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I’m now a member of CAPIC, the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators. Looking for looking for highly qualified photographers and illustrators? This is where to find them.

You can find my profile here.

This organization is of great benefit to its members, too. From CAPIC’s website: “CAPIC is the collective voice and advocate for professional photographers, illustrators, and digital artists in Canada. We work hard to maintain industry standards, create a community, fight for copyright protection, and much more. Our work helps all the professionals in our industry, but only members benefit fully. As a professional association, CAPIC’s mission is to promote quality and creativity, as well as good business practices.”

It’s win-win, all the way.

PPOC Accreditation Portfolio: Animals

Images from my Animal portfolio that won me my Accredited status with the PPOC. Love taking animal pics!

Moon Jellyfish
Dancing Moon Jelly
Butterfly on a leaf
Dots and Lines: Butterfly on a Leaf
Two black swans stand near a dark lake.
Two black swans beside a dark lake.
Portrait of a cute terrior looking alert and curious.
Portrait of a cute terrior looking alert and curious.
Big Brown Yak Eye
Soft and Lovely Yak Eye
Snakes on a Stick
Snakes Entwined
Brown snail on green leaf.
Garden Snail on long horizontal Hosta leaf
Sheep with long fleece resting in its stall's straw bedding.
Sheep with long fleece resting in its stall’s straw bedding.
Hungry rhinoceros eating hay.
Rhino with open mouth ready to take a bite of hay.
Fancy white koi swims in a dark green pond.
Beautiful silver koi with ruffled fins swims gracefully in a dark green pond.

Headshots in action!

Just did a headshot series for my talented friend and former photography student Andrew Beg. We shot at various locations and in my studio resulting in a varied portfolio of promotional images he can use when he has an upcoming gig. If you are in the Toronto area, go hear him sing – he’s great.

Jazz poster portrait of jazz singer andrew Beg by Jeanne McRight
Andrew Beg Portrait. Photography ©2015 Jeanne McRight.

The Photo That Made Me: Steve Schapiro, Arkansas 1961

Great article – makes me want to go back over my work and think about a single iconic image that was a turning point. It would have been taken with the Kodak Retina Reflex my Dad gave me. That was after my Brownie Hawkeye but before I got my first Nikon!

Approaching winter, Mars

Approaching winter, Mars

“Deep shadows create dramatic contrasts between light and dark in this
high-resolution close-up of the martian surface. Recorded on January
24 by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the
scene spans about 1.5 kilometers across a sand dune field in a
southern highlands crater. Captured when the Sun was just 5 degrees
above the local horizon, only the dune crests are caught in full
sunlight. With the long, cold winter approaching the red planet’s
southern hemisphere, bright ridges of seasonal frost line the martian
dunes.” – from Astronomy Picture of the Day

Fix Your Profile Picture!

Fix Your Profile Picture!

This makes sense!

“Your profile picture! Remember: this is the answer to the following questions. What’s the first thing a potential employer or client or business colleague notices when they check out your LinkedIn page? Your Facebook page? Your Tweets? The Google results on your name? The Google Images results on your name? If you are a small business owner, what about all of the above on your business’s profile pages.

Your profile picture is about branding you and the business you own. Are you handling it that way?”

– from Fix Your Profile Picture by Rene Oricchio for INC 5000

Business headshot by Jeanne McRight ©2014 Jeanne McRight - Pix-Photography.
Business headshot by Jeanne McRight ©2014 Jeanne McRight – Pix-Photography.

Need a pro headshot? Contact me!

 

 

Martian Chiaroscuro

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Image Credit: HiRISEMROLPL (U. Arizona)NASA

My friend Gil sent me this exquisite image from NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, which includes the following description:

“Deep shadows create dramatic contrasts between light and dark in this high-resolution close-up of the martian surface. Recorded on January 24 by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the scene spans about 1.5 kilometers across a sand dune field in a southern highlands crater. Captured when the Sun was just 5 degrees above the local horizon, only the dune crests are caught in full sunlight. With the long, cold winter approaching the red planet’s southern hemisphere, bright ridges of seasonal frost line the martian dunes.”

Add the influence of scale to perception of curving organic forms defined by light and shadow.  For comparison, two steps down in scale from my Form:Convolution series: First, Last Judgment fresco detail designed by Georgio Vasari, inside the cupola of Florence Cathedral, Rome. The second image, a withering croton leaf.

Detail, The Last Judgment
Fresco designed by Georgio Vasari. Inside the cupola, Florence Cathedral Rome. Photo Copyright ©2014 Jeanne McRight. All Rights Reserved.
Convolution: Croton Leaf
From Form by Jeanne McRight, Pix-Photography. Copyright©2014 Jeanne McRight. All Rights Reserved.

“Reality does n…

“Reality does not exist by itself. It’s an intellectual construction; and photography is a tool to negotiate our idea of reality.”
– Joan Fontcuberta

– Catalan photographer/artist/writer/educator Joan Fontcuberta, as recently stated in the film made by the Hasselblad Foundation, which accompanied the announcement that he was the recipient of their 2013 International Award in Photography. 

Capture is only one aspect of how an image is perceived – think of all the other variables. Somehow we are able to “get” the image despite its modification by camera noise, shine on a glossy print, monitor color calibration, viewing context, your own unique eyesight, 256 greys, ad infinitum… 

Fontcuberta’s pithy observation brings into question generally-accepted industry standards of photographic excellence. Is it time for a change? Our expectations are driven by swiftly-changing criteria, culturally based. Photographers’ passionate quest for the newest capture and production technology says something about photographic values as they exist now, very different from the past.

One can’t help but wonder what’s down the road.

Fashion shoot at the Emporium

Fashion shoot at the Emporium

Recent fashion shoot at a new gallery space in Port Credit. The fashions, hair and makeup were designed with a woodland theme, and accompanied by a choreographed dance performance piece based on an Anansi legend. An elaborate set and lighting set the mood. Quite an event and fun to photograph!