With my days of parenting children being long past I had no idea that Canada has had for over 20 years an amazing private school option for children of ages 1 to 6. This was all discovered when I was contracted to photograph Calgary’s newest CEFA school that was recently built in the location of the previous Royal Bank building, right smack between Home Depot and Costco in Beacon Hill.
We are getting another option when it comes to finding health care with the recent addition of 3 Shoppers Drug Mart Walk-in Clinics based in Brooks, Ft Saskatchewan and Edson, Alberta, all of which I had the opportunity to photograph for Loblaw.
It’s so gratifying to be wandering down 4th Street SW in Calgary’s Mission neighborhood and seeing one of your images taken from a shoot a few years back for client Krista Hermanson Design. From the initial best photographic rendering of their projects to subsequent ongoing use of the images for all their marketing collateral, those images can keep on giving and giving for the client.
Particularly with industrial style photo shoots, conditions arise that will not allow for careful framing of an image, subject posing and lighting adjustments, whereby the photographer and assistant are required to anticipate action and rapidly ‘shoot on the fly’ using a single strobe with a simple reflector as lighting modifier.
Always one of my favorite clients to photograph; great people and a fantastic space!
I’m approached for my photography services right through the full spectrum of companies and individuals, by large multinationals, moderately sized national and regional enterprises right through to small, local businesses owned by several parties or only one individual. Most satisfying is often the small business.
It was back to Melanson Homes & Renovations, recent double award winner at the 2022 BILD Calgary Region Awards and a Finalist in two other categories, where I had the luxury of once again updating their staff photos at their classy home office and display centre in Calgary.
Delightful and edifying would best describe the recent photography session with Meera Duncan at her Calgary office, photographing her for the cover and inside article of Passion Vista magazine’s March feature on Women Leaders in 2022, for I learned much about hypnotherapy while chatting during the shoot with this fascinating woman.
I came across this item in Kevin Dooley’s Flickr blog posting and it very much resonated with me, and have decided to share it here.
This is something that I have been tossing about in my mind for the past few years and am going to follow up this blog posting with others along the same subject. Constructive feedback will be most welcome!
I recently was hired for the challenging and exciting task of flying to several major centres across Canada to photograph executive environmental portraits and employee headshots for a major Canadian engineering firm. For obvious budget considerations the logistics were challenging as on-site scheduling was very tight, I had to work without an assistant and of course, photography gear had to be kept to an absolute minimum. These are a small sampling of the environmental executive portraits I captured. Typically, I only had a only a day or two at each location to capture anywhere up to 18 or so environmental portraits using a single Profoto Octagonal softbox. I met the challenge and had a very satisfied client!
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