Saturday, May 29, 2010

Workshop Announcement: Advanced Maternity and Child Portraiture

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On July 7-8, I will be doing a two-day advanced Maternity and Child portrait workshop at my studio with Marie of Memories By Marie Photography!  We will cover studio lighting, on-camera and off-camera portable flash lighting, posing, and post production.  Spaces are limited. 
Course description document.
Sign up here.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Casting Two Models this Week for June 28 Workshop

UPDATE – 28 May 2010 – Our bride has been cast.  The other job is still open.  Contact me ASAP if interested .. I would like to cast by the end of this weekend.

This week I am casting two models for our Professional Photographers of Ontario event on June 28 in Alliston.  If you’re on Facebook, you can read the event details here.  In summary, it is a full day workshop for professional photographers, with four master photographers giving instruction to a bunch of photographers, most of whom are full time pros themselves.  The setting is a century old country inn.

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The casting details for the two jobs are here and here on Facebook, and here and here on Model Mayhem.  It’s a great opportunity to get some high quality professional images for your portfolio. 

I expect to wrap up casting this Friday or Saturday, so please respond and get added to the list of interested candidates today.  I will be calling the best candidates and then making the final selections.  Please read the listings carefully and include the requested information in your reply.  If you know someone else who may be interested, please pass the word.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Trash the Dress

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I am laying out a new album containing my portfolio. Here are some photos that I worked on today for its "Trash the Dress" section.

P.S. You are a spellbinding model Sheri. I hope that you're feeling better.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Social Responsibility Gets Fun and Nifty

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My friends at Ladybug Teknologies asked me to produce this photograph of their just launched product, to be used in its promotional materials.

BAQ Tracker is the first affordable high precision breathalyser for personal use. It is based on the same technology as law enforcement grade units, which are far more expensive.

For more information, contact Sherry or Chris.

Monday, May 17, 2010

More Real Estate Exteriors

I have delivered more finished illustration style exterior views for the homebuilder’s project that I have previously reported on.  (My client had kindly agreed to let me put the post-production work on hold while I was out of town.)  Here are some more samples from the set.

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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO  41164 BurlSport
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Close Encounters of the Moose Kind

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My colleagues Brad and Jose carpooled with me to our convention.  We picked Jose up from his Kawarthas location, and so we decided to take the scenic route to Mont Tremblant, through Algonquin Park.  In short order, we saw a fawn, a black bear cub, and several moose.  Finally we spotted a moose in a clearing right beside the highway.  We pulled over and the three of us grabbed our cameras.  As you can see, this young guy was a poser.  In fact, he gave me enough material to fill his own gallery.  Follow this link to check out all 23 of his portraits.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Example of a Complex Architectural Finishing Job

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Yesterday at dawn, I photographed the exteriors of several homes in a new community in Hamilton.  My client, the home builder, is finishing a folio sized menu style glossy brochure, which they want to send to print this week.  They hoped that one of yesterday’s photographs would work well for its cover.  This morning, they gave me their selection, based on the previews that I had delivered.

Here is the preview version of the image that they chose:

Street View - Preview Version 

Having worked with me several times, this client has come to expect that I will deliver a final version which has been enhanced for maximum visual impact.  In this case, they made a couple of special requests as well: removal of the street lamp, and the addition of foliage to the trees in the background.

Because of their pressing project schedule, I provided same day turnaround on the work, and delivered the finished version to them this afternoon.

Here is a before and after comparison.  (As always, you can see larger version of these images by clicking on the versions embedded in the blog.)

Street View - Before and After Comparison

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Travel Notice

From Friday through Wednesday, May 7 through 12, I will be away at Mont Tremblant for the Professional Photographers of Canada annual  convention.  I will be checking e-mail and v-mail periodically, and Lorraine will be here holding down the fort.Link to PPOC Website

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kickboxing – Night of Champions

Since most of my press assignments involve real estate and d├ęcor, it was great to get something different.  This amateur kickboxing championship event featured seven matches, and was held at Sherwood Forest Park Soccer Dome in Burlington, on May 1, 2010.  The boxers with the red gloves all train at Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club.

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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
burlington_May 1, 2010
Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
burlington_May 1, 2010
Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
burlington_May 1, 2010
Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
burlington_May 1, 2010
Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
burlington_May 1, 2010
Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
burlington_May 1, 2010
Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
burlington_May 1, 2010
Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO 41164 BurlSport
burlington_May 1, 2010
Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO