I had a chance to meet Danielle quite a while ago. We did some portraits for her website. Also I was honored to do a family photo session with her beautiful family. This time we met at Edmonton's Whyte Ave, to try out some lenses. Here are some test shots from that meeting, done with then almost brand new Fuji X-Pro1. Enjoy!
Shooting portraits, I like to mix things up a little bit. Tilt-shift lens, a fan, and a different colored background light. I really like how these images turned out, even though, the tilt-shift lens is manual focus, and the fan had no base, so I had to hold it with my legs. I really like the red light peeking through her hair... enjoy! Mac
Olivia is one of these photographers that has a tons of talent, and personality, but also looks wonderful in front of the camera. I've shot with Olivia a few times, and even was honored to do her family photography . So it's always a pleasure to be the one behind the camera shooting her. Enjoy! Mac
I've been invited many times to my good friend Randy Pond's photo shoots. This time it was a fairly large gathering, in terms of photographers... models on the other hand... that's a different story :) . Since there was a shortage of models to take photographs of, I decided to take some of the photographers. Danielle Lucier is a great photographer. She specializes in portraits, and is quite amazing at it. Here is what I captured, during our photo shoot. Enjoy! Mac
I was cleaning my 2011 Lightroom catalog, and run into a few straglers that must have slipped through the cracks. I couldn't leave them alone, it would be a big shame to just leave them. This is Olivia Kovios who not only is a really great behind the camera, she is stunning in front. I met up with Olivia on a shoot with Randy Pond Photography. Enjoy! Mac
This idea came from Randy Pond. Then we expanded it, and found some willing souls that would allow themselves to be soaked. It wasn't a very warm day, even though it was supposed to be summer, and the ladies braved the water, and cool temperatures. Here are the results. Enjoy!
Continuing with the Vegreville Series. Enjoy!
A few months ago, I've cordially invited to the Vegreville Photographers circle. There is a lot of great photographers in this small town about 100km east of Edmonton. When I arrived they were already shooting. So I quietly joined in on the activities. Enjoy.
Olivia Kovios is a great family photographer, so I was a little nervous when I was invited to photograph her family. She has three wonderful kids, that are as photogenic as their parents. It was a lot of fun, but nerve racking at the same time. Alsways having the thought in my mind, how these snapshots are going to be received by a fellow photographer. It was a success. Enjoy.
I had an honour to meet Olivia at the Randy-thon a few weeks back. She's very talented photographer, and not too shabby at posing herself. You should definitely check out her facebook page HERE. So with out more rambling from me, here are images of Olivia. Enjoy.
Spent a very nice afternoon at the Legislature Grounds, with my family and a good friend. Kids had lots of fun in the open public wading pool, and me and my friend hunted people with our cameras. Legislative grounds are very popular wedding picture destination, and usually you can find at least a couple of weddings fighting for space. Today not only I got to shoot some wedding photos from the sidelines, but I got to meet Bill Cowen.
You have to understand that Bill is a legendary figure here in Edmonton. Not only is he a host of a morning radio show, but a comedian and a great photographer. I actually did introduced myself, and got to spy on him working with a couple.
I can consider myself lucky. I have met one of my favourite photographers, whom I've blog stalking for a while now. It's none other than Christa Meola. In my opinion she has an amazing way of capturing life as it passes. It was an awesome meeting, although I was very nervous, almost like a student trying to pass an exam in front of a teacher. Tons of things I wanted to ask, just completely evaporated out of my head. It was quite interesting watching her work. She used us as test subjects, and I was floored by the simplicity of it all. One camera, one lens, no extra lights... everything very minimalistic, and very, very inspiring. So a very big thank you, Christa for spending the time with us. It was inpirational, educational, and wonderful to meet you! ..... I did manage to snap a few shots of Christa working her magic.... and here they are.... enjoy!