The Colours

I had a few minutes before a family shoot last night so I grabbed a few quick frames of the swiftly turning leaves here in Calgary. Autumn is fleeting here, but the short time we get is beautiful.

Jim Denham - September 20, 2012 - 8:06 am

Beauty colors and pics Heath! We’re not far behind.

Kris Koeller - September 20, 2012 - 8:07 am

These are terrific. I really love the zen vibe and the minimalism. Well done. Welcome to Fal.

Jesse Pafundi - September 20, 2012 - 8:08 am

LAST. FRAME. YES.

Brian Furbush - September 20, 2012 - 8:10 am

Last frame is sick.

Chris Frailey - September 20, 2012 - 8:34 am

Hey you still have a camera! :) Awesome shots Heath. I miss fall colors living in AZ.

Mike Olbinski - September 20, 2012 - 8:42 am

I love the “colors” man :) Beautiful pics!

Chris DeAngelis - September 20, 2012 - 9:45 am

Awesome tones! Looks like some nice soft light that day too!

Scott Wyden Kivowitz - September 20, 2012 - 10:03 am

Reminds me I have to go apple picking soon. Beautiful work Heath!

hannah+richard

Mike Olbinski - September 19, 2012 - 8:27 am

Wow, killer job dude. Awesome details…unique cake, bouquet…very cool! You rocked it as usual.

Jesse Pafundi - September 19, 2012 - 8:55 am

Nailed it. You rocked those details to sleep. Love the under the stair shot ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

Chris DeAngelis - September 20, 2012 - 9:48 am

Great set dude! Love the B&W ones in the hallway!

Easter Seals Drop Zone 2012

Last Thursday I was part of a team of volunteer photographers covering the Easter Seals Drop Zone here in Calgary. Over 100 participants (mostly dressed as superheroes) who raised a minimum of $1500 each rappelled 30 stories down the side of the Sun Life Tower in support of Easter Seals. The goal this year was to raise $200,000 and they absolutely blew that out of the water reaching a total of over $300,000!

I was lucky enough to be placed on the roof all day to shoot the participants as they were getting clipped in and made the first few terrifying steps down the building. It was pretty amazing to watch some of the superheroes conquer their fears and I can’t say enough positive things about the climbing support team from RAT and Crux Climbing and Bouldering. The entire team was so fun and supportive and made me feel completely safe while I was clipped in to the roof all day.

Big thanks to Jason over at Crush Photography who organized all of us photographers for the day – you did a great job, buddy!


And for last, here’s a screenshot taken from the GoPro helmet cam from one of the participants who works for a local news station. I’m in full power pose photographing this dude:)

Jim Denham - September 11, 2012 - 8:04 am

I absolutely NEEDED to see that gorilla on the side of the building! What an awesome cause and a great job of documenting it Heath! Fantastic work!

Linda - September 11, 2012 - 8:12 am

Heath, your shots reasonate with excitement, fear and determination – all the necessary emotions that come with a rooftop. Thank-you for volunteering your time. You really captured the emotions that come with participating in Drop Zone. Super job.

Mike Olbinski - September 11, 2012 - 8:12 am

You slayed this dude…have a feeling you were the best one there :) Awesome images to capture a super cool event!

Stephanie Scott - September 11, 2012 - 8:25 am

Those shots are awesome Heath! Love the last one…hard to resist such a smooth shiny surface ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kris Koeller - September 11, 2012 - 8:26 am

Yikes! Definitely not for me, but points for Duff Man!

Scott Wyden Kivowitz - September 11, 2012 - 8:39 am

These are fantastic – so much fun, exciting and adventurous!

Chris DeAngelis - September 11, 2012 - 8:55 am

Killed it Heath! Love the action shot from the GoPro! What a fun gig! Duffman FTW!

Brian Furbush - September 11, 2012 - 9:56 am

Hahaha, gorilla FTW. These rock.

murphyz - September 11, 2012 - 11:05 am

I’ve been on many rooftops, but have never encountered a gorilla, nor someone in a wheelchair. A fantastically rocking set of images, top stuff.

Jesse Pafundi - September 13, 2012 - 9:50 am

Great form!

You shot the heck out of this, bravo.

ABarlow - September 17, 2012 - 8:34 am

wow man, going down with the chair on! That’s cool!

Nature….and Rory

Brei and I decided to take Rory on her first little hike up to Elbow Falls last week – and I took a few pictures.

Jesse Pafundi - August 30, 2012 - 8:09 am

Nature! Rory! Beautiful scenery, man. Love those tree shots.

Mike Olbinski - August 30, 2012 - 8:26 am

She looks perfectly at home out there…I can see her being by your side for all these little trips :) Awesome stuff man!

Brian Furbush - August 30, 2012 - 8:44 am

These shots rock dude, and Rory is a cutie.

Chris DeAngelis - August 30, 2012 - 9:30 am

Awesome dude! Looks like a blast out with the fam. Rory is such a cutie!

Jina - August 30, 2012 - 12:11 pm

So I love the shot looking up the tree trunk, but seriously that little girl of yours steals the show!

Kris Koeller - August 31, 2012 - 9:09 pm

These are great. Terrific colllection.

Liam

Liam and his family are amazing. I got to spend an evening with the three of them a couple of weeks ago and we had a great time capturing some memories. I challenge you not to get infected by this little guy’s smile.

Jesse Pafundi - August 15, 2012 - 8:01 am

Real deal awesome. What a family sesh should be. Lots of laughs.

Brian Furbush - August 15, 2012 - 8:08 am

Good lord that little dude is adorable. Awesome shots man.

Chris DeAngelis - August 15, 2012 - 11:03 am

What a cute kid! These are fantastic Heath! Babycrotchflare FTW!

Mike Olbinski - August 16, 2012 - 9:20 am

Awesome dude! Love that one with him laughing with his head over mom’s shoulders…wonderful moment!