Top Five

I have never done a “Top Ten”  or “Best Of”  post  before, but I did make mention in my last post referencing one of my latest images from Vancouver Island as one […]

On Self Discovery and Growth

It’s been a while since I posted anything of  substance.    I have been taking a bit of a break from photography for various reasons,  but we will leave that for […]

Port Renfrew • Botany Bay Revisited

Several years ago I said that some day I would return to Botanical Beach in Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island and this past week I made good on that statement. […]

Italy-2018-Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is so much more than a cool photograph of a cliff side village right next to the ocean.  The trails that link the 5 historic  towns are full […]

Dream The Impossible – The Porsche GT3

Today I thought I would spend some spare time (paint and trim in the house can wait)  on some composite work.  For this project I selected an image of a […]

The Porsche: A Self Assignment

About two years ago, my friend Stu and I set the ground rules for, not so much of a competition, but more of a self assignment project. Stu is an […]

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year and best wishes for an incredible 2016! What a year 2015 has been. Project Yukon took a lot more time and resources than I could have ever […]

The Tombstones: Full Circle • Into The Unknown

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into […]

Adventures in Campground Automotive

In all my years and many kilometres of enjoying road trips by car, I have been fortunate not to experience a catastrophic vehicle failure which would require the intervention of […]

Project Yukon • The Adventure Begins

Well, so much for writing more…. My upcoming Yukon trip preparation is taking an incredible amount of time which has kept from writing, however I did manage to get out […]

Happy New Year!! 2015

Happy New Year!!!! As another year has come and passed, one can’t help but sit back and reflect. It is also a time to look forward to the future. In […]

A Christmas Santa Encounter

I can’t believe it’s Christmas time again.  I don’t think even Einstein had a theory for the speed at which Christmas approaches.  It is time however to recant one of […]

Still shooting!

Well it’s been a while since my last post! Sometimes life throws you little curve balls that keeps us from doing the things we love.   My apologies to all my […]

Botany Bay?! Oh No!! • Vancouver Island, Sooke to Port Renfrew – Part IV

I will once again  apologize  to those that are unfamiliar with my references  to the classic Star Trek Movie, The Wrath of Khan. I just can’t help it.  As a […]

Vancouver Island • Sooke to Port Renfrew: Part III… Along The Way and In Between

With Port Renfrew being my next destination, a morning walk along Sandcut Beach and  China Beach were not to be ignored. Early morning has a different feel than the evening […]

House Cleaning

So you just returned from your Costa Rica photo tour with  Foto Verde Tours and   begin sorting through thousands of images from the past 11 days.  Of course you delete […]

The Guide To Tropical Nature Photography by Greg Basco and Glenn Bartley

One of the things I learned from my very first trip to Costa Rica is that photography in tropical rainforests can be quite the challenge.  For some photographers, the heat […]

For Sale: Assorted Photographic Filters. No Longer Required

With all sorts of computer software thrust upon us in the digital world of photography who actually uses or even needs filters anymore?  Have they become obsolete and turned the […]

Scouting the Kootenay Plains

Whenever I head out to the mountains to areas I’m not familiar with, my regular routine is to scout during the day with hopes of finding that little spot where […]

Dynamic Range and In-Camera HDR

Dynamic range in this digital era of photography has brought on many challenges when it comes to exposing an image.  Simply put, dynamic range is the difference between the brightest […]

To HDR or Not to HDR – That is the Question!

I have never been a big fan of HDR.  Not because it isn’t a great tool, but simply because of the fact that I’m just not that good at it!  […]

Favorites from 2012

I  can’t believe how quickly time passes!  It’s almost February!!  While I am currently working on some images from my Costa Rica trip this past summer, I thought I would […]

Merry Christmas

Well…with Christmas just around the corner,  in typical “Fab” fashion I am late in unveiling my 2012 linen textured Christmas greeting card. What can I say,  I am a man […]

Journey of Dreams – Edmonton Wedding and Portrait Photography by Fabrizio Tessaro

 Journey of Dreams: Wedding and Portrait Photography by Fabrizio Tessaro.     Ok… time to sit back relax and  take a breather…with all sorts of projects on the go, the past couple […]

Nick and Jill Get Married in Edmonton

With back to back weddings since my return from Costa Rica at the end of August, it’s been incredibly hectic and busy to say the least!  Back in July I […]

Chasing Jones Releases “Loves Got Teeth”

This past Saturday I headed off to the Starlite room here in Edmonton to shoot my friends Nick and Adam Dilullo’s band, Chasing Jones as they officially released their third […]

Edmonton Engagement Photo Session

While I am excited beyond words about visiting my good friend  and master photographer Greg Basco in Costa Rica next month for more rainforest photographic adventures,  I am equally excited […]

June Weekend in Jasper

Jasper National Park in Alberta is definitely one of my favorite  weekend locations.  It’s  relatively close to home  in just a  little over three hours by car,  and while accommodations […]

Drawing With Light

Ever wonder how the word photograph came to be? Many words spoken today in the English language were derived from Latin or Ancient Greek. In Greek, “phos” means “light” where […]

Back to School

When my friends Nick and Jill asked if I would photograph their wedding this summer my question to them was:  “ I shoot landscapes, frogs and snakes…are you sure you […]

Hockey Day in Canada

Stepping aside from the usual nature and landscape imagery, a beautiful day here today in Edmonton at a sunny 17 degrees Celsius…makes me want to talk hockey.  That’s right,  hockey!   […]

Test Driving the Nikon 24mm PC-E

OK…I know, winter is over…it’s spring time already!  But before we head out to warm sunshine and mild temperatures,   I wanted to share with you some images from Abraham Lake […]

Winter in The Canadian Rockies: Talbot Lake, Jasper National Park-Day Two

Day one  on Talbot Lake in Jasper National Park  was heavily overcast  and I thought I would give it another go to capture some nice morning light on the second […]

Winter in The Canadian Rockies: Talbot Lake, Jasper National Park – Day One

Despite the cold, wind, frozen toes, frozen fingers and dripping snotty noses, I love photographing our Rocky Mountains in winter.  When it’s minus 25 degrees Celsius  and gusting winds are […]

Using White Balance for Natural Monochromes

When days are overcast, cloudy,  and hopes for  capturing that glorious explosion of color as the sun begins to rise is long gone,  I  look for shapes, textures and think […]

Maligne River in November

Before setting camp in my “Caught With My Pants Down”  Jasper mid-November trip, I stopped off at the 6th bridge on the Maligne lake Road and hiked upstream along the […]

Jasper in November • Caught With Your Pants Down

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”   Ok, let’s look at it from a different perspective. If […]

Jasper in November

Slowly but surely I will catch up!  Here are a few more images from my November 2011 trip to Jasper National Park.  Please click on the image to view  full […]

Medicine Lake – Mysteries of the Magic Lake

One of the most interesting things about Medicine Lake in Jasper National Park Alberta, is that it  isn’t a typical mountain  lake in the normal sense.  It is a geological […]

Not a Creature Was Stirring…

As the end of 2011 approaches, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all friends, subscribers and visitors,  a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the upcoming year! […]

Impressionism and Photography

All forms of art are subjective. One of my favorite types of art are the impressionist paintings from the likes of Claude Monet, Camille Pissaro and John Constable. While this […]

The Icefields Parkway and Banff National Park in September

The second leg of my September in the Rockies trip took me out from Jasper National Park, along the Icefields Parkway and finished off in Banff National Park. The days […]

Jasper National Park • Fire in the Sky

MALIGNE LAKE : Prints Available Back in late August we had been experiencing some phenomenal sunrises right here in my home city of Edmonton. The flaming orange skies were simply […]

Alberta Rockies in September

TWILIGHT on MALIGNE LAKE : Prints Available Early September in the Alberta Rockies can be one of the the driest months of the year however, a clear cloudless morning or […]

Costa Rica: Art of Biodiversity

I finally had the opportunity to sort through, process and prepare a gallery of some of my favourite images from the June, Art of Biodiversity Tour with my good friend Greg Basco of […]