A little bit more about my working life
Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field - photographer, Peter Adams
Since 2009 I have been working as a freelance Photographer/Editor/Videographer.
I shoot for two newspapers and the odd magazine and write the occasional story about an event I shoot.
I also sell Coffee Table picture books and Greeting Cards from the photos I take. Pick out some images for your own book!
I am always happiest being creative.
I have a Blog, its called Sights I've Seen. It is a chance to tell stories about my photos, things we have done and places visited.
If you get a chance give it a read, I know you will enjoy it.
Hey! I'm a Professional Still Photographer now !
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In 1998 I attended The Vancouver Molson Indy with my Minolta 35mm to capture this image. You might notice the negative space at the bottom and the cars are coming straight at me. Well, as I snapped the picture I was ducking below the concrete barrier to protect myself from the oncoming race cars. They both crashed into and moved the barrier at least two feet knocking me and the other photographers over.
No one was hurt.
Check out the video I found on You Tube
When I returned the next year to have Patrick Carpentier and Jimmy Vasser sign my photo, and to sell a few prints. So this would be my first professional photo.
Still got a couple of unsigned 16 X 11 inch prints left. Anyone?
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I started working in television in 1984 with Cowichan Community Cable 3 in Duncan, British Columbia.
Creating community programming was an excellent learning experience, "you did everything, camera, editing, producing. You could do it all from Live Talk Shows to Community Festivals there was a wide variety of productions. "Friends & Neighbors was my best show at Cowichan", a magazine format show that was nominated for a Cable
TV award in 1986.
In 1987 I was hired at Shaw Cable Systems, Duncan BC, as a Program Coordinator.
My responsibilities included training community volunteers to work in television, as well as producing numerous television programs.
I directed over 100 episodes of Kitchen Culture, "the cooking show with a difference", it eventually aired Nationally on Cable TV.
Out to Lunch, a takeoff on British sitcoms was another favorite program.
"It was kinda cheesy but some of it was really kinda funny, it even had a
laugh track ". Over twenty 30 minute episodes were produced in two years.
All done with volunteer writers, actors and crew.
Live television was a staple at Shaw,there were numerous talk shows and political phone-ins, even the ever popular Phone-in to Santa, Live from the North Pole, " wink wink, nudge nudge, know what I mean ".
Award Winning Programming
I was fortunate to be part of television history when on April 18-24, 1994 the
Royal BC Museum produced Project Safari.
Six days of live TV on the Ocean Science Research Vessel John P Tully, beaming live interactive educational programming to schools around the world. The program won the Omar Girard Award for "Outstanding Innovation in Television".
I also contributed to Shaw TV's The Daily
the local Magazine Show Shaw produced in all its Canadian markets.
Demovision & Project Discovery Shaw's TV's award winning music series. A lot of really great bands from across Canada were showcased.
In 1997 the award winning show The Daily became Shaw TV's popular magazine show. I produced segments for that program from it's inception. In 2004 added a Reporter component to my resume.
I continued as a Producer/Reporter/Editor/
Videographer until 2009.