A brief introduction - I recently met David Morris on a trip to Toronto. In addition to the photographs he takes for a living, and the photos he takes for his own interest, he volunteers for the charity organization Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, which provides remembrance photography to parents who've suffered the loss of a baby, as part of their healing process. He also hand crafts pens. I highly recommend checking out his website for further examples of his work in a portfolio with diverse categories that include travel, fauna, flora, portraits, weddings, celebrities and Canada. - TJ Dawe
I love taking pictures. Although some more than others. Sunday, July 3rd at the Toronto Pride parade I was shooting just for the joy of taking pictures.
As a professional photographer I usually shoot for other people. Be it a wedding, portrait, home, pet or anything else that people want photographed. Much of my time is spent at my computer making these images as perfect and pleasing as they can be.
Again, I love taking photos and often tell my friends that "I don't work for a living, I take pictures".
I believe that at it's finest photography is about capturing the moment. Having composition, exposure and emotion all come together at the same time. The Pride parade provides all the moments a photographer could ever ask for, just find a great spot (the raised median on Yonge, just below College was perfect) and watch it all go past.
The following slideshow has no editing done to any of the photos. It contains 155 photos straight from the camera. To me this is a wonderful workout. What it must be like for an actor during a great improv, an artist doing quick sketches or a professional athlete playing in the park. I'm none of the above, but I sure loved a hot day in the sun, a good cookie, my 80-200mm lens and a great parade. I hope you enjoy some of the images I've created.
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