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BLK LBL VLOG 006 - PHOTOS & BTS

Alberta is home to some of the most amazing natural landscapes, and Pincher Creek County is no exception. 

A 5:30am call time, amazing weather (although crazy chilly), untouched landscape, and the kind of sunrise that dreams are made of, all made for the perfect recipe to pull off this shoot exactly as we had imagined it. We had 2 hours from the time the sun peaked over the hill tops to get all of the looks we needed before the light turned to shit. We made it just under the wire.

BLK LBL is the client we were shooting for, and what they've done is created a new style of bi-pod for the AR-15. The purpose of the shoot was to show how efficient and discreet the bi-pod is when attached to the gun, and the photography will be used for future ads and marketing materials. 

The entire shoot was done with the Fuji X-Pro2, which performs crazy well in these lighting conditions, using mostly the XF 16mm f/1.4 and a little of the XF 35mm f/2, 

Here are a few of the images from the shoot, larger versions available in my portfolio:

And of course, a full BTS video from the shoot:

 

If you have any questions, sound off in the comments below.

Thanks for following along.

Cheers
-Nate

Shooting Fashion with the Fuji X-Pro2

This blog post going live means the Fuji X-Pro2 has been announced, and if you're here reading this, that likely means you're looking for a little real world info on it. I've had a pre-production version of this camera since the beginning of November so I've had a little time to play with it, but rather than do some huge write up about it I took some time to create a behind the scenes video / small wrap up about the camera which you can view below:


And here are a few of the images from that shoot:

Model: Jeremias

Hair / Makeup: Karen Malcolm

Styling: Lauren Larsen

Assistant: Alyssa Howland

Being that I am not a camera reviewer (all I really care about is if the camera does what I need and if the images look good) I joined up with Chris and Jordan from TCSTV who know a whole lot more about the specs of this camera than I ever will, so that might possibly answer some more of your 'techy' questions.

 

Some point form notes:

  • It feels pretty much exactly like the X-Pro1.
  • The larger file size is great.
  • I haven't had any way to access the RAW files yet as the only software Fuji could give me wasn't written in English, so I don't know how much DR there is in comparison to the older sensors.
  • This camera is basically the X-Pro1 on steroids.

As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed the videos / images.

Cheers
-Nate

EPT Clean Oil | Industrial Photography

I get excited about shooting industrial photography. Sure, the weather sometimes sucks, (it was -30C with a 50km wind) but I'm given access to places I would never normally be granted access to, and I get to learn about various industries and how things are done from people who are genuinely excited about what they do. My job is to follow along, learn what I can, and create a visual representation of the work they complete. It's challenging, it's interesting, and it's always different. For this shoot we were just outside of Camrose, AB at the Cargill canola crushing plant. The crew from EPT were there to clean the oil that would be used for the new turbine at the plant, and they brought me along to create some photography that will be used for their marketing materials. Turns out, brand new oil is actually dirty as hell from a particle level which can cause all kinds of issues, and EPT takes care of that. Who knew? Like I said, I learn all kinds of things doing this work.

Here's a sample of what we created:

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{ BEHIND THE SCENES } - Because who doesn't love behind the scenes? No one, that's who.

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All in all, it was a good day. Questions, comments, put them in the box below.

If you would like to check out more of my industrial photographer, CLICK HERE.

Cheers -Nate

Sahuri + Partners Architecture Inc | Corporate Portraits

99% of the time that I shoot corporate portraiture it's during my clients regular business hours, and I am often grabbing the people I need to photograph in between meetings and whatever else they have going on during the day. Companies also often need photos of various groupings for their websites, proposals, etc, but enough space for a group shot in an office environment, as well as the availability of everyone you need to make the grouping, are not often a real possibility. When companies like Sahuri + Partners Architecture Inc. contact me with this request, my approach is to create portraits that can serve as both a solid stand alone image, as well as be used to piece together group shots when the need arises. Here's an example from the shoot showing the stand alone images and what they look like when grouped together:

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And because behind the scenes photos are always a good time, this is what it looked like when we took over a boardroom to set up our studio.

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More often than not my clients also want/need separate portraits of the heads of the company (or in this case, partners) and I usually get to have a little more fun with those, putting people into different environments to create more interesting and personality based portraits. With the three partners from Sahuri, I picked out a few spots around their office space in Calgary and we got to work. Obviously it always helps when the client has a great space to work with.

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And voila. Thanks for reading. Questions / comments can be handled below.

Cheers -Nate