#382 Assignment Spotlight

I just handed in an assignment for Westboro Academy in Ottawa. The school is in need of some promotional photography. Most of the existing photos on their site were donated by volunteers. They wanted better and up to date photos suitable to attract students!

I had worked, photographically, with the school’s Headmaster for years while she taught at a private school near Montebello, Quebec.

Westboro needed many photos, quickly and on budget. I proposed a plan of action and spent a day shooting to meet their goals. They loved the results. They will be rebuilding their web site in the months ahead.

Below is an excerpt – in the interests of privacy we are limited as to what can be posted!

Assignment Spotlight

Assignment Spotlight

Assignment Spotlight

Assignment Spotlight

#381 Back by Popular Demand – David Trattles Photo Workshop

In October David Trattles lead a group of photographers on a social documentary adventure, helping them use their cameras to tell stories.

The workshop was popular drawing people from afar – we had calls from Toronto and Europe about Dave’s fall course. There were more people interested than there were spaces.

It was so popular we have to hold it again – and the dates have been set:

May 6, 7, 8, 9, 2010

Each session involves three hours with Dave (evenings and weekends) as he guides you through the art of story telling with your camera.

Dave does things differently! He does not lecture or teach f-stops, exposures and photoshop. He helps you see how to see, how to tell a story.

David Trattles social documentary work

David Trattles' social documentary work

Each session includes, discussion, critique of your work, narrative and an assignment for you to complete for the next day.

David’s work has taken him around the world and has been published by a long list of clients.

To reserve your spot please register soon:

David Trattles’ Social Documentary and Photojournalism Workshop Details

One October student said:

Harry – thank you for introducing me to David.  This course has changed the way I take photographs.  More importantly it has changed the way I see myself and the world around me.  It’s not about WHAT we see in the world through the rectangular viewfinder but HOW we see the world.  My journey through photojournalism will begin with a smile and a hand shake, not the sound of a shutter.

This is me.  This is what I want to do.

Student Photo from David Trattles Photo Workshop

Student Photo from David Trattles Photo Workshop

#380 Photographing Pro Hockey

For the third year we are offering a chance to shoot with the pros.

HarryNowell.com have teamed up with the Ottawa 67s to give access to fortunate photographers looking to test their skills in the professional realm of sports photography.

Ottawa 67s hockey team

Ottawa 67s hockey team

The Ottawa 67s feed the NHL with future stars – this is your chance to get close to the action with a media pass shooting from rinkside.

Ottawa 67s Hockey Photography Workshop

Ottawa 67s Hockey Photography Workshop

Past Pro Hockey photo student Valerie has done very well. She runs the Ottawa 67s Fan Blog and she caught the 67s attention the year she took the course. She now gets media access to every home game to support her blog. Yay Valerie!

Hockey photo workshop details:

February 6, 7, 10, 2010.

$275 + taxes

Contact us to register.

Ottawa 67s Hockey Workshop

Ottawa 67s Hockey Workshop

#379 Christmas Pet Photos with Santa

Dogs, dogs, dogs.

I love ’em.

Three years ago I lost dear old Tigger. Last year we adopted a fine mixed mutt from the SPCA of West Quebec. Sigh.

We now offer a few photo hours to help the West Quebec SPCA raise some funds for the necessary work they do.

The Scoop

From 11:30 – 2:30 on December 5 and 12th Harry Nowell Photography Inc. will be photographing your fine furry friends  at the SPCA just south of Chelsea in Aylmer.

Hamsters, cats, dogs and their humans are invited to pose for our cameras. The cost is $10 for a simple photo of your fine pooch or feline – with all proceeds going to the SPCA.

Details and Address

Aylmer SPCA

Aylmer SPCA

On the 5th I will be working with one of our ProProgram students. Pro Programmer Nathalie will be running the show on December 12th.

HoHoHo! or Woof Woof Woof!

#378 On Assignment Review

Last week students danced with models on our “On Assignment with Andrew Balfour” workshop.

The workshop provided a whirlwind of action as dance models from DanceWithAlana.com performed for the camera. Students Lou and Hagen have submitted a few photos from the session:

On Assignment Photo Workshop

On Assignment Photo Workshop

On Assignment Photo Workshop

On Assignment Photo Workshop

On Assignment Photo Workshop

On Assignment Photo Workshop

On Assignment Photo Workshop

On Assignment Photo Workshop

Nice work!!

#377 Exposed! Photo Newsletter

On Wednesday afternoon our latest Exposed! photo newsletter is being sent out.

This month we look at Gift Ideas for the Photographer on your List!

There are ideas for the:

  • beginner and advanced
  • low budgets and big budgets

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Happy shopping – Santa is watching you!

Santa at the Aylmer SPCA

Santa at the Aylmer SPCA

#375 Kilimanjaro Grannies

A couple of years ago I was asked to provide a full page portrait for Ottawa Magazine of Gisele Mansfield, an Ottawa based woman who was part of the team of Kilimanjaro Grannies who were climbing Tanzania’s Mt Kilimanjaro in support of African Grandmothers.

It was an amazing adventure.

Ottawa Magazine photo assignment - Kilimanjaro Grannies

Ottawa Magazine photo assignment - Kilimanjaro Grannies

I often hear from people I photograph over the years and I recently heard the exciting news that the Kilimanjaro Grannies have produced a book to support African Grandmothers.

The book launch:

  • December 1st – 7-9pm
  • Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library – 120 Metcalfe St.

See Gisele’s note below.

Yay Grannies!!

It’s been two years since our return from Africa and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Since then we have been on another journey, putting to paper a collection of our favourite photos accompanied with innermost fears, joys and thoughts about the climb, our inspiration – the cause that we are working so hard for.

We are so excited that in less than a month our book will finally be available for your viewing pleasure. At only $24.95 it is the perfect gift to yourself, a family member or a friend.

Most of the funds raised from the sale of the book will be going to support the African Grandmothers through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. However, $2 of each book sale will go directly to the Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation of Ottawa to help them build Camp Wendake of Eastern Ontario.

We are also in need of your support to cover the publishing and marketing costs. We would welcome any pledges of financial support.

We hope that you will be able to join us at our official launch to pick up your signed copies. Please share this invitation with your friends… we would love to see a “standing room” only crowd.

Sincerely and with our heartfelt appreciation,

The Kilimanjaro Grannies
Gisèle, Liza, Barb, Janet, Tina and Trudy

#374 Candid Portrait Session

Often, when we get asked to do portraits they are done casually.

Instead of posing we walk.

We leave lights and reflectors in the office and use sun, shade and diffused light. I ask them to tell stories from their past. Eyes sparkle as memories unfold.

We wander. I capture.

It’s not the quickest way to a portrait but it’s fun and I draw smiles from their souls.

Some smiles:

Candid Portraits

Candid Portraits

Candid Portraits

Candid Portraits

Candid Portraits

Candid Portraits