#397 – 2009 Photo Stories

Here is a review of some of the fun from our blog in 2009:

January

Student Success! Valerie, a photo student from the Hockey Photography Workshop, gets a photo job getting her inside access to the Ottawa 67s.

Amazing footage – flying Norwegians Some amazing video footage. I’d love to try it but it’s be terrifying!

Five Photo Goals for the New Year – Exposed! Photo Newsletter

Workshops – We ran the Hockey Photo Workshop and Natural Light Portraits with good reviews!

Ottawa Hockey Photo Workshop

Ottawa Hockey Photo Workshop

February

Alaskan Photographer Featured – We featured outdoor adventure photographer, Laurent Dick. I trained in the mountains with Laurent many years ago!

Post-processing – Cheating or tweaking? – Exposed! Photo Newsletter

Dave McMahon and Lise Meloche photographed – We photographed this Olympian – World Cup duo:

Assignment Photography Ottawa

Assignment Photography Ottawa

March:

Ottawa Magazine feature – Our work on the National Team Whitewater Training site hits the News Stand.

Stumped – Camera’s Creative Blocks – Exposed! Photo Newsletter

Iceland Dispatch – One of the dispatches from our guide on our Iceland Photo TourKent Larus Bjornsson.

Craft Conference in Ottawa – We were invited to speak at this event hosted by the Onatario Craft Council

Photography for Communications Professionals – We presented a photo course for communications staff. It was very well received!

Photography for Communications Professionals

Photography for Communications Professionals

April:

Stock Photography – what’s going on? We wrote the first of three parts on trends in stock photography

Assignment spotlight Two of the fun assignments of note – we photographed the work of a timberframe builder and a furniture builder:

Photo Assignment Ottawa

Photo Assignment Ottawa

May

Wedding season – We highlighted some wedding work

Mastering advanced motion techniques – May’s Exposed! photo newsletter sped up the action:

Exposed! Photo Newsletter - Ottawa

Exposed! Photo Newsletter - Ottawa

June:

• We taught the Urban Landscapes Photo Workshop and a Sport Photo Workshop Very fun indeed:

Sport Photo Workshop

Sport Photo Workshop

July:

David Trattles Workshop Launch – We announced the David Trattles Photo Workshop – very popular and coming back in May!

Bluesfest Business – We highlighted the business side of photography:

Ottawa Bluesfest

Ottawa Bluesfest

August:

Five Myths of the Photo Business – Our August edition of the Exposed! newsletter brought inn a huge spike of traffic. I think we hit a nerve!

Sport Photo Event – We ran another sport photo workshop with horses:

Sport Photo Workshop

Sport Photo Workshop

September:

Quality vs Quantity – Our Exposed! photo Newsletter hit a common myth – more photos does not necessarily mean better photos!

Creative Fundamentals – We ran two sections of our most popular workshop

Creative Fundamentals Photo Workshop

Creative Fundamentals Photo Workshop

October:

Assignment Spotlight – We posted some work we did for the Canadian Senate.

Top Tips to get your photos noticed – Our October instalment of the Exposed! Photo Newsletter

NightLight Photo Workshop - October and March

NightLight Photo Workshop - October and March

November:

Assignment Spotlight: We shot some fun for an Ottawa private school.

Custom Course – We ran one of these popular sessions for people who want personal attention or cannot make the dates of regular courses:

Custom Photo Course - Ottawa

Custom Photo Course - Ottawa

December:

Creative Networking Seasonal Social – Two and a half years ago I started a networking group for people working full time in creative fields. We now have 165 members receiving news with 10-25 different members attending monthly sessions.

ProProgrammers blogs – Many of our ProProgram students started their route to photo businesses this year.

Dog Photos at the SPCA – We continue to assist the SPCA with a photo fundraiser. We have help from Santa and this year one of our ProProgrammers also photographed to gain experience.

SPCA photo

SPCA photo

Coming soon – “Sport Photos of 2009”

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