Norman Silverstone

Columnist Norman Silverstone (can you guess which one he is?) poses with his cousin in Montreal

Cousins re-connect with Google

What a fabulous electronic new age we live in.

Columnist Norman Silverstone (can you guess which one he is?) poses with his cousin in Montreal
The beach at Scarborough in England

Time passes, but it’s always good to back it up

The Time Machine program in my MacBook Pro refused to back-up my hard drive to my Seagate external hard drive.

The beach at Scarborough in England
‘Tres Amigos’

Focus on home reveals photo gems

Looking at familiar scenery through a different lens.

‘Tres Amigos’
England’s history of witches

England’s a bewitching place, where fairies live and Canadian money quickly disappears

England is a magical place of witches, elves, goblins and fairies; no, I didn’t see any.

England’s history of witches
Last month Norman Silverstone photographed some artwork for local artist Pat Nicklin

Shooting a painting is exacting work

Last month I photographed some acrylic and watercolour paintings; what an elaborate setup it is to properly photograph such paintings.

Last month Norman Silverstone photographed some artwork for local artist Pat Nicklin
Columnist Norman Silverstone escapes an encounter with black ice on Josephine Street with aplomb.

RAW talk about photos

Raw images are the closest to film that one can get from a camera. RAW images are non compressed and not processed in the camera.

Columnist Norman Silverstone escapes an encounter with black ice on Josephine Street with aplomb.
Photographer Norman Silverstone discovers a piece of ‘ravine sculpture’ on a walk with a friend.

DIGI-PIXELS: Keep your camera—and your environment— clean

Do you notice spots on your digital prints, always in the same place? Then chances are that you have a dirty DSLR camera sensor.

Photographer Norman Silverstone discovers a piece of ‘ravine sculpture’ on a walk with a friend.
A still life study in black and white. Do you recognize where this photo was taken?

Discoveries are found in black and white film

Black and white film leads to richer photos than digital.

A still life study in black and white. Do you recognize where this photo was taken?
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DIGI-PIXELS: Lighting seminar was a hit, as was boat ride to Ucluelet

Library seminar on lighting was a hit for photography instructor Norman Silverstone

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Get down to the same level as your kids and let them play—they’ll reward you with photographic gems.

Capturing treasured memories of your kids

Ace photographer Norman Silverstone offers tips and tricks of the trade for taking pro-quality pictures of your children.

Get down to the same level as your kids and let them play—they’ll reward you with photographic gems.
Photographer Norman Silverstone captures a moonrise over Mt. Arrowsmith at dusk.

Moonrises and Vespas

Photographer Norman Silverstone photographs the moon in its fullness.

Photographer Norman Silverstone captures a moonrise over Mt. Arrowsmith at dusk.
Writing a column on a stormy day leaves columnist Norman Silverstone dreaming of calmer

Tips and photo tricks for a rainy day’s read

Ace photographer Norman Silverstone imparts tips and tricks he's picked up over the years in the trade.

Writing a column on a stormy day leaves columnist Norman Silverstone dreaming of calmer
Happy family memories don’t just come from a large-scale digital SLR

Small cameras make big memories too

Photo aficionado Norman Silverstone gives his take on taking pictures with a small camera.

Happy family memories don’t just come from a large-scale digital SLR

Get cookin’ with camera this Christmas season

A few weeks ago I photographed three generations of women at Victoria Quay.

A basic studio lighting setup allows photographer Norman Silverstone to shoot groups at the Daffodil luncheon last month.

Sometimes a little formality can be a lot of fun

Advice on everything photography from ace photographer Normal Silverstone.

A basic studio lighting setup allows photographer Norman Silverstone to shoot groups at the Daffodil luncheon last month.
The marina photograph shown was shot on a RAW setting

Visitors bear-ly enjoy Valley scenery

Ace photographer Norman Silverstone is a man with a cam and a plan, who had fun with friends recently in the Valley.

The marina photograph shown was shot on a RAW setting
The dock at Clutesi Haven Marina was just one of the stops on ace photographer Norman Silverstone’s travels. The marina is one of Silverstone’s favourite places to shoot along with Harbour Quay and Kitsuksis.

The adventures of a man with a cam

Ace photographer Norman Silverstone has some adventures while tooling about town with his camera while riding his Vespa.

The dock at Clutesi Haven Marina was just one of the stops on ace photographer Norman Silverstone’s travels. The marina is one of Silverstone’s favourite places to shoot along with Harbour Quay and Kitsuksis.
Photographer Norman Silverstone used a 10-20 mm wide angle zoom lens to capture this unique angle of the boardwalk at Victoria Quay. Silverstone is having fun travelling around the Alberni Valley on his new Italian Vespa

DIGI-PIXELS: Scooter gives photographer freedom to shoot

Port Alberni photographer Norman Silverstone is enjoying a different kind of freedom in shooting scenes he reaches on his new Italian Vespa.

Photographer Norman Silverstone used a 10-20 mm wide angle zoom lens to capture this unique angle of the boardwalk at Victoria Quay. Silverstone is having fun travelling around the Alberni Valley on his new Italian Vespa
One needs to be quick when attempting to capture active children in a digital photo. Don't forget your flash to brighten up some of those shadows.

DIGI-PIXELS: Chasing little people, leaving small footprints

Port Alberni-based photographer Norman Silverstone talks children, computer security in his latest column.

One needs to be quick when attempting to capture active children in a digital photo. Don't forget your flash to brighten up some of those shadows.
Photography columnist Norman Silverstone transforms his living room into a gallery space for Days With the Arts studio tour in Port Alberni earlier in June (2013).

DIGI-PIXELS: Musings about malware attacks on Macs

Photography expert Norman Silverstone talks studio tours and computer malware in his latest column.

Photography columnist Norman Silverstone transforms his living room into a gallery space for Days With the Arts studio tour in Port Alberni earlier in June (2013).