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Friday, October 02, 2015

Kate Heartfield

Ottawa Citizen journalist & editorial pages editor, speculative fiction writer. Mom. Kate Heartfield Kate Heartfield

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Michael Dennis

Michael came for a visit. We talked about books, poetry and took some photos. Great spring day in Greely. Michael Dennis Michael Dennis Michael Dennis Michael Dennis, poet. Ottawa, May 2015.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Self-Posed Most times as a photographer I have to coach the client into a pose suitable for a great photo. Sometimes, the client has their own ideas, too. I've always believed that the photo session is a dance between two people. Sometimes you lead and sometimes you follow. It's a win-win scenario for us both.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Accenture Head Shots in Ottawa

Accenture Head Shots I had one of my largest number of head shot sessions last December: a whopping 42 people signed up in one very short but fast-paced afternoon! I wont post all the photos here as they all pretty much looked like this lighting setup -- which was a strong mix of ambient light from a window behind me. This was enhanced by a diffused Profoto D1 Air (roughly on camera axis) and another D1 in an umbrella on camera right. Very, very subtle. The aim was to get a consistent lighting across all shots as much as was possible due to the dark winter afternoon daylight in December. And for some shots I stepped a little to the left and photographed the clients against the white wall directly behind them to get another look entirely. Head Shot Head Shot

Wednesday, December 03, 2014


From a recent promotional photo session shot outside just before the snow fell. Natalia Natalia Natalia Natalia Natalia