Commentary & Opinion Posts
Shoot: Katie & Brian. Engaged.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

No pressure for this one. You know, just doing engagement pictures for my boss and his wonderful fiancee, who has also been one of my most supportive fans... after a rollercoaster of weather watching, (and after waiting for Brian to get himself dolled up) we headed to Lapham Peak and turned awkward to awesome over a damp but fun hour... also starring at the end is their very cute and very smart dog Nala who enjoys chasing sticks larger than she is herself...No matter how many engagement shoots you have where everything is familiar, well-oiled and pretty much locked down, there's always something different that is in some way a challenge. It's part of what makes this job interesting.In this ...

Shoot: Kate & Jesse. Engaged.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Underneath threatening skies, met up with Kate & Jesse at one of my favourite spots, and after the prerequisite warnings about awkwardness, they found their inner-GQ, straddling benches, wading through soggy fenlands and laying on a gravel track, they definitely suffered for their awesomeness... and if this turns out to be a segway wedding, I'm totally taking the credit for that... it's the price I demand for ruining a pair of socks.Kate & Jesse. Engaged. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo. I was really happy with this shoot for some reason. Technically, and even aesthetically it wasn't much different from others I've done recently however, so I'm not sure why. One change I made was ...

Technique: Dance Dance Revolution.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Shoot: Katie & Brian. Engaged.

It's that time of the night where everyone is relieved... the bride & groom can finally get off of their timeline, the guests finally have implied permission to drink copious amounts of alcohol, and the photographer knows the work day is almost over. It's time for the dance floor to become the center of attention.Before the alcohol-fueled mayhem really takes off however, there's the final formal moment of the day: The first dance. This is really one of the most intimate moments of the day. If by intimate you mean standing in a spot light, being watched by hundreds of people judging your slow-dancing skills. That said, you can catch some really tender moments right here, and therefore ...

Opinion: Driving Creativity..
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Shoot: Katie & Brian. Engaged.

Yeah, I've had better ideas when it comes to a witty title, but don't judge. I think a lot about creativity. Whether it's rolling my eyes at it's erroneous over-use amongst photographers, or trying to distill what I like and don't like about certain things that I do.There's a truism out there that there's no such thing as an original idea. Not to say that everything's stolen, but to a point it is. Then we take what we stole, give it a paint job, a new name and pass it off as our own. It's the nature of any creative work, unless you have Apollo's daughters on hand.Sources however can be very abstract and surprising. Thanks in large part to a constant burden of being a transplant in the US, I ...

Opinion: Best. Endorsement. Ever.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Shoot: Katie & Brian. Engaged.

 Being pretty awesome I occasionally get the odd encouraging email. Not enough to get overly big-headed, but not so few as I wet my pants with excitement when I do. This one however got me pretty close to such a loss of control...Name: Optimus PrimeEmail: oqtimusqrime@*******.comEvent Date: ForeverEvent Location: CybertronHow did you find me?: GoogleTell me what I'm getting into...: I don't think there are going to be any questions in this form, but I can't be certain. I mostly just wanted to let you know that your work is awesome. Not that you didn't already know that. But encouraging words from someone as great as Optimus Prime surely must make you somewhat happy. I'm an aspiring ...