Tracy and I are in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan right now. We had a great time going out for breakfast with James and Jamie, whose wedding I will be photographing here in Saskatoon this summer. Now we are having a good time spending today with Tracy's family.


Canon 1D Mark III, 50mm, 1600iso, f1.2, 1/250

Canon 1D Mark III, 50mm, 800iso, f1.2, 1/125

Canon 1D Mark III, 50mm, 2500iso, f1.2, 1/100

Canon 1D Mark III, 50mm, 2500iso, f1.2, 1/100

Canon 1D Mark III, 50mm, 400iso, f2.5, 1/160

Canon 1D Mark III, 50mm, 2500iso, f1.2, 1/125
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I took some more environmental portraits for the City of Airdrie this morning.


Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/200

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/80

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 100iso, f3.2, 1/2000

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 100iso, f3.2, 1/1250
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Today I took some photographs at the City Hall here in Airdrie. I'm not a big fan of taking photographs in offices but today people who I worked with made it so much fun! For some of the shots I used my flash on a light stand so I included a photo of my setup :) Here are a few shots that I ended up with.


Canon 1D Mark III, 50mm, 200iso, f2, 1/125

Canon 1D Mark III, 50mm, 200iso, f1.8, 1/100, with 580EX II flash off camera

Canon 1D Mark III, 50mm, 640iso, f4, 1/60, with 580EX II flash off camera

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 800iso, f4, 1/60

Canon 1D Mark III, 50mm, 50iso, f4.5, 1/8
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It was very hard for me to select some of my favorites from a basketball tournament that I just finished photographing, I literally took hundreds of photographs. Two weeks ago I photographed Bowness Trojans Classic Basketball Tournament at Bowness High School in Calgary and this was the same tournament only for girls. Tracy did an amazing job helping me with all the sales and processing, without her I would never be able to do it!


Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f3.2, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 250iso, f3.2, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f3.2, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 16-35mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f3.2, 1/320
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I just came back from a great photo shoot. I had a wonderful time hanging out at the pool and the models did a great job! I photographed some people at Mount Royal College swimming pool to be used for the "Rec Guide" cover and some photographs to be used inside of the magazine as well. Here are a few of my favorites.


Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 320iso, f4, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 320iso, f4, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 320iso, f3.2, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 320iso, f4, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 320iso, f4, 1/320

It was pretty dark at the swimming pool. On my blog I'm trying to share some information on what I do when I photograph, so I thought I would post two of the following shots. I used 4 x 1600 AlienBees strobes set on light stands around the swimming pool and triggered by PocketWizards. All of them were pointed up and bounced of the ceiling. You can see one shot was taken with strobes turned on and one with out them using the same camera settings. I love shooting available light whenever is possible so every time I use strobes I'm trying to set them up in a way that the light would look very natural.


Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 200iso, f3.2, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 200iso, f3.2, 1/320
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Tracy and I had a wonderful day yesterday! We invited a couple of our friends to spend a day with us in Banff. We visited The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and after we had lunch at the Grizzly House. Grizzly House is my favorite restaurant for fondue. You can try some exotic meat such as shark, frog legs, crocodile, rattle snake, etc. After our great lunch we spent some time in Banff just walking around and doing a little shopping. In the evening we drove to Radium Hot Springs for some swimming in hot water.


Canon 1D Mark III, 50mm, 400iso, f1.2, 1/30

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/400

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS, 200iso, f2.8, 1/60, with flash
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I photographed a couple of games at Mount Royal College tonight. Cougars played against SAIT's Trojans. I was pretty happy with the photographs that I got and thought I would share some of my favorites. Its 12 in the morning and Tracy and I are driving to Banff National Park with a couple of our good friends in about 7 hours so I better go and get some sleep :)


Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 16-35mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/320
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Happy Valentine's Day!!! I put up some more of my photographs on a wall in the meeting area of my photo studio. All these photographs are 19 x 13 and stretched on canvas by Prints Charming. I strongly recommend them If you are looking to have something framed or canvased, their quality is amazing! I'm running out to photograph a couple of basketball games and will post some photos soon :)

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I was in downtown Calgary this morning dropping off a print to be stretched on canvas and to get some photo paper. It was a great weather so I took a couple of photographs of Calgary Tower.


Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/80

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/640
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It was a beautiful day today and I'm happy that I spent some time outdoors. I was hired by Bass Pro Shops to photograph their storefront for the new store opening soon in the mall at Balzac. On my way home I also took some wildlife photographs.


Canon 1D Mark III, 16-35mm, 100iso, f9, 1/400

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/2000
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I finally have some time to update my blog :) This weekend I photographed Bowness Trojans Classic Basketball Tournament at Bowness High School in Calgary. This was my 3rd year photographing it and I always enjoy being there. In two weeks Bowness high school will be hosting another basketball tournament, this time it will be for girls, and I will be photographing it as well.


Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/320
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I was asked to take some photographs of Mount Royal College Cougars badminton team while they were practicing this evening. I had a pretty hard time getting good shots. The gym they practice at is very dark to photograph at and badminton is a very fast game. Shooting through the badminton net didn't really help either. I have to get some sleep now and tomorrow I'm away for a couple of days to photograph a basketball tournament.


Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/500

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/500

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/500
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Another photo assignment for AirdrieLIFE magazine. This time I spent some time at CUSTTA table tennis club in Calgary photographing Gene Szulczyk. I love ping pong and I'm pretty sure I will visit the club to play there sometime soon.


Canon 1D Mark III, 50mm, 800iso, f2, 1/320, with 580EX II flash

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 6400iso, f3.2, 1/500
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Today I had a photo assignment for AirdrieLIFE magazine. I needed to photograph Mildred Miller for Summer 55+ games. Mildred bowls in the winter games and wants to qualify for the creative writing event this summer. I had many ideas on how I would photograph her but than I found out that I wasn't allowed to be on the hardwood portion you can see in the photos. I was stuck taking photographs from behind and that is really not a good way to photograph bowling.


Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/160

Canon 1D Mark III, 16-35mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/250
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Yesterday evening I had a great time photogrpahing hockey! Mount Royal College Cougars played against SAIT's Trojans. I was hired by Mount Royal college and because they won 9-1 it was great for me to photograph. The game had lots of goals and many great hits.


Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f3.2, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f3.2, 1/320

Mount Royal College President Dr. David Marshall enjoying the game.


Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/200

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f3.2, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f3.2, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f3.2, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f3.2, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f3.2, 1/320

Canon 1D Mark III, 70-200mm, 125iso, f3.2, 1/320

Some people were asking me about my setup and what I use for hockey games so I thought I would post this photo. This is what I bring for a hockey game. I usually use 6 AlienBees strobes all with PocketWizards remotes. I have four 1600 and two 800 strobes. The amount of cords would wary from game to game :) I sometimes bring light stands but mostly use Manfrotto super clamps to hang my strobes around the ice surface.

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