I am a Canadian photographer, filmmaker and traveller working with some of the world's top brands to create insightful content. This is my online journal and portfolio.
— Chris Stenberg —
Behind the Photo
I'm not sure if it was pure stupidity, or naive curiosity that had me get on the carousel with these young boys from Addis Ababa, but let's just say this photo almost caused me to lose my lunch.
I started thinking about telling the stories behind some of my favourite photos, and while a photo may be worth 1000 words, they aren't always my words. Don't get me wrong, that is one of my favourite things about photography — the freedom to interpret an image in a personal way — but there are some photos that have personal meaning behind them, and I'd like to share some of those stories.
It has just enough charisma to satisfy any desires for creative decor, but with the comfort of a big chain hotel. An artistic social commentary painting of Her Majesty the Queen of England adorns the wall in the lobby lounge, and the place has just enough sophistication to make you feel like a Double-O agent.
Sometimes the water runs freely like an amazon rain shower and other times it trickles out like the worst kind of drought. It's a small detail but one that I am mindful of.
While I enjoy the bedding at the Fairmonts and the Westins of the world, sometimes I like the time-lapse effect of a good old fashioned small town motel — chalk it up to a cultural experience.
Eat. Drink. Drink.
The menu seems like something Al Swearengen would have served up at The Gem back in the day — no-nonsense, nose to tail kind of fare followed up with a rye based concoction — in this case given the kitschy moniker “Gimme the Loot.”
The Grick may singlehandedly be the messiest and most deliciously yolky sandwich that I have ever eaten.
Penticton has an interesting craft brewing history which began before the "craft" moniker had been bestowed on the little brewing industry.
Depth of field is the amount of the photo that is in focus. A shallow depth of field is what creates those nice out of focus background portraits you see in professional photos. It can also help tell a story by directing the viewers eye to important parts of the picture.
The principal here is simple: the image is divided into thirds both horizontally and vertically. The points where the lines intersect are the power points in the image. Generally speaking you want to align the important parts of your image along the thirds.
Camera Gear & Reviews
First and foremost I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with the Sony A7RIII. The image quality is superb and Sony's colour profile is very good now. I don't see them lagging behind Canon in this department anymore. As with any camera this one has some idiosyncrasies that I endeavour to explain below.
While not necessarily the anticipated successor to the popular Sony a6500 camera, the a6400 has officially been announced and seems to be geared at the vlogging crowd with a 180º flip up screen so you can see yourself while filming or taking selfies.
24mm is probably the least sexy focal length, and thus does not get enough attention in the lens world. I currently only have a 24mm when attached to my 24-70mm GM or 24-105mm f4 lens; however, that is about to change.
DJI has released the much anticipated Mavic 2 Pro after much speculation following the Mavic Air release. While the Mavic Air is still the smaller lighter choice, the new Mavic 2 Pro brings a ton of new pro level features to a still relatively small drone.