Before and After

September 4, 2017

I’m always impressed by how much information can be pulled from dark shadows and blown out highlights. Pull the slider back and forth to see the original image straight from the camera, and the final edited image.

 

 

Before and After

January 8, 2017

Here’s another before and after comparison. The ‘after’ image is actually composed of 3 separate exposures, blended manually.

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Penthouse at the Azura

February 13, 2016

We caught one of the few nice evenings when we shot this beautiful penthouse for Jacky Levi and Jacob Krause. It was a little overcast but clear, so we were able to showcase the panoramic view. The interior was pretty nice too. Have a look here to see the writeup. And the price tag.

Azure Vancouver

Azure Vancouver

Azure Vancouver

Azure Vancouver

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John Bentley architectural photographer

John Bentley architectural photographer

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Empty Vancouver

December 27, 2015

Sunrise, Christmas morning. I looked outside to see a touch of blue in the dark sky, and the promise of a sunny day ahead. I remembered a story about a photographer who shoots downtown streets at dawn on Christmas morning. He figured that there are fewer cars on the road then than at any other time of the year. So I jumped in my car and headed over the Burrard Street Bridge to confirm that theory. Sure enough, I had just about every street to myself, apart from the occasional cab and a handful of committed joggers and dog walkers. I can park anywhere. Jaywalk as I please. Stand in the middle of intersections with impunity. So this is what it feels like to be the last man on earth.

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When the sun finally came up I headed to the overpass on the Stanley Park Causeway to see how the day looked from one of my all-time favourite views in the city. The clouds parted and gave me a glimpse of the North Shore mountains, then closed for the rest of the day.

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We spent a few hours recently photographing this beautiful home in North Vancouver for Georgie-Award winner Westpeak Developments.

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Yaletown One of a Kind

October 12, 2015

I have shot many homes in The Mark over the past couple of years, but none like this one. In fact, I have never seen a downtown location with its own private roof deck, complete with pool, hot tub and outdoor kitchen. There’s a 3100 square foot, three bedroom Robert Ledingham – designed home directly underneath as well. Ask Whitney Lewis if it’s still available, because you won’t see another one like in in quite a while.

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Yaletown Vancouver

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    Meanwhile, in White Rock…

    September 3, 2015

    Just like Vancouver and West Vancouver, White Rock has its fair share of prestigious homes with a ‘Marine Drive’ address. This one, for instance. It’s perched high above the water overlooking Semiahmoo Bay and beyond. There aren’t many homes in Canada that have a view of another country, but this one does.

    Tons of huge windows take advantage of the view as well as the light. There are no dark corners in this beautiful, bright home.  Talk to Beebe Cline to see if it’s still available.

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    White Rock

    White Rock

    John Bentley, architectural photographer

    John Bentley, architectural photographer

    John Bentley, architectural photographer

    John Bentley, architectural photographer

    John Bentley, architectural photographer

     

     

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    This beautiful Osler Street residence is one of the largest homes I have ever shot. Over 8200 square feet of living space on four levels, surrounded by almost a third of an acre of impeccably manicured gardens. Fortunately, the recent renovations included some pretty decent lighting throughout the house, so this twilight shoot went pretty smoothly. For more information, ask Vivian Li and Peter Saito.

     

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    Shaughnessy

    Shaughnessy real estate

    Shaughnessy real estate

    Shaughnessy real estate

    Shaughnessy real estate

    Shaughnessy real estate

    Shaughnessy real estate

    Southlands heritage home

    July 25, 2015

    There seem to be a lot of high value properties going on the market these days, including this beautiful heritage home on South West Marine Drive. Thanks to extensive renovations you would never know it was well over 100 years old. The bright and sunny kitchen boasts state of the art appliances including a La Cornue wall mounted rotisserie. Perfect for home made shwarmas. The dark wood panelling was a pain to shoot, but it gives the home some old world charm. Monique Badun can give you a guided tour of this historic residence.

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    Southlands Vancouver

    Southlands Vancouver

    Southlands Vancouver

    Southlands Vancouver

    Southlands Vancouver

    Southlands Vancouver