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Jon Simo

Port Lands
1 year ago
Beauty and the Beast 🔥// These are the 330i and 440i shots I captured for my BMW M-Performance photo shoot. . . . These were shot on the first of 3 nights so I was still getting my bearings set on how to approach shooting cars at night. The first challenge I noticed is that new cars get dirty FAST and it’s the kind of dirt you don’t see in the moment but rather later in post. Just hundreds of specks of dust and debris from the industrial area I was using as my location. Taking a nice microfibre cloth to the car before each shot would have saved me many photoshop hours lol but the following nights I didn’t make that same mistake. I used the same technique as my 7 series shots, just a single light to paint the portions of the car and background in separate shots and then stitch them together in post. . . . I shot this series back in the beginning of April and of course it happened to be just absolutely frigid outside, can you spot the ice in the silver 440i shot? Everything is trickier when it’s cold and while I can dress appropriately I still haven’t figured out a gloves situation, warm gloves are too thick for the dexterity needed to control a camera so constant breaks to thaw my hands in the car was so necessary. If you guys have a solution please let me know 💩 . . . My favourite of this series is the heavily compressed frame of the blue car under the Gardiner Expressway. I shot it with a 1000mm lens to really close the gaps between columns and create this amazing optical illusion that looks like a 3D picture frame. It was a shot that I had been dreaming up every time I drove down that stretch of road and it was awesome to see it actualized in reality and out of my head. . . . #bmw330i #bmw440i #bmwcanada #carphotography #a7riii
1 year ago
Batman Approved: the BMW 750i 🔥// . . . This is the first of a series of photographs I’m going to be posting featuring BMW vehicles with the badass M performance package add-ons. . . . These photos were truly a labour of love, each shot took about 8 hours between shooting and editing. A single photo is actually a composite of at least 5 shots stitched together to create these looks. I used just a single handheld battery powered light and some nifty long exposure tricks on the Sony A7riii. . . . My favourite shot by far is the first moody forest fog shot, I actually made a homemade haze machine to create the mist. Timing wise I knew I wanted to see tree detail so I waited until about 5am to capture this as the sky was starting to lighten and detail returning to the background. I painted with light on the one side panel to give the car shape but I love how it teases the mean look of the 7 series. . . . Let me know your guys thoughts, ever shoot cars yourself? I’ll be posting the rest of the series over the next few days! . . . #bmwcanada #bmw #bmw7series #carphotography #a7riii
1 year ago
One of the favourite humans in my life; a constant beam of sunshine, a lovely creative partner in @mindfudgeseries & just a genuinely talented person 😬 . . . She asked me to snap her new headshots, and whilst I’m not traditionally that type of photog, I love a new challenge. This is a quick little alt shot I grabbed while shooting at @v1studio. . . . #justinenelson #mindfudge #torontoactors #lgbttoronto #headshots
Humber Bay Park
1 year ago
🍓Moon // . . . After a disappointIng mission to photograph the Canada Day fireworks I was rewarded with this fantastic strawberry moon-rise. I had my ‘BIGMA’ Sigma 500mm lens with a 2x teleconvert, shooting at a massive 1500mm on my Sony A6500 crop sensor. . . . The red moons like this are so much less bright than when the moon is high in the sky so finding a proper exposure is tricky. The moon moves FAST, anything less than 1/4 shutter won’t be sharp and with my lens stuck at a minimum aperture of f/13 with the tele-convert it was a challenge. I was able to stack a few darker exposures and get the water reflections though, so it turned out nicely 🤓 . . . #strawberrymoon #bloodmoon #supermoon #toronto #moonlight
Humber Bay Park
1 year ago
For the last 5 years I’ve been out of the city during Canada Day celebrations and have always been envious of the larger than life fireworks display that lights up the CN Tower. . . . Of course after I plan out a vantage point, gather a group of friends and patiently waiting for the show, I find out they’re not happening this year 😅 . . . So we watched fireworks silhouette some low lying buildings and a whole bunch of people slowly coming to the realization that us park-goers all collectively failed this evening lol. . . Dat strawberry moon tho 👌🏻 . . . #toronto #canadaday #toronto_insta #fireworks #blogto
Niagara Falls, Ontario
1 year ago
Sunsets like these require your own personal skylift 📸, thanks Peter! // . . . #niagrafalls #niagrafallscanada #epicsunset #discoverontario #sonya7riii
1 year ago
I never tire of shooting inside my unusual creation @neondemonstudio // . . . It’s been a blast sharing the space with other talented creatives in Toronto, I can’t wait to see what else comes out of here! Here’s a new friend @thatgirlmurphy 👋🏻
Detroit Future City
1 year ago
Flynn Lives 👾 // . . . I snapped this photo on the Windsor side of the Detroit river, towards the cluster of GM Buildings. They have this amazing retro-future aesthetic to them and I couldn’t help but envision a Tron cityscape. . . . So I opened photoshop on the drive home and made my vision a reality. That’s what I love about this software, with enough skill and patience you can make literally anything. . . . I used to do stylistic comps like this all time but have got into this routine where I can barely find time for sleep, so my creative side projects have waned. I’m taking charge of my schedule again though so I can get back to experimenting with my lens 🙌🏻 . . . #tron #tronlegeacy #flynnsarcade #detroit #detroitcity #detroitskyline #cybervibe #futurescape #neoncity #photoshop #scifi #moodygrams #visualambassadors #weekly_feature #way2ill #complexphotos #theimaged #agameoftones
Destruction Bay, Yukon Territory
1 year ago
Magic is just science we don’t understand yet // . . . #timelapse #instalapse #instatimelapse #motiontimelapse #instavideo #besttimelapse #timelapsevideo #northernlights #auroraborealis #yukonterritory #yukon #explorecanada
1 year ago
Who dat? . . . #Instacat #instakitty #catsofinstagram #tycho #bestcatphotos #russianblue #cutekitty #catportrait #crazycatlady
Manitoulin Island
1 year ago
Morning views on Manitoulin Island 📸// . . . #bmwx3m40i #bmw #x3m40i #x3 #liveunscripted #manutoulinisland #manitoulin #bmwcanada #carphotography #instacar #sunrise🌅
Bench Brewing Company
1 year ago
Worthy of a 3am wakeup 🌅 // . . . I recently shot a video for @benchbrewing company on how they make their beer. One of the core ingredients that goes into every beer is this young hops plant you see in frame. . . . It may not look like much but soon it will be growing close to a foot a day! This timeslice was created with various frames of a 90min sunrise Timelapse I shot with a Sony RX0. . . . #timeslice #timelapse #sunrise #benchbrewing #sunrise🌅 #instatimelapse #beamsville #niagarawinecountry
Forks of the Credit
1 year ago
I stayed in a 40 sq. ft cabin under the stars but also saw an obese man strolling through town on a mini lawnmower. Balances out 👌🏻 . . . #astrophotography #starphotography #instasky #starrynight #wanderlust #exploreontario #longexposure #tinyhouse #cabinlife #discoverontario
Forks of the Credit Provincial Park
1 year ago
My favourite cave dweller // . . . #exploreON #forksofthecredit #caledon #waterfalls #dontgochasingwaterfalls #sonyalpha #ontarioparks
Canary District
1 year ago
Hello beautiful 👋🏻 // . . . My 1976 #YamahaRD400 has come along way since I bought it in Nova Scotia last June and tried to ride it home. I sadly only made it 100km before she completely gave up. . . . But after enlisting the help of @throwawaysociety as my master mechanic, we were able to get this incredible bike running like it was ‘76 all over again. . . . If you’re looking for a super solid mechanic who also happens to be a stand-up dude then definitely shoot @throwawaysociety a message. . . . Another shoutout to @shreddedchrome who helped me design my dream custom seat and brought it to life like you see above 👌🏻 . . . Still a whole bunch of mods planned but for now I’m going to ride the bike with an ear to ear grin 😬 . . . #yamaha #rd400 #shotoniphone #iphonex #procamraw #instamoto #toronto #caferacer #vintagemotorcycle #yamahamotorcycles
DUMBO, Brooklyn
1 year ago
5am in New York //
1 year ago
Nope For Business // @neondemonstudio . . . #Neon #neondemon #neondemonstudio #instaneon #neonsigns #neonart #torontoneon #neoncolor #neonmuseum #neonsign #neonmuseumlasvegas
1 year ago
I’ve been shooting a lot more video using smartphones over the past year and having the @moment lenses in my kit has made it that much more exciting as to what’s possible. . . . I went on an amazing trip to Alaska last year and got to know some of the folks over at moment. It’s so cool when you see the faces behind the gear you’ve already been using, especially when they’re rad, talented people. . . . @cameracaleb came to visit me at @neondemonstudio and we shot some awesome footage using their brand new anamorphic lens. It’s just insane what you can shoot using just your phones now and this lens is pushing the medium to the next level. . . . If you’re looking to grab a moment lens for yourself I’ve got a discount code for you all, just hit the link in my bio! While you’re there make sure to check out their kickstarter campaign for the new lens, as you’ll get a sneak peek inside my Neon studio 😈🙌🏻 . . . #momentlens #neonsign #anamorphiclens #mobilecinematography #cinematography #shotonmoment #momentwide #neondemonstudio
Canary District
1 year ago
April 🖕🏻// . . . . #cinemagraph #moodygram #toronto #streetprowlers #citykillerz #ig_color #thecreatorclass #discoverTO #instaTO #blogto #toptorontophoto #way2ill #weeklyfeature #agameoftones #sonyalpha #loveto #torontophotography #all2epic #cinematic #moodygrams
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