Saturday, December 11, 2010

Amabilis Singers 30th Anniversary Dress Rehearsal

Here are some shots from last night's shoot of the Amabilis Singers Dress Rehearsal for the 30th Anniversary Gala Concert.

The entire massed alumni/current member choir

A shot of the tenors and basses of the current choir


Looking forward to being there at the concert and getting some more shots as well as reuniting with old friends afterwards.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Season

Just some shots for Christmas this year.



May you all have a wonderful holiday season and may you all have the best in 2011.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

School Portraits 2010-2011

© 2010 FalconRose Photography

© 2010 FalconRose Photography

I take my own kids' school photography. I prefer the American Style of outdoor photography as opposed to the stiffly posed school portraits preferred by Canadian schools.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My two latest pics of Storm and Jamie



The two latest of my pics of Storm and Jamie.

Plus a character portrait of Jamie (he just loves his "Austin" from the "Backyardigans"


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Outdoor Portraiture - My Sons


Galen with his ever-present soccerball.


Cameron on the jungle-gym.

I find outdoor portraits very satisfying both creatively and economically. For the simple fact that it costs a lot of money in terms of strobe-flashes, backdrops and other assorted things that a studio would require and outdoor portraiture requires NONE of that expenditure. Eventually, I'd like to get myself a studio setup, but at this point in my career, it's not a financially feasible decision.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Baby Photography

Baby Photography by FalconRose Photography. The shots you don't get to take if you're not a family member. This is actually a shot of my daughter, Storm Arianna Rose Mariko Chikamori at just 3 minutes old.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Art Photography - Flowers

Every so often, I do flower photography as a change of pace.



Monday, April 26, 2010

Our Temporary Wix Flash Website

Wix.Com FalconRose Photo Website

Unfortunately, it's not as unique as I'd like it to be. I intend to put some work into a functional website in the near future and upload it to my Shaw account in which I hope to have a proper URL for it.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New Equipment on the Way.

FalconRose Photography has just acquired two new critical pieces of camera equipment. We (my wife and I) should be taking delivery of the Nikon D300s camera body and Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED lens as of the first week of May.



This Nikon D300s has the capacity to ramp up the frames-per-second rate from 6fps to 8 fps when coupled with the MB-D10/EN-EL4a combo

The Nikon D300s with the MB-D10 battery grip looks like this:


The lens and the camera will increase our flexibility to be able to shoot in low-light conditions (such as the interior of a church). The ability to rack-up the ISO if necessary and retain quality of image is crucial especially in both wedding and event photography. This will be a turning point for FalconRose Photography and a good step towards the other equipment that we need to make this business viable in the competitive market of wedding and event photography.

Update: Equipment received and being used.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Galen's and Cameron's School Portraits

I decided to go the American School style for school portraits. I was tired of the one or two sitting postures that are chosen for school portraits and I've found that the highlights were blown out. I decided to do the portraits myself and follow the individual style of outdoor photography. And then threw a throw-blanket over the bookshelf and used that as a backdrop for the indoor photos.


Galen's indoor portrait


Galen with his skateboard

The ones of Cameron were taken indoors after the school photographer came and took his classmates' shots. I refused to let the school photographer do theirs.



Maybe we'll try another photoshoot with the both of the kids at school, either on the playground or on the basketball court outside.

All photos © 2009-2010 FalconRose Photography, (Hugo Chikamori, photographer), all rights reserved.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

James Michael Takeo Chikamori

Our 11 month old. A natural shot of him, with rather tousled hair.

©2010 FalconRose Photography

Warm toned photo.