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.


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.


The Texture Series | Personal Work

Just over a year ago I decided I wanted to do a series of black and white portraits that were simple and honest. No styling, no hair/makeup, no heavy retouching, just simple portraits. Thus, the Texture Series was born. This will be an on-going series, so more portraits will be added over time, but as of right now, this is where the collection stands. Texture-Series-01Texture-Series-02Texture-Series-03Texture-Series-04Texture-Series-05Texture-Series-06Texture-Series-07

All of the images were shot using the Fuji X-Pro1 + XF 35mm f/1.4.

I recommend viewing the larger images on my portfolio site. You can check them out by clicking here.

Cheers -Nate

Jess Moskaluke | Album Art

In February of last year (2014) I was hired to shoot the new album imagery for an up and coming Canadian country music artist by the name of Jess Moskaluke. Since that time she's gone on to do a few things, like win some awards (CCMA Female Artist of the Year) and have the first single (Cheap Wine & Cigarettes) off the new album (Light Up The Night) go Gold in the charts, which I believe makes her the first Canadian female artist to do so since Shania Twain. So, she's kind of a big deal. Being that it's the first week in January so I am spending more time scheduling everything that was put on hold for the holidays than actually shooting, it's the perfect time to go through and blog some of the stuff that I missed. So, here are a few of my favourites from that shoot:

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At the end of the day we also wanted to create a moodier image, which worked perfectly for the first single (Cheap Wine & Cigarettes):

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All of the images for this shoot were created with the Fuji X-Pro1 and either the 56mm f/1.2 or the 35mm f/1.4 and processed in LR5. Gear wise this shoot stuck out to me because it was the first time I used the X-Pro1 on a commissioned shoot, but by now everyone knows it's an awesome little camera, so the quality isn't much of a surprise. For lighting I used Einstein strobes with various modifiers, which isn't very helpful info, but if I'm being honest, I'm getting over a cold and not in the mood for a lot of typing. Questions can be asked in the comments, I'll answer as my head clears.

Thanks for reading.

Cheers -Nate