Jan 192009

Catching the Light

A photographer (Scott) stands upon a large pile of ice on the shore of Lake Erie in the early morning photographing the sunrise.

Technical Info:    
Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM     Shutter:   1/1000 s
Create Date:   2009:01:11 09:23:00     Aperture:   f/4.5
Focal Length   24 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

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Jul 122008

Tee Off

I was golfing with a friend of mine earlier this week.  Last time we were out, she told me I should bring my camera next time… to me that is an open invitation to shoot someone.  She wasn’t happy but I did get some good photos anyway.

This was on the 16th hole at a local golf course.  The sun was beginning to set and we were teeing off into the sun.  I thought it was a perfect location for a silhouette.  Turned out it was also a perfect location for me to lose another ball!

 July 12, 2008  Posted by at 7:51 pm Portraits Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jul 072008

Dee Cernile
My brother James, and I went to Arizona’s Taps and Grill on the weekend to see Sven Gali play live.  We’ve been fans of the band since the late 80’s when they started playing local clubs.  I first saw them close to 20 years ago when they were playing a local cultural center, long before I was old enough to get into the clubs. The band had split up for some time in late 90’s and reunited last year for one show.  This summer they are back playing at least three shows.

Like my recent previous concert shots, this photo of Dee Cernile was shot with the Canon G9.  The camera has been great so far.  A little noisy in low light situations like this (especially above ISO 400) but still usable. Converted to black and white, great looks.  I like the tradional concert photo look of this one.

Jun 302008

Fish Plays live at the Mod Club in Toronto

I was in Toronto last night to see Fish in concert live at the Mod Club.  Previously the lead singer of Marillion, I have been a fan of Fish and Marillion since I was about 12.  I missed him last time he was here, about 10 years ago, so would not miss him this time.  I worked my way to the front of the stage where I was able to get in a few good photos of him.

 June 30, 2008  Posted by at 10:37 pm Portraits Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jun 292008

Gord Lewis of Teenage Head Plays Live

Taking a break today to post some concert photos.  My friend Julie and I went to the Friendship Festival in Fort Erie and watched The Spoons, Helix and Teenage Head play. This is a photo of Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis.

Tonight I will be in Toronto to see Fish so hopefully will have some shots from that show to put up as well.

 June 29, 2008  Posted by at 7:28 am Portraits Tagged with: , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jun 062008


This is a photo of one of my long time friends and shooting buddy, Dave.  He doesn’t seem to appreciate when I take his picture but I think he usually likes it when I post them.

 June 6, 2008  Posted by at 12:39 pm Portraits No Responses »