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Photographers Log Week 18

Hello Saskatoon!

I had a great time last week at the Geek Summit in Regina. We met many lovely people, all of whom I hope to see again in June at Saskatoon Blitz.

My costume for the event was Melisandre from Game of Thrones.

Version 2.0 of that costume will be seen next week in my photos from Free Comic Book Day.

Also included in my images this week is an in progress shot of our garden project this year. (Thank you again to my best friend for bringing the extra power tools and helping with construction. You can see her in the progress shot below.)

Sadly there are no photos of the look of maniacal glee I had while drilling drainage holes in our garden barrels, but images of the finished product will be coming next week.


Photographers Log Week 17

Greetings, Saskatoon! This will be a short post as I am on my way to Regina today to do some promotion for Saskatoon Blitz! Tickets will be on sale from the Blitz table at Geek Summit happening from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the George Bothwell branch in the Southland Mall.

To see what I look like at 7:00 AM and other interesting photos, click on the thumbnails below..


Photographers Log - Week 16

Greetings, Saskatoon! Points to anyone who caught the less than subtle reference in my self portrait this week.

I'm about 90% certain the black bird I photographed this week was a crow, not a raven. That said, I'm a photographer not an orthnilogist.

While "Nevermore" would also have looked cool there, but it wouldn't have worked with the themesong currently stuck in my head.

To see more pretty pictures, including a word from our studio mascot, click the thumbnails below.


Photographers Log - Week 15

Hello Saskatoon! Amongst the chaos last week I managed to perform in a concert with the Saskatoon Choral Society, attend a rockin' meeting for Saskatoon Blitz, and complete not one but two rush orders of retouching, as well as making some much needed technical improvements to the blog.

As a photographer, I like to think my job is all about actual photography. In reality, a photographer's job can include all kinds of things such as cleaning baby poo out of backdrops (Shit happens. Hardy har har. Boo.. Bad joke.) or even nastier things like database optimization and back-ups.

Please click on the thumbnails below to see the rest of my results from last week. Today's regularly scheduled instalment should be coming soon. (Knock on wood.)


Your photographer is having technical difficulties and is temporarily down for maintenance.

Hello Saskatoon! Alas, your regularly scheduled Friday photos have been pre-empted by Murphy's Law and will be coming a bit late this week.


Photographers Log - Happy Easter! Week 14

Happy Easter! I realize Easter was last weekend, but I took this photo on Sunday in a moment of whimsy and I felt the need to share.

This week's self portrait features my new mantra, one I would like to share with any potential brides and grooms who might be reading this article.

If you are exhausted from all the stress of planning your wedding, something is wrong. My advice is to stop thinking and just breathe!

Also, never forget that photographers are a GREAT source of wedding advice. If you need help with your time line for the day, all you have to do is click here to send me an email or leave a comment below with any questions you have.

Photographers go to a lot of weddings. Honestly, if you can't afford a wedding planner just hire a good photographer and ask them a lot of questions.


Photographers Log - Week 13

Robert J Sawyer signing my copy of his new book 'Red Planet Blues'

Hello Saskatoon! The man in my featured image this week is one of my personal favourite authors, Robert J Sawyer.

He is an award winning Canadian science fiction writer and was in Saskatoon at Mcnally Robinson to read from his latest book, "Red Planet Blues: Murder on the Mean Streets of Mars."

Sawyers' book "Calculating God" forever changed my opinion of Canadian fiction. (High school left a rather negative impression of "Canadian Literature" on me.)

You may also have noticed that this week I have started employing a new watermark on my work. I find it much more in keeping with my style. The rest of my images for the week can be seen by clicking on the thumbnails below.


Photographers Log - Week 12

Hands up everyone who is ready for winter to be over! I love Saskatchewan, but I think I have enough pictures of snow now. I would be a very happy photographer if it would just hurry up and melt away.

My main image this week is a collage because I couldn't choose between these two images. I took the second image when I stood up out of my snow angel. (Which is more difficult than it sounds when the crust on a knee-deep snow bank breaks.)


Photographers Log - Week 11

Next week, I will take a cheery self portrait. Honest.

Hello Saskatoon! I am sorry for the delay in this week's update. It has been a busy week, and our car getting stuck on a snowbank Friday certainly did not help matters!

(Thank god for helpful neighbours -- We were able to get it pulled out without having to call for a tow.)

This week I have been doing a lot of work with my new 50mm prime, and I absolutely love it.

Any Saskatoon Photographers considering a new lens should look into the Canon 1.8. It makes a great walk-around lens if you don't want to be lugging your zooms around all the time!

I did an entire shoot with it on Saturday and I am so happy with the results. Images from that will be appearing soon as part of my new client guide! I can't wait to share them with you.

In other news, I am putting together some geeky wedding freebies for anyone looking to create their own wedding invitations, so you can expect to be seeing these images and possibly some of my images from last week as well reappearing with some modifications in the near future.


Photographers Log - Week 10 - Steampunk & Pet Photography Edition!

Ozymandias, King of Kings. Gaze upon his works, ye mighty, and despair.

Hello Saskatoon! Another week, another seven photos to share. This week we have a new portrait of Ozymandias, the studio mascot.

He is a nocturnal creature and not fond of bright lights, but he will occasionally stay still long enough for me to take a shot when bribed with a treat.

His current aliases include The Great and Powerful Oz, or just "Oz" for short.

This image just makes me happy. I love steampunk, and each image in this series seems to me like there should be a character to go with it.

Any writers in the audience who care to describe some characters or a story to go with these please comment! I would love to hear what you come up with.