Pirates Week – Richard’s Photo Blog’s Theme for the week of October 26, 2009

Oct 25, 2009   //   by Richard   //   Photography  //  Comments Off on Pirates Week – Richard’s Photo Blog’s Theme for the week of October 26, 2009

Every November for as long as people here can remember, the Cayman Islands have hosted a Pirates Festival. As the 2009 festival is quickly approaching I thought it would be nice to devote this coming weeks’ photos on my Photo Blog to the 2008 Cayman Islands Pirates Festival.

More information on the November 12 – 22, 2009 festival can be found at http://www.piratesweekfestival.com/.

Photo Blog`s Topic for the week of 2009.10.19

Oct 19, 2009   //   by Richard   //   Photography  //  Comments Off on Photo Blog`s Topic for the week of 2009.10.19

For the past two months I have been posting a photo a day on my photo blog and briefly blogging about the photo. Last week I did something different on my photo blog, I devoted the entire week of photos to one topic, specifically the 27 June 2009 Junior Equestrian Jumping Competition held here in the Cayman Islands. Similarly for this coming week, I will be “photo blogging” about one topic… the photos will be from Haydee and Eric’s lovely Cayman Islands wedding in November 2008.

Enjoy and have a great week,


Can’t change descriptions in Flickr

Sep 3, 2009   //   by Richard   //   Photography  //  Comments Off on Can’t change descriptions in Flickr

A completely different topic today (still photography related mind you). For quite a long time I have not been able to change the descriptions on my Flickr photos. Normally you can click on the description box below your photo and describe away.

Tonight I decided I would do some research and try to figure out what the issue was. I found a number of posts that said it was related to a Greasemonkey script called Flickr Rich Text. The problem was that I did not have that particular script. Although, I do have a number of scripts, including a Check Play Script that was previously located at userscripts.org/scripts/show/56725 that I have just recently finished modifying for the Flickr Foto Competition Group, but I digress. So, I turned off Greasemonkey but I still could not edit my descriptions.

Long story short, it turns out to be a Firefox add-on called Better Flickr 0.3 which uses the Greasemonkey Rich Text script. I found this out here.

Hopefully this will help someone one day and save them a bit of time.

Have a great evening,

A Photo Blog

Aug 31, 2009   //   by Richard   //   Photography  //  Comments Off on A Photo Blog

For those that have been following my Blog or viewing any of my websites, you would have noticed that over the past couple of weeks this blog and my website at http://www.itslife.ca were slowing changing. I have now almost completed the “re-branding” of my Blog and websites tying them all together under Richard Hamilton Photography with a new logo and design.

One of the more exciting additions is a photo blog which you can find at http://www.richardhamiltonphotography.com. I will be posting a photo a day from around the world including photos of nature, people (with an emphasis on my studio fashion work), animals (wild, domesticated, big and small) and places (from Canada, to India, to Europe, to the Cayman Islands).

Comments and critiques are always welcomed and even encouraged 🙂

Take care,

Long overdue update

Mar 21, 2009   //   by Richard   //   Photography  //  Comments Off on Long overdue update

They tell you when you read blogs, if you are going to have a blog, keep it current. Well, I certainly blew that with my last entry way back in December. I would like to say that between family, work and photography I had no time. But that wouldn’t be accurate. I could have set aside a few minutes to blog. It’s just like exercise or dieting, we can find excuses, or admit that the reason it is not being done is because we have not made it a priority.

Photography has been one of those priorities that has been keeping me busy on the weekends and evenings. I have continued to participate in a number of photo shoots. The last one was this past Sunday with Miss. Cayman, Nicosia Lawson:

Nicosia 2 B+W



Nicosia was an absolute dream to shoot as she knew what to do and was already in the next pose before I had to say anything. She was also very open to suggestions even when one of the poses created a cramp (OK that may have been pushing a little to far :-))

As you will also note above, my photos include a little more post-processing than before. (Okay, that is not hard since I did little to none before). Paul Aiken gave me a crash course in Photoshop and has been encouraging me to really get into it and bring out the best of my photos. YouTube and Google have been my best friends as I search and follow tutorials on using Photoshop.

Another area that Paul and I have been dipping our toes in is high speed photography. Our first foray into it resulted in some nice shots which I was able to take and then use to practice my Photoshopping: A water drop before Photoshop:

Ms. Sexy

and the after Photoshop (the main difference is the burnt background):

Ms. Sexy Photoshopped

We have been down in the Cayman Islands for almost eight months but it is still hard to believe that we have “summer” year round with no cold or snow. As I bid you a good night, I will leave you with a photo I took yesterday from outside my office:

Sunset on Seven Mile Beach