Thursday, February 9, 2012

Michael and Emilee

Hi all,

Well, it's time to revive the blog. I was inspired to do this due to some great people I met tonight - Michael and Emilee (love that spelling). Such nice down to earth people who want a wedding that works well.

It was nice to hear why Michael and Emilee hired me to photograph their wedding. First they found my images on the Fort Edmonton website and then they were told about me by a member of a wedding party I just finished shooting. After interviewing a few photographers they decided that we were a good fit. After meeting them for a few times I would agree. I am really looking forward to shooting their wedding this fall and making their images the best possible.

Well, more to come later. I will take this opportunity to welcome myself back to this blogging thing.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

She is growing fast

Here is a picture of my daughter. We are so happy to have this little girl in our lives. I can honestly say that life is very, very, very different now....but it is way better. Although it is true that you have less time for yourself, you don't care about that. My wife and I are always happy and when we need to be reminded of what is important we just look at our daughter. I know parents all over the world know what I am talking about.

All my best. I will start blogging again soon.


Monday, April 13, 2009

5 Months Pregnant.

Hi All! 

I wanted to share with you a special event happening in our lives.  Seems we are going to have a child.  We are very excited about this big event and have decided to document this big event.  Here is an image of our progress. This image was taken with a D700 and an F1.8 85 mm Nikkor lens at 1/60 s @ F2.0.  I did quite a bit to the background.  I actually shot this in our living room and the top of this image has been cloned from the middle and the sheers have been cloned from the left side to the right side. Sometimes we have to know that we can change our scene before we shoot so we can achieve the final result we are looking for! 


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Jana and Marco

Here is a little video of some of the final images for a great wedding I shot back in October.  The couple were amazing and their wedding day was by far one of the "Funnest" shoots I have had in a long time. I am very happy to have been included in their wedding plans, and was overjoyed that we were able to spend as much time taking pictures as we did.  

I loved shooting this wedding.  Thanks, again, Jana and Marco. You two are great together.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wedding in the Mountains

What a perfect day!

Hi Everybody. Here is a video of a great wedding shot out in the beautiful mountains located in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Our good friends got hitched in the picturesque location at the end of January. The people, the weather, the reason - it all came together. Congrat's to Arley and Catherine. You two are great together.

Talk to you all soon!

Thursday, March 5, 2009 and

Hi All!

Well, Like I said yesterday I wanted to share two sites with you and give you the low down on both sites. Ok, here is my thoughts. When I consider that I subscribe to both of these services, I have to say I get a great amount of education for about $60 (Canadian) per month. Both sides have great experts and both sites have amazing tutorials. I appreciate the tutorials found on because they are practical and very timely. This resources is quick to publish new resources when new software comes out. Most they are timely with the Adobe products and Microsoft products. A great deal of effort goes in to making sure that artists feel the love on this site. However, where this site lacks a bite is in its support of fringe programs and 3D program. Of course you will find the usual suspects like Maya in their arsenal, but where are the ZBrush programs, or the open source 3D programs? The lack of support in these areas makes me wish for universal training centre that recognized the value in both 2D and 3D resources. Again, my thoughts.

The best site for budding artists that are looking for help becoming a better photographer or graphic designer should head directly over to This site stays relatively current on adobe products and also provides instruction on photographic techniques from some of the world's best photographers. You will see David Ziser, Joe McNally, and other famous-like persons just waiting to teach you something. The ability of this site to compact information into small bite size portions that are easy to swallow (and digest) is soooooooo awesome. One major drawback to this site, however, is the slow release of new material. Some material gets out there very fast, but the typical supporting materials that you would expect close to software releases seems to trickle out at a snail's pace. Other than that, I would strongly recommend this site to budding professionals who might be falling asleep in their trade school classes. This site might be like the all night cram for an exam approach, but boy is it good.

Well, that is all I have for today. I hope you can all come back soon, and I will try to be a bit more proactive with my blog. All my best,

Lance Burns

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Hi all!

Well today my treat for you is Podcasts that rule. Not podcast rules, but podcasts that leave a strong and lasting impression. Ones that make you want to come back for know, like a thirsty dog.

There are two types of podcasts as far as I am concerned. Good ones and lousy ones. You will know when you have found a lousy one...and likewise you will know when you have found a good one. I am going to tell you about three GREAT ones! The first one is called photoshop killer tips. This site can be found by searching through the itunes store, or from a search engine. This site gives you the skinny on photoshop tools and on quick techniques that will change your work flow. The second podcast that will rock your world is called "The Russell Brown Show." For people out there that like a person who appears to be a little off-balance in his delivery, but interesting and educational all at the same time, then you cannot pass up on this tremendous podcast. From the most basic to the most complex, Russell Brown will guide your photoshop brush from amateur to professional in a matter of minutes (a slight exaggeration). My last recommendation is D-town. This podcast is brand new and is designed to provide tips and tricks to Nikon camera shooters. Way to go Scott Kelby and matt Kloskowski! Your new site is awesome!

Well I hope those podcasts become a part of your weekly personal learning and you enjoy the lessons these able people provide to you. tomorrow, I will talk about two websites that you can pay a subscription for and give you my opinion on their value.