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Vincent McMillen

Vincent McMillen

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A Toronto-based photographer always on the move to shoot something pretty. As somebody who secretly loved photography over the years, I was afraid to start shooting. I went on a big trip to Thailand in the winter of 2011 and bought my first dslr: a small Kodak Easyshare - with attached lens!) I had no idea what I was doing and was even more terrified to take photos of people. As I travelled constantly over the next two years, I kept shooting things that wouldn't talk back to me. Cityscapes and landscapes are still my favourite, but I love working with people. By combining my love of photography and working with people, I could ultimately do something that most people can't claim: to love my job. I've jumped head-on into portrait and wedding work as a result. I have the technology and know-how to creatively highlight what makes you happy. I want to help share your special moments together. To share your beauty. To show your love to everyone else. I want to get to know you and show you off to the world so you can tell your story.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon F4 17-40L
  • Tamron F2.8 24-70
  • Tamron 70-200 F2.8 VC
  • Sigma 50mm F1.4

The National Ballet of Canada opened up it's do...

Published December 20th, 2012

...for some people selected through Sara Collaton and 500px. It was quite an experience... and frightening. I normally don't take pictures of people normally. What was I thinking asking to be apart of this??

Oh my god - I have to shoot something I never shoot - AND show it to people after... My pictures are going to be awful. How do I even shoot people??? I shoot landscapes mostly and parts of the city. How do I capture professionals at work? How do I make engaging photos with them?? Are they going to hate everything I show??? Oh my... I HAVE to show these pictures??

With those thoughts nagging at me, I got down to the work and absolutely loved it. I shook hands with our contacts when we got there and decided I was going to own this. This wasn't hard... not at all... I was going to capture their movements. These are talented professional dancers and I wanted to show off what they could do. This wasn't even the main event - this was practice. I got down to work. The other photographe ...

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