Covid-19 June Update

So for June 2020:

Printing

Printing is full steam ahead!!! New curbside payment with tap is available. Most work being done same day. Supply orders are coming in and I am 99.9% fully stocked!!! NEW laminator is installed and running as well.

Restorations

Restorations are being done as they arrive. 100% caught up!!!! System is items can be dropped off in the box out front, work will be done and you will be contacted for pick-up in the box.

Teaching & Camera Troubleshooting

On-line teaching & troubleshooting is running. Got most of the bugs worked out. Kind of fun to do. I am doing one on one and groups (families or even companies) all on-line.

Photo Sessions

June I will do location photo sessions only. I may change this during the month but at this time only location sessions. NOTE: You MUST follow all AHS guidelines.

Framing

All framing is still running. Got in another order and am placing another order to fully stock up.

Father’s Day Historical Lethbridge Prints

Prints are available for pick-up or delivery. Same day turn around at this time. Click here to order

Covid-19 What’s Open

Corvid-19 Update – April 18/20

Because of Covid-19 and as per my doctor and the government the building is closed to the public. I am looking at reopening specific services in the next week or two. See below for a list and approximate dates.

Covid-19 opening

Photo Sessions

The studio is not open nor do I have any idea on a date that I will be open. Close work during the Covid-19 shut down is prohibited. As I have no idea when this will be over I am not booking any photo sessions at this time. All sessions till the end of May are now cancelled. I would be happy to take your information. When we get an all clear I will call you to book.

Photography Courses

All in person photography courses are cancelled till the end of May. I am setting up to do all my courses on-line. I will start posting what programs you can use and other information soon.

Printing & Restorations

Supplies are in stock and some more are coming in to top everything up. A couple frame suppliers are closed but I have good stock on most sizes and types. As I am planning now I will be opening towards the end of April at least two days a week. Files can be sent online (I can help you with a couple different programs to easily do this). Once the order is done then I will send an invoice that you can pay by Etransfer or Paypal. When you come to pick-up your work. Call me when you are at the studio and I will put your order outside on the table. (You cannot come into the building). Delivery also available for an extra charge.

I am known for my customer service and this will continue. I will be offering two options for my clients to continue this. First you can send in your files and I will adjust and print for you. All images will be corrected to professional image standards. You will get the best possible image from the file that you send in. Second, if you like I can do the editing for you while you watch on-line. This way you can see the changes and the cropping that I will be doing. The program is free to do this but you must have Internet or data to take part in this.

Profile Frame

Newest Frame Line – now in!!!

I saw a new frame a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. Sooooo I have added another line to the in stock ready to pick-up frames that I carry.

PLUS they are priced wholesale so it is affordable to add on to a print order. If you resell your work it allows you to offer a professional finished priduct at great prices. If you are buying for yourself it allows you to finish your prints so they are ready to hang when you get home. All prints are mounted in the frames using professional flex points.

New Frame

All sizes from 8×10 to 24×36 are either in stock or ordered. Hopefully all sizes will be in stock by the end of March.

Prices and info here. They are on sale till at least the end of the month as well!!!

Lethbridge Photo Locations – Private

I have been asked to add to my list of Lethbridge photo locations. This list is for privately owned locations that you may not know of. These listings tend to change regularly. If you know of a place I missed or a place that does not allow pictures any longer drop me a note. I will also add locations just outside of town as I find them so guess this list is not just Lethbridge photo locations.

Many of the owners that I talked to have the same information to pass along. They allow pictures but their business is not just for pictures so they may not be available at all times. The further in advance that you call the better.

As these are private places some will allow nude shoots but ask first. Also some mention that they prefer to have smaller groups. If you are using for a wedding having the day spread out so there are not 50 people hanging around is better. Some also state that you can rent the entire place for private functions but the prices are more than just to use a part of the location.

For more Lethbridge Photography locations, check these out

Read moreLethbridge Photo Locations – Private

You know you miss your kayak when…

I never had a chance to make it out a lot this past year on the kayak but with the warmer weather and the river breaking up it is SOOOOO tempting. I wonder if you can get a kayak with onboard heat?

So far I cannot complain about the winter as it has not been that cold, but the wind is keeping me in a lot more than I like. Today I went to the Lethbridge river bottom to see what birds and animals were around and not a lot of anything. When I saw how much of the river was open I was tempted to toss a kayak in and see how far I could get. I know I have to be patient but it looked so nice!

A nice little run for the kayak
A nice little run for the kayak

Watching this piece of ice make the run down the chute had me daydreaming of when the warmer weather hits and I can get out. I am not one for huge rapids but I do like some movement. One of my favorite half day trips is from the water treatment plant in Lethbridge to Pavan Park. Not a lot of excitement but it is a nice length that I can sneak away for it and not have to rush. There is also a fair amount of birds and wildlife that is in the river bottom so taking a camera allows me to get a few images at the same time.

Oldman river Lethbridge.  Not a kayak but I can hope!
Well it is not a kayak but at least a piece of ice made the run!

More exploring…..

Full moon on the rise

Headed out to shoot the (almost) full moon rising tonight. I thought that the cloud in the distance was too thick to get the moon coming out of the horizon. I was surprised to see the moon right on time. For shots like this a really cold night generally gives less distortion. But I can never resist the opportunity to shoot the rising moon when it is clear. Was nice to have the White Turtle III with me to use as a base of operations.

Full moon rising
Canon 70D, Sigma 150-600 @ 600 3200ISo 1/80s F9
Full moon rising with a windmill in front
Full Moon Canon 70D, Sigma 150-600 @ 600 3200ISo 1/400s F9