Mar 28, 2012

Jenn and Jason in the Studio

After doing a location shoot with Jenn and Jason, we took to a makeshift studio in our basement. Without question, the full control of the conditions is nice, but sometimes creative options feel more limiting. Perhaps that is partially my inexperience in such static situations, partly space constraints, partly my physical limitations (tall guy, low ceiling, short photographer), partly gear limitations (multiple backdrop and support investment isn't in my sights as location is much preferred).


That said, the results were fine and a lot of fun to create. I hope I will be given the opportunity to photograph them and their baby once the family is home and settled.


A whole new chapter will begin soon for these two friends of ours and I look forward to being an observer and participant.

Mar 23, 2012

Jenn and Jason - 2

After we were done in the Ag Building we moved through the much used white catwalk that connects the Ag Building with the Geology Building.


It wasn't the dinosaur skeletons I was looking for but the koi pond and surrounding greenery.


I hoped to include some of our studio shots from the following Monday in this post, but a very busy and good week it has been. Those photos will be up next week.

Thank you, Jason and Jenn, for being patient with me while wrestling to get the shot just right and for being such fun to hang out and make a few photos with.

Mar 20, 2012

Jenn and Jason

In about six weeks Jason and Jenn will have an addition to their family. A few weeks ago they asked me if I would be willing to make some maternity photos for them. It was my pleasure and a virtually pressure free opportunity to get some shots and try a few things I have wanted to try for some time when the opportunity presented itself.


It was completely amazing to me how quickly time flies when you are shooting. I expected to get to three or four buildings in the hour and a half we had. Nope, only the Ag building with a brief stop in the geology building.


I wanted a sharp silhouette but shooting through glass was the only option and it looked lousy so I tried to get a little artistic.


More from the university and from round two in our basement coming soon.

Mar 14, 2012

Congratulations Bouquet - 2

Continuing from yesterday are my photos from the congratulations bouquet my parents sent Angie for the opening of her business in her new office in our home.




Things have been going well so far and we both hope the bookings and clients continue to come.

Mar 13, 2012

Congratulations Bouquet - 1

Last Wednesday Angie began her massage therapy business out of her new office in our home. As her post said she planned to start it Tuesday, but we had our second real taste of winter and booked clients understandably cancelled for that day.

She was also supposed to receive a bouquet of flowers from my parents congratulating her on her new endeavour. New in that she is operating from home, now. Unfortunately, the surprise came as a phone call asking if she would be home to receive a delivery the following day as their courier wasn't running that day because of the storm.

They arrived and I finally had time to shoot them later in the week.




Congratulations Bouquet 4 by Jay Scott (jayscottphotography) on 500px.com
Congratulations Bouquet 4 by Jay Scott

The rest tomorrow.

Mar 6, 2012

Problem Solved, For Now

All photos in older posts are now appearing properly. If they are not showing up for you after a Ctrl+F5 please let me know.

The problem was that the server hosting the files was switched at 500px. That's why older photos were not working but newer ones were. So why did the links to get to the photo on 500px still work?

That address is like an information desk. Your computer asks where to get information on the service you are looking for. They direct you to a manager. Your computer goes looking but the problem is that the manager no longer works there. Left standing in a huge building, surrounded by thousands of other pieces of information, without the information you seek, your computer can only give you a blank look. Kind of like us at the West Edmonton Mall this past weekend.

Actually, we had a great trip. The roads were great when we travelled, navigating was a breeze, we enjoyed our room, our meals, our shopping and our own bed when we got home. Our stops included, in order: the Olive Garden, the Kingsbury Mall, Massage Supply Outlet Store, Ikea (but not before we missed the exit and were 10kms toward Calgary before we could turn around, ironically on the same road that would lead us right to the Deerfoot and Ikea in the south end of Calgary), Edmonton South Commons Shopping Centre, Joey's, The Royal Alberta Museum, West Ed Mall and the Cheesecake Cafe.

It was a good trip, but great to be back home and begin our new routine with Angie now working from her home office.

I didn't take my D700. Just the iPod and a key chain camera. Work with what you have and stand behind my belief that it's the photographer, not the gear, that makes a photo. The caveat being that there is obviously a point in which a $6 key chain and iPod meets its limits.

For now, I offer a collection of photos and video from our awesome supper at Joey's. I'll be having that Panang Prawn Curry Bowl again! It was the best atmosphere I've ever experienced. When asked if we wanted to be in the lounge, dining room or poolside I immediately and simultaneously thought, "They have a pool!" and "Eww, chlorine smell while we eat?" The poolside was more accessible, and not for swimming (smack my forehead), so they placed us there. I'm very happy they did.