Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Editing to a Degree : An Insight to my Workflow

Before and After in Adobe Lightroom showing capabilities of RAW editing to achieve excellent edited photos by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca in Banff National Park, Canada
Lightroom : before and after 
One thing you might find most photographers a little hush-hush about, present company included, is what goes on in their workflow. It's one critical part of photography that I don't often discuss, so here's a little insight.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Places You'll Find Me

Google Place Page Snapshot

To be successful with a small business and especially as a freelancer, one has to become available. That's why you can find my listing on Google Maps now.  I know for myself, a lot of times when I look to do business with someone new, I consult Google Maps for who is in my area - without having one of those little drop pins associated with your business, you wont show up.  That's some crucial exposure being lost!
Here's the link to : Chris Gardiner Photography's Google Place

Monday, January 13, 2014

Wedding Photography Portfolio

I released my first video portfolio on Youtube of my Real Estate Photography work, you can find the blog post. Well because I like the format so much, I very quickly got onto making my Wedding VideoPortfolio after, as you can see from the video above!

I had a lot of fun making it, and actually found I didn't fit everything in I had planned in my outline. Read on if you want some behind the scenes info on actually making one of these.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Time Lapse Demo Reel

Near the end of 2013 I went ahead and compiled a little time-lapse demo reel.  Time lapse is one of the forms of video I've been shooting since shortly after I got my first DSLR in 2007.  I had many challenges back then, most of which stemmed from not having the right equipment.  With a few years of practice later, I've decided to compile a short video.  Timelapses can be otherwise hard to share one-at-a-time so you'll often see photographers and videographers make compilations with their work as I did here.
Majority of the locations are Okanagan, and almost entirely British Columbia.

Read on for a little more information about making time lapses.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Advertising Spots Available!

If you can't tell, I've been slowly making a bunch of big changes, and there are heaps more in the works.  One of them is a brand new opportunity I am introducing regarding advertising spots on this blog here!
This post probably doesn't apply to everyone, but take a look,