Busy in the Background

Recently blogging has taken a backseat. It seems the more one has to blog about the less time there is to actually blog.

Today I will share just a few things happening in the background, some of which are on my other blogs.

Photography has been busy recently. Head shots, grads, families and babies. Many an hour past midnight has been spent on the computer editing away. ( http://www.debra-hunter.com or http://www.hunterphotographics.wordpress.com )

With the blooming of wildflowers natural dyeing is a daily event. (www.handmade-canada.com)

 

Plus I have been knitting items for Talisman Books and Gallery on Pender Island and the Bear’s paw Bakery in Jasper. In addition to these two retailers I have been completing custom orders like the hats below…….

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and making hats to be posted on the website. ( http://www.handmade-canada.com )

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With tree pruning there has also been spoon carving. We won’t discuss the scale of this one, it is rather ambitious!

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Our land search has taken us to the mountains multiple times, allowing us to enjoy many hikes.

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The thing that keeps us busiest of all are our trips back and forth to the coast. After all, who can resist ocean kayaking? ( http://www.islandhomeblog.wordpress.com )

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I do find I am able to keep more up-to-date on Instagram. I can be found at @debramhunter , @handmadeincanada, and at @hunterphotographics ……..social media is almost a full time job!

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Fall Portrait Sitting Fees for Photography – Hunter Photographics – Red Deer, Alberta

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Fall portrait of a child taken in Coronation Park, Red Deer.

With the arrival of fall colors, I’ve had a lot of inquiries regarding sitting fees for family portraits. As my website is more of an information site rather than a selling site I thought I would share the pricing on the blog instead. The prices listed are for either studio photography or location photography within the Red Deer city limits. Prices are in effect until October 30th, 2014. Please feel free to send us an email or text, or give us a call with any questions you may have. All our contact information is available at www.thehuntergroup.ca .

Sitting Fees

One to five people ………….$75.00
Six to eight people ……….…..$105.00
Nine to twelve people ..……..$120.00
Over thirteen people ..………$155.00

***Please contact us for special pricing on business head shots.

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Photography by Debra Hunter
Family, baby, pregnancy, wedding and business photography in Red Deer, Alberta.
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Baby Kisses – Newborn Baby Photography – Red Deer, Alberta

Today I am sharing a post from my other blog, http://www.debrahunter.wordpress.com . I thought it would be a nice change to share some of my studio photography from my business Hunter Photographics. This image is from a recent shoot. I like how the sepia tone adds warmth to the image of the mother gently kissing the baby. The square format also adds to the visual interest.

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baby photography - hunter photographics - red deer ABThis is an image from an order I am currently working on. This studio session was filled with beautiful baby and family photographs. I always love interactive poses that show connections between the subjects being photographed.

Photography by Debra Hunter
Hunter Photographics

www.thehuntergroup.ca

Business, family and baby photography in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

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Black and White Studio Photography (4 images)

Here are a few recent images taken in the studio. I am beginning to really like the look of a very simple and plain background. The softer lighting pattern is also a nice look. I decided to share the black and whites on this blog , however if you wish to view a few color images from the same sitting they can be viewed by clicking  here.

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Photography by Debra Hunter
Hunter Photographics
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
www.thehuntergroup.ca

Basketball!

Basketball season is starting to wind down in the schools. Before uniforms need to be handed in it is a great time for a quick studio portrait of the player in their team jersey. Black and white adds a cool twist to a sports pic, however a color version (that can be viewed here) also remains a classic favorite.

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Photography by Debra Hunter
Hunter Photographics
www.thehuntergroup.ca

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Black and White Studio Portraits

 bw studio portrait of girl 2These images are from a shoot in the studio on the weekend. It is always nice when you have a subject that really wants to have their portrait taken and is full of smiles. Color images from the same shoot can be viewed here on one of my other blogs, it is more of a business blog for my photography and art. I have to admit I really like the black and white images; they have such a timeless quality.

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Darling Child Portrait

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I shared an image from this shoot on my other blog, www.debrahunter.wordpress.com , but I just couldn’t resist posting one of the other images here. I love the vintage and timeless look. The rubber boots simply make the shot. I hope this picture makes you smile as much as it makes me smile!

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child and family photography in Red Deer, Alberta
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FINALLY finished painting the studio (finally!)

studio portrait 3 blogWell I never thought it would happen but I finally finished painting the studio. “Finally” should be written in capitals,  in bold, underlined and perhaps printed in the color red. I swear it took an eternity and a half to finish. It is a big space. It does have high ceilings. But to make things even better it was an absolute joy to paint the floor with the smelliest oil based paint known to man in an unventilated area. Layer after layer after layer of sticky, smelly paint. It is no mystery why I don’t repaint this area every year or two.

Previously this area was painted in dark blues, so the light earth tones are a significant change. Updating is good. It makes you rethink how to light and shoot your subject.

This is one of a handful of images shot to test the studio area. I have a few more shots in this post on www.debrahunter.wordpress.com . I also tend to post samples on my website at www.thehuntergroup.ca and on my Facebook page if you are interested in seeing more work.

Country Boy

max cross process blogAfter an incredibly long winter it is great to finally have the opportunity to shoot some outdoor portraits. Shooting on location is fun, and when you have the opportunity to shoot at a completely new location it makes for some really creative shooting with fresh looking images.

max 4 blogThis session was shot in a rural area west of Edmonton. Country roads, old shacks and interesting fences all create a very rural Alberta atmosphere. Early season gives the warmth and texture of brown grass which adds to the rugged and relaxed feel. Most people think of outside portraiture being green trees and manicured lawns, but I have to admit I like the honesty of shooting in naturally occurring surroundings.

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Portrait by the Frozen Lake

little-boy-by-a-frozen-lakeShooting outdoors early in the season presents both challenges and charms. Cooler temperatures, wind and rain can make for an interesting time to get the right shot. However the less than typical landscape of frozen lakes, grey skies and brown grass certainly can be eye-catching and lend a certain “realness” to the image. This session, on the edge of a frozen Alberta lake, was the perfect setting to capture relaxed images of this little guy.

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