Category Archives: Photography

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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Why I do It – Calgary Wedding Photographer

I’m gearing up for another wedding shoot tomorrow.  It might be the last one before autumn gives way to winter! And as I was going through my checklist, charging batteries, cleaning my lenses, and everything else that goes in to prepping for a shoot, I asked myself what I love most about documenting a wedding […]

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Environmental Portraits – Calgary Photographer

Yesterday I attended a full day lighting workshop offered by talented Crossfield photographer Kurtis Kristianson, owner of Spindrift Photography.  As photographers, we constantly strive to better our technical and artistic skills, and Kurtis’ workshop proved to be a worthwhile investment in lighting know-how and hands on instruction.  We spent a few hours in the classroom, […]

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Autumn is Here! – Calgary Landscape Photographer

Today I was fortunate enough to get out and do some personal shooting for once!  I picked up a sweet Singh-Ray Variable Neutral Density Filter at one of the local shops (I’ll post pics of images taken with that filter some time in the future).  This particular filter is very sharp and the like all […]

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