As a photographer, my art and skill lies in controlling and harnessing light to express mood and substance.
I had the honor to work with a number of women of whom are very familiar with control.
Late October, I was approached by Kendra Kincade, a client of mine, to donate my time and services to be the principal photographer for her concept calendar. Kendra is one of the select few that hopes to raise awareness and funds for the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s Orthopedic Center.
From August 8 to 19, 2011 a group of doctors, professionals and business leaders who support the Royal Alexandra Hospital will embark on the journey of a lifetime, the ascension of Mount Kilimanjaro — the rooftop of Africa Kincade is part of the climbing team, and has set her own goal of $5000 prior to her ascension.
Kendra is an Air Traffic Controller, and works with a number of very strong and capable controllers out of the Edmonton International Airport. She felt she could raise funds with the creation of a concept calendar that featured some of her colleagues.
I was honored to be a part of this effort, as I know the funds are desperately needed.
The calendar will be sold for $10.00 each and all proceeds will directly benefit the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. Kendra has been amazing in her efforts in gathering people to collaborate, participate, sponsor and contribute. Clearly she is cut of for such incredible organization and multi-tasking.
Links Kilimanjaro climb 2011
Controlling the Skies Calendar website
Controlling the skies on Facebook
I was able to deliver prints to three customers over the last couple days. I must say putting images to print is a little like having a child. You know the process and you think you know what its going to be like, but when you see it for the first time its a little awe inspiring.
My customer for Project Skyline was very happy her print. To be honest, I haven’t enlarged to 12 x 18 before and I was a little unsure how the final result was going to be. My post production process and my lab didn’t fail me. I have nothing but good things to say about Technicare Imaging and Kodak Papers. Kodak Metallic paper brings such punch to the images. Gradients are smooth and detail is very fine and accurate. Blacks are dark but don’t clip, the the bright areas appear seem to be colored chrome on paper!
I have submitted the final for Project Skyline to the lab for processing. It will be printing on Kodak Metallic Paper and I really look forward to the final result! There are 6 prints submitted to the lab, as my demand for my prints is starting to take off.
Waiting for prints from the lab reminds me of my childhood waiting for Christmas or a birthday. Its exciting!!!|
This is one of the shots coming back from the lab:
I have completed the post production on my most recent photo shoot. The shot was done for two sisters. The ladies graciously endured some cold conditions last Sunday. I think the final product will be worth it. They were great sports and very fun to work with.
The portraits were done at Government House on the edge of the Edmonton River Valley.
I would like to say that the shots went SOOC (straight out of camera) right to final, but I have to be honest. I obsess about the selection and post production. If anyone new how much time I spent on final post, there would be some recommendations for medication.
I would like to think it shows I care, and that I am committed to the final result.
Thanks again ladies. Your previews are on the way!
A friend and co-worker commissioned a skyline of Edmonton recently and I had the chance to shoot it over the last two weeks.
In my first session, I had the pleasure of having my eldest son along with me for the night shoot. Needless to say I think we both enjoyed the experience. The results weren’t up to my standard, but there is very little to complain when I am on a shoot in the beauty of the Edmonton river valley.
The second session was shot a week later and it was extremely productive. Numerous other captures were made of a variety of subject matter. It was a fun shoot with really awesome results.
I have color management and post production to complete on Project Skyline. This project will be nice, because it is the first time I will be using Kodak Metallic paper. This shot should POP!