Fun with the Class Ambassadors

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Blog, University | 4 Comments
Fun with the Class Ambassadors

Every year at the University of Calgary, a lucky group of students are chosen by their peers to represent their graduating class. How does one get elected to be a Class Ambassador? By being awesome. I had a blast spending an hour with this energetic group of students.

Switch from Photoshop to GIMP: Tips From A Pro

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 in Blog, Linux | 92 Comments
Switch from Photoshop to GIMP: Tips From A Pro

Over six months ago, I stopped using Adobe Photoshop and switched to GIMP for all my personal photography projects. This wasn’t the impossible task that most people believe it is. Users often claim that Photoshop is absolutely essential to their workflow.

Larger Than Life

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 in Blog, University | 6 Comments
Larger Than Life

I feel really lucky that as a photographer, I’ve had my work published in a variety of places. I remember how great it felt the first time I got a two-page spread in a newspaper. Or how the first time my photos were published in a magazine on beautiful glossy paper was so satisfying.

Portraits from U Magazine – Winter 2014

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 in Blog, University | No Comments
Portraits from U Magazine – Winter 2014

I get to meet so many interesting people when taking photos for U Magazine, a publication about University of Calgary alumni. I’ve photographed everyone from a veterinarian in a barn filled with reindeer, to a judge in a downtown highrise. It is always fascinating to learn where our graduates end up…

Building an elementary OS Ultrabook

Posted on Jul 23, 2013 in Blog, Linux | 27 Comments
Building an elementary OS Ultrabook

The gorgeous GNU/Linux operating system elementary is a perfect fit for the sleek Samsung Series 9 ultrabook. Simply put, the two together are a joy to use. Unfortunately, you can’t walk into a store and purchase this combination of premium hardware and elegant software.