• Bio

    Hi There! My name is Derek Ho, and this is my site to showcase some of my work in the web and photography realms. These two creative outlets gel together nicely and provides a great release from my normal everyday techy life!

    Websites

    My interest in web design started almost 12 years ago when I stumbled across a book titled "Teach yourself HTML 3.2 in 24 Hours". Normally I don't pay much attention to training guides like this, but something intrigued me to pick it up and read it cover to cover. After make up some bare bones, basic sites using HTML, I sought out to learn to create more advanced and interactive sites. Over the years, I have learned various techniques in web development, including HTML markup, CSS, Javascript (+ JQuery), mySQL, PHP and Flash. To this day, I hand code all of my sites as opposed to using WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors.

    Check out my websites portfolio to see some of the work I have done.

    Photography

    In 2005, while in between jobs, I decided to take a couple of night school courses in photography to broaden my skill set. Eventually I picked up a few freelance jobs shooting golf and hockey tournaments around the GTA. I like to shoot just about everything but I'm also a believer in the saying "Jack of all...master of none" so I chose to focus mostly on portraitures.

    Check out my photography portfolio to see some of my favorite shots.

  • Gear

    This section is for all of you gear nuts!

    I have been fortunate enough to have been able to shoot on both Canon and Nikon DSLR systems. For about 4 years, I used Canon DSLR's, lenses and flashes which was my starter system and eventually got upgraded to a more professional setup. They served me well, going through quite a few weddings, portrait shoots and various sporting events. I honestly have nothing bad to say about Canon gear, but my preference stands with Nikon.

    This is my current setup:

      a. D300s DX Form Factor Body
      b. D700 FX Full Frame Body
      c. AF-S 16-35mm f/4.0G VR
      d. AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II
      e. AF 50mm f/1.4D
      f. AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.6-5.6G VR
         (Only used when I don't want to carry 30+lbs of gear!)
      g. AF-S DX 10.5mm f/2.8G Fisheye
      h. SB-600 & SB-700 Flashes
    
  • Websites

    Good Point Tattoos
    Est. 2009
    Owned and operated by the world renowned and good friend Cory Ferguson.

    http://www.gptattoo.com


    Cory Tattoos - Cory Ferguson
    Cory Ferguson's Personal Website outside of the shop, Good Point Tattoos.

    http://www.corytattoos.com


    Sailor Mouth - Karolyn Pham
    Personal website for Toronto/Oakville based tattoo artist, Karolyn Pham

    http://www.sailormouth.ca


    Gordzilla - Gord Bouchard
    Portfolio site for St. Catherine's based Professional Body Piercer, Gord Bouchard.

    http://www.gordzilla.ca


    Salon Nuvo
    Milton based salon, owned and operated by Lou Ricci.

    http://www.salonnuvo.ca


  • Photography

    Portraits


    Nature/Landscape


    Weddings


    Automotive

    Video

  • Contact

     
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