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Just a tweak
Just a tweak

This location was super fun, whilst down in the Valley of Fire, NV with Travis Harris, we scouted many locations around the state park and we loved this one. There were a number of mean looking cactus around the ground so we had to be careful, and I’m glad I wasn’t the one balancing on 1 leg!

- This image was achieved with 2 OCFs, one adding to the setting sun, gelled to match the ambient temperture, and a second OCF providing some fill light to the model Maria. Light was getting low, and adding more and more of my own light wouldn’t have helped at all. There is a fine balance to making something look just slightly more punchy that real life and making it look ‘over-edited’. I knew I couldn’t push my lights any more, simply because they are lighting a tiny portion of this frame, and I didn’t want to push my ISO either. So this is one of the instances where a little extra processing was needed.

Rusty Bus
Rusty Bus

Spending a whole week with Travis Harris, 2 of his close friends and Maria in Las Vegas was a week to remember. We rented out an Air B&B and as it turned out, it wasn’t the same one in the ad. It was “one of those” places. Still it added to the entertainment value of the trip!

Speaking of decrepit things this bus was just sitting in Nelson Ghost Town, NV. It has so many things photographers love, texture colour and shape. And as a bonus, all the seats were striped out, all but one, an old dinning chair.

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120 seconds with a Hero.
120 seconds with a Hero.

This is Mark, he’s a veteran and an all around nice guy. On remembrance day at Celebration Church in Edmonton, AB I had a quick chance to snap a portrait and he was up for it! This shot was a real fumble to get down, read my post here to find out why!

Talayna
Talayna

I’m sure you have seen this lady by now, this is Talayna she’s quite a trooper. Shes also Miss Teen Canada CWI, we got together summer of 2018 and I had an idea for a neat personal project. Luckily she knows an incredible dress designer in Edmonton, AB, Lisa Marie. She had a plethora of stunning dreses we could use for our project and I felt the red was just so classic I had to go with it!

- This moody look was achieved by shooting on a very overcast day so that I could subtly spotlight her with a 48” para OCF.

Bonus Tip: It was friggin cold! Ladies, wear leggings under your dresses.

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Closeup
Closeup

It pays to hire the best. And Ashley is one of the best HMUAs I have met. Her and Talayna have know each other for quite a time. So it was a pleasure to get to work along side her through out the process. Half the population puts on makeup daily, but it’s still an absolute art to do it well.

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Colour & texture
Colour & texture

Hey Lisa! We got a few quick frames done while on location in Nelson, Nevada. It was an hour before sunset, which in the mountains is sunset (ish). She came wearing a beautiful Kimono, I really wanted a simple close up portrait of her to show off the textures and colours, I got wider shots too. I believe this works nicely as the blackness of the dress is mirrored in the mono-tonality of the asphalt and her glowing hair is mimicked by the golden foliage in the distance.

- Some environmental portraits show a lot of the surroundings, some focus in on some key elements. This can only be achieved by shooting compressed! Bringing that background close, 1 - cuts out distractions, 2 - simplifies the composition.

The tree that lived and died right before my eyes.
The tree that lived and died right before my eyes.

I have done a couple of personal projects with Steph, she’s an business owner, an exotic dance instructor and a biker! The title for this image was inspired by one of my all time favourite bands from Vancouver, BC. Check them out here, it’s some of my favourite editing music!

- This image was done early summer before the bugs were out, the weather was perfect and the colours just magical. A little fill was needed to keep her from falling into shadow, a subtle OCF with a CTO gel was used camera right. Too much and it would look fake! Just enough and it makes her pop.

Pascal
Pascal

Ive done 2 shoots to date with Pascal, and both have been awesome. This guy has character! granted I have dozens of images of beautiful women, but I still have a knack for getting edgy images of guys too.

- This was done by using a super simple yet effective technique I learned from one of my main inspirations!

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Just a tweak
Rusty Bus
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120 seconds with a Hero.
Talayna
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Colour & texture
The tree that lived and died right before my eyes.
Pascal
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Just a tweak

This location was super fun, whilst down in the Valley of Fire, NV with Travis Harris, we scouted many locations around the state park and we loved this one. There were a number of mean looking cactus around the ground so we had to be careful, and I’m glad I wasn’t the one balancing on 1 leg!

- This image was achieved with 2 OCFs, one adding to the setting sun, gelled to match the ambient temperture, and a second OCF providing some fill light to the model Maria. Light was getting low, and adding more and more of my own light wouldn’t have helped at all. There is a fine balance to making something look just slightly more punchy that real life and making it look ‘over-edited’. I knew I couldn’t push my lights any more, simply because they are lighting a tiny portion of this frame, and I didn’t want to push my ISO either. So this is one of the instances where a little extra processing was needed.

Rusty Bus

Spending a whole week with Travis Harris, 2 of his close friends and Maria in Las Vegas was a week to remember. We rented out an Air B&B and as it turned out, it wasn’t the same one in the ad. It was “one of those” places. Still it added to the entertainment value of the trip!

Speaking of decrepit things this bus was just sitting in Nelson Ghost Town, NV. It has so many things photographers love, texture colour and shape. And as a bonus, all the seats were striped out, all but one, an old dinning chair.

120 seconds with a Hero.

This is Mark, he’s a veteran and an all around nice guy. On remembrance day at Celebration Church in Edmonton, AB I had a quick chance to snap a portrait and he was up for it! This shot was a real fumble to get down, read my post here to find out why!

Talayna

I’m sure you have seen this lady by now, this is Talayna she’s quite a trooper. Shes also Miss Teen Canada CWI, we got together summer of 2018 and I had an idea for a neat personal project. Luckily she knows an incredible dress designer in Edmonton, AB, Lisa Marie. She had a plethora of stunning dreses we could use for our project and I felt the red was just so classic I had to go with it!

- This moody look was achieved by shooting on a very overcast day so that I could subtly spotlight her with a 48” para OCF.

Bonus Tip: It was friggin cold! Ladies, wear leggings under your dresses.

Closeup

It pays to hire the best. And Ashley is one of the best HMUAs I have met. Her and Talayna have know each other for quite a time. So it was a pleasure to get to work along side her through out the process. Half the population puts on makeup daily, but it’s still an absolute art to do it well.

Colour & texture

Hey Lisa! We got a few quick frames done while on location in Nelson, Nevada. It was an hour before sunset, which in the mountains is sunset (ish). She came wearing a beautiful Kimono, I really wanted a simple close up portrait of her to show off the textures and colours, I got wider shots too. I believe this works nicely as the blackness of the dress is mirrored in the mono-tonality of the asphalt and her glowing hair is mimicked by the golden foliage in the distance.

- Some environmental portraits show a lot of the surroundings, some focus in on some key elements. This can only be achieved by shooting compressed! Bringing that background close, 1 - cuts out distractions, 2 - simplifies the composition.

The tree that lived and died right before my eyes.

I have done a couple of personal projects with Steph, she’s an business owner, an exotic dance instructor and a biker! The title for this image was inspired by one of my all time favourite bands from Vancouver, BC. Check them out here, it’s some of my favourite editing music!

- This image was done early summer before the bugs were out, the weather was perfect and the colours just magical. A little fill was needed to keep her from falling into shadow, a subtle OCF with a CTO gel was used camera right. Too much and it would look fake! Just enough and it makes her pop.

Pascal

Ive done 2 shoots to date with Pascal, and both have been awesome. This guy has character! granted I have dozens of images of beautiful women, but I still have a knack for getting edgy images of guys too.

- This was done by using a super simple yet effective technique I learned from one of my main inspirations!

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