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Puppy Days

I am working on several accreditation submissions for the Professional Photographers of Canada. There X1004A-335GB-v4-puppy-sleepis Travel Illustration, Animal Portraits, Groups, Environmental Portrait, Family Portrait, Fantasy Illustration, Fine Art –Photo Décor, Senior Citizen Portrait, Nature and Jewelry.

This image is for the Animal Portrait group. He was such a sleepy puppy! To create this effect I did some hoops in Photoshop. The image was created on location. His owner lives about a 4-hour drive from the studio. We setup the “studio” at the edge of an open ended Quonset. 

March 28, 2009 in Story | Permalink | TrackBack

Basic Camera Seminar

Is your dgital camera a mystery? We are going to fix that.On May 5th I am teaching a basic digital camera course. Explaining what all those icons on the camera dial mean and  how to take advantage of them. The secrets of how to take great images, what cool accesories, like the puffer, will help. File sizes as they relate to output, how to best get your images out of your camera and into your computer. For all the details go to our website page Basic Camera Course  

March 26, 2009 in Digital Camera stuff | Permalink | TrackBack

Finola - We Love Her!

She is my sister'™s (Julie) daughter. Al is her happy dad. The only other person I have ever seen who grins as often and just as big is Julie. She lives south of the 49th so I don't get to see her as often as I like. She is so dear. 

We photographed her with mom whenever they are up, always a highlight of our day. I have a wall print from her session hanging in my studio, we even made a quilt out of one of the images. 

These videos are new and a lot of fun to create. I hope you enjoy this one as much as we do!

March 25, 2009 | Permalink | TrackBack

Hot Couple Story

2091D-0114KH-8x10-b&wtint-tonecontrastThis couple personifies a great relationship. There is such a joy and companionship always evident. Just an amazing connection that is so much fun to photograph. In the session they just flowed together. This image shows not just the love but the tenderness. The image is one that inspires too. We used it, as a canvas print, to showcase the Calgary Oscars auction item of a session with a large canvas print collection. We were thrilled when it became the highest auction item of the night! 

March 23, 2009 in Story | Permalink | TrackBack

Aren't 'They Cute?

Ok, don't these  little guys just melt your heart? We did them on location then processed into this art effect.  We offer the same effects, well different effects but with the same cool results in our regular prints.  These fellows are a family, I can't recall how young but pretty young. They  were fairly unimpressed by the whole shoot, this was the most animated they got. But they were still so much fun!X1004A-254GB-art-v1-blog

March 19, 2009 in General | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Exciting video of my work

We are doing music videos now, here is a sample of the way they look.

March 15, 2009 | Permalink | TrackBack