Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Looking Back at 2010

It has been quite a year 2010. There were plenty of stories that have touched us all in different ways, images that we'll never forget, and likely personal moments that test or reward us.

I cherish my time with  my family, especially around Christmas. It's a time to reconnect, especially with my two teenagers, and recharge the batteries so to speak for the challenges that the New Year will bring.

As far as work is concerned it has been relatively busy, at least for a daily newspaper photographer working in Canada. Below is a collection of twelve images - one, unpublished photograph from each month of the year - a year that had me on the road for about 60 days working on the Haitian earthquake, the Olympics, the Dementia Series, and one other that will be published in February.

There are also more images posted on my website as a 2010 Year in Review slideshow.

A young girl heads home from her father's funeral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Winter Solstice Parade

When you work in a place for a long period of time - twenty-one years in Toronto for me for example - you find that sometimes event assignments can get repetitive year after year. However, I've found that this happens less frequently that I've expected, and once in awhile something comes along that, surprisingly, I've never photographed before. Last night was one example of this.

Friday, 17 December 2010

The Effectiveness of the Audio Slideshow

My personal preference has always been audio slideshows when given the choice of using video or stills with audio to produce a multimedia story.

This has become painfully evident to me as I chunk away at a large project involving more video than I'm comfortable with.

If you agree or disagree, or find yourself wanting some words to make an argument for one or the other, this post on Duckrabbit may help.


I can't believe what I've done. Until now, the limit of my social networking has been my website (www.peterpower.ca) and this rarely-ever-read blog of mine.

While everyone I know it seems has been using Facebook for years, I have resisted, and frankly prefer to keep a wee bit of my personal life.....well, personal.