Something for Everyone at Exposure Photo Festival 2016 in Calgary

Over the Family Day weekend, we enjoyed many of the Banff & Canmore exhibitions in the 2016 Exposure Photo Festival. Back in Calgary, I headed out on three short walks taking in 9 exhibits that included something for everyone: new, emerging and established photographers; a wide range of subjects and techniques; and a variety of printing processes…


Photographers with Benefits

No barriers access to 5 days of mesmerizing Beakerhead events is the primary reason I volunteer with the Beakerhead photo crew. A less obvious benefit is insider access - the chance to photograph places that are off limits to the general public, to preview events and to attend relevant photography workshops. I took advantage of several such insider benefits in the run up to Beakerhead 2015. I hope sharing some highlights will help me cope with my ongoing Beakerhead withdrawal symptoms!


Beakerhead – My Sophomore Experience

My first year as a member of the Beakerhead photo team was such an amazing experience that Beakerhead 2014 hadn't even ended before I decided I'd volunteer again this year. The first meeting of potential members of the 2015 photo crew took place way back in February. Three things became obvious over the course of…


Photography Tips for Beakerhead’s Atomic 13 Ingenuity Challenge

Aluminum foil has several properties that make it ideal for the Beakerhead Atomic 13 Ingenuity Challenge: it can be crunched, crumpled, ripped, cut, molded, used to wrap, folded, sculpted and even worn. But it also has one property that can make it tricky to photograph: it's reflective! Read on for tips to make the best possible photographs of aluminum foil creations.