Best Mindset Groups Promotional Video

by Michael Bradley


I recently helped produce a promotional video for Best Mindset Groups with 9th Dimension Productions. If you are a struggling business owner and need support or help, Make Your Mark Training and Consulting is a great place to start. They know there stuff and really do aid your business in growing and developing exponentially!


Winter finally came

by Michael Bradley in


We finally got a decent amount of snow this year, so I decided to take a trip into my front yard (AKA The bog). I love the juxtaposition and contrast between the snow and sun. The trees helped create an enchanting effect with light streaks that seemed to spotlight my path throughout the forest. Despite my distaste for snow, it really  does creates amazing photo oportunities. Check out the gallery below to see what I'm talking about!


No expectations.

by Michael Bradley in


My local surroundings have been fueling my creative drive lately . The fresh and exhilarating moments found in the serene landscapes of the lower mainland give me a feeling of euphoria when it's just me and my camera. My favorite moments are when I have nothing else to do on a weekday afternoon and I get a chance out of my busy schedule to take a drive with no expectations. In having no particular expectations,  I find that I take my favorite photographs. I have nothing to live up to or abide by. All I have to do is open to my eyes to the landscape and take it in.

 

Taken on the Canon 5D MK II with the EF 70-200 2.8  (ISO 100, 200mm, F 2.8, 1/6400 sec)



New road, new possibilities.

by Michael Bradley


If you live in Delta you might have noticed a new little road that connects hwy 1 to Tsawwassen. And if you really know what I mean, then you'll realize that this new little road is actually HUGE and is a tremendous improvement to the infrastructure in the local community. One thing that this road (hwy 17) means to me though, is the new opportunities for locations to photograph. It allows easy access into the large unscathed end of Burns Bog, as well as a plethora of industrial activity which is also very interesting to document. After visiting a part of hwy 17 earlier this morning to catch the sunrise, I realized that this may be one of my favorite routes to photograph for the next little while. I challenge you to try out the new route and see if anything inspires you. Just be careful of all those big trucks passing you by on the highway though ;)

The photo below is a perfect example of untouched natural beauty that is Burns Bog.

Taken on the Canon 5D MK II with the EF 70-200 2.8  (ISO 100, 200mm, F 2.8, 1/1000 sec)


Same view, different location.

by Michael Bradley


I couldn't help myself, I have a fixation of photographing Mt. Baker.

Maybe because it's easy, or inspiring, or unique, or maybe it's just beautiful no matter where you're at. My parents have always took notice of this monstrous mountain viewable in so many different locations in the lower mainland. They've always made sure to voice their opinion over the years on how beautiful it is every time they see it. Now that I'm older/ a photographer/ not some snot nosed kid, I finally realized what they've been talking about. It's amazing how photographing this mountain can keep up it's continuity no matter where you view it. The two bottom photos were taken about 90km apart from each other, but somehow Mt. Baker still maintains it's dominance.

The top photo was taken using a Canon 7D with a EF 70-200 2.8 lens while the bottom photo was taken using a Canon 5D MK II with a Nikon 300mm 4.5 lens.







Natural Light

by Michael Bradley


Lately I’ve been drawn to natural light and landscapes. Looking for places that pull my subconscious in and tell a story through organic and unplanned moments in time. I used to always be inspired by rural environments but fell away from that style of photography as I focused more on portrait and event work. Now going back to my first love, I feel like I am seeing it all for the first time again. I've been trying to challenge myself now by looking for the natural light and positioning myself to find how to best utilize it.

Photo taken with the Canon 7D & EF 70-200mm 2.8 @ 78mm F8 1/200sec ISO200