Ottawa Landmark Photography/Stock Photos

We sell a fair bit of stock photography and these two are images that I have recently added to our library. For those out of town…this is our Parliament Building Centre Block and our Supreme Court of Canada.

I should take a minute to point out that copying these images is of course illegal. Every year we prosecute dozens of people who for some reason believe that they can use our images with impunity. Generally, we bill thieves at three times the normal stock usage fee. This fee is published on our site.

Welcome to the wild west of the internet…but if you are gonna decorate your saloon with my images…

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Business Portrait/Resources Minister Joe Oliver

We have been creating business portraits for over three decades in Ottawa. It would make a newbie green with envy… Some are portrayed with a conservative style…some with a more liberal approach to posing. My work is always new and we are of course quite democratic with who we choose to photograph….

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Ottawa Product Photography

Shooting jewellery requires specialized equipment, patience and a good eye for detail. We shot these for an Ottawa jeweller who is launching a new line of engagement rings…Truth be told, another studio had already shot the site images.
We find that roughly half our clients come to us once they have had something done wrong and ask us to solve their problem…These are actually some of our favorite clients since they finally realize that getting the lowest quote is generally
a recipe for disaster in most situations. More and more people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing…in photography there are no shortcuts to creating great images.

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The Art of Portraiture.

Every photographer creates a portrait with their own special skillset. I always enjoy updating a previous photographers portraits with my own style of work, capturing for posterity the character of my clients with my vision of how they should be portrayed. The challenge has always fascinated me, although I must say that I was a bit overwhelmed when Karsh began to send me his Ottawa clients as he neared retirement. I can only hope that his trust was warranted…

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Sir Terence Hedley Matthews KBE, FIEE, FREng

Terry Matthews was the only person who ever took over one of my portrait shoots…It was actually kind of fun to see where he would go with it and frankly, once I got over the shock of his understanding the art of
portraiture and the business of PR it was a lot of fun. Besides…who would challenge a Knight…. I still like my idea better…here it is.

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Ottawa Product Photographer

A Canadian company asked me to illustrate their playground structures….I figured it was time to play!

This came out in the same week Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was quoted as saying that the internet had turned everyone into photographers…so there was really no such thing
as a “professional photographer”.

Funny, when Corel Draw came out…Computing Canada said that there would be no such thing as a “professional designer” by 2005.
Of course the classic statement of our times is by Paul Delaroche, a 19th-century French painter who…upon seeing the invention of photography stated…”After today, painting is dead.”

Guess what, companies large and small still need great images to sell their products and services and yes, there will always be professional photographers.

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