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Neutralized and Re-Vitalized at NSI

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Now that everyone has their images I thought I post some more from our sessions at Niagara School Of Imaging.   It’s a lot of work teaching 20 photographers everything you know in 4 days but you roll with the punches and you do what you can right?  I probably get more out of NSI than my students do.  First it makes me stop and look at our photography and business and see what changes we can make to improve both, and second I always learn something from my students, either business strategy or photography technique.  This year was no different.  Although I was 100% drained emotionally and physically, mentally the wheels were turning the minute I started to drive home and this is a good thing.  I would like to thank my kickass class again YOU GUYS ROCKED!  Looking forward to watching your photography and business grow.
Here are a few images that from our Trash The Dress Session.  I let the students create their own images when they were in the water.

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Some behind the scenes that my students snapped

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I had to show the girls how to “play” in the water.

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I would also like to personally thank the “Hotness Girls” for coming out that day and getting wet and dirty.

Stacey Chamberlain, Erika Smith, Meaghan Chapin and Melissa McIntyre (2nd year in a row)
Thanks again ladies, you were all just beautiful.

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Hi. My name is Ashley and this is NOT my wedding dress.

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Well we had a great day at NSI today and I could not be happier with my class.  What an amazing group of people I have this year.  Today was mixed bag of tricks and I had to juggle a few different scenarios today due to some unforseen circumstances, but I tried to jam pack the day in with as much information I spew forth in 12 hours.  We started the morning off with everything about weddings, interaction with clients, building trust and a relationship with your clients, 5 essential poses for couples & bride & grooms, basic off camera flash techniques, slideshows, a quick studio portrait with no explanation, and how “not” to use a GPS correctly.  This was just the first day.

We had the most amazing couple from Toronto that volunteered to model for us today so we quickly went into the 5 essential poses (which can be done in 5 minutes), right into a wedding dress to show some quick off camera flash teqniques, and then right into a studio for a quick portrait.  Ashley & James were amazing being very patient with our whole group and allowing each of the students to get the shots they wanted.  Most of the time I didn’t even have to pose them.  I was talking to my students explaing what I was going to do next, I turn around and there we have it, they were in a perfect pose without even posing, without even knowing we were looking at them.  This couple were the PERFECT fit for each other.  James is Firefighter for Brampton and just finished his photoshoot for this years Brampton Fire Fighter Calendar.  Ashley owns and operates her own business  www.stage-of-art.ca Toronto Interior Designs, Home Staging, and Decorating Ideas in the GTA with great success but both managed to find the time and accomadate me and my students here at NSI.  Thanks again Ashley & Jamie, it was VERY much appreciated, and the both of photograph amazing well together.

Here are a few images from todays class folks.  It’s 1:00 am, and I need to get some much needed sleep.

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Jamie didn’t have an outfit to wear with the wedding dress that was provided for Ashley, but he did bring his bunker gear, so we I offered to photograph him in the gear for something different.

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And of course…..the gang

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High Energy In The Class = Lightning

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Well today we wrapped up the last day of Niagara School Of Imaging.  We started off the morning with a quick shoot of my friend Allen Rothwell.  We had this idea about 8 months ago when I saw his avatar on our NoBs Site with a motorcycle rider on a kiddy ride.  Well, we got Allen suited up in his riding gear (He’s a Ducati Rider) and headed off to the local kiddy park. :0  It didn’t take us long to get the shot as it was 32 degrees and I was hot, I could only imagine what the heck Allen’s suite smelled like after the shoot.  I want to thank my class again for an amazing week.  I always learn something when I teach, and I learned a lot this week, about myself  and teaching.  I’m in a good spot in my life and my class only enhanced it even more.  Thanks guys, can’t wait until next year.

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Since I was somewhat in the neighborhood, I detoured some side roads and headed to Simcoe to visit my cousin.  Her and her husband just recently added a new addition to their family and I wanted the opportunity to photograph this new bundle of joy.  Christopher had no problem adjusting to this new goofy sweaty funny looking guy poking this big honkin camera lens in his face. I don’t know if he was staring at me because I was in his face or because he was subliminally trying to tell me to go away and take that big honkin camera lens with me hahaha, he was a pure joy to photograph.  In the end I captured this great image of my second cousin and I look forward to future shoots.

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After the portrait session I headed  to Orangeville to  my good buddy Jose  Paulo’s ( www.imagesbypaulo.com) place to give him a hand with his blog.   As luck would have it, the nice sunny day turned into fabulous display of lighting and me being me I had to stop on the side of the highway to capture some of it.  Trudging through waist high grass to the top of a hill I managed to capture a few frames.

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Now that I am here (at Joe’s Place) I quickly realized how drained I am from this week, so I am crashing on the couch, doing some laundry (my pants are wet) and will be back home to my lovely wife tomorrow morning.  I’m gone for the weekend, so I will see you all on Monday.

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Some Photography Whoop*ss!

Friday, April 17th, 2009

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Countdown to Niagara School Of Imaging

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

August 16th – 20th  is Niagara School Of Imaging week at Brock University in St. Catherines.  Read all about it here http://niagaraschool.com/  I will instructing a course on Weddings, On Location Portraits, Off Camera Flash techniques and much much more.  We had a BLAST last year and created some outstanding images.  If your thinking of coming, contact Rick or Ian soon as I know seats are filling up fast for this event.

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