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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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Edmonton Winter Stand Up Paddleboarding

Two weeks ago we were driving by the North Saskatchewan River here in Edmonton and saw how beautiful the ice chunks looked floating down with the current.  We immediately decided to cold-call (no pun intented) Warren, from The Easy Rider, to see if he would be willing to Stand Up Paddleboard down the cold, cold river for us.   We …

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Biking Iceland

  After Africa I decided to stop in Iceland on my way home.  I had wanted to bike across the country for about two years and couldn’t think of a reason not to.  Luckily flights from Edmonton to Iceland had just started which made it easy for my friend Josh to meet me there. Neither of us had done any …

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Africa Part Two

This is in a continuation from last week’s post about photography in Africa. (Rusinga Island) After spending three weeks in Uganda my brother and I were travelling to Rusinga Island in Kenya for five days.  My sister and brother first started visiting Rusinga when Hailey was only 18. Since then they have both been back six or seven times continually …

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Africa Part One

(The view of Uganda.)  From April 8th till May 15th I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Africa for work and then to Iceland to bike across the country. I have yet to write about any of the trip on here as it takes a while to let it sink in.  I still don’t think it has, but I’m ready …

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Cooper & O’Hara Photograph Alan Nursall for Avenue Edmonton

(more images to be found at the bottom of this post)  The Background  The Telus World of Science has been one of Edmonton’s best youth-oriented attractions since it was opened in 1984. I remember going on a field trip in elementary school, when it was still called The Odyssium, and was floored by all of the incredibly fun science stuff. …

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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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Executive Portrait breakdown

This post is about the thought process that went into making the executive portrait seen in the image below.   I decided that I would go to my subjects’ office to create an authentic work environment.  This meant my subject had to see his office on a Sunday; (thanks again for that)!  Anyway, I went in without scouting ahead of …