#730 2011 in review – excerpts from the blog

We’re looking at the last few months of our photo blog for 2011.


In September we featured a summer wedding, gave tips in our photo newsletter to improve your photography and highlighted a worthy cause that used our rental studio.

Ottawa Gatineau Wedding Photography

Ottawa Gatineau Wedding Photography


In October we celebrated another ProProgram graduate, featured a portrait session for a Danish Magazine and handed in a summer long assignment on rowing for a fun magazine.

editorial assignment - Ottawa

Ottawa Rowing Club - editorial assignment


We showed some art documentation, finished our monthly photo contest and were featured on tv!

Art Documentation - Ottawa

Art Documentation - Paul Saindon - Ottawa


We finished the season’s Do-It-Yourself portrait sessions, whooped it up at our annual Open House and Sneak Peek and “Did it for the dogs.

Pet Portraits - Ottawa Gatineau

Do it for the Dogs - SPCA Fundraiser - Aylmer

Thank-you to everyone who supports HarryNowell.com and OttawaStudioWorks.com. Without your continued patronage we could not survive. We wish you all the best in 2012.

#729 2011 in review – excerpts from the blog

The 2011 photo blog review continues…


In May, David Trattles came to Ottawa to run his unique photo workshop and exhibit his fine art photography at our photo studio. The exhibit was a smash hit. The David Trattles workshops (coming again this May) have always been popular with people interested in stretching their photo limits.

David Trattles photo exhibit

David Trattles photo exhibit


In June we shot some Jazz Festival for a client, hosted J David Andrews’ Wildlife and Landscape Workshop (see his upcoming workshops) and wrote about better backgrounds.

Music Festival Photo Assignment

Music Festival Photo Assignment


We shot at Bluesfest for the Sun and also exhibited a decade’s worth of music festival photography at the studio. Also ran a popular bike race safari.

Ottawa Bike Race Photo Safari

Ottawa Bike Race Photo Safari


In August we shot a stock assignment for a lawyer and a school – it’s my favourite kind of commercial work – shooting a creative portfolio of work that a client uses for promotion. At the photo studio Blair Gable exhibits his photojournalistic work including his photos of Obama, Princess Kate and $millions of Ferraris.

Stock Photography Assignment - Ottawa

Stock Photography Assignment - Ottawa

#728 2011 in review – excerpts from the blog

2011 brought many firsts and we trumpeted the fun on our photo blog.


We held our first Open House at the photo studio. It represented a big milestone at HarryNowell.com. We worked hard to transform a run down property into OttawaStudioWorks.com


Ottawa photo studio

Ottawa photo studio - thanks to Alain Simard for the photo


We blogged three classic courses held in January February – Creative Fundamentals, Natural Light Portraits and Photographing Pro Hockey. We posted some hockey photos from the workshop, too!

Ottawa hockey photo workshop

Ottawa hockey photo workshop


March brought many fun projects including portraits, an intro to studio lighting course and a photo contest.

Photo class - Introduction to Studio Lighting Photo Course

Photo class - Introduction to Studio Lighting Photo Course - © Morina Reece


The studio slowed down a little in April as we introduced a new member to the team at HarryNowell.com. He stole our hearts.

Baby Portraits

Our newest member of the HarryNowell.com team

Stay tuned for more highlights from 2011.