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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

B.C.'s Sunshine Coast

5D Mk II, full RAW, Rapid Fire shutter, AF servo, 195mm zoom L series lens, ISO 400, F 4.5, 1/6400 sec

Original photograph
I came across these two photos this evening and thought I would share them with you on my blog.  I was in the mood to post something other than portraits.

The first photo is a very cropped down picture from its original as you can see.  I used full RAW mode on my camera in anticipation of the major croppage I was going to have to perform.  Not bad considering how far away the bird was.  It was a good test of resolution on my 5d mk II's maiden voyage.

The second photo is a 1 second exposure of a waterfall on Goat Island on Powell lake.  I am not sure why I used ISO 200.  I must have forgot I could push the camera to a low ISO 50 and get an even longer exposure to soften the water.  Oh well.  For whatever reason, that was the exposure I took and it worked just fine.

Please let me know what you think or some of your experiences with similar photographs ;)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Performance Edge Olympic Lifting Clinic

This was the second time I have worked with Andre of Performance Edge Consulting.  Andre is a personal trainer and has been instructing Olympic lifting courses at PURE fitness in Red Deer.  This shoot brought me to the new PURE facility near downtown Red Deer.  It was a large spacious enviroment with an industrial feel that definitely said "crossfit".

Andre was looking to capture content for his website, multimedia advertising, and general archival purposes.....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fish and Aquarium Photography

I met with Al and Kim in Smoky Lake earlier this month to lend a more "professional" hand capturing the vast amount and variety of fish they own and breed.....

Nicole and Cam's Wedding in Calgary Alberta

I am getting a little behind with my blog posts I think!  I shot Nicole and Cam's wedding back in September.  At least I finished editing their pics by October ;)  I drove down to Calgary and met Nicole at Angles Salon in Calgary SE.....

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Please Vote! | Magazine Cover Contest | Help Me!

These two photos were entered into a magazine cover contest with over 200 entries from various photographers around Alberta.  I was lucky enough to make the top 10 with both photos!  Now its up to YOU to decide which of the top 10 photos will be chosen for Chic Bride Guides magazine cover!

Voting occurs from November 4th to 15th, here's how to VOTE for both of the above photos.

1. You need to be apart of Facebook
2. Become a fan FIRST of Chic Brides Facebook Page on this link 

3. Locate my two pictures from above on this page and click on each of them, select the LIKE option, and then write VOTE in the comment line.  This gives the max 2 votes for each picture.

Thanks for your time and help in my attempt of getting one of my pictures selected for the cover shot!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Creative Family Photos Markerville Area

I met with the McLeod family for a family photo session during harvest season.  We wanted to do something a little different....

Family Photos Heritage Ranch Red Deer

Earlier this fall, before all of the leaves were blown away, I met with Jessi, Chris, Chantelle, and Kayden for a family photo session......

Monday, October 18, 2010

City of Red Deer Dawe Grand Re-Opening | Commercial Photography

Recently The G.H. Dawe community center was renovated and re opened.  I was fortunate enough to be part of the ceremony and take photographs of the events taking place......

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Alex and Kim Wedding Teasers!

I'm hard at work editing pics today and couldn't resist putting some up on the blog.  I am sure Alex and Kim will appreciate it as well.  Alex and Kim got hitched.....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Environmental Portraits Banff Alberta

Pattern shape and texture from the rock give this picture some impact

An environmental portrait is a picture composed of both your subjects and their surrounding environment.  More often than not, it is the environmental portrait that couples print large and put on the wall as a piece of art or keepsake.

I met Holly and Tyler in Banff and we  headed up the tram to the top of Sulphur Mountain.  It was windy, cold, and almost snowing so we didn't have a ton of time to enjoy ourselves as much as we had wished.  We were still able to get down to business and capture some breathtaking photographs despite the numb fingers!.... 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sylvan Lake Wedding Photographs "teasers"

I recently photographed the Laiss McLeod wedding here in Sylvan Lake.  The bride and groom, along with their wedding parties, made the day a whole lot of fun!  We were threatened by rain all week but lucked out with a pretty decent day.  Anything but rain is always a good day for me ;)......

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sylvan Lake Family Photography

Hello again!  Its that busy time of year again for photos.  I recently met with Pauline and her family at camp Kuriakos along Sylvan Lake to take some casual family photos.  It was her mothers birthday and they all traveled in from Manitoba and BC to meet in the middle for a surprise party. ......

Monday, August 23, 2010

Parsons Newborn Baby Photography | Sylvan Lake

1/125 sec, F 3.5, ISO 6400 natural window light
35mm zoom on 24-70 L series lens with 5D mkII

This was my first official photoshoot with my new Canon 5D Mark II and using Adobe's new Lightroom 3 to edit......

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Calgary Engagement Session

I recently had the pleasure of shooting an engagement session in deep west calgary for a couple that is getting married on September 11th.......

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Outdoor Children and Family Photography in Sylvan Lake Alberta

Hey Everyone how are ya?  Thats good.  Im great.  Thanks for asking ;)

Ok thats enough.  Im up late and just finished some editing of 4 little munchkins, one of them being a brand new baby.......

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wilson Family Maternity Photos | Sylvan Lake Studio Photography

I recently had the opportunity to take studio photos for the Wilson family.  We stretched the limits of the space we had and came up with some great creative and fun shots......

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sylvan Lake Fire May 18 2010 | Aftermath

On May 18th at about 1700 four houses burnt down and a number of other homes were damaged from the severe heat radiating from the blaze.  News reports state that nobody was physically injured however there are families suffering with the loss of everything they once owned.  Sylvan Lake RCMP victims services is accepting donations etc if you wish to support these families.  More information can be obtained from them.

I spoke with the photographer from the Red Deer advocate....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sylvan Lake Maternity Studio photography

I have been lucky enough to make enough room for a small studio space in my basement here in SylvanLake.  It is large enough to shoot anything from headshots to small families.

Friday, April 16, 2010

some ol' travel shots

I was going through my library of photos today and came across a bunch that I haven't seen in a while.  It kinda felt like when I was a kid and used to pull out some of the old family albums and actually look at prints!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Baby Studio Photography | Sylvan Lake Red Deer areas

Hey Everyone!

The studio photographs of Payton Wallace are complete and ready for you to check out.  Poor Payton was not a big fan of the big flash!  A little upset throughout most of the shoot but we did our best, worked together and still were able to get a lot of great super cute photos....

Olympic lifting at PURE fitness gym Red Deer Alberta

More photos have been added to the set already on flickr.  Please click here to view them.



Monday, March 15, 2010

Olympic lifting course by Performance Edge Consulting | Crossfit

Here are some of my favorite photos from the Olympic lifting course that is currently being held tuesday and thursday at PURE fitness in Red Deer.  In this sequence of photographs, students were learning proper deadlift, hang clean, and overhead squat technique.  I hope to get to at least one other class and will post more photos as I take them.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lessons learnt: low and mixed light

RDES PC ceremony "C" shift

Taking photos of this ceremony was a difficult task due to low and difficult mixture of light.  I was faced with high ceilings complete with fluorescent lights that casted a greenish hue.  I had small amounts of natural light coming in through small windows on the bay doors that flanked my subject areas.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Red Deer Olympic Lifting course at PURE fitness | Performance Edge Consulting

photo courtesyGreg Westfall
Working with a personal trainer from Performance Edge Consulting and PURE Fitness in Red Deer, I will be present taking photos at an Olympic Lifting course happening in March.  There will be a total of six sessions that I may be present for.  The course is filling up quick so if you are interested in attending please see the attached information and you could be the next cover model! Well.... something like that ;)  Photos may be used by PURE Fitness and P.E.C. for upcoming courses, website content, advertising etc.  Attendees will be asked to fill out a model release.  Please visit the link below for more information about the course.  Hope to see you there!

Performance Edge Consulting

- select photos from the couse will be posted soon!  Please check back.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

RDES Firefighter Training Oct 2009

1/2000th sec @ F 5.0 ISO 100 80mm
Canon 40D with 70-200 (f2.8) IS L series

This photostream link contains over 170 photos from various training simulations with Red Deer Emergency Services from October 2009.  Photos include simulations from the S-800 course (flammable liquids "industiral firefighting"), Denver drill escape, roof ventilation etc.  Please feel free to browse through the photos or view as a slideshow.  RDES members have permission to download photos for personal use.  Otherwise please contact me if you are interested in obtaining rights/permission to download.



Friday, January 22, 2010

RDES Memorial Service

It was an emotional day as I stood behind the lens to document Red Deer Emergency Services first "line of duty death" memorial service.  Held at the Westerner grounds in Red Deer, we were joined by many family, friends, and fellow brothers from various fire departments around the province.  An honor guard complete with pipes and drums led members in march into the Harvest center where the service was held.  Finally, outside we gathered once again.  This time for a final salute as we said farewell to our fallen brother.