A few new prints

Although I’m still in the thick of hearings, and thus have precious little free time that isn’t dominated by research and writing, I’ve recently updated my Etsy shop with a few additional prints that I really wanted to share.  This has been a year of encouragingly good sales, particularly now, and I am hopeful that expanding my offerings will mean that even more people find something they want to take home and proudly display.

Check ’em out!

Cupcake Porn
Cupcakes and Sprinkles!

Cupcakes 'n' Sprinkles II
Cupcakes ‘n’ Sprinkles II

Colourful Candy Necklace
Candy Necklace

"For Medicinal Purposes"
For Medicinal Purposes

Where it’s at

Ottawa Slutwalk 2012

I’m harrowed and hectic with my current work on a public interest hearing, but you should keep an eye on my Flickr stream, as I’ve also been busy posting new photos, including the 2012 Ottawa Slutwalk. See the set from that amazing march here.

Please note that there are a few photos in the set that show boobies. Out of an abundance of caution, I’ve marked those photos as “moderate,” even though I think there’s nothing remotely inappropriate or offensive about them. Going topless is perfectly legal in Ontario, and there’s nothing more family friendly than bosoms, but I’m paying heed to the sensitive sensibilities of others. Anyway, you may need to login or adjust the filter settings for your account to see all the photos.

And we’re back!

Happy New Year, you delightful readers, you!

I hope the holidays proved to be both joyful and relaxing, and that copious quantities of food and cheer have provided bountiful insulation against the worst of the winter winds and darkness.  I had a positively delightful holiday season, short though it was for me, and was greatly restored and inspired by the company of my excellent family and friends.

I’m pleased to be able to say that the migration to a new domain registrar, name server, and host (in lieu of the calamitously odious godaddy.com) was successful, and that this site is back online, as is my photography website, http://rbfairchild.com, and the Deadpans website (which I wrote and now manage for that terrific band).  It might still take a couple of hours for the new domain name servers to propagate throughout the internet, but everything should be accessible.

The New Year brings new photos and new photoshoot opportunities, so new posts are on the way!

Switching Domain Registrars

I wanted to warn you of possible downtime for this site (http://shutterbuggery.ca) and my main site (http://rbfairchild.com) due to an imminent switch of domain name registrars and hosts.  You see, for many years I relied on godaddy.com for all my website needs.  Despite my increasing moral discomfort with their sexist advertising and elephant snuff fetish, there was a bit of inertia with having so many domains registered there that was hard to overcome.

With the recent call to boycott godaddy due to their support of the USA anti-piracy SOPA bill, I decided that I just couldn’t continue to feel unhappy and disappointed while doing nothing to express my displeasure. So I’m switching away.  Once I’ve settled on a new DNS and host, I’ll make the switcher.  This will likely result in some brief lack of functioning.  Many apologies, but I will try to make it as painless as possible.

Meanwhile, cheers! And get back to doing wonderful things with your family and friends this holiday season.

Me, I’m stuck at work (for justice never rests), but all this gainful employment is putting me in the mood to buy myself a new camera at some point soon.  I love my Canon EOS 40D, but I’m thinking about making the move to a full-frame camera. I’ll let you know more about that when the time comes.

Shutterbuggery Begins

Having set up a photography website for myself, I think it’s only fair to tell you a bit about who I am and why I am here.  To start, I don’t know whether I would really call myself “a photographer.” I am certainly a jerk who runs around taking photos with an expensive camera, but even in this crazy modern world I am uncertain that this is enough.  To be sure, I’ve sold some prints (to people who do not know me), and I’ve had my photos printed in various articles, websites, and even a forthcoming book (not by me), but this may or may not meet your standards.

All that being said, I really wanted to begin expanding my portfolio and promoting my work. I love seeing the world through a camera — I began by shooting with film in the 1990s and early 2000s with a film SLR, and learned the fundamentals of exposure back when you had to wait a week to see how your photographs turned out.  After completing my first degree and commencing a second degree (in a professional field), I had to step back from using my camera regularly owing to highly depleted levels of both spare time and money, but I bought my trusty Canon 40D a few years ago — along with some great lenses — and rediscovered my passion.

My main areas of photographic interest are portraits, candids, macros, landscapes, product/editorial photography, and street photography.  I am available for hire, and my prints are for sale.

I refuse to refer to camera lenses as “glass.”