About


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My name’s Dave and I created this blog to post some of my photographs. I’ve been shooting since May 2009 and have graduated from a little Panasonic point & shoot to a Canon T2i DSLR. Since purchasing it in March 2010 I’ve learned a lot and have really enjoyed the experience. I’ve been published in a couple of magazines and have won and been runner up in a couple of contests. As for goals around photography I’d rather not say because I don’t want to jinx it. Time will tell.

In case you’re interested, I’m in my 40s and live alone in east Toronto, just outside of the Beaches. As much as I enjoy taking photos, I can’t stand photos of myself.

My Gear: Canon T2i / 550D 18mp DSLR camera and battery grip, a Tamron 17-55mm F2.8 lens and a Canon 55-250 F4-5.6 zoom lens. I’m no longer shooting with the old Panasonic — she will be missed.

So that’s it for now. Comments are always encouraged and welcomed. Enjoy.

31 Responses to About

  1. axinia says:

    nice blog, Dave. Photography is magic, and I am also very keen on it 🙂
    Keep up the good work, and enjoy sharing your pictures.
    It’s amazing how we all see this beautiful world – everyone in his/her own way, that is truly enjoyable.

  2. davecandoit says:

    Thanks for the wonderful compliment. I checked out your blog, looks great. You’ve got some very nice photos on it. I’m going to add you to my blogroll. Thanks again for stopping by.

  3. axinia says:

    thanks a lot, Dave! actually i have a photblog extra, have you seen it? http://aksinya.wordpress.com/

  4. davecandoit says:

    No I didn’t. I just checked it out and WOW! Amazing shots. You’re very talented. Makes me want to go out and take some photos. I’ll add that link to my blogroll too. Thanks.

  5. rlholmstrom says:

    After looking at your work, I recommend that you move forward with photography and think your idea of taking a class is a good one. I have definately benefited from classes! I can see that you have the eye for a good shot, understanding of the frame, and a true interest in photography. I think you should definately continue on!

  6. davecandoit says:

    That’s very generous of you to say, thanks! I find that around here most of the courses require that you own a dSLR, which I don’t yet. I’m thinking of buying one in the near future, with taking a course to follow. Right now I’m reading books and checking out web sites and trying to learn all I can. The main thing for me is I’m having a great time with my new hobby. Thanks again for popping by and checking out my blog. Y’all come back now, hear!

  7. sorrentolens says:

    I like your blog and photos! Nice perspective. Take care.

    • davecandoit says:

      Thank you for saying so, and thanks for popping by. I usually post a couple of photos a day so be sure to come back for a visit. I saw your sail boat photos, really terrific.

  8. NeNe352 says:

    Hey Dave I love your pictures and the captions that you put with them… I take photos as well and I hope to become a professional one day… Keep up the great work!!!

  9. Mauro Metallo says:

    Very nice work, Dave. I enjoyed it and came back many times.
    Please vist my blog, I would really like to have your opinion about my work.
    I’m a music critic from east side Toronto as well: I guess this makes us neighbours…
    Best,
    Mauro.

    • davecandoit says:

      Thanks neighbour! I’d love to check out your blog, but you didn’t leave a web address. Thanks so much for dropping by and I look forward to visiting your site too.

  10. Mauro Metallo says:

    Sorry Dave… There you go:
    http://maurometallo.wordpress.com/
    Please, feel free to visit me and leave a comment.
    Best,
    Mauro.

  11. Z says:

    sir, thanks for the magic of your photos. and, the links:-) newbie. all the best.

    http://www.aborlan.wordpress.com

    Z

  12. kcjewel says:

    this is a very fun place to visit… looking forward to spending more time here enjoying your photos. i find photography one of the best therapies there is. i use a point and shoot also, but as Chase Jarvis says… the best camera is the one that is with you!! : )

  13. Kmo says:

    I’m a big fan of the blog’s title. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to check out your site! Great pictures!

  14. Alan says:

    Great photos, and although you say you are a beginner, all i can say, photos show otherwise :-). Keep up the good work

  15. Great photos. You have a great eye.

    Cheers
    Branden

  16. uncoveringyou says:

    great site Dave…and nice to come across a fellow Canadian :):) I’m ottawa based 🙂

    • davecandoit says:

      How about that, another Canuck. I spent a month in Ottawa on business about four years ago. Unfortunately, it was one of the coldest months so I didn’t get out much. Plus, I wasn’t into photography back then. I have friends up there and plan to visit this year when I get a good camera. Thanks for popping by. Hope you come around again. I’ll check out your blog later.

      • uncoveringyou says:

        judging from some of your photos…it won’t matter if your camera is “good” or not…you have a great eye for composing your shots!
        In the summer, there are TONS of great pictures to be had here in Ottawa 🙂

  17. y says:

    hi, Dave – did i tell you i like your header photo? is that new? i don’t remember seeing it before! hope you’re well.

    • davecandoit says:

      Thanks, Y. I typically change up my header every couple of weeks to a month. I’ve created a few dozen of them by cropping my photos to the appropriate width/height and then saving them in a “blog header” folder. My new blog, which is ready to go but not launched yet, has no header photo, so I’m going to miss that.

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  19. prafeston says:

    I bought a T1i in November…didn’t realize there was a T2i coming out. Still loving the camera alot though. My first DSLR. I’ve never had a nice digital camera. Got through my Photography classes in College on a 1973 Canon FTb. Just started a wordpress. Will be updating it lots with anything under the sun…but there will surely be a lot of photography as I’ve just started a 365 project. Photo a day! http://prafeston.wordpress.com

    • davecandoit says:

      Thanks for popping by. I checked out your blog too. Looks like you’re off to a good start. I’d considered the T1i when it first came out but was actually holding off for Nikon to update it’s D90 camera. I love my T2i but I’m now sort of wishing I’d gone with the 7D. Best of luck with your 365 project.

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