Category Archives: Lighting

Low Key Lighting in the Studio – Calgary Portrait Photographer

This image was from an impromptu session with my oldest son during a break from editing.  I love shooting high key images for its clean look, but I equally love shooting low key and the drama and mood that comes with bringing shadows into play. I didn’t use a studio backdrop for this image.  In […]

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Calgary Lifestyle Photography – Ray’s Skate Session

Ray is easily one of the most laid back, likeable dudes you’ll ever meet.  He has a love for music, art, snowsports, skateboarding and is a great photographer in his own right, but Ray’s biggest passion (aside from his family) is surfing.  I have no doubt he will end up in California one day getting […]

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High Key Imagery – Calgary Studio Photographer

Here’s a triptych (3 image composite) of images from my recent shoot with model Amira.  I love shooting high-key setups for their simplicity and clean look!

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Amira Sneak Peek – Calgary Studio Photographer

I recently had the opportunity to shoot a creative with actress and dancer Amira.  We took advantage of a break in her hectic schedule (she wrapped up filming for a movie, completed a commercial shoot for Tourism BC, volunteers with the elderly, and always seems to be dancing!) and shot a variety of looks which […]

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Absolute Dance – Calgary Commercial Photographer

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I’m a bit behind in blogging – I was in New York City for a fantastic family wedding with my wife and two sons. It was nice to be a wedding guest for once not be behind a camera at a wedding for once!) It was an adventure for sure – Manhattan got hit with their […]

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