Tags archives: sunset

Client: Sun Peaks Resort - Mountain Life

Tourism Sun Peaks and I had been chatting for quite a while about the content in this shoot; we just needed the weather to cooperate!  Sometimes winter shoots aren't all that easy to schedule for this reason alone.  Add family schedules into the mix and it gets even more difficult.  I had brought up the topic of expansive village shots at night to Jennifer a[...]

Snow Angel - Story and Visual Journey

I've worked and known Valerie for a number of years now, I've also known that she's got a crazy passionate work ethic, is super easy to collaborate with and has a creative side that helps us put a better product out there.  Not to mention that she's a hoot to be around :) I had worked on a shoot in that same area just days before and the landscape was sur[...]

The Making of: 'Angel of the Rivers' & 'Urban Flow'

Normally, when I'm putting one of my 'The Making of' together it's of one particular subject matter.  As you can see by the header image, this one is a bit unique!  That being said I had to include both because although they're different, the two shoots happened on the same night and within about 20 feet of each other :) 'Angel of the Rivers' was a concep[...]

Kamloops and Sun Peaks - A Photographer's Paradise

When I was a child growing up in Merritt, my outlook on Kamloops and the surrounding area was that of a hot, almost barren landscape; in its' defence that was based solely on driving into Mac Park for soccer games on the weekend, cramming down Big Macs and whipping back home.  Having had the privilege of living here for the last 16 years now I know that's en[...]

The Backcountry of Sun peaks - Experiential Perfection

I've worked for Tourism Sun Peaks for sometime now, shooting most of the their lifestyle, landscape and leisure activities and events.  It's been a great experience working with a progressive marketing team that 'gets it', and it's also been a lot of fun getting to know the whole resort, from village to back country.  As someone who was an avid skier growing[...]

The Making of 'Roadshow'

Ranking right up there with executing a shoot is putting together a vision in my creative mind that includes a solid theme, a great subject or subject matter, time of day, location and intangibles.  When all those elements come together to solidify the concept it's like getting a shot of adrenaline!  Executing that vision is, of course fun too but also chall[...]

Tip: Stronger Composition for Stronger Images

When someone presents an image to you, and the first thing that happens is your breath catches and you find yourself making sounds reminiscent of when you were a toddler,  you can bet the photographer has created something that is strong and emotive.  There are many aspects of a particular image that allow you to have that emotional response, one of them is [...]

How to Strengthen Your Landscape Images

Ok, this might sound funny at first but once you get used to it, it may be something that will propel your work to another level.  Read the title of the blog again for me.  The last word is images.  If you don't use the word pics or snaps ever again (please don't), and start with "I create images", you're well on your way to reaching a bit higher :)  A bit f[...]