Exercising a hawk

Found the dear

Monday after shooting at St. Mary’s Reservoir for part of the afternoon I came back to the studio to download some images and do some edits.  I had supper and thought it would be fun to head to Helen Schuler Nature Center to photograph some of the deer that hang around there and their velvet antlers. I got to the river bottom and started my search. After about ten minutes I found the deer and started to get into position.  As I was getting set-up I heard a hawk call from a long ways away.  I got a few images of the deer and noticed that the hawk was still calling.

Deer with velvet antlers
Not sure what happened to this guys antler.
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Educating your clients

Clients

Dealing with clients can suck!!!  The biggest complaint that I hear from photographers is that they get tired of fighting clients for every nickel and dime, even after being paid.  A customer will book a wedding, family, grad, etc and after paying a deposit or even paying for the entire package they will start to try and get extras, change things or try and get money back as they “don’t need this or want that”.  So to help with this issue I came up with a program a few years ago that I used when I did weddings.

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Photo Locations Lethbridge

I often get asked about photo locations in Lethbridge.  While there are many public or semi private ones that you can use without booking or paying there are more and more that are starting to charge.  Below is a list that I have contacted to check on any requirements.  I am not including private locations as this changes so fast, will keep it to ones that most clients ask about.  Will update as I get more information……. (update June 14, 2018)

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Learning – White Turtle III

Learning, Learning & Learning

White Turtle III - Learning as I go!
White Turtle III – Inside, Learning as I go!

I have been learning a lot with the build of my van……… it has been a lot of fun, a challenge and I have to say again FUN!!!  I love learning new things and building the van has really challenged me to learn. Looking at the van today I am 100% done with the functional part of the build. I could leave tomorrow and drive anyplace in the world and the van would do what I want it to.

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What I want from the van

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Printing – to custom profile or not, that is the question!

Printing

After reading many posts on various forums about printing and using color profiles (canned VS custom) it got me thinking. I decided to do some tests to see the difference between provided profiles from Epson and paper manufacturers and the profiles that I make.

Equipment:

  • Epson 3880 (x2)
  • Epson P7000
  • Colormunki Photo running the new I1 Studio software

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RV’s and quirky gear

VW Vanagon
My Dad’s first VW Vanagon

RV types

In the world of recreational vehicles (RV’s) there are many types and styles. From your small tow behind trailer to your amazing class A’s that will do everything with the push of a button except make the bed.  But there is one RV that has a following that is legendary and that is the VW Vanagon.  The VW is not a luxury machine in any way,  It is practical, comfortable and some would even say fun but luxury is not on the list.  Neither is reliability or speed on the benefit list in anyway. But the VW has a insane following that is unmatched in the RV world.  If you want to know how insane just drive a VW camper down a highway. When you pass another VW you will see the other person waving and

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