Monday, April 19, 2010

Chaplin Bridge Revamps

As some of you know, I work as an Engineering Technologist with Ground Engineering.  My company is currently working with Graham Construction to do some bridge revamps in Chaplin, SK.  My job at the moment is to watch the piling crew and make sure everything is up to code.  I took a few pictures, here's one that I think turned out pretty good:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Saltwater Aquarium Photos

I used to have a large saltwater aquarium but I got rid of it due to the pain in the butt that it caused.  Recently, I've gotten the bug again and I'm looking to maybe start another, smaller, tank.

To that end, and why I'm posting this in my photography blog, I'm looking for people who would like their aquariums photographed.  I know this may sound unusual to people who aren't in the hobby, but a nice salty tank is a point of pride, not to mention the amount of money that has likely been spent on it (in the 1000$s usually).

There would be no cost involved, as long as you're prepared to answer all my saltwater related questions if you invite me into your home!

Last Mountain Photography

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Top 10 Engagement Photography Tips

Tis the season for engagement photos it seems!  I have some engagement photography sessions coming up, and with that I've decided to post my "Top Ten Engagement Photography Tips":
  1. Sit down and think about what defines you as a couple, use this information to help drive the photography session.
  2. Feel free to jump in and make your own poses if you think of one midway through a shoot, these will often be the best pictures of the shoot!
  3. Try two or three different locations, and for that matter, avoid doing "studio shoots".  Studio shoots are old fashioned and boring.
  4. Get your pet involved.  If you have a photogenic little critter in your home, make sure to bring him/her along.  If anything, it'll make for a few humour photos!
  5. Don't sweat it if the first few pictures "don't feel right", it often takes up to an hour for a couple to really feel at ease and for the good pictures/poses to really flow.
  6. Bring along blotting powder to remove any perspiration from foreheads.
  7. The moment before a kiss is often better picture-wise than the kiss itself.
  8. Forget that the photographer is even there, just act natural and the pictures will work themselves out.
  9. Don't wear matching clothes, it's tacky!
  10. Have fun with it! You only get engaged once after all!
There you have it, now if you need any engagement photography done, don't hesitate to contact me ;)

Last Mountain Photography

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Portraits

Some friends of mine wanted me to get take some pictures over the Easter weekend.  Here are some quick shots from the photo shoot:

-David Schimmers