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Roots and Blues 2016

Roots and Blues 2016

If you had anywhere near as much fun as we did at the 24th Annual Roots & Blues Music Festival in Salmon Arm, BC, then you may want to check out the slideshow down below!

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Building Omega

Building Omega

For the past 10 years, a branch office of Omega Engineering in the BC Interior has celebrated steady growth and nominal turnover in an otherwise volatile industry by treating staff to an annual field trip,…

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Lowepro Mission 7: Street Photography

Lowepro Mission 7: Street Photography

Street photography (to me) relates to technique and style more than it does a particular location – urban or otherwise.  At its best, “street” is that intersection where a candid snapshot becomes an unspoken collaboration between…

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Lowepro Mission 6: Artificial Light

Lowepro Mission 6: Artificial Light

As a member of Lowepro’s professional storyteller team, I am occasionally asked to submit an image and short blurb based on a theme proposed by their social media/community coordinator. August’s Lowepro storyteller mission “Ambient Light”…

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Photo Walkabout: Metro Manila

Back in metro Manila again and I am blown away by the pace of life and incredible growth that’s going on here.  High rises and condo salespeople are everywhere! The purpose behind this trip –…

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Headshots: diversify your face

Headshots: diversify your face

There’s more to great headshots these days than just your head.  You’ve got to engage the imagination if you really want to catch folks’ attention. Case in point: Chris, the proprietor of Panmelodia – an…

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Pictures of pictures

Pictures of pictures

Flat art is just a picture of a picture.  Simple stuff you’d think. Then you try to do it; to translate a flat, two-dimensional rendition of a 3-D scene onto a flat, 2-D film plane. …

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LowePro 400 AW: field ready

LowePro 400 AW: field ready

For those of you out there who have scored the newest Trekker Series backpack from LowePro, welcome to the club.  If you’re anything like me, soon after the excitement of this incredible mould-to-the-body pack normalized,…

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Rainbow Gathering

Rainbow Gathering

Every now and again, when my trapezoids feel like they’re attached to my earlobes, I get this hankering to sprout wings and fly off somewhere.  Last week was definitely one of those times and I…

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Unpacking the VJ Jargon

I’ve been wanting to tackle a request to unpack a few terms from the Visual Journalism Bootcamp “Top 10 Lessons List” for some time, so here goes: Strategic Dissonance (as I understand it) Dissonance, by…

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