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Africa Revisited

About a year ago I went to Africa with UBC to Photograph an orthopedic surgery team going over there to help train new Surgeons in Uganda. The trip was truly amazing and life changing. The people I met in those few weeks are some of the most amazing I have met in my life.   After Uganda my brother and …

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Chasing the Holy Grail of Photography

Photography is a weird craft. It is easy to feel on top of the world one week to barely adequate the next. A famous photographer’s images can sometimes seem similar to your own work and sometimes their skill feels utterly unattainable. The thing about photography, and art, is this is a feeling you should embrace. What keeps me shooting is knowing that the …

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The Importance of Photographer’s Rapport and The #1 Best Way to Get It!

In case you missed it earlier this week we did a post on our experience photographing Colin Hackett for LEAP Magazine (Alberta Cancer Foundation). We also said we'd be posting photos of Lisa, another person we photographed (the photos are lower down the page), but we also wanted to talk about getting people, who may be a bit more uncomfortable ...
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Ironman Colin Hackett for LEAP Magazine (Alberta Cancer Foundation)

Thomas & I have had the pleasure of working in the past on some great projects with Venture Publishing, and in particular, their publication LEAP Magazine, which is done for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.   The two shoots which appeared in the Spring issue of LEAP were no exception, in fact, I think they might be the most meaningful time we've spent ...
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Sombrio Beach Tree | New Freebie Mobile Wallpaper in The Shop!

Just a quick announcement to let you know we're releasing a new freebie today!   If you head over to our shop here: Sombrio Beach Tree Freebie Wallpaper, (sorry, you missed out on this limited-time freebie :( ) you can download this trés cool device wallpaper of a gnarled old tree that was photographed on Sombrio Beach of Vancouver Island during ...
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C+O Photograph Fire Tornados, Explosions, and other SCIENCE! with Vance Avery

We've been sitting on these photos for quite awhile. Like before last summer awhile, but that's the nature of busy commercial photography work! You get so caught up in the next thing that sometimes you forget to share the stuff from the past on your own channels!   meet VANCE AVERY I met Vance (An accomplished actor, and science presentation specialist at TWoSE) ...
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The Wooding Group Edmonton, Corporate Headshots

Creating personality-driven imagery that represents the people behind a business is something that Cooper + O'Hara Photography believes separates good marketing/branding from bad. When Thomas and I were contacted by The Met Agency to re-do the portraits for The Wooding Group that's exactly what we set out to do - create compelling portraits that were professional, but also authentic and approachable. ...