Is Groupon making us sell too cheap?

Is Groupon making us sell too cheap?

One of the hardest things for photographers is effectively figuring out what our services are worth. There are numerous factors to ascertaining what you are worth. I think the most obvious factor – and often times the only factor – that most clients consider and care about is the quality of the finished product. What a lot of people don’t realize is the work that goes on behind the scenes – the time spent shooting and the time spent processing. (more…)

Introducing TKO Photography!

Introducing TKO Photography!

After much thought and consideration – not to mention a kick ass domain name being available – I have decided to split pixelens photography & design into two entities. I’d like to introduce TKO Photography+: sports photography + design + marketing. (more…)

2009: Year in Review

2009: Year in Review

The past year has been a good one and a busy one for pixelens photography. The latter part of the winter and spring started off slow as I was still working up in Fort McMurray, but the summer picked up a bit when I went back to an old job and ended up shooting three weddings.

In July, pixelens led one of three Edmonton legs of the 2nd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. It was an enjoyable experience, meeting with other local photographers and playing around with a rented 15mm Fisheye lens in the downtown Edmonton core. Looking forward to the 3rd Annual walk this year. (more…)

BOOK: 2009 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

BOOK: 2009 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

Finally got around to finishing and uploading my first public Blurb book. This one features photos I took at the 2009 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada this past summer. The book contains over 150 images including performers, audience, artwork and from the play Wedding Ruiner. (more…)

New site look and features…

New site look and features…

If you are a returning visitor, then you’ll have noticed I’ve changed up the look and feel behind my site. I didn’t mind the old look, however it was a bit too “bloggy” looking. (more…)

G&M Voting Contest Winners

G&M Voting Contest Winners

I’m sure most of you have seen my “thank-you” messages for voting for me in the Globe & Mail Journalism Dream contest, but I wanted to do up a post anyways. So, thanks again – it was because of your support and votes that I was able to finish in 10th place (by two votes!). No small feat considering I entered about 4 weeks late. It’s now up to the judges to pick their top ten now from the top 50 entries with the most votes and then choose one lucky SOB to shoot the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February 2010.
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Shoot tight, crop tighter…

Shoot tight, crop tighter…

I recently sought out an industry sports photographer to review my work and ended up contacting a local photographer who shoots for the Canadian Press. I was impressed first off that he replied to my request for critique, and spent some time gathering what I thought were my 15 best sports shots today. He replied the following day and out of those 15, only 2 made the cut and a third would make the cut with a crop.
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Fighting for 10th!

Fighting for 10th!

As most of you have probably heard, I’ve entered the Globe & Mail contest to try and win a chance to be a guest photographer at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Thanks to all your support I’m VERY close to reaching the top ten, roughly 20 votes away at the time of this writing. I’d like to thank you all for your past support and ask for your continued support over the next few days as the last day to vote is November 22nd. You do have to register, you do have to have a Canadian address, but each time you vote you also get a chance to win a laptop/dslr prize package from the Globe and Mail.

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Published!

Published!

Awhile ago I was contacted by a student in the UK wondering if she could use one of the photos I’d taken for a student magazine project on pregnancy. The image was used in an article written by Aastha Gill and was part of a coursework project for the MA Journalism degree program at the University of Westminster. Aastha was kind enough to mail me a hard copy and I must say, I was very impressed! A lot of work went into the project and it looks great. The picture they used appears below, the placement in the magazine appears as the main image of this post (so click through if you are on the main page of the blog or viewing this through a news reader).

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My Olympic Dream – I need your help!

My Olympic Dream – I need your help!

As some of you may have seen, I asked for your help in picking 5 images I could submit for a really kick @$$ contest that I would LOVE to win. For those of you who responded, thank you very much for assisting me with my selections.

The Globe and Mail has a contest and the prize is for one writer and one photographer to be “guest journalists” for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. As some of you know, I’ve been delving into the realm of sports photography and this contest/opportunity is really exciting.

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