images from my weekend visit to Woodbine racetrack… Enjoy!

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Clash of the Titan Macros


Zeiss 100mm f2 Macro verses Voigtlander 125mm f2.5 Macro. Manual focus exotics.

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