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Stepping back onto the CFL sidelines

September 1, 2017 Journal, Photography, Sports
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Calgary Stampeders Jerome Messam carried the ball down field against the Toronto Argos.

When the email came in last week about the possibility of returning to the sidelines to photograph the Calgary Stampeders game against the Toronto Argos, I jumped at the chance to return to one of my favourite things to photograph…

Pressing the “refresh button” on my photography

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A waterlily flower sits on the floating leaves in a pool at VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver.

My whole photojournalism career has been about capturing people, places and events. You go into an assignment, assess the situations, the lighting, your subjects, what the message or tone is you want to capture. Set up your equipment, interact with…

Photographing Elbow Falls before the thaw using a Neutral Density Filter

March 17, 2017 Daily, Journal, Photography
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Water flows over Elbow Falls in Kananaskis.

Secret confession time... today was the first time in my 17 years of living in Alberta that I took the quick trip out of Calgary to Elbow Falls in Kananaskis. When we got there, we found that many of the…

Seeing the light while photographing at the National Music Centre

March 13, 2017 Journal, Photography, Web
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National Music Centre Staircase photographed using the natural light entering the building from all angles

This past weekend, I took my Mount Royal Photography class to the National Music Centre. After studying light in the classroom earlier in the week, our goal was to capture it. Once of the challenges I gave my students was…

The Rainbow

July 2, 2016 Journal, Photography
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Sunny skies mixed with rain showers gave the visitors to McMahon a beautiful sight on Friday night as a rainbow arched over the packed stands.

For years my role as a photojournalist has been to capture images as they happen and to be prepared for anything. Last night, while my husband and I were enjoying the Calgary Stampeders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL game, the…

Learning curve

June 18, 2016 Conversation, Journal, Web

Twenty-three years. That is how long it has been since I last sat this much in a classroom. Since the beginning of May, I have jumped feet first into gaining new experiences in new areas that previously were like speaking…

Video: Just One More

June 15, 2016 Photography

[huge_it_video_player id="2"] Recently, I was lucky enough to work with a local fitness expert to shoot and produce a fitness promotional video for her. The idea was to promote pushing yourself while training. Here is the final version of the…

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