Sunday, August 25, 2013

Dead All Night

Dead All Night by Bruce M Walker
Dead All Night, a photo by Bruce M Walker on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Louise and I met and interviewed three of the cast and crew of the just-released (August 2013) Canadian independent short film Dead All Night, a science fiction post-apocalyptic action thriller.

L-R: Bethany McLeod - Art Direction; Christopher Giroux - Director, Writer, Producer; Kyle William - actor: The Veteran.

Dead All Night on IMDB

Louise handheld a bare Pentax AF540FGZ flash camera-left.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Sophie by Bruce M Walker
Sophie, a photo by Bruce M Walker on Flickr.

A straight-forward "studio" portrait of my niece, Sophie. Shot on location in my sister's living room (she's a champ to put up with me rearranging the whole thing).

I was also testing my latest money-saving invention: $10 IKEA background support system. Ingredients: One Hugad black curtain rod, 210-385 cm; 2x Betydlig curtain rod brackets, top-slot filed out to fit 1/4" stud on top of light stand; use with two cheap 8' light stands.

Technically, this is Paramount short lighting with reflector fill and hair light. Pentax AF540FGZ in Westcott Medium Apollo above-left, key; Pentax AF540FGZ in 30" umbrella softbox, boomed, behind-right, hair; 42" silver reflector (Westcott 5-in-1), right.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sunset by the sea

Sunset by the sea by Bruce M Walker
Sunset by the sea, a photo by Bruce M Walker on Flickr.
Same evening as "Getting some air". Taken 30 minutes after sunset, it was cold and gusty, but the most marvelous colour.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Getting some air

Getting some air by Bruce M Walker
Getting some air, a photo by Bruce M Walker on Flickr.
My niece Sophie doing some athletic leaps down by Lake Ontario last evening.

The title also refers to the fact that it was a very unseasonable 13
degrees C with 50 km/h winds where we were shooting on a spit out in
Lake Ontario. One assistant, Sophie's friend Olivia almost sailed away
with the monopod'ed softbox. Luckily my assistants and models are
typically Canadian, made of stern stuff and we all survived the

Dancer: Sophie Cugliari
Assistants: Megan Cugliari and Olivia Bowe

K20D, DA* 16-50/2.8 @ 19mm/f5.6, 160th sec, ISO 200;
AF540FGZ in fleaBay umbrella softbox, left; AF540FGZ bare & handheld, right;
Lr + Ps + Nik.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Zoey Adams

Zoey Adams by Bruce M Walker
Zoey Adams, a photo by Bruce M Walker on Flickr.
Of the jazz group Paper Moon. With Tony Quarrington guitar, vocals and Tony Laviola upright bass. At Toronto's Gate 403 restaurant August 4, 2013.