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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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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. ...
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C+O Photograph Folk Musician Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

We recently had the opportunity to photograph Michael Bernard Fitzgerald when he came through Edmonton.  For those who are unfamiliar with his work, you should definitely take a listen.  He writes very upbeat and catchy songs and puts on one hell of a live show.   This was one of the bigger names we have photographed in our young career …

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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 …

Sunday Share – Martin Prihoda: The Trouble With Being Creative

Happy Sunday everybody!   Here in Edmonton we had a massive snow storm in the second half of this week. The first half was very busy and exciting for us since it was the first time Thomas and I had actually been able to work together in person in over 2 months! We did two creatives on Wednesday and the whole …

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C+O Photograph The Cover for Leap Magazine (Alberta Cancer Foundation)

We recently had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Wilson for Leap Magazine. For those who do not know, Leap is the Alberta Cancer Foundation magazine.  Wilson’s story is amazing and we felt honoured to get the chance to photograph him for this magazine.  The greatest part of our job is getting to meet amazing people like Wilson and create something …

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Make The Image Only You Can Make

What is about you that makes you different and separates you from others within your craft? This is a very important question. What kind of responses do you first think of? Go ahead, write them down specific to you, I’ll wait. If you feel like it, share it in the comments below. For example, last week Thomas posted about his band, …

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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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Light Test – Using Gels

  It’s always good to test new techniques and gear whenever you get the chance. A few days ago I had an urge to start playing around with gels for our lights. For those who don’t know, gels are essentially translucent sheets of paper that are toned different colours to give your strobes a different colour temperature. For this shoot …