Nick Pegg

Word and Imagery Artist from Canada.

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Is it broken?


After jumping off the stage at the end of his set… Marcel, Lead vocals and guitar of band called Die Hexe , announced to the audience that he thought he broke his ankle.

For the rest of the show, he was be asked probably around 100 times.. if it was broken..

no word yet from the doctor whether or not it is actually broken.. but pretty punk rock regardless of the outcome.

Canon 60D Kit lens blah blah blah


Brent Rambler

Brent Rambler of August Burns red at #KOIFest15 KOI Music Festival in Kitchener ON.



Bought a Canon QL19 Rangefinder at a second hand shop the other day. After work I was out on the patio of the restaurant I work at with some other coworkers. There was a particularly bright over head light on a very calm night. So I tried my hand at some smoke portraits.

The battery in the range finder was dead so I was estimating shutter speed and things, because the internal Light meter needs the bat.

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Hamilton Harbor


Grabbed up my film gear one night and headed down to the Hamilton harbor to try my hand at some Long exposures on film.

The beauty of having a DSLR handy is that you can find the effective settings that you can use on the SLR so you aren’t clicking and praying that you have the setting correct even after proper light metering and such.

The above photo is a long exposure with 2nd curtain flash on my 60D, of my SLR taking a 3 second long exposure.

The below photo is the photo that the SLR took.

Hamilton Harbor


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Albion Falls


Took a crack at some long exposure waterfalls the other day. This is Albian Falls in Stoney Creek/Hamilton Ontario. The waterfall Capitol of the world! – About an hour away from the great Niagra Falls. – I bought a couple ND filters for my 18-55 kit lens on a cheap Chinese photog website for about 10 bucks. – So I lugged my sturdy tripod , film and digital gear down into the valley that is the falls and carefully stepped from stone to stone to try and find a angle that would look good. – Also, learning how to actually us an ND filter. – Turns out, if you put 2 on at once everything turns purple. – maybe that’s just cause mine were really and I mean really cheap.


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I usually bring my camera where ever I go, whether I take it out of the bag or not is a different question. – My Band Mirrors&Tides was playing a show and so, while waiting around I usually try and shoot the other bands that play. – This particular concert I wanted to get some cool shots of guitar players tuning their instruments. So I rolled the Shutter speed down cranked my Aperture up and set my flash to trigger on the end of the curtain cycle to get that blurred freeze look.


This is Brad.


ImageThis is a band called Lancaster. They are from Cambridge Ontario. Pop Punk. – Totally going places.


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I don’t really have much to say about this photo, it doesn’t really spark any metaphorical rants or long ideas.

I just really like the photo.

An over exposed monochromatic slow shutter flash photo of my mom downtown Nashville in March.

Let your dreams fly into reality.

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Chasing Dreams.


I posted this photo earlier int he week, I want to take an opportunity to explain my thinking behind it. –

For the most part, this photo just happened for me without really trying, but I did have some intention behind it.

1. It just finished raining, and i knew that a open shutter might catch a lot of different colour reflections. And I was going for the classic car light trails.

2. Downtown Nashville shot

3. for,middle, back ground.

The 3rd is what I am interested in. – earlier that day I had read a blog about the three section photographs. Right off the bat I thought it was going to be all about the rule of thirds in photography, but actually it talked about the fore, middle and back ground areas and getting the, to work together. – While driving down to Nashville I was brainstorming what 3 things go together well without much effort. – i was thinking of things in a kitchen or things in a care. thoughts of steering wheel, windshield and road.

So the idea of side walk, street and car came into mind. – Anyways, while walking downtown Nashville, I put the camera onto the side walk and sec a 8 second shutter time. and boom.

it took me 3 days to realize that it contains the fore, middle and back ground idea.

I love it.

In The Darkness.

I recently looked out my window and realized it was night. An urge to go play with camera settings out in the darkness came over me. Here are a few shots from that endeavor.


Everyone’s first instincts are to point there camera’s at the moon and hope for the best. Well that’s exactly what I did. This is my attempt at a clear moon shot. – This was at an 8 second shutter time. – The first thing you notice is the Clouds, they do look cool but when trying to take a shot of the moon they seem to get in the way. Along with the light pollution coming from the city I live in reflecting off the clouds and back into the sensor on the camera. It still looks cool in a sense.


Here is a cool shot of the school that I go to. –

Everything about this photo is wrong. Angles, placement, thirds blah blah. The story is that i was taking a 20 second shot of the opposite direction which did not turn out as planned, but while waiting the 20 seconds to pass by in hopes of a great shot, I looked behind me to see what I thought was a really bright star. Instead I realized it was a plane in the distances. quickly that distance was getting closer….. So I said to my self that the moment the shutter releases on the previous picture I’m going to spin the camera, place the “Heritage” Sign on the right and the dot of light in the center and open the shutter. –

This in the final product.


“We sure don’t like darkness” Was my thought over this photo.

An excess of light.

Shimmer and Glisten.

I was heading out on a local adventure with a couple friends a few months ago and ran into a group of people lighting off sparklers for their friends nineteenth birthday. – So I asked if I could take some pictures of them.


I had probably owned my Canon 60D for about a month at this point and relatively felt like I was an expert. – Much like a lot of people who own DSLR cameras feel like. 🙂

I cracked my shutter speed wide open and started playing around with it and learning quickly the do’s and don’ts of iso/aperture management when changing shutter speeds.


I’m sure that in post I could brighten these up a lot and really make the colours shine and wow the viewer of these photo’s, but I lke to admire the fact that we are able to draw with light onto a sensor inside a mechanical box. And then these images come out.



A smile can change everything, it can explode into so many words and feelings but still remaining a smile. I love this shot because it feels like I captured an explosion from a smile.