Ok, I’ve been absent from the blog-bligations for most of the week and it’s time to come clean.
Officially I said I was taking some rest after three weeks of fun work. By ‘rest’ I would like to infer:
- sleeping in late
- a long ski in the afternoon
- dinners out
… but in reality I got smacked with something that has knocked me off my feet. This is unusual for me! I am slowly recovering and will be getting the blog up to full speed over the next week.
- Workshop sneak peeks
- Assignment Spotlight
- Student Successes
- Art show announcement
- Tips and ideas from the world of photography according to Harry
I thought of doing a self portrait from the infirmary but decided to do an artistic impression instead:
Artist's Impression Portrait
We just finished three very fun weeks of work (proposals, teaching, shooting) and are taking a couple of days to rewind – We’ll be back on the blog soon with adventures.
We have had a fun filled few weeks teaching Fundamentals, Natural Light Portraits and Studio Lighting sessions as well as regular photo work.
Over the weekend I was asked to join the Facebook page for “Harry Nowell’s Alumni Photo Club” set up by Prasad, one of our regular students. I feel honoured!
Join the group or search Facebook for “Harry Nowell’s Alumni Photo club”and stay tuned to see what others are doing with their photography.
Teaching about use of flash - Ottawa
The winner to our quiz was Hagen who correctly answered:
“… in reverse order (that’s the key to figuring it out)
#3 little tripod mount attached to the rear wheel hub, a panier frame and perhaps the seat post (or another spot on the panier frame).
#2 f16 based on star burst, distance from focal point and depth of field
#1 either 1/30 or 1/15s for bike motion and exposure with the sun directly in the frame.”
Coming up Monday, January 25th is the annual Ottawa showing of the “Best of Banff Film Fest” at the Bytowne Theatre. It’s a fun event with some wild films on outdoor sports.
We have one spare ticket and will give it away to a clever photo detective. All you have to do is answer the questions based on the photo below.
The winner will be drawn from people with reasonably correct answers. Please email your answers to Harry@HarryNowell.com including contact info – name and phone or email address – by midnight January 21st. Name will be drawn January 22nd. If we cannot find you (quickly and easily) we will draw another name! Winner will be announced on the blog.
- What was the shutter speed used? Explain rationale.
- What was the aperture used? Explain rationale.
- Describe the placement of the camera.
Reasonably correct answers will qualify for the draw. All decisions are final!!
A self portrait taken taken in Gatineau Park near Black Lake.
Ottawa bike photo contest
One of our ProProgrammers has been working very hard to prepare her site. France Rivet runs Polar Horizons & Horizons Polaires to share her passion for the polar regions.
Her offerings are extensive including presentations, cards, a traveling exhibit and more. Félicitations, France!
France Rivet - Polar Horizons
The ProProgram is in full swing.
We have just updated the ProProgram page with some of the ProProgrammers websites and blogs. We have two more ProProgrammers almost ready to release their online presence.
Check the ProProgram page to see their progress.
Cheer them on!
Aargh! Shiver me timbers.
We started the first winter session of Natural Light Portraits last week. A second session starts Wednesday.
One of our ProProgram students captured, erm, me looking like, erm, a pirate at the practical session on Saturday and took the liberty to have some fun with the photo in post production.
“Yesterday we had the main shoot portion of the Natural Lights workshop. One of the nooks I was photographing in had a great background. And Harry naturally cruised in to bestow some much needed wisdom
Anyway, with his mug, I instantly thought of pirates! I don’t need to explain why.”
Erm, thanks Hagen, I think!!:
Portrait workshop ottawa
Recently we were approached by business partners who wanted some portraits done to support their work. They wanted both traditional corporate headshots as well as some photos showing them discussing work while away from their office.
They were fun to work with and were pleased with the collection of work they will be using.
Photo Assignment spotlight ottawa
Photo Assignment Spotlight Ottawa
Photo Assignment Spotlight Ottawa
Busy Ottawa portrait photographer, Andrew Balfour, is offering his expertise in studio portraiture at his studio in the Glebe with models.
Portrait by Andrew Balfour
Andrew brings his 25+ years of portrait experience to share with YOU! Andrew has worked with he Supreme Court of Canada, the Bank of Canada, the Senate of Canada. He has won two CAPIC Awards of Merit for Editorial Portraits.
Join us for the Studio Portrait Workshop with Andrew Balfour:
Thursday, February 25, 2010 (eve)
Saturday, February 27, 2010 (day)
Andrew’s Glebe studio, Ottawa, Ontario
$300 + $25 model fee + applicable taxes
Andrew Balfour - Portrait Photographer