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.

July 2, 2021 / / 1

RCAF CF-18 and 50th Anniversary Snowbirds salute front line medical workers Canada Day 2021, Ottawa, July 1, 2021. Pentax K-3II with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in…

June 24, 2021 / / 1

I went to the Britannia Conservation Area on Wednesday June 23, and spent a pleasan summer afternoon there. I carried my trusty Pentax K-3II with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG…

June 14, 2021 / / 1

Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography. –…

May 25, 2021 / / 1

Diane’s white Phalaenopsis orchid started to bloom yesterday, May 24, 2021. Pentax K-3 w/SMC Pentax-D FA Macro 100mm f2.8 WR. © Darrell Larose May 24, 2021. Pentax K-3 w/SMC Pentax-D…

January 19, 2021 / / 1

My awards tonight at the Camera Club of Ottawa Year-end Awards evening, Darrell Larose was awarded a Canadian Association for Photographic Art’s Service Medal for his contribution to the world…

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…