Urban shooting – just for fun {Calgary Photographer}

I was recently asked to photograph a product shoot for a company who wanted an “urban” look to it.  Wait, what?  I definitely don’t have that in my portfolio, and thats certainly not something I generally shoot.  I’m all about natural landscapes, trees, wildflowers, uncut grassy areas, soft evening sunlight and gentle human connection.  So I enlisted a photographer friend to come scout some locations with me, we had a good time, we found some local gems, and then I sat at my computer for a couple days trying to figure out what style of edits to give these photos.  Before and after shots below.  Edits are on the top, raw SOOC on the bottom.  I wanted to share these because while this is not my “usual” look, I loved being able to roll with the punches, use my eye for finding detail and angels and create some art!  Thanks Chris for having my back and driving around with me and showing me some of your favourite locations.

One of the problems I don’t run into shooting natural landscapes is the garbage, next time I’ll bring my broom, haha, but for a quick edit, crop tool worked juuuuuust fine!  But how cool is this graffiti wall??

Shot with 35mm 1.4L, ISO 125, f2.0, 1/320


So fierce Chris.  Plus #bicepgoals

70-200mm f2.8 @200mm, ISO640, f2.8, 1/160


70-200mm f2.8 @200mm, ISO400, f2.8, 1/1602018-06-14_000370-200mm f2.8 @200mm, ISO250, f2.8, 1/1602018-06-14_0004Of course we finished off with a little product shot for this new workout apparel line, ( www.mindsetlifestyle.com ) thanks to the tripod.  Timer set.  Run into shot.  Flex.  Done.

70-200mm f2.8 @200mm, ISO250, f2.8, 1/160

But seriously now cool is this geometric wall???


Chantel {Calgary Fitness Photography}

This beauty just won her pro card at a bikini competition last month and I am so proud of her for her hard work and determination to reach her goals!  I’m all about setting goals, and smashing them, so when I see someone hitting their personal goals it makes my heart happy!  Great work Chantel, I can’t wait to see where you go!2017-06-04_00012017-06-04_00022017-06-04_00032017-06-04_00042017-06-04_0005