Wow, St Albert! Even in the winter you are beautiful!
It’s that time of year again! That’s right our annual gift certificate event.
We are giving an extra $50 gift certificate to everyone buying their loved ones the gift of photography!
Gifts Certificates can be made in any amount you desire starting at $100.
Give us a call before December 24th to receive an extra $50 gift certificate with your gift certificate purchase.
Reminder: Gift Certificates are not redeemable for cash. Also note that we do not photograph newborns, maternity, boudoir or weddings. So be sure that the person receiving your gift is open to our style and genres of portraiture. Thanks!
I recently had the pleasure of photographing the team at Glenora Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic.
If you are looking for a new Chiropractic clinic, a message therapist or need some physio check them out! I have been seeing Dr Tony for about 10 years for various issues that rise. I will admit I can be pretty hard on my body. Cameras are heavy. I sit too much in front of my computer and then there is the interesting poses I get into while shooting. Honestly I really can’t say enough good thing about him. He keeps me functioning with all the abuse I put myself through. Haha.
I look forward to seeing the new head-shots on the updates website very soon!
You know what I love most about working in St Albert? Beside all the fabulous people. There is always a location just minutes from a clients home! We shot these within a 5 minute walk from their home. A place that was comfortable and beautiful just outside the front door. St Albert is a beautiful city!
OK… maybe comfortable is pushing it since the mosquitoes were on the hunt that evening. 😉 But other than that the evening and location were perfect!
The art of making a black and white image can be a little more complex than you think. And by complex I don`t mean difficult. There are just many options for getting that beautiful B&W image. Be sure to check out the examples and notice the differences between them.
Back in my student days we shot film. And a black and white image was as simple as loading and exposing a B&W roll of film. But getting your black and white images to look a certain way involved adding colored filters to the camera lens when shooting. For example to get a blue sky dark and dramatic you would shoot with a red filter on your camera lens. This would darken the blues in the image and in turn lighten any reds in the image. And if you wanted to lighten green you would add a green filter. Orange filters would pick up tones in the skin and lighten those tones. Giving a nice kind of porcelain look.
Yes, color plays a major roll in how a black and white is interpreted.
With digital we have the ability to play with our conversions on a more detailed level. You can manipulate your color channels to effect the whole image. You can darken those blues and lighten reds but you can also keep your reds with their original gray tone. This opens up the opportunity to really create an image that looks amazing. Exactly how the photographer envisions it. Not all conversion methods are going to look good on all images. Now we are really able to individualize and create a unique style that fits each image.
Getting the perfect B&W images is just another reason to higher an educated professional to capture and produce your memories.
There are many more details I could get into on this topic but I did want to get confusing with the details and technical terms.