Retouching Mathieu Stern's images of Old Canon FD Lens Portraits

Yesterday I decided to take on a challenge to retouch some images from a Photographer / Filmaker / YouTuber Mathieu Stern. A fellow photographer and Online Teacher / YouTuber Serge Ramelli is running a contest with Mathieu to see the different ways people retouch his images with the RAW files provided. The unique reason for this challenge is that Mathieu shot the images using old Canon FD lenses but still give a profession sharp image, the results of these lenses was amazing!

Check out the video showing the retouching process (high speed), the results were awesome. 

If you want to see the before and after photos of this photos just click HERE.

Covering a whale watch tour by Drone Video

Covering a whale watch tour by Drone Video

My blog is to share my journey as a Nova Scotia photographer / Videographer / drone pilot. I hope to inspire others to peruse their passion and enjoy it! Check out my Instagram @brintonphotography

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Shannon Park Video Tour (A community in ruins)

As a Halifax Corporate Architectural and Head shot Photographer I make time to explore areas and take time for some other passions of mine, one of them is drone work and exploring unreachable areas to document the experience. This video was a pleasure and a heart break at the same time, partly because I love my city of Dartmouth and would love to see it thrive and do better, and also because of all of the valuable waterfront and land that can be used is simply not!

Recently I had the chance to take footage of the old Shannon Park Community here in Dartmouth NS, the scene is something out of a horror movie. Chernobyl has gotten international attention because of it's apocalyptic type feel of abandon streets and buildings. Well Shannon Park is getting the same "feel" to it, and although its abandon and commissioned to be demolished, the memories of families living here are very real.

I posted a video on Facebook of the video below and the comments and memories share made it all worth it, and there is mixed emotions of what could have been and should have been for this community. The reason for the abandonment of this community was dangerous mold and asbestos, that would have costed a lot to remove, and although some people thought it was worth doing, the government didn't.

Below are some screenshots from the movie on some of the worse decay of the community, and I have to say that this was a shocking video to make because of the sheer destruction in this community.

Streets still have the paint markings of a once busy street life.

A higher view of the community with Shannon Park school in the top of the image (still in operation)

A swing set rusting away in the decay, a community filled with children at one time.

Streets are all grown over now.

One of the many walking paths connection each area of the community.


Serge Ramelli Interior Design Photo Competition winner

A few days ago I entered one of my interior design shots in a competition on Serge Ramelli's website. I have been following his youtube channel for some time now and he puts out 2 tutorials per week for free and shows how to retouch and photoshop images. What is also really cool about his website is, if you sign up for his newsletter you get all the RAW files and all the past RAW files from all his retouching tutorials for you to try for yourself. I like this guy because he gets you engaged in photography and teaches well. The image below is the one that won the contest for me and I am really proud of it, check it out. 

The Vault Image from Spring Garden Place in Halifax ...Click on the image to view bigger

Also Serge put out a video giving me a shout out about my website and my work, it was really good for me as I have been working hard in the last year to make this business work, and also worked hard on my skills to improve my quality of images. I also learned some great tips from Serge on how to enhance my interior design photography and it really did make the difference. Below is the video that featured me and my winning image along with some great exposure for my website and blog post! 

Thanks again to Serge for the opportunity to have my work and website featured and doing contests like this, its really good for photography to have this type of stage to get your work out and also learn some great tips and tricks to enhance your photography. below is all of Serge's info and website info!


Serge Ramelli Site info:

Tutorial Website

Youtube Channel