Photographer Male Brantford, Ontario, Canada
My Website: PhotoDennys
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* Thanks so much for dropping by,
In taking an interest,
On looking over my profile page.

* Well to begin with,
My name is Dennis.

* With this in mind, I reside in the picturesque scenic province of Southern Ontario, Canada. Thus, I have been passionately fascinated in the creative medium art form of photography, along with it as an approach to self-expression.

* To point out, ever since my early childhood recollections. By truly obtaining my photographic inspiration & enthusiasm from my late uncle of both acquiring the knowledge of photo shootings & traditional analog Darkroom procedures.

* In addition, my affirming late dear parents that facilitated the set-up of my basement workshop darkroom & energize my photo shooting talents, my phenomenal inspire brother, and notably my endearing, charming Anastasiya whose encouragements and wisdom are without equal.

* Not to mention, about my personal experiences of traditional chemical darkroom printmaking, that truly brings out the uppermost nostalgic gratifying feelings of when I was handcrafting my photographs from a physical negative, to be carefully inserted & projected from the enlarger light housing head, transmitted through its enlarging optical lens. Then to observe uniquely before my intriguing eyes the emerging paper light sensitive recognizable images magically coming to life in the rectangular tray baths of chemistry under the red safelight.

* Thereupon, broadening and developing myself as a striving easy going self-taught accomplish hobbyist photographer & darkroom technician. As a result of shooting and capturing a wide variety of approaches and styles. In effect, passionately achieving those precious memorable moments of profoundly appreciating those distinguishing occasions. Especially in exploring the diversity and scope of both the simplicity and complexity of our various surroundings and variety of environments that we all encounter.

* Indeed, I really enjoy photography as my spare time, of relaxation and as an imaginative, artistic improvise outlet release for me. Chiefly on aesthetic photo-shooting various interesting, unique subjects. Along with capturing those various versatile multitudes of natural scenes and old architectural structures. To be sure that visually catches my imaginative photographic insightful eye.

* Accordingly, as I proceeded in my photographic pursuits, I diligently practice seeing good pictures, to sharpen my senses to my surroundings. Thus, spontaneously beginning to notice those small detail elements, their dynamic movements, the variety of colours, not to mention the projecting highlights, mid tones, and their cast shadows. Indeed letting the subject to speak to me for revealing the best possible techniques in capturing these images, to selectively focusing on the subject, striving to isolate it from a distracting or nonessential backgrounds. Thereupon, looking uniquely for those strong shapes, spatial relationships, colour balances, striking lines, and their distinct patterns.

* That is to say, through my years of experimentation, I embrace that photography is an artistic voyage of revelations. I am a firm believer that true to life natural light is always my uppermost best friend. Especially appreciating those beautifully enhance contrast, bold art forms of the black & white print media. Along with the breathtaking variety of vivid, colourful hues in the finished colour print outlays.

* To emphasize, when touring and exploring various outdoor locations. I am particularly searching for that distinctive natural magical artistic aspect of people. In effect, freezing and capturing their unique, priceless moments of expressions.

* Furthermore, I've traveled the local rural back country roads, for an enjoyable photo-shooting session of the diverse natural beauty of stunning scenic landscapes with its overhead skies conveying various information, depicting with its dramatic chatoyant decorative cloud formations of numerous changeable dazzling weather conditions. Along with advancing across those vast, magnificent rolling farmlands, and their vintage historic antique wooden barns and weathered, dilapidated grayish rustic woodsheds. That especially really invigorate and, captures my attention. Thus, pausing for those few precious minutes. Really, deeply feeling the mystic spirit and harmonious rhythm of these melodramatic theatrical spectacular environments.

* Additionally, adventurously being an avid hiker of our local expansive natural wilderness parks. With this particular reflection in mind, I discover it to be a very peaceful, reflective, stimulating and thought-provoking environmental tranquil places to be surrounded by, as I am surveying for that stunning impromptu eye-catching photo shot.

* As an illustration, whenever I occasionally visit the native, rustic pioneer country villages. In effect, it renders me that matchless opportunity of touring around their fascinating collection of surrounding old-fashioned heritage structures and engaging artifacts of exquisite details. Thereupon an accomplished real photographer's dazzling paradise, to become imaginatively materialized in a cotton woven fabricate canvas. That’s conveniently attached to an artist's easel tripod setup.

* Indeed, peacefully walking out on the wandering lane-ways and winding pathways. Markedly photo-shooting their historic lifestyles, activities and the customs of the early period residents. In particularly photographing the tradespeople and villagers in their authentic period Victoria outfits, among their various working environments, that has the variety of compelling stage backdrops of these labouring early settlers.

* Thus adventurously traveling by automobile among the leisurely, peaceful atmospheres. Touring through the intriguing small quaint villages and compelling coastal fishing ports, together with coming across eye-catching compelling unusual or varied captivating landscapes.

* To be sure, provides me that outstanding opportunity of photographing their unique historic cultural heritages. In effect, by utilizing my camera as an artist brush. Skillfully brush stroking those 3 dimensional reflected images through my camera's optical lens. Hence, capturing the conceptual idea and converting those unforgettable moments into a 2-dimensional format layouts.

* Notably, I do markedly enjoy capturing those emotional, inspiring, priceless moments on my various outings. Thus, by projecting and communicating a certain thematic meaningful visual storyline presentation to the admiring appreciative pictorial viewer audience. Hence, providing an avenue of an infinite variety of perceptions to the audience for them to intricately weave in their own emotionally thoughtful perspective interpretations.

* Not to mention, stopping along my travel route to photograph before me the awesome wealth of the spectacular garden parks with their surrounding pathways to wander aimlessly the garden architecture meticulously planned layouts of brilliant colourful flower beds, sculptural shrubberies, and striking rolls of textural hedges. Likewise, leading my eye to photo capture those unusual rustic patterns of fences and the natural grace intricate line forms of weathered trunks of stately trees. Then to come across the intriguing, fascinating statues and of course those remarkable astonishing monuments for framing as one of my selective focal points of curiosity.

* Certainly for me, part of the appeal of photography is the unique alliance between the photographer and the viewer of the completed picture. Each conceived depiction of my photographic image conveys & connects to the person's perceptions a set of attitudes, thoughts, conceptions, and their reflected personal experiences towards the images their viewing and discerning.

* By all means, the hidden aspect of abstract reality photography is among my favourite venues. Thereupon to be aesthetically arranging in the combination of the various compositional elements and to assign certain weight values to its different pictorial components. Creating the harmony of sculptural shaping melodies of various light and form shadows into interesting configurations of patterns and textures. In other words, presenting a balance art form of expressive statements of manifesting various sentimental moods, such as, for example, seasonality time of the year.

* To say nothing of, during the winter season when spreading out my contemporary kitchen bay window drapes, sometimes I'm greeted by a wonder world of Jack Frost sprinkling his glittering snowflakes, creating a dream-like magical stunning imagery of fantasy winter landscapes/cityscapes to be dynamically captured by my camera's eye.

* To further effectively augments my talents and extending my portfolio into the glamorous, fashionable stylish modeling segment. That is to say, I am open to receive helpful advice and tips on how to pose elegantly a model, the best approach to capture gracefully their expressive eyes and diverse hair styles, dazzling poses, and their distinct bewildering eye-catching exquisite outfits. In effect, freezing their various intriguing moods that really accentuate and connect with the camera's optical lens. Thereupon be dramatically positioning them around various provocative backdrop locations. Notably, experimenting with a mixture of lighting effects and assorted camera angles. Learning specifically to centralize creatively the model as the main captivating focal point with such appealing fascination with the viewing audience.

* In particular, in some of my inspiring, imaginative photo shoots, I'll retain a photo enthusiast friend to assist artistically and fruitfully accompany me. Thus, by effectively blending and modifying the fill in and reflected light patterns on the model poses, that's surrounded by the prevalent natural ambient lighting. Thereupon skillfully holding various handy lighting and reflected devices. Together with setting up various decoration materials and diversified props, to help further enhance and flatter the final posed illuminated image.

* Now to summarize. I've cherished the fine art form of photographic printmaking ever since my public school years. Henceforth, around my high school years and belong, I laboured intensively in my own home basement conventional darkroom setup, learning to master the classical art of making fine black & white/colour prints through prudently educating myself from photographic books written by accomplished photographers & knowledgable darkroom technicians.

* Not to mention, by the avenue of my home VCR & TV, I inserted a photo video cassette tutorial, to further gain the in-depth knowledge and improve skills to advance my overall photographic understanding.

* But as it has become a lot harder to acquire locally the supplies & materials to continue with the analog chemical darkroom procedures. I indeed decided to switch over to understand the artistic craft technique, the workflow methodologies of digital technology photo making on my computer's calibrated monitor screen that closely resembles the traditional darkroom finish print.

* By and large, the key indicated advantages that I discovered for me, while functioning on my computer screens are that it has sharpened my artistic eye on the interplay of distinct compositional components from the vigorous continuous feedback during the skillful manipulation of the image.

* To point out, definitely these invaluable observations that I assimilate from working on the image helps advance my photographic skills the next time in heading out with my digital camera in hand to capture the various subject themes creatively & expressively!!!

* In joining this unique specialize photo networking site, with its vast resource of helpful knowledge and inspirations. Indeed, I am very interested in connecting and meeting with people of countless aspects of photographic experiences at all levels of backgrounds. In effect, benefiting and learning lessons from each other to improve and enhance our creative crafts. Together with the enjoyment of being among devoted people who share the same passionate common interests.

* Therefore, I am very pleased to be part of the Model Mayhem Talented Modeling Group and this vast prestigious Photography Network.

* Indeed, I enjoy reading your comments and advice on my portfolio.
So please just don't hesitate to leave something for me.

* Thank you very much.
For taking your time out of your busy schedule.
On visiting and reading my profile

* Together with all of you that have gracefully added me to your profile list of fellow friendship members. Furthermore, very appreciative of your attached tag's comments and your suggestions, and any of your future ideas and concepts that will be beneficial for both of us.

* Expressly, I'm very grateful for the friends and acquaintances that I've developed along this very adventurous stimulating journey.

* Looking forward to hearing from you,
With the warmest of my regards,
Yours sincerely, Dennis.

* P.S. --- Understanding sources of light are the foremost bewildering shaping instrument I embrace to further produce astonishing snapshots of compositions. Together with my understanding of highlights, mid-tones & shadows these sources of light, that projects onto my diverse subjects. Thus, rendering and capturing a stylish sense of mood & atmosphere, in illustrating an orchestrated conceptualize image, to the viewing connoisseur audience of fine arts & gallery photographs.

{The Above Mentioned Quote Is By Dennis Strong --- Accomplished Hobbist Photographer & Photo Retoucher}


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* Dave a close knowledgeable friend of mine for several years. Who has been closely connected to the photographic industry globally!

* Together with Mike's helpful advice & guidance, who owns & operates the local "PCT" "PERSONAL COMPUTER TERMINAL" retail store here in the Brantford downtown area. --- Mike's Phone No. at 1 (519) 752-1544

* In particular, I have attended both the local Brantford Camera and Video Clubs. Where I learned various aspects of photography, fresh new ideas & differing concepts.

* Indeed, gaining from their various artistic insights and imaginative perspectives. From a knowledgeable, inspiring group of active photography enthusiasts

* To point out, I also attended photography classes during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. In effect, talk with the talented, encouraging enthusiastic, supportive, photography teachers.

* I enjoyable read excellently written descriptive photography books. Plus further learning photography through the channel of the informative Web. In order to help me continually build a basic solid foundation of knowledge and upgraded skill levels.

* Another key point, I traditionally skillfully learned to hand developed and chemically processed mine black & white and color prints in my traditional home wet darkroom setup.

* Thereupon, recently during my spare times of studying and learning. Due to the use of my home desktop computer setup. As a result, I have been practicing the basic creative techniques and manipulations. Of the Digital Darkroom Picture & Photo Editing Application Software.

* My bounteous thanks to my charming becoming Anastasiya. For especially utilizing her intriguing photos. allowing me the unique opportunity to practice & experiment in broadening my proficiency & know-how, to chiefly better me in refining my photographic vision.

* Thus, such as learning various techniques of different angles, working under diverse lighting conditions. Together by recognizing colors, shapes, patterns, highlights & shadows, etc., helping me to adjust my perspective of the way I see. Pushing myself to enhance my photographic techniques & diversified approaches to bettering my photographic skills. Not to mention, her encouragement of my natural writing talent.

* "Equally Important", my countless thanks to all those people way too multitudinous to mention, that brought about a sincere unquestionable difference throughout my life!!!



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