Whenever I see a university graduation ceremony in a movie, it is outside on a beautiful summer day. Unfortunately, a pitch black gymnasium and hallways filled with horrible florescent lights are the reality when I am taking photos during the week long convocation ceremonies at the University of Calgary every June.
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.
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.
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.
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…