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Kelowna Seminar "What a Woman Desires"

X1036A-055KS-v3-turner  I enjoy teaching so when Dean invited me to put on a seminar for the Professional Photographers of BC, I readily agreed. They took a leap of faith, my niche for this presentation was not the usual wedding family fair but we had a full house of mostly women. All wonderfully enthusatic.

It was exciting to have sponsor support as well. Beau Photo Supplies Inc.(www.beauphoto.com) filled up the back of the room with photo gear and albums. They were even kind enough to let me use some of their new soft boxes and lights for my demonstration.

But the real story is Amanda, our model. her pictures are here. She is new to modeling and had never modeled at a seminar before. A few days before the modeling gig, she tried to make up biz cards and her printer went strange, on her way to arrive early her car dies so she hikes for 30 or more minuetes to the hotel.

She arrives flushed but bubbley and enthused. She was amazing! We got her into something skimpy as the photo shows and she gave us great stuff. The airconditioners at the hotel could not be turned down. So once her body cooled down from the walk, she felt the chill. We were slipping coats on her between shots. Never quipped once that is was rough. 

She just smiled and posed. She is going to go far! 

X1036A-012KS-v1a-copy Thanks Amanda!

April 25, 2009 in session info | Permalink | TrackBack

Revealing Venus - Digital Nude & Glamour Photography Workshop

Its on again! We are so excited, the Revealing Venus - the Digital Nude & Glamour Photography Workshop in Paradise Islands, Bahamas is happening. Two other instructors are joining me this year, a passel of models and of course the awesome Paradise Islands. Home of the Casino Royal Bond movie, yup just next door (literately a 10 min walk), the Atlantis Hotel.


Plus we have created some awesome options like getting your images published in a book
We will be doing nude and glamour work. Check the link for details.


April 16, 2008 in session info | Permalink | TrackBack

Wild Horses

WildhorsessmlThese are wild horses from the Nordegg area. This is just outside of Banff National Park in Alberta. Dean Watkiss a ranger and wild life photographer, guided me around the back country for a day. We found the herd of black wild horses around noon. Normally pretty skittish I was able to snuggle up within a few yards of them where I gleefully snapped away! When we first arrived they circled the colts but as they relaxed they spread out.

This image was taken with the canon camera but we used Lucisarts photoshop filters to create the painterly effect. There was some other digital work to increase the focus on the two horses. They had the most amazing long almost braided looking manes.

April 1, 2007 in session info | Permalink | TrackBack

Baby Lion Cubs Are BAck

Yes the baby lions are coming to our studio. They are so much fun! These little guys are about 2 months old and just love to cuddle. We photograph them on a white background  so the kids and the lions can roam a bit and still stay exposed right. We have two days set aside in november for the sessions.  I am so looking forward to it. I will have to share some stories about the past adventures we have had with kids and critters.

October 25, 2006 in session info | Permalink | TrackBack

Calgary Women's Show

The biggest women's focus show in Calgary has arrived. It is amazing! You can find us located by the main stage. right beside the biggest hair display ever there.

We are doing some things different this year. We have two of our past clients there with their albums to talk to. They will fill you in on all of their fears, joys and excitement. Both women have been coming for sometime so the images reflect that. They even have some with their kids and the baby lions.

Then there is our draw, it is the biggest we have ever had! $5,000 worth of canvas wall prints and custom sessions. WoW.

I'll be there whole show, look forward to seeing you.


October 22, 2004 in session info | Permalink | TrackBack