Ottawa Parliament Architecture

 

Who could imagine that the woman who created all this historic architectural detail is still alive and kicking in Ottawa…and is actually a friend and client.

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Ottawa Photographer Reviews.

 

There `s really not a whole lot more to say…

Comparing images…good idea.

Comparing service and reputation…Priceless.

http://ottawa.bbb.org/

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Ottawa Fine Art Photography

 

I shot this as a product ad many years ago…and we have resold it recently as a stock image. We will be adding it to our Fine Art page soon…

http://www.couvrette-photography.on.ca/ottawa_fine_art_photography/

 

 

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Ottawa Pr / Annual Report Photography

  I entered this in a number of photography competitions in the early 2000`s under the title…Birth of a Silicon Chip. Back then, every tech firm wanted fog and gels. This one was for Nortel, a major commercial client for 15 years. It was sad to see their demise, but I still shoot for a half dozen of their offshoots. Life marches on.

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Ottawa Business Portraits.

 

We shoot a lot of images for people who use them for publicity in the marketplace. The average salesperson will use an image for roughly five years. During that time they will publish it on business cards, postcards, magazines, signs, flyers ,buscards, billboards, websites, annual reports, Linked In and Facebook.

Total net run cost…I am estimating an average of 30K a year for planning, placement, design, printing, hosting etc in such industries as real estate, tech, law and the financial sector. That amounts to 150K dollars per self employed salesperson and perhaps one third that for those whose images are included in large corporate firms.

So riddle me this…Let`s take the real estate industry for example. Why would one try to save a hundred dollars on a shoot in someone`s basement studio when the commission on one average house sale for example is around 3K.  A friend who is heavily involved in a sales biz explained to me that 5% of the people in small business make 95% of the big dollars.  I could not believe that cliche was right…but the more I see the thinking of most small self employed business people, the more I think he is correct. Thank goodness I spend most of my time with that 5 %….but I wonder sometimes why the 95% simply don`t get it. Perhaps business schools need a course in the value of investing in good imagery, or perhaps simply a course in visual literacy.

Hat`s off to all my business portrait clients…and thank you for choosing Couvrette Studio.

Oh..and btw…nice site Nancy.

 

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Ottawa Product Photography For Biokinetics

We shot this for a company that tests helmets for bikes…kinda cool place.

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Portrait of Ottawa Architect Barry Hobin.

 

This is noted Ottawa Architect Barry Hobin…I was being tongue in cheek by distorting the walls…a classic no no in Architectural photography…

Some days I just wanna have fun…

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Ottawa Portrait Photographer Photographs Canadian Astronauts

  Chris and gang in my studio…one of my early digital concoctions…shot a decade ago.

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Ottawa Senate and House of Commons Photography

 

We shot these for a Federal Government Department. Amazing rooms with such history….

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Some of my earliest digital work.

  I created this editorial shoot for a local Ottawa fashion magazine using paintings from the National Gallery as an inspiration…This was done over a decade ago when we actually shot film and scanned it.

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