A few weeks ago, I attended my fifth Canada Photo Convention a yearly pilgrimage to Vancouver to spend time with some amazing friends and learn from some of the best photographers in our industry. However this year, things were going to be a little different because I wasn’t just an attendee, I was the first Official Photographer that CPC has ever had. I was going to spend three days working in front of a room full of amazing photographers, trying to make images I was proud of, of other photographers who I admire.
No pressure right?
And to top it all off, I had decided to challenge myself by only shooting with available light. I didn’t want to distract the attendees or speakers with my speed-lights popping off every few seconds while they are trying to focus on what is being taught. What I didn’t realize is that the light in a mostly blacked out Holiday Inn conference room is not very available, or beautiful. But, challenge and struggle help us learn and become better, so I didn’t back down and shot my heart out over three days.
Geoff Duncan Benj HaischOli Sansom Benjamin Chernivsky
Heather JowettHeather Jowett Heather Jowett Haley Shandro
Amanda Marie Schwinghammer Jasser Abu-GiemiJasser Abu-Giemi
Jim and Vicky Pollard
Andy Gaines Kyle Hepp Kyle Hepp
Ed PeersHugh Whitaker and Jennifer Moher
Shari + Mike Vallely
Jenna + Tristan ShouldiceJenna + Tristan Shouldice Tim KingTim King Wyn Wiley