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Lurana Shelter Society

Giving back to the community is something we all can do, volunteering a few hours here and there does more good than sitting on the couch. The Lurana Shelter Society is a registered, charitable organization serving victims of domestic violence in Edmonton, Alberta and surrounding area. We strive to provide abused women and children with…

Photography Vices

A life of a photographer can actually be stressful. Commercial photography can be demanding with quick turn arounds, demand of art directors, ad agencies etc.
So yes… photographers have vices…
Cigarettes, alcohol, and other vices. But… anytime you look at a photographers images, you should consider that they might know of a program called photoshop, and that…

Day in the life

So what is a typical day in the life of a photographer? I’m not sure… If you ask most new full time photographers they would suggest they have no life. If you ask an established photographer? The answers will vary, some will have regular hours, others will shoot when the light is good, others will…

Garage Sessions

I started a series of images based on portraits of people in their garages, highlighting their vehicles and or Hobby. One that I shared early on was this one of my friend Bill in his stable. This one doesn’t show his personality as much as his home garage, but still provides a decent portrait and…

Product time

Time for some product photography- This is a tattoo machine, without tube or needle, It would fit nicely in the palm of your hand. – A custom item made for Chris Iwaniuk at Right Hand Tattoo. It might look like it’s floating because it was— I used similar set up as I used for another…

Customer Service

Photography is a service industry, much like when you goto a restaurant you expect service to reflect the quality of the product. People who’ve know me for a long time know that in the past i’ve had some bad service.. .and just shrugged it off. As I am older now I tend to go to…

Revisiting Santa Fe

Each year in early spring I try and get away for a couple weeks, taking a road trip somewhere (preferably warmer than Edmonton) to recharge and see something new. This year with new studio space I’m not sure just when I’ll get away, but that didn’t stop my mind from wandering. I don’t remember how…

5 lights – how about just One?

So 5 lights, I’ve been using more and more lights with each shoot… usually 4, but sometimes 5 profoto lights both in studio and on location. It can get a bit complicated when your subject moves and you need to adjust 3 lights before taking another shot, so… How about using just one profoto light…

Food Photography

Bite off more than you can chew? Food photography is simple right? We see it all the time, blogs on food cell phone delights. Well, allow me to do a quick demo. At one time in your life you’ve had one of these… this is what it looks like when you get it out of…