Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

Jul 29 2014

Port Perry Ladies of Distinction – Part I

We recently had the pleasure of partnering with Rosario Greco Styles for a photo-shoot featuring nine ladies of distinction from Canada’s most picturesque town, Port Perry. This is the first edition in a series of images, which will be used in advertisements and on exhibit. Click on the ‘I’ (bottom left corner to see who …

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Jul 28 2014

TRAVELON: Rajasthan: Land of Enchantment

One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited (outside of Port Perry) is the Indian state of Rajasthan, the largest of the 28 states of the Republic of India. I guess the history and grandeur of days-gone-by still looms in the shadows of the current poverty and over population. Regardless of modern day …

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Jul 26 2014

Jon’s Pic of the Week – Where was this taken?

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of the skyline of Stockholm was not guessed by anyone, and this has not happened in a long time. We had about 20 guesses for Amsterdam and several dozen more of Scandinavian cities. At least 82 out of the 143 people who guessed were close. The town dates back to the 13th …

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Jul 26 2014

REVIEW: Stone Crock in NOTL is not that great

I was in the mood for a sandwich instead of a big meal, while visiting Niagara-On-The-Lake and stopped in at the Stone Crock bakery. I was quite disappointed. The baked goods looked great, but the sandwiches were pre made and the lettuce within was wilted. The soup was palatable, but nearly gone and this was …

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Jul 26 2014

PHOTO TIP: Aperture Priority Mode

When shooting portraits, it’s best to set a wide aperture (around f/2.8-f/5.6) to capture a shallow depth of field, so the background behind your subject is nicely blurred, making them stand out better. Shoot in Aperture Priority mode to control depth of field; in this mode your Camera will helpfully set the shutter speed for a …

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