Author: Darrell

I am a self confessed techno-geek. While rooted in traditional analog photography, I have embraced the new technologies in photography. I am just as comfortable under the dark cloth of a large-format view camera, as I am with a digital camera. I can produce award winning photographs within the darkroom, or from a digital-desktop. With over 40 years of photography as a both hobby, and over 35 years within the professional arena I have always produced the highest quality product.

I am self-taught in the digital media, I have been a PhotoShop user since 1995 (version 2.5) I found the transition fairly seamless due to my long experience in labs. I have been an Internet addict since early 1992. The digital imaging field I feel has opened up more flexibility in the final work, as art, photography and graphic design can all meet.

I have worked within various Government photo units, as well as various professional labs. I can easily converse with a police forensic photographer as I can with a wedding sports or commercial photographer. I have worked for several of Ottawa’s top photographers. I have worked at several pro labs. As well as many years in photo retail.

In 2007, the Camera Club of Ottawa honoured me by granting me Life Membership within the club. This was to honour all that I have done and still do for the Camera Club of Ottawa. I feel it has been my second home since 1970.

Enjoy my website, and my images.

November 7, 2020 / / 1

I have enjoyed photographing performers, here are a few of my favourites

November 3, 2020 / / 1

Having my head in the clouds… With highrise living I get amazing views of the sky and weather. It is never the same view hour by hour.

November 3, 2020 / / 1

As I look out from my home I have never ending panoramic vistas, here are a few panoramic images of mine. Pentax K-3mk.2, using Photoshop CS6 to stich some of…

November 3, 2020 / / 1

A few recent portraits I have taken. As I am semi-retired I do not actively do portraiture.

November 3, 2020 / / 1

One of the joys of highrise living is the vistas I can admire from my 19th floor balcony or the rooftop terrace of my home. Both have fantastic panoramic views…

October 31, 2020 / / 1

Mud Lake aka the Britannia Conservation Area is a favourite spot of mine. I spend hours there with my Pentax K-3 mk.2 or my K-3 and normally my Sigma 150-500mm…

October 30, 2020 / / 1

Right in downtown Ottawa we have a World Class C1/K1 Whitewater course (class 2). This was created in the tailrace below the heritage designated Fleet Street water pumping station (built…

October 27, 2020 / / 1

Time to fire up my blog after a hiatus. One of my enjoyments has been aviation photography. Here are a few of my favourite images from the past couple years…

October 27, 2020 / / 1

Time to fire up my blog after a hiatus. One of my enjoyments has been aviation photography. Here are a few of my favourite images from the past couple years…

October 11, 2020 / / 1

After a lull in blog postings due to many other projects, I have moved my blog to self hosting. I will be adding new posts shortly… Darrell LaroseOttawa