4H Youth Ag Summit

I had the opportunity to photograph the 2013 4H Youth Ag Summit held in Calgary last week. It was a week of photographing delegates, mentors and speakers as well a Stampede breakfast held at the Calgary Stampede grounds.

Photographing conventions and events that goes on for several days is one of the most interesting and challenging tasks. Each day you want to produce photographs that does not look the same as the previous day, so to keep your images fresh, you will need to dive into your creative imagination and find unusual angels on an daily basis.

One task of photographing the event was also to photograph each delegate with their THREE objectives. Below is a collage of the participants and their sign with their objectives.

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Young Model Photo

Young girl modelling

My five-year-old daughter Emelia, trying out modelling and was very good in front of the camera. The challenge to photograph young people is to be able to work fast so they do not get bored or distracted.

She is lit by two Canon 550 flashes, with one shooting through a soft box and the other shooting through a honeycomb.

1/30 shutter with f3.5 aperture @ 50 ISO.

Young model modelling

Rush Hour

Calgary Rush Hour photo

A long exposure photograph of the morning rush hour by Memorial Drive in Bridgeland with Calgary downtown buildings reflecting the morning sun rise.

Tank Children photo

Tank Children

Tank Children photo

Seven-year-old Hannah and her brother four-year-old Myles Scott playing around on the tanks while visiting the Museum of the Regiments, an November morning.

Drag Racer Baldwin

Drag Racer Baldwin photo

I took this photo during an late evening assignment. I used two Canon Speedlights, one with an umbrella, adding light to the subject and the other speedlight lit the car.

Portrait of Calgary drag racer Gord Baldwin standing next to his 1955 Chevy Bel Air.  Baldwin competes in the In-Line Towing Drag Series first in points in the pro category.

Cellist Shauna Rolston photo

Cellist Shauna Rolston

Cellist Shauna Rolston photo

 

This is a portrait of International acclaimed Canadian cellist Shauna Rolston that I took a few years back in a busy school corridor. She was attending the at Mount Royal Conservatory’s summer Morningside Music Bridge program where talented young performers from all over the world, mainly China, come to hone their skills with some of the leading pedagogues and artists.

Cellist Shauna Rolston photo

This is a portrait of International acclaimed Canadian cellist Shauna Rolston that I took a few years back in a busy school corridor. She was attending the at Mount Royal Conservatory’s summer Morningside Music Bridge program where talented young performers from all over the world, mainly China, come to hone their skills with some of the leading pedagogues and artists.