Presentation Photo by Paul Holland: Blog https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog en-us (C) Presentation Photo by Paul Holland presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) Sat, 22 May 2021 15:48:00 GMT Sat, 22 May 2021 15:48:00 GMT https://www.presentationphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u916533326-o164770334-50.jpg Presentation Photo by Paul Holland: Blog https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog 120 81 Updated AV Productions Now Available for Viewing https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2021/5/updated-av-productions-now-available-for-viewing Bringing photography to life through music is my passion.  I have recetly updated several AV shows with new images and photo edits. Please visit the 'AV Productions' page for a list of shows available for viewing online. Great sound and a high resolution screen are recommended.

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Uploads from Fall 2020 Shoot https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2021/1/uploads-from-fall-2020-shoot The Recently Added Gallery contains many new images from the Fall shoots in the Thousand Islands. Stay safe and enjoy.  Thousand Islands_2020Thousand Islands_2020Images of the Thousand Islands from the Fall of 2020.

Standard prints and products are produced by Pikto Labs. You can order directly from the image: Click on the image to enlarge and then click the 'BUY' button for available options and formats, displayed in the pane to the right.

For custom prints produced by Paul Holland, please contact Paul directly.

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2021/1/uploads-from-fall-2020-shoot Sat, 09 Jan 2021 19:22:09 GMT
Merry Christmas 2020 https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2020/12/merry-christmas-2020 Despite a trying year in many ways, let us look to the New Year with hope for a safe and prosperous path.  It has been a much quieter year due to the pandemic but I am pleased to be posting over the next few days, many new images from my fall shoot.  Enjoy!

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2020/12/merry-christmas-2020 Mon, 14 Dec 2020 03:31:12 GMT
Snowbirds Tribute Over Gananoque https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2020/5/snowbirds-tribute-over-gananoque As part of a Covid-19 Tribute, the Canadian Snowbirds flew over municipalities along the St. Lawrence River, May 8, 2020. These shots were captured during the fly past of Gananoque. See the Event Gallery for additional images.

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2020/5/snowbirds-tribute-over-gananoque Sat, 09 May 2020 19:13:46 GMT
New Real Estate Packages and Discounts for 2020 https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2020/3/new-real-estate-packages-and-discounts-for-2020 This year all real estate photos will be HDR processed at no extra charge.  This will provide a greater contrast range, consistently achieving a balance of indoor and exterior light. The two main packages are the 'Standard Package' most popular, with 40 HDR photos for $135 (average shoot time one hour). I have introduced the 'Quickie Package' with 12 HDR photos for $65 (average shoot time 30 minutes). Most shoots are ready for your download within 24 hours.

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2020/3/new-real-estate-packages-and-discounts-for-2020 Sun, 01 Mar 2020 20:13:55 GMT
Congratulations to My Former Partner with NPS/OPS https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2020/1/congratulations-to-my-former-partner-with-nps/ops I had the honour of attending and speaking at my former partner's retirement from the Ottawa Police last week.  I was also pleased to present him with this print from images I shot 30 years ago.

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2020/1/congratulations-to-my-former-partner-with-nps/ops Wed, 29 Jan 2020 18:38:25 GMT
Merry Christmas from Presentation Photo https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2019/12/merry-christmas-from-presentation-photo I would like to take this opportunity to extend my warmest wishes to clients and followers at this time of year. The very best of the season to you and your family.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2019/12/merry-christmas-from-presentation-photo Thu, 19 Dec 2019 03:25:26 GMT
Fall 2019 photo shoots uploaded to galleries https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2019/11/fall-2019-photo-shoots-uploaded-to-galleries I have been remiss in keeping my website current these past few months. I have uploaded many shots from the Thousand Islands taken this fall. As you will see, I often look for atmospheric conditions in the early mornings, often seeking out the fog and mist.  Other shots will follow over the ext few weeks.

Please enjoy.

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2019/11/fall-2019-photo-shoots-uploaded-to-galleries Fri, 08 Nov 2019 03:52:29 GMT
High Water Levels are Keeping Me off the Water This Year https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2019/7/high-water-levels-are-keeping-me-off-the-water-this-year The high water levels coupled with floating debris are keeping me off the water.  All local ramps are flooded making it very difficult to launch my 35' Donzi and even harder to return and retrieve.  Once on the water one has to be respectful of riverside properties and avoiding any wake.  Floating debris makes high speed boating an unnecessary risk.

A reminder of the 50/50 real estate photo deals running this year.  Please see the previous post.

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2019/7/high-water-levels-are-keeping-me-off-the-water-this-year Mon, 22 Jul 2019 02:17:24 GMT
50/50 Real Estate Promo https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2019/6/50/50-real-estate-promo The 50/50 Real Estate Promo will continue throughout the year.  $50 off for every new client you introduce that books a Real Estate shoot.  The new client will also receive $50 off their first Real Estate shoot.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2019/6/50/50-real-estate-promo Thu, 20 Jun 2019 20:23:52 GMT
New Agent Discount https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2019/4/new-agent-discount Spring is here and time for house sales. I am hoping to expand my my Real Estate Service and look forward to taking on new agents this year. Please take advantage of my $50 Off promotion from now until June 30th, 2019. Take $50 off your first shoot with Presentation Photo. This can be applied to any shoot , including the basic 40 exposure base shoot. (Normally $130 now for $80). I am based in Gananoque but serve the Kingston to Prescott area.

Please visit the Real Estate section of this website for further details and information.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2019/4/new-agent-discount Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:53:33 GMT
Winter in Gananoque https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2019/1/winter-in-gananoque A few scenes about town during the non boating months.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2019/1/winter-in-gananoque Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:55:10 GMT
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Presentation Photo https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/12/merry-christmas-and-a-happy-new-year-from-presentation-photo I thank you for your business and support.  A very Merry Christmas to all and the best in the New Year!

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/12/merry-christmas-and-a-happy-new-year-from-presentation-photo Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:01:41 GMT
Updates from the Fall Shoot and Notice of Galleries to be Condensed https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/11/updates-from-the-fall-shoot-and-notice-of-galleries-to-be-condensed Although I did not luck into some of the spectacular atmospheric conditions I captured last year, I have added images of my last trip through the islands this year.  Real Estate photography continues with room for more clients, particularly during the quieter winter months ahead.  In the meantime I will be spending more time at the digital studio reworking some past images and AV shows.  Recently I was honoured to be asked to shoot the Ottawa home of Bill Tomlinson which is a remarkable property on many levels.  I also want to thank the Township of Leeds and the THousand Islands for oredering 100 prints to be presented as gifts to their many volunteers.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/11/updates-from-the-fall-shoot-and-notice-of-galleries-to-be-condensed Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:31:34 GMT
Brockville Tunnel https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/10/brockville-tunnel A few shots of the Brockville Tunnel have been added, working with the existing light within the tunnel.  The fall shoot is under way in the islands with images to follow in the next few weeks. 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/10/brockville-tunnel Tue, 02 Oct 2018 20:12:58 GMT
2018 Poker Runs Added to High Performance Gallery https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/9/2018-poker-runs-added-to-high-performance-gallery The High Performance Gallery now contains many shots from the 2018 Poker Run season in the Thousand Islands.  Included are some predawn Images taken in the Kingston waterfront.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) 2018 islands'poker kingston run' thousand https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/9/2018-poker-runs-added-to-high-performance-gallery Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:03:45 GMT
Closing for a Little Down Time: August 4 to 11, 2018 https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/7/closing-for-a-little-down-time-august-4-to-11-2018 Please note I will not be booking shoots between August 4th and 11th inclusive.  I will respond to emails and calls to set up any shoots after August 11th.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/7/closing-for-a-little-down-time-august-4-to-11-2018 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:52:50 GMT
Nickel Cup 2018, Gananoque, Ontario https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/6/nickel-cup-2018-gananoque-ontario I spent several hours photographing the Nickel Cup Hydroplane Races in Gananoque a couple of weeks ago. As always, I tried several different techniques during the shoots and post processing. I believe I came away with images unlike those of other photographers present.  I hope you enjoy.

I have made numerous custom prints of many of the files and I must say a digital screen cannot due justice to a high quality print.

Contact me by email if you would like a custom print.

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/6/nickel-cup-2018-gananoque-ontario Fri, 29 Jun 2018 04:32:45 GMT
Gananoque Scenes https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/6/gananoque-scenes Throughout the summer look for new and fresh images of the town of Gananoque.  New images will be posted to the Gananoque Gallery 

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/6/gananoque-scenes Fri, 29 Jun 2018 04:27:19 GMT
AV Gallery of Shows Updated https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/4/av-gallery-of-shows-updated The Audio Visual Gallery update is complete.  The gallery contains several shows highlighting my photography, particularly in the Thousand Islands area. A brand new show entitled, 'Island Light' has been added.  Earlier shows have been updated with some minor changes and new images. They include, 'The River', 'Marine Photography' and 'Ride Across the River.'

On a very different subject is, 'They Fell Here.' It is a journey through the modern day landscapes of the American Civil War.

For Real Estate Agents and property sellers I have uploaded a,  'Real Estate Demo Show.' It is virtual tour of a property and perhaps just a little different.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/4/av-gallery-of-shows-updated Sun, 29 Apr 2018 14:44:09 GMT
Thank you for your interest and compliments https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/4/thank-you-for-your-interest-and-compliments Many thanks to those that attended the Gananoque Business Show this past weekend and stopped by my booth.  I am pleased to have met so many interested people that enjoyed my work.  Judging by the feedback and interest it appears I will be able to split my time between dedicated client shoots and continue to offer fine art prints from my collection.

The following week should bring two updated AV Shows and a brand new show on the Thousand Islands.

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/4/thank-you-for-your-interest-and-compliments Thu, 26 Apr 2018 03:03:04 GMT
See you April 21st and 22nd at the, '1000 Islands Gananoque 2nd Annual Business Showcase 2018' https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/4/see-you-april-21st-and-22nd-at-the Information packages, print displays, Audio Visual shows and more!

Attendees will receive discounts of up to 50% on custom prints and photo shoot bookings!

Location:

The Lou Jeffries Gananoque & TLTI Recreation Centre

Date/Time Information:

Friday April 20th 4pm – 9pm
Saturday April 21st 9am - 5pm

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) annual business showcase gananoque paul holland photography presentation photo real estate https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/4/see-you-april-21st-and-22nd-at-the Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:42:39 GMT
Nickel Cup Hydroplane Races, Gananoque, ON https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/1/nickel-cup-hydroplane-races-gananoque-on Just added to the 'Hydroplane Gallery' are images from the 2017 Nickel Cup held in Ganananoque this past fall.  Images were shot from the shoreline and on the water.  Bright backlighting presented challenges but made for some dramatic images.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/1/nickel-cup-hydroplane-races-gananoque-on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:11:22 GMT
Images of the 2017 Thousand Islands Poker Run https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/1/images-of-the-2017-thousand-islands-poker-run Although it will be a few months before fast boats are running the St. Lawrence, I have added numerous photos of high performance boats that made up the 2017 Thousand Islands Poker Run.  Please check out the 'Recently Added' Gallery or the 'High Performance' Gallery which is also home to many other high performance boats.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2018/1/images-of-the-2017-thousand-islands-poker-run Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:18:43 GMT
Merry Christmas! https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2017/12/merry-christmas May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.  Thank you for your support and visiting the website.  I am looking forward to uploading some further Christmas images over the next few days and then will have many new high performance marine shots to bring in the New Year.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2017/12/merry-christmas Wed, 20 Dec 2017 03:59:31 GMT
Thousand Islands Fall Shoot https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2017/12/thousand-islands-fall-shoot I am pleased to release more than a hundred images of my fall shoot of the Thousand Islands this year.  Many of the images were obtained in the early morning hours.  They were shot from the water in heavy fog as it lifted to create a unique look at the islands, not seen by many people.  It entailed heading out on the water before dark in the thick fog and navigating at dead slow speeds by GPS, to obtain optimal view points as the fog lifted and the light broke through.  The light and opportunities change rapidly.

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2017/12/thousand-islands-fall-shoot Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:16:30 GMT
Ogunquit Maine Coastline https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2017/11/ogunquit-maine-coastline I have taken a break from uploading local photographs to include a few scenes of the Ogunquit, Maine coastline.  The images were shot during a recent fall trip to the coast.  Later in the week I will begin to add late fall images of the Thousand Islands, many shot from the water in heavy fog but great light.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2017/11/ogunquit-maine-coastline Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT
Many New Images Coming to the Galleries https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2017/11/many-new-images-coming-to-the-galleries  

Although remiss in keeping the website current, many new images will be introduced over the next two months, particularly in the Thousand Islands, High Performance and Hydroplane Galleries.  I have made a substantial investment in new photographic equipment and my digital editing studio.  I will be focusing on artistic photography, but still available for a limited number of marine and real estate shoots.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2017/11/many-new-images-coming-to-the-galleries Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:05:11 GMT
Let's Open the Doors for Spring Shooting - Book Now and First Time Clients can Save https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2017/4/lets-open-the-doors-for-spring-shooting---book-now Homes and properties frequently show best in the early spring and summer with fresh and lush vegetation. Don't delay! Book your real estate shoot now and if this is your first time, quote code 'FIRST50' and receive $50 off your first package.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2017/4/lets-open-the-doors-for-spring-shooting---book-now Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:54:19 GMT
Merry Christmas https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/12/merry-christmas Presentation Photo would like to extend a warm Merry Christmas to all customers, visitors and their families.  Enjoy the holiday season and we will see you in the New Year.

Paul Holland

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/12/merry-christmas Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:04:13 GMT
Thousand Island Fall Shoot 2016 https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/11/thousand-island-fall-shoot-2016 I have added some images of the islands and Kingston waterfront taken during late October while on the water.  This image was a rare shot of swans flying overhead.  Additional images will be added to the various galleries over the next few weeks.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/11/thousand-island-fall-shoot-2016 Sun, 13 Nov 2016 21:54:20 GMT
Thousand Islands Poker Run 2016 Photos Added to High Performance Gallery https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/10/thousand-islands-poker-run-2016-photos-added-to-high-performance-gallery I have added initial edits from my shoot of the Thousand Islands Poker Run in August, both in Kingston and among the islands.  Sorry for the delay but a death in the family had me set my work aside for a month.  Additional edits will be posted throughout the winter as time permits in the:  Marine/High Performance Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/10/thousand-islands-poker-run-2016-photos-added-to-high-performance-gallery Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:03:04 GMT
Real Estate Photography Open House: Tuesday 23 August from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/8/real-estate-photography-open-house-tuesday-23-august-from-1-00-pm-to-4-00-pm I am pleased to offer an Open House at my Presentation Photo home studio. Local real estate agents and brokers are invited to drop in and view prints, AV shows, my gallery, theatre room and equipment. This is a casual opportunity to say 'Hello' and to pick up a 50% discount card on your first order. I know you will not be disappointed and I look forward to meeting you.

My studio is just two minutes north of Gananoque at 19 Owen Avenue in Tree Hill Estates. Take Highway 2 east past the Casino and over the 401.  Turn left at the flashing amber light onto Highway 34 (Hiscocks Road).  Take the first left onto Dawson Avenue and then left onto Owen. I look forward to meeting you.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/8/real-estate-photography-open-house-tuesday-23-august-from-1-00-pm-to-4-00-pm Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:44:24 GMT
Alexandria Bay 2016 Poker Run Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/8/alexandria-bay-2016-poker-run-added Sample shots from the 2016 Alexandria Bay Run have been added to the: High Performance Gallery

I have many shots on file that are not posted to the website. If you are looking for a particular boat and custom edit, please contact me and I will check my files.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/8/alexandria-bay-2016-poker-run-added Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:36:25 GMT
50% OFF! - First Time Client Real Estate Sale - Now to August 31, 2016 https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/7/50-off---first-time-client-real-estate-sale---now-to-august-31-2016 I am looking to expand my real estate client base.  I will be offering a 50% discount to all new clients that book any package or service between now and the end of August.  Receive a one time 50% discount with your first book booking.  Book as many homes or businesses as you want and receive 50% off the first invoice.  For example, save $299.50 with a $599 booking:

  • 2 Basic Packages @ $125/shoot       $250.00
  • 1 Premium Package @ $250/shoot   $250.00
  • 1 Sunset Shoot at $99/shoot              $99.00
  • Total of above                                   $599.00
  • Less 50% Discount                          - $299.50
  • Your cost                                         $299.50

The more you book the more you save on that first booking.  Please call or email Paul Holland: Contact

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/7/50-off---first-time-client-real-estate-sale---now-to-august-31-2016 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:50:49 GMT
Back on the Water but Hydroplanes are a Bust in Gananoque https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/6/back-on-the-water-but-hydroplanes-are-a-bust-in-gananoque The Nickel Cup Hydroplane races returned to Gananoque after many years absence. Unable to make the opening day of the races I wanted to head down for the Sunday afternoon races and finals. I checked the website and all seemed to be in order with races scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I wanted to shoot from the shore and not from the water so I checked their parking information. I should have realized organization was lacking when the page advised, 'Parking information to follow.' Am I missing something or would the information not be more useful prior to the event rather than after the fact?

Not to be discouraged, I headed down to the waterfront for 1:00 p.m. Although not the nicest of days, the rain had passed. When I arrived at the waterfront there was no evidence of any great race weekend. No boats and no action. Not a single sign to indicate what was happening. Digging around on the web I finally found the races had been cancelled due to the weather. Everyone had packed up and left without even leaving a sign for arriving spectators to be notified of the cancellation. The parking info should have been a clue. Anyway, I found one boat in a parking lot and grabbed this shot so I could pretend it was in the water.

Better luck at the Alexandria Bay Poker Run I hope.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/6/back-on-the-water-but-hydroplanes-are-a-bust-in-gananoque Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:47:16 GMT
Real Estate Section Developing https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/4/real-estate-section-developing I continue to shift focus from the marine to real estate side of photography.  After a number of recent real estate shoots I would like to limit my work in this field to a select few clients that I might work with more closely and meet their needs and deadlines.  I prefer to focus on the quality of work rather than the volume.  For those that do no hire a professional stager prior to a shoot, you can find a tip sheet here for staging your home that will assist me in providing you with better images of your property: 'Preparing for Your Real Estate Shoot'

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/4/real-estate-section-developing Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:36:05 GMT
Galleries Cut, Enhancement Page Added, Site Menu and Look Refined https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/3/galleries-cut-and-site-menu-and-look-refined The number of photos in most galleries has been reduced.  Galleries are now focused on a sampling of images and styles. Galleries are no longer meant to serve as a library of files but rather an enjoyable mix of imagery. If you are looking for a particular image, please contact me and I will see if I have what you are looking for in my database.

 

The menu and site appearance have been refined with all galleries now grouped together. This should provide easier navigation and a cleaner appearance for the user.

 

Samples of image enhancements available have been created on a new page: Creating Enhanced Look

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/3/galleries-cut-and-site-menu-and-look-refined Mon, 21 Mar 2016 21:55:11 GMT
The Benefit of HDR Explained https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/3/the-benefit-of-hdr-explained HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography offers tremendous benefits, particularly for Real Estate images.  Please follow the link for an explanation and example: Creation of an Image

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/3/the-benefit-of-hdr-explained Sat, 19 Mar 2016 22:00:15 GMT
Introductory Promotional Packages Mailed to Local Real Estate Offices https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/3/introductory-promotional-packages-mailed-to-local-real-estate-offices I am looking to acquire a few real estate clients and have commenced a promotional mail out package to local real estate offices to introduce myself.  The package includes an introductory letter, brief bio of myself, promotional card, brochure and business card.  I will expand the mailing list over the next couple of weeks.  If you are interested in the package and have not received one or require additional materials, then please contact me through the contact page: Contact  Please include your name and mailing address.  Thank you for your interest.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/3/introductory-promotional-packages-mailed-to-local-real-estate-offices Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:38:46 GMT
Website Technical Issues Resolved https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/2/website-technical-issues-resolved I am pleased to report that after several days of technical issues with the web servers, full functionality has been restored and missing images have been recovered. I am assured that this issue has been addressed and will not occur again. Of course, we all know there really are no guarantees in life.  Thank you for your patience.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/2/website-technical-issues-resolved Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:13:25 GMT
Website Temporary Technical Issue: Not All Images Displaying https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/1/website-temporary-technical-issue-not-all-images-displaying I must apologize to my site visitors. My web server is experiencing technical problems and not all images on my site are displaying either in the galleries or the various pages. I am advised this issue is being worked on and will be resolved, hopefully in the next 24 to 48 hours. Consequently until the server is repaired, you may experience blank place holders where images are normally presented.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/1/website-temporary-technical-issue-not-all-images-displaying Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:55:50 GMT
Civil War Gallery Expanded https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/1/civil-war-gallery-expanded One of the projects I have worked on over the past few years has been photographing landscapes of the American Civil War. Particularly throughout the Eastern United States, the landscapes of great battles have been preserved and the fallen honoured. I have used this subject matter to explore many different styles of photography and digital editing. Please enjoy the gallery: Civil War

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/1/civil-war-gallery-expanded Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:16:43 GMT
High Performance Gallery Updated https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/1/high-performance-gallery-updated The High Performance Gallery has been updated with new edits. The gallery has been reduced and is meant to show only a sampling of my high performance work. Please enjoy the gallery: High Performance

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/1/high-performance-gallery-updated Mon, 18 Jan 2016 05:36:56 GMT
'Ride Across the River' AV Production Updated https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/1/ride-across-the-river-av-production-updated The AV Production of high performance boating in the Thousand Islands has been updated with new images and edits from 2015. The images used in the video can be found in the Marine High Performance Gallery. You will notice with the photos that I try to present a slightly different look than that found in boating magazines and boating sites. As a photographer I want to bring out the colour and design of these sleek vessels and convey the speed of the boats through still imagery. Please enjoy: 'Ride Across the River'

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/1/ride-across-the-river-av-production-updated Sun, 17 Jan 2016 15:50:00 GMT
'The River' AV Production Updated https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/1/the-river-av-production-updated Following my article on the two sides of Gananoque, 'Beauty and the Beast,' I wanted to assure readers of my continued love for the Thousand Islands. 'The River,' an AV Production of the Thousand Islands originally produced in 2015, has been updated with many new images. The video is intended to highlight many of the photographs I have shot within the islands over the past couple of years. It is a general look at the islands and imagery that can be found among them. Please enjoy: 'The River'

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2016/1/the-river-av-production-updated Thu, 07 Jan 2016 16:29:38 GMT
Beauty and the Beast Article Posted https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/12/beauty-and-the-beast-article-posted A photographic editorial on the visual decay of the Gananoque waterfront.  Decades of neglect have left a visual disaster as the camera reveals in this photo essay.  I find the situation tragic as I am sure so many visitors to this region do.  It had the potential to be a gem.  I can only assume the town and business suffer as a result of this slow decay.  Read the article: Beauty and the Beast

 

  

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/12/beauty-and-the-beast-article-posted Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:25:00 GMT
Gananoque Waterfront Gallery Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/12/gananoque-waterfront-gallery-added Scenes taken along the Gananoque waterfront depict two very different experiences.  I intend to write an article on the experience which offers a remarkably contrasting visual journey. There is no denying the natural beauty of the islands, sky and water.  Unfortunately much of the waterfront has been a wasteland for decades.

 

The new photos of the 'dark' side of Gananoque may be found in the Recently Added Gallery and the new Gananoque Waterfront Gallery.  Picturesque scenes of the waterfront have been imported from the Thousand Islands Gallery.  Perhaps the gallery should be appropriately named, 'Beauty and the Beast.'

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/12/gananoque-waterfront-gallery-added Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:36:52 GMT
Merry Christmas from Presentation Photo https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/12/merry-christmas-from-presentation-photo Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas from Paul Holland and Presentation Photo in the Thousand Islands.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/12/merry-christmas-from-presentation-photo Tue, 08 Dec 2015 20:05:23 GMT
Dedicated Real Estate Section and Photo Packages Now Available https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/11/dedicated-real-estate-section-and-photo-packages-now-available Presentation Photo now has a dedicated section for Real Estate Photographic Services and identified in the main menu: Real Estate

 

Property sellers can choose from one of three photo packages and arrange for an interior and exterior shoot of their home or business. Photo files will be uploaded to a private gallery for the client to access and download directly from. Need something beyond one of the three packages, contact Paul Holland and we will structure something for you: Contact

 

Simply looking to check the variety and quality of Paul's work, then please browse the Real Estate Gallery: Real Estate Gallery

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/11/dedicated-real-estate-section-and-photo-packages-now-available Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:35:46 GMT
Moving Towards Real Estate Photography https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/11/moving-towards-real-estate-photography Presentation Photo is moving towards Real Estate Photography. Although currently specializing in Marine Photography and other projects of interest, I hope to offer a valuable photographic service to real estate agents in the area of the Thousand Islands.

 

Packages will be announced in the coming days offering basic documentary photography of homes and businesses entering the market, with options for more artistic and enhanced photographs for those special properties that wish to set themselves apart from the rest. This is a natural evolution for me, given that my love for photography evolved while studying architecture at Carleton University. Let my photographic and digital editing skills work for you and your clients.  Please have a look at the: Real Estate Gallery

 

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During the next few days, additional information will be provided and updated through the Real Estate link.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/11/moving-towards-real-estate-photography Fri, 13 Nov 2015 05:37:24 GMT
Fall Shoot Continued https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/11/fall-shoot-continued Additional photos taken from the fall shoot are being added to Recently Added Gallery and the Thousand Islands Gallery.  Many photos were taken on the water in subzero temperatures to capture the early morning mist.  The boat is now out of the water and safely winterized before the deep freeze sets in.

Please note the photos were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on December 16th.  They may still be viewed in the Thousand islands Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/11/fall-shoot-continued Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:00:00 GMT
Kingston Waterfront Gallery Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/11/kingston-waterfront-gallery-added Photos of the Kingston Ontario waterfront have bee added to the new Kingston Waterfront Gallery.  The waterfront takes on an entirely different look depending on the season, weather and time of day, as explored in these photographs.  Additional areas of the Kingston waterfront can be explored such as Fort Henry in the Events Gallery and the marshlands leading to Kingston Mills locks in the Thousand Islands Gallery.

 

Please note the photos were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on December 16th.  They may still be viewed in the Kingston Waterfront Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/11/kingston-waterfront-gallery-added Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:00:00 GMT
Boldt Castle Photos Added to the New Boldt Castle Gallery https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/11/boldt-castle-photos-added-to-the-new-boldt-castle-gallery Photos of the famous Boldt Castle have been added to a new Boldt Castle Gallery.  They include interior and exterior shots of the castle and the surrounding buildings on the island.  This amazing structue is being magnificently restored and has a fascinating history.

 

Please note the photos were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on December 8th.  They may still be viewed in the Boldt Castle Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/11/boldt-castle-photos-added-to-the-new-boldt-castle-gallery Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:28:51 GMT
Thousand Islands Fall Shoot Photos Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/10/thousand-islands-fall-shoot-photos-added Photos from the fall shoot of the Thousand Islands Gallery have been added to the Recently Added Gallery and the Thousand Islands Gallery.

 

Photos were taken from the shore, on the water and from the 'Skydeck' over looking the heart of the islands. Photos are generally taken during sunrise and sunset for the best light. Mist images were obtained by being on the water during sub freezing temperatures. It does not last long as the air warms and breezes clear the mist away in the early morning light.

 

Please note the photos were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on December 8th.  They may still be viewed in the Thousand Islands Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/10/thousand-islands-fall-shoot-photos-added Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:43:28 GMT
Standard Prints Now Shipping From Canadian Lab https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/10/standard-prints-now-shipping-from-canadian-lab I am pleased to announce for my Canadian customers, standard prints are now shipping form the Canadian Pikto Lab. This will result in less expensive printing, shipping and brokerage charges to the customer. I continue to specialize in custom printing while standard prints are the quick and easy way to obtain prints.

 

All photos in the galleries are priced the same. The print prices vary according to size and material printed on. To obtain the price and availability of a photo, click on the photo in the gallery and then click 'Buy/Select Product'. Available sizes, materials and prices will appear.

 

To see a quick reference pricing list, click the following link: Quick Reference Pricing

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/10/standard-prints-now-shipping-from-canadian-lab Sun, 11 Oct 2015 17:18:22 GMT
Lunar Eclipse over the Thousand Islands https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/9/lunar-eclipse-over-the-thousand-islands Two photos were added to the Thousand Islands Gallery of the September 27th lunar eclipse.

 

In order to capture the scene and make the actual moon work in the scene, a little photographic and digital magic had to occur. The scene was captured during the eclipse using five varied exposures blended together in order to capture the wide dynamic range of the lighted areas and illuminate the dark areas. The moon was shot separately overhead, masked and dropped into place. To shoot the moon as seen would have left a lot of negative space between the horizon and the moon. The separate exposures were each edited prior to blending and post blend, resulting in the final image you see.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/9/lunar-eclipse-over-the-thousand-islands Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:30:10 GMT
Fort Henry and the US Marines Joint Ceremony https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/9/fort-henry-and-the-us-marines-joint-ceremony Added to the Recently Added and Events Gallery are a few photos from the Fort Henry Guard and US Marines Joint Ceremony this past month. Although many shots were taken only a few samples are posted to illustrate the variety of lighting conditions encountered during this sunset ceremony.

 

Please note the photos were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on November 10th. They may still be viewed in the Events Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/9/fort-henry-and-the-us-marines-joint-ceremony Mon, 07 Sep 2015 16:08:25 GMT
Sailing Shots from the CORK Venue https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/9/sailing-shots-from-the-cork-venue I have added a few scenes from Olympic Harbour area during this years CORK in Kingston. Once again I like to provide a mix of enhanced to stylized shots to demonstrate the variety of my work. They can be viewed in the Recently Added and Marine - Sail and Non Power Galleries.

 

Please note the photos were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on October 23rd. They may still be viewed in the Marine/Sailing Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/9/sailing-shots-from-the-cork-venue Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:31:23 GMT
Thousand Islands Poker Run 2015 https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/8/thousand-islands-poker-run-2015 Photographs taken from the August 8th Thousand Islands Poker Run have been added to the Recently Added and Marine - High Performance Galleries. These sample images were taken during the run in the Canadian Middle Channel. Slight variations in editing techniques are displayed in the gallery. A few further samples will be included in the gallery in the coming week.

 

Please note the photos were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on October 5th. They may still be viewed in the High Performance Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/8/thousand-islands-poker-run-2015 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 04:02:46 GMT
Belleville Harbour Shots Prior to the Quinte Fun Run https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/7/belleville-harbour-shots-prior-to-the-quinte-fun-run I was in the harbour before sunrise and able to capture a few high performance boats and cruisers prior to the arrival of the heavy rains that preceded the start of the Run. Images have been posted in the various galleries and also the: Recently Added Gallery

 

Please note the photos were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on September 29th. They may still be viewed in the High Performance Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/7/belleville-harbour-shots-prior-to-the-quinte-fun-run Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:16:14 GMT
Cape Vincent French Festival Photos Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/7/cape-vincent-french-festival-photos-added Several photos from the Cape Vincent French Festival have been added to the Recently Added Gallery and Events Gallery. Bright midday sun is not my favourite light to shoot in but isolating a few of the participants in open shade helped to capture the mood and atmosphere of the popular festivities.

 

Please note the photos were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on September 2nd. They may still be viewed in the Events Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/7/cape-vincent-french-festival-photos-added Sun, 19 Jul 2015 03:51:33 GMT
Brockville Hydroplanes Race Photos Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/7/brockville-hydroplanes-race-photos-added Scenes added from the 2015 Brockville Hydroplanes Races this past weekend. Images were shot from the water. The images may be found in the Recently Added and Hydroplane Galleries.

 

Please note the photos were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on September 2nd.  They may still be viewed in the Hydroplane Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/7/brockville-hydroplanes-race-photos-added Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:49:50 GMT
Scenes from the Brockville Shipping Channel Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/6/scenes-from-the-brockville-shipping-channel-added Passing ships and birds found along the Three Sisters Islands off Brockville were recently photographed from the water. Homes also have a completely different look from the water. Images may be found in the Recently Added Gallery and the Thousand Islands and Ships Galleries.

 

Please note the photos were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on August 13th. They may still be viewed in the Marine/Ships and Marine/Thousand Islands Galleries.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/6/scenes-from-the-brockville-shipping-channel-added Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:41:00 GMT
How To Articles Added: Photographic Tips and Techniques https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/6/how-to-articles-added-photographic-tips-and-techniques I have added a new section to to the website,  'How to Articles:  Photographic Tips and Techniques'

 

If you are interested in taking photos, I share with you some of my thoughts on photography. I also provide some tips and techniques that may assist you with your photographs. The articles are fairly basic and briefly describe my approach to creating images. It is not my intention to post here regularly, but I have put up a couple of articles to start the section. The link is found under the 'Other' Menu when navigating the site.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/6/how-to-articles-added-photographic-tips-and-techniques Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:46:02 GMT
Alexandria Bay Poker Run 2015 https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/6/alexandria-bay-poker-run-2015 Shots from last weekend of the Alexandria Bay Poker Run have been added to the Recently Added and Marine - High Performance Galleries. I have included images from the launch site at Keewaydin State Park and the run in the Clayton to Cape Vincent area. As always, a few different edits are used to create the final image. Additional photos will be uploaded to the site over the next week.

 

Please note the photos were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on July 18th. They may still be viewed in the Marine/High Performance Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/6/alexandria-bay-poker-run-2015 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:59:35 GMT
Where It All Comes Together https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/3/where-it-all-comes-together This is my screening room for viewing AV Productions and print portfolio. I have added a few photos of my digital studio, gallery and screening room to a new page: Studio and Gallery

 

It is a great place to work but nothing beats being out in the field looking for that magic moment and capture. The screening room and gallery for guests and clients are by appointment only please.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/3/where-it-all-comes-together Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:11:22 GMT
Here Comes the Thaw https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/3/here-comes-the-thaw We are moving into more moderate temperatures in the islands and it will not be long before we start to see the ice break up. On heavily overcast days when there appears to be little to photograph, it takes finer digital editing techniques to bring out the contrast, colour and detail in a scene. You will be surprised at what you can develop from a RAW file that appears flat and lifeless. Keep your eye on the 'Recently Added' Gallery to see photos in the islands that take us into the spring.

 

Photos have been removed from the Recently Added Gallery but may be found in the Thousand Islands Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/3/here-comes-the-thaw Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:05:13 GMT
Dreaming of the Spring https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/3/dreaming-of-the-spring Mid-March will finally see us break through the freezing mark. There is a lot of snow and ice to melt here among the islands. As this image demonstrates, it is simply fun to dream a little of the coming spring. You will see some recently added images to the High Performance Gallery demonstrating the technique of masking and blending backgrounds into a scene for a unique look. It is fun to play with and can range from the subtle to the obvious. Whether you like it or not, it certainly catches your eye.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/3/dreaming-of-the-spring Mon, 09 Mar 2015 03:56:50 GMT
The River In Winter Photos Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/2/the-river-in-winter-photos-added A long and cold winter has established itself in the Thousand Islands. It does not look like an early spring for boaters. I have added a few images shot along the river this past week during a windchill of -36 degrees Celsius. The strong currents through Ivy Lea help keep some open water in that area and present opportunities of mist rising. The photos can be found in the Recently Added and Thousand Islands Galleries.

 

Please note the photos were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on March 20th. They may still be viewed in the Thousand Islands Gallery.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/2/the-river-in-winter-photos-added Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:20:48 GMT
2015 Mail-out https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/2/2015-mailout At the end of the week I will commence my mail-out to marine businesses, organizations and clubs in the area. I will include an introductory letter, photo card (see below), business card, brochure and bio. If you would like to be added to my annual mail-out or know of anyone else that may be interested, please contact me.  

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/2/2015-mailout Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:14:59 GMT
Photographic Styles and Techniques Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/1/photographic-styles-section-added I have added a Photographic Styles and Techniques section, found under the Information Tab. The section is designed to illustrate some of the techniques I employ when photographing and post processing images. It will assist the client in gaining a vision of the style of picture they are hoping to achieve. A series of photos illustrate the various techniques.

 

I have also added a brief bio of myself under the FAQ section.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/1/photographic-styles-section-added Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:29:25 GMT
Thousand Islands Video Added, 'The River' https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/1/thousand-islands-video-added-the-river An artistic journey through the Thousand Islands, entitled: 'The River'

 

This production represents my artistic capture of the Thousand Islands region this past year and many of the scenes I was drawn to. You will soon see it is not simply a tourist video of sunny summer boating but what I would describe as an 'atmospheric' look at various scenes that may be found on the river and along the shores. Please allow me to share my love of this area with you.

 

Many of the images would make stunning custom prints and most can be found in the various Marine Galleries.

 

Please note the video was updated in 2016. The above link will take you to the updated version of the show.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2015/1/thousand-islands-video-added-the-river Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:39:32 GMT
High Performance Video Added, 'Ride Across the River' https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/12/high-performance-video-to-be-posted-today-ride-across-the-river Strictly high performance boats are presented in the AV Production: 'Ride Across the River'

 

On the water and around the docks, I have presented a variety of image styles in this production. A broad range of photographic and digital editing techniques have been used to present these magnificent vessels in the best light. Some effects are subtle and others have a little more drama. The seven minute video contains a blend of broad action shots to static scenes and graphic details so the viewer can experience what it is like to be around these vessels. Most of the images in the production can be found in the Marine Galleries/High Performance Gallery: High Performance

 

Yes, many of the images would make gorgeous custom prints!

 

I would encourage you to view the video on an HD TV or large screen with great sound to get the most of this production.

 

Please note this video was removed and updated in 2016. The link on this page will take you to the 2016 version.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/12/high-performance-video-to-be-posted-today-ride-across-the-river Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:56:49 GMT
'Christmas Light' Video Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/12/christmas-light-video-added Marine photography is certainly not my only area of interest. Night time offers many challenges to a photographer.

 

I have added my eleven minute AV Production, 'Christmas Light' to the Events Gallery. Many photographs in the latter half of the video were taken using the HDR (High Dynamic Range) technique. This involves taking about seven pictures of the same image at varying exposures to capture all the detail over a broad contrast range, from the darkness to the bright lights.

 

I hope this gets you into the holiday spirit: 'Christmas Light'

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/12/christmas-light-video-added Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:26:52 GMT
Final Morning on the Water Added to the Galleries https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/11/final-morning-on-the-water-added-to-the-galeries My final morning on the water this year was spent in the channel by Alexandria Bay and Boldt Castle. There before sunrise I was able to capture the castle and surrounding islands of 'Millionaire's Row'. Having a fast and agile boat helped capture two ships as they passed through the narrow channel. The shots from that morning have been added to the Ships and Thousand Islands Galleries or they may be viewed together in the Recently Added Gallery:  Recently Added

 

Please note the images were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on December 14. They may be viewed among the various marine galleries.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/11/final-morning-on-the-water-added-to-the-galeries Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:10:07 GMT
Fall Shoot Added to Thousand Islands Gallery https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/11/fall-shoot-added-to-thousand-island-gallery I spent four days on the boat during the last week of October to capture the light and colours in the islands that few people see, having hauled their boats out earlier in the month. It is absolutely the best time of year here with little to no traffic, deserted islands and beautiful fall light, when it cooperates. Rising early and patience are the key.

 

Images are distributed among the Marine Galleries.

 

To view the latest additions to the galleries, please visit the Recently Added Gallery: Recently Added

 

Please note images were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on December 14. The images may be viewed among the various marine galleries.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/11/fall-shoot-added-to-thousand-island-gallery Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:40:22 GMT
Paying Respect https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/10/paying-respect I simply had the opportunity to pay my respects as the motorcade of Cpl. Cirillo passed by the Thousand Islands along the Highway of Heroes. Added to: Events Gallery

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/10/paying-respect Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:59:31 GMT
Thousand Islands Gallery Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/10/thousand-island-gallery-added Following a couple of early morning shoots I have begun a specific gallery for the Thousand Islands: Thousand Islands

 

Late fall is the perfect time to capture spectacular early morning light and if you let the temperature drop to the frost mark, you can capture the mist. Of course one must be extremely cautious navigating the islands in these conditions. Island shoals are already treacherous complicated by the particularly low water at this time of year and the very limited visibility in heavy fog.

 

All of the recently added Thousand Island photos can be viewed in the Recently Added Gallery: Recently Added

 

Please note the images were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on December 14.  They can be viewed in the various Marine Galleries.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/10/thousand-island-gallery-added Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:48:40 GMT
Cape Vincent Photos Added to Galleries https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/10/cape-vincent-photos-added-to-galleries Late evening and early morning captures from Cape Vincent New York have been added to the various galleries. For a summary, please view the newly created gallery: Recently Added 

 

Please note the images were removed from the Recently Added Gallery on November 11. The images may be viewed in the various subject galleries.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/10/cape-vincent-photos-added-to-galleries Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:44:52 GMT
2014 CORK Photos Added to the Boats - Sail and Non Power Gallery https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/8/2014-cork-photos-added-to-the-sail-gallery Several photos from CORK 2014 have been added to the end of the Boats - Sail and Non Power Gallery: Marine - Sail & Non Power

 

A few different edit styles are presented.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/8/2014-cork-photos-added-to-the-sail-gallery Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:29:43 GMT
2014 Kingston Poker Run Photos Added to the High Performance Gallery https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/8/kingston-poker-run-updates-to-high-performance-gallery-added Several shots from the 2014 Kingston Poker Run have been added to the end of the High Performance Gallery: Marine - High Performance

 

Although many shots were taken, I prefer to add just a few to the gallery and present a few different stylized treatments.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/8/kingston-poker-run-updates-to-high-performance-gallery-added Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:07:37 GMT
Updated High Performance Gallery https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/7/updated-high-performance-gallery Just added to the High Performance Marine Gallery are 40 shots from the Quinte Poker Run this past weekend. Please visit: Marine - High Performance

 

The number of high performance boats was limited, however the early morning start made for some interesting captures.

 

The upcoming Kingston Poker Run will see many more boats and photo opportunities.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/7/updated-high-performance-gallery Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:15:00 GMT
Updated Galleries https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/7/updated-galleries New images have been added to the Marine/Ships, Marine/Boats-Power and Marine/Sail Galleries.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/7/updated-galleries Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:39:37 GMT
Hydroplane Gallery Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/7/hydroplane-gallery-added Just added to the Marine Galleries is the Hydroplane Gallery, a sampling from the 1000 Island Regatta in Brockville this past week: Hydroplanes

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/7/hydroplane-gallery-added Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:20:07 GMT
New Price List Effective July 1 2014 https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/7/new-price-list-effective-july-1-2014 A new Price List is posted. Some specialty products are no longer available.

 

There is no change in pricing to all current items.

 

For current pricing please go to: Pricing

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/7/new-price-list-effective-july-1-2014 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:02:32 GMT
Water Gallery Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/6/water-gallery-added Just added to the Marine Galleries is the Water Gallery, a sampling of artistic capture of water in different environments: Water

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/6/water-gallery-added Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:51:21 GMT
Help Get the Word Out https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/6/help-get-the-word-out Yesterday I began visiting various marine companies and organizations in the Thousand Islands area coupled with my targeted mail-out of promotional materials. If you like my work, please let others know.

 

I really believe I can help you sell your vessel or capture some fabulous images from your event or business.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/6/help-get-the-word-out Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:58:44 GMT
Videos Now Available in HD https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/6/videos-now-available-in-hd 'Marine Photography' and 'Faded Giants' videos available now in HD. The Blu-ray quality of AV Productions allows for brilliant viewing on large screens.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/6/videos-now-available-in-hd Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:36:52 GMT
Statement of Authenticity Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/6/certificate-of-authenticity-added A sample of the Statement of Authenticity is available for viewing: Statement of Authenticity

 

The signed statement is provided to any independent Seller or Broker that commissions Presentation Photo to photographically document their vessel.

 

Not a great read but a tool to demonstrate your professionalism and good faith.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/6/certificate-of-authenticity-added Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:17:40 GMT
'Faded Giants' Video Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/5/faded-giants-video-just-added Just added to the Video Gallery is my ten minute AV Production, Faded Giants, a tribute to the steam era: 'Faded Giants'

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/5/faded-giants-video-just-added Sat, 31 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
'Marine Photography' Video Added https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/5/marine-photography-video-just-added Just added is a new Video Gallery. The first video is my five minute AV Production of Marine Photography: 'Marine Photography'

 

Harbours and ShoresHarbours and ShoresMarine Harbours and Shores

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/5/marine-photography-video-just-added Fri, 30 May 2014 14:00:23 GMT
Coming To the Site This Summer https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/5/what-is-coming-on-the-site-this-summer Here is what I am currently working on when not photographing and printing:

  • Audio Visual Intro to the site
  • Audio Visual Productions of my work
  • 'Featured' section that will highlight projects I put together and make available through books, calendars or other products
  • 'How To' section that will provide you with advice for photographing your own boat
  • 'How Did He Do It?' section that will examine an image from planning, capture, edit, to print
  • 'What's Wrong with This?' section that will examine current boat sale photos on the web and identify where the 'photographer' missed the boat

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/5/what-is-coming-on-the-site-this-summer Wed, 14 May 2014 15:00:00 GMT
Downloadable Brochure https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/5/downloadable-brochure A brochure highlighting my services has gone to press. Contact me if you need any for an upcoming event. For a downloadable version go to the Information/Brochure tab or click here: Brochure

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/5/downloadable-brochure Sat, 10 May 2014 14:28:24 GMT
Let Me Know https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/4/let-me-know I am fine tuning the site as I hear back from respondents. Let me know if there is any problem with the display or menus on the different devices and monitors you use.

 

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/4/let-me-know Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:03:36 GMT
First Launch https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/4/first-launch This weekend is the launch of the website and all services. The boat launch will have to wait a little longer.

 

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presentationphoto@xplornet.ca (Presentation Photo by Paul Holland) https://www.presentationphoto.com/blog/2014/4/first-launch Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:23:51 GMT