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Building a Photo Dream World with One Bedsheet

Last week Thomas and I went to our Alma Mater, NAIT’s photographic technology program, to talk about what it’s like in the real world once you’ve graduated, and to also do a demo.   The one thing that we tried to really touch on in our talk was that when you’re no longer required to do assignments for classes and you’re …

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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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The Creative Series

Hello All! Thought we would give a quick update over here at Cooper and O’Hara Photography.  Things have been very busy lately as we get our marketing and portfolio ready to show.  We have recently been working on some promotional cards to send out to prospective clients. It is a series of images that play on the unique aspects of …

“Steal” Like an Artist – Advertising Photography Composite

I recently did an interesting and fun photo shoot with a friend Mark, who went all out and did anything and everything we needed for the shoot, including: wearing skin tight leggings, donning an itchy hat that was awfully constricting, and getting flashed in the eyes with a super-snooted flash that looked like a cannon aimed at his face. After …

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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 …