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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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Craft Beer Photography Roundup #3

We are lovers of beer at Cooper & O’Hara. Now is a great time to be an adventurous beer drinker. The market is bursting with tons of craft beers from both old and new microbreweries. Whether or not you’re a fan of the trend, there’s definitely some great brews out there. We hope you’re introduced to something new with this …

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Craft Beer Photography Roundup #2

We are lovers of beer at Cooper & O’Hara. Now is a great time to be an adventurous beer drinker. The market is bursting with tons of craft beers from both old and new microbreweries. Whether or not you’re a fan of the trend, there’s definitely some great brews out there. We hope you’re introduced to something new with this …

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Craft Beer Photography Roundup #1

As we mentioned in Building Your Own Light Modifiers, we are lovers of beer. Now is a great time to be an adventurous beer drinker. The market is bursting with tons of craft beers from both old and new microbreweries. Whether or not you’re a fan of the trend, there’s definitely some great brews out there. We hope you’re introduced …

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The Hero’s Journey

Cooper and O’Hara recently had a chance to shoot the movie posters for a new show coming out called “A Hero’s Journey.”  We spend a few hours one afternoon getting a couple of different looks that they can release periodically over the next few months.  The biggest thing to think about when doing a shoot like this is keeping a …

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Building Your Own Light Modifiers

Cooper & O’Hara are going into manufacturing! Using only the latest in cardboard and tinfoil technology the R&D team at Cooper & O’Hara have developed the “Jumbo” Mini Softbox! Okay, so not really, but we did build these DIY mini softboxes for a reason (not to sell them). The mini strip boxes provided the optimum shape of light to rim …

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Dale

Hey there! Bryan and I have recently returned from two weeks in Calgary.  It was a great chance to really explore Calgary and find out all of its hidden gems.  While there we got the opportunity to help out the very talented Roth and Ramberg photography.  It was very gracious of Dale and Michele to take us on and give …

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Anthony – Edmonton Actor Headshots done differently

I’m doing some work in Calgary right now, so I haven’t shot anything new that I can show right now, but here’s an interesting collage I prepared from a shoot awhile back. Using a grid to highlight a range of emotions in facial expressions. Anthony is an actor here in Edmonton. Follow his twitter here For you photogs out there, …

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Adventures in Lighting and Processing Part 2

Bryan and I have found time in our busy schedules to expand on our last blog post and Break down another talented photographer’s style.   This time we tried to emulate the style of Dan Winters.  Dan Winters opened up the world of portraiture and lighting for me. His ability to not only add light, but subtract it when needed …