Remember I mentioned the fun assignment we did last summer?
Below are a couple of the spreads from the Senate Annual Report, posted with permission. It’s always good to see a finished product and see our photo work in context.
It makes me smile.
I just got an email from a past student who has published a book highlighting stories and photos from Arviat, third largest town in Nunavut.
Three and a half years ago Nadine took a Natural Light Portrait Photo Workshop at HarryNowell.com while visiting Ottawa from her northern home. She has sent me periodic updates about her adventures.
This week she sent me the following announcement to promote her new book!
Marc Champagne was our hard working model – although he looked like he was having a lot of fun!
Today it’s time to let the photographers shine. They did very well for their first time ever in a studio!
“The session was fun and very productive learning experience. I didn’t think I would like studio that much! Time just flew.”
Check Scott’s blog to follow his photo path. Nat has a site in development – we will announce her site when it is ready!
We worked in the studio to get them acquainted with strobes (big flashes), hot lights so they would be technically savvy when the models arrived.
In the afternoon we brought in two models – the first was a triathlete who wanted some studio cycling photos. The second was an actor looking for some headshots.
Today I have posted some behind the scenes (available light) photos of the students in action. In the days ahead I will post some of the student’s results. Check back later this week to see the results!
Interested in a group course on assignment studio lighting? Consider our photo workshop “On Assignment with Andrew Balfour.”
Sorry, faithful blog readers!
Over the last two weeks we experienced an annoying infiltration into our WordPress based blog. The blog would intermittently disappear a couple of times a day and we would do our best to restore the files to keep you reading.
Our blog was hit, we believe, by a mischievious meddler with too much time on their hands. Meddler had written a program that targets a whole bunch of sites including ours. The program knows how to regenerate itself. This was not something personal and they didn’t get involved every time the blog disappeared.
The blog has been stable for five days now. We hope we’ve licked this problem. How did we outsmart the meddling smarty pants? We upgraded to a newer version of the WordPress software, changed our passwords and upgraded our security settings. It’s complicated.
We’ve also been told by three faithful readers that our website has recently caused an alert on their browser. Is this related to the dogged blog? We’re investigating. It seems the meddler’s infiltration plopped a few lines of text that promote a nasty site posing as a dive resort, etc that caused the alerts. We’re cleaning this up.
We’re a small business without a significant IT department and a not-very-helpful host – our enquiries to them so far have generated lack lustre support. But we’re very lucky to be connected to a smarter Smarty Pants with good web and research skills capable of handling the meddling smarty pants.
Our Smarty Pants will be supporting our Creative Business Seminar‘s web session on Sunday, November 8th. I will be presenting the web ideas, she will be supporting the presentations.
Please keep us posted with anything you experience at HarryNowell.com. Constructive comments very welcome!
It’s always nice to hear…
We did some stock work last summer to be used primarily for a government department’s annual report. I just got an email from the communications department – the reports have been printed.
The client wanted city scenes depicting pedestrians of all stripes busily going about their business. An important theme was to have motion depicted in all photos to add some vibrancy. It was a fun project!
I will see the finished project soon and have asked for a digital version of a page for the blog – we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime you can see an out take from the assignment:
Our ‘Exposed!’ Photo Newsletter went out last week.
October’s photo newsletter bloomed after a photo contestant asked why her photos had not been short listed in a contest. I was forced to quantify what makes a good photo or:
Read the answer in this month’s edition of ‘Exposed!’
Next month’s ‘Exposed!’ reveals “Top Gift Ideas for the Photographer on Your List” with suggestions of what to buy for any level of photographer. There will be ideas for every budget and photographer.
Make sure you receive the newsletter – sign up for Exposed! at the top, right of this page.
We have presented the workshop Photographing Artwork for Promotion a couple of times this year for the Craft Council of Ontario and Wallack’s Art Supplies. It’s a popular session and we have been asked to present it again.
Friday, October 30, 2009
1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Orleans – Contact Ottawa School of Art (see below)
Presented by HarryNowell.com
The presentation will include:
• cameras and equipment needed
• appropriate camera settings
• lighting the artwork
• creative exposure and histograms
• colour considerations
• post production
• file storage and archiving
Seats are limited.
Registration details: Contact the Ottawa School of Art (613.580.2765) to register for workshop number is OSO405F.101 – ‘Developing a Digital Portfolio’
Hope to see you there,
We received some photos and review from another student, Jessie. She said:
“My biggest photo self discovery on this course was that I needed to be a little “messy”. My work was too “square” and “nice” as David put it.
I am so happy I took this workshop as David helped me break through to the next step, and help me view things differently.”
A couple of her photos. Nice work Jessie:
I have heard good things about tonights show by photographer William Jans. His promotion:
“SOLO IN SOUTH AMERICA
Join photographer William Jans for his tales of absurd adventures. Stops include Mining in Bolivia, Cycling the “Most dangerous road in the world”, Trekking to Machu Picchu, and visits to the Amazon and Galapagos. Come see why 15 WEST COAST SHOWS HAVE SOLD OUT!
OTTAWA – FRI, OCT. 16 – U OF O ALUMNI THEATRE
(85 University Pvt) 7:30 doors, 8 pm show.
$24 at the door on show night.”