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Cooper + O’Hara Demo Editorial Photography at NAIT

A couple weeks ago we were invited to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) to do a lecture and demo for the Photography program. Specifically we were asked to talk about Editorial photography. We were incredibly excited to teach and share some of our knowledge.   In addition to lecturing about what opportunities exist in the world of editorial …

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A Creative Advertising Concept Photo… in a shower

I previously mentioned in the Steal Like An Artist post that I had the desire to do a series of illustrative photographs representing “sci-fi-esque” future products. The following advertising concept photo came out of that same thought process. RADIO BROADCAST VOICEOVER: Have you ever been caught in the shower with your thinking cap on, and had a wonderful idea – only to …

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Are you a Photoshopographer? – The Art of Photo Compositing

Photoshop… It’s a verb these days. Or, you might hear “that looks so photoshopped.”    People used to trust photographs to be an accurate representation of the truth, but now we’re all skeptics.   Really, they were always wrong.   Whether it’s lens choice, shooting angle, cropping, lighting, or any other multitude of tools in a photographer’s bag, a photograph is showing …