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New Additions

I guess it’s time to finally make this news really official by posting it here on the blog. My wife and I are expecting our first child in April and we couldn’t be more excited ๐Ÿ™‚

So, to show a bit of our progress here’s a photo of my wife’s growing belly that I shot this weekend. She’s just over 5 months in so there should be plenty more growth to document in the coming months.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon 50mm f/1.4

Brian Furbush - December 12, 2011 - 7:13 am

Nice shot and congrats again!

Mike Olbinski - December 12, 2011 - 7:16 am

Absolutely beautiful my friend…the light is just perfect.

And yeah, like Brian, huge congrats to you guys again!

Jon Stolarski - December 12, 2011 - 7:32 am

Congrats to you an your upcoming new addition!

Composition and lighting are spot on.

Rick Louie - December 12, 2011 - 7:35 am

So Beautiful! I’ve been shooting some maternity photos the last couple of weeks and had forgotten how special that time is. Congrats to you and your wife!

Jesse Pafundi - December 12, 2011 - 7:39 am

Dig the light. Congrats bud!

Adam Olson - December 12, 2011 - 7:40 am

Congrats to you and your wife Heath! Wonderful photo, the lighting is perfect.

Bob Lussier - December 12, 2011 - 10:08 am

Congrats Heath!

Jacob Lucas - December 12, 2011 - 10:11 am

Congrats to you guys again!

Pat O'Brien - December 12, 2011 - 10:16 am

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Jim Denham - December 12, 2011 - 10:16 am

What wonderful news! Congratulations O’Fees!

Michael Hocter - December 12, 2011 - 10:34 am

Wow, congratulations!

Dave DiCello - December 12, 2011 - 10:51 am

Congrats man!

Dave Wilson - December 12, 2011 - 11:01 am

Congratulations, guys!

Chris DeAngelis - December 12, 2011 - 11:08 am

Great shot Heath and congrats again! Start planning that new lens purchase – that’s a tradition that I’ll pass from my family to yours ๐Ÿ˜‰

Chris Lazzery - December 12, 2011 - 11:16 am

Heath! Congrats man! Beauty of a shot, too. I really love the lighting here.

murphyz - December 12, 2011 - 11:17 am

Awesome – congratulations to you both. I would +1 this post, but see you already have that taken care of ๐Ÿ™‚

Brian Scott - December 12, 2011 - 11:25 am

Congrats! Lots of fun, happy times ahead.

LensScaper - December 12, 2011 - 11:46 am

Congratulations! And what a perfect shot to celebrate the news. Lovely light, subdued background. The hands are just great.

Chris Maskell - December 12, 2011 - 5:34 pm

Congratulations Heath. That’s great news.

Brian Matiash - December 12, 2011 - 10:12 pm

Fantastic news, Heath. Cheers and best wishes for the three of you!

Rich Williams - December 13, 2011 - 7:13 am

Yay Heath! Congrats again, man.

J - December 13, 2011 - 2:27 pm

Congratulations Heath!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Clyde Stevens - December 13, 2011 - 3:14 pm


A.Barlow - December 13, 2011 - 3:53 pm

Grats to you sir!

KClark - December 13, 2011 - 10:53 pm

Ha! First the dog, then the kid(s) and then the camera gets a bit dusty. Congrats and cross your fingers for a good sleeper.

PS I think you can kiss the fun hours of CS5 tweaking goodbye (although your SOC shots are pretty damn good).

Adam Allegro - December 14, 2011 - 6:16 am

Congratulations!!! Wonderful image. So much feeling you captured… Well done.

Nathan Gilmer - December 14, 2011 - 7:44 am

Congratulations man!

Justin - December 15, 2011 - 9:59 am


Peyto Lake

#FilmFriday is back today with an image I shot of Peyto Lake in Banff National Park.

I love the faded look of this shot – it makes me feel like I’ve stepped back in time.

– Mamiya 645 1000s
– Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8
Kodak Portra 400

Rich Williams - December 9, 2011 - 7:33 am

Stop the madness. This is amazing, Heath.

Chris DeAngelis - December 9, 2011 - 7:37 am

Wow. Sick shot Heath! Mamiya FTW!

Brian Furbush - December 9, 2011 - 7:41 am

Great shot Heath, the faded feel is nice, almost like it was taken by an explorer from a different era.

Jesse Pafundi - December 9, 2011 - 7:47 am

Jesus Christ. I’m paralyzed by the awesomeness that is this image.

Mike Olbinski - December 9, 2011 - 8:19 am

Beauoootiful! You rock that Mamiya man…

Adam Olson - December 9, 2011 - 11:56 am

Well done on this shot Heath. The faded look feel does make it feel like you traveled back in time.

Bob Lussier - December 9, 2011 - 12:53 pm

What an great scene! Love the faded look. Not just for the vintage feel, it conveys “COLD” to me, as well.

Rick Louie - December 9, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Very cool look! Man really digging these shots with snow!

Nathan Gilmer - December 11, 2011 - 9:14 pm

Oh man. I love this too. I really dig the way film handles the highlights. So soft and nice. Great shot dude.

Adam Allegro - December 12, 2011 - 2:47 am

Beautiful capture Heath. What a fantastic place to shoot.

Kimberly - December 15, 2011 - 6:10 pm

Wow, amazing landscape. I’m jealous wish i was there and take a few photos myself.

It’s Glow Time

Forgive the pun in the post title – I couldn’t help it ๐Ÿ™‚

This is Quarry Lake in Canmore, AB at sunrise. Whenever I shoot mountains at sunrise or sunset, it’s always a bit of a surprise when sun gets to just the right angle to light up the mountain peaks. And then, of course, it’s a scramble to find all the compositions you want before that perfect light disappears.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L

Adam Olson - December 7, 2011 - 7:19 am

Stunning Colors Heath! Well done!

Jim Denham - December 7, 2011 - 7:28 am

Beautiful glow Heath! Love this image!

Jesse Pafundi - December 7, 2011 - 7:45 am

Another winner, man. You are really doing something special with these mountain frames.

Edith Levy - December 7, 2011 - 7:50 am

Oh that is perfect. Beautiful shot.

Mike Olbinski - December 7, 2011 - 7:56 am

It’s glow time…hilarious ๐Ÿ™‚

Love this man…that brief moment of perfect light is what it’s all about sometimes…so exciting and thrilling, but nerve wracking because you want that perfect composition.

Rich Williams - December 7, 2011 - 8:53 am

Killer light, my dude.

Curt Fleenor - December 7, 2011 - 10:36 am

I don’t care how many times you see a sight like this its always gorgeous!

Len Saltiel - December 7, 2011 - 10:47 am

Wonderful light and color Heath. The title says it all.

Brian Furbush - December 7, 2011 - 11:31 am

Dude, another killer mountain shot. I’ll excuse the pun, but only on the basis that this photo rocks.

LensScaper - December 7, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Great colors and I love the reflection. You’re absolutely right – the peak of the color is for a very short time – and you never quite know when that moment is going to be …..until you realize the colors are fading and it’s over!!

Chris DeAngelis - December 7, 2011 - 5:47 pm

Great light, great shot!

Times Square

It’s impossible to go to New York City and not come away with a few dozen shots of Times Square. It’s such an iconic location and there’s so much going on ALL THE TIME – I was amazed. So, I thought I’d try to show the somewhat chaotic atmosphere by presenting a triptych of somewhat abstract panoramas. On their own none of these shots are spectacular, but seen together I feel they really show the atmosphere of one of the worlds most recognizable places.

Fuji X100

Mike Olbinski - December 6, 2011 - 7:31 am

Nice man, I definitely think you nailed it with the collage of them instead of individuals. I was overwhelmed there ๐Ÿ™‚

Chris DeAngelis - December 6, 2011 - 8:09 am

Love the crops and the softer processing. Most of my shots were throw aways… I was just snapping like a tourist ๐Ÿ™‚

Chris Frailey - December 6, 2011 - 8:28 am

That place always looks insane. Nice job Heath.

Rick - December 6, 2011 - 9:19 am

That place is always active. I usually stay at the Marriott right down there. Nice captures!

Rich Williams - December 6, 2011 - 9:38 am

You’ve captured the crazy energy of Times Square quite well, Heath. Nice light and colors on all of them.

Brian Furbush - December 6, 2011 - 9:40 am

Dig these. Definitely an overwhelming spot, I still don’t think I’ve shot there and I’ve been here for 4.5 years haha. Like the softer touch on the processing.

Jesse Pafundi - December 6, 2011 - 9:41 am

I freaking love this, man. Kind of abstract but not. Really great.

Adam Olson - December 6, 2011 - 12:22 pm

These are SO COOL! I love how you captured the energy of this crazy space. Well done Heath! These are would be awesome to have up on the wall just like the way they are.

A.Barlow - December 6, 2011 - 4:17 pm

Nice set man. Can feel the energy in it.

Len Saltiel - December 7, 2011 - 5:54 am

Love the way you’ve captured the frenzy of the place Heath.

The Scotts: Calgary Family Photographer

I’ve known this amazing family since my days slinging coffee at Starbucks. Steph and Doug used to come in a few times a week and they were hands down among my favourite customers. I’m thankful that we’ve been able to keep in touch since my career as a barista ended, and I couldn’t have been happier to shoot them and their awesome kids a few weeks ago.

What a great afternoon we had ๐Ÿ™‚

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon 50mm f/1.4

Mike Olbinski - December 1, 2011 - 7:30 am

Awesome job my friend, love it!

Jesse Pafundi - December 1, 2011 - 7:35 am

Love that last frame. Nice work, Heath!

Chris DeAngelis - December 1, 2011 - 8:06 am

Awesome dude! You shot at some pretty cool locations! Great work.

Adam Olson - December 1, 2011 - 8:30 am

Nice set of images Heath. Looks like it was a blast!

Brian Furbush - December 1, 2011 - 8:58 am

Love that first shot with its reflections…great set all around dude!

Elizabeth Scott Sheffield - December 1, 2011 - 3:02 pm

Wonderful family! Great pics.

Edith Levy - December 1, 2011 - 7:09 pm

Really awesome shots Heath.

Clyde Stevens - December 5, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Nice set, Heath. I really like the black&white shot with the (jumping) boy’s dark profile against the forest backdrop.