Writing for Ahimsa Media

July 14, 2010

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Newswriting, photojournalism and even media as a whole seem to be changing by the minute and with it we professionals are kept on our toes. We have to continue to learn new skills and new ways to get our work seen, generate new work and make a living in the field we've trained for. My roots in the newspaper industry have influenced my view of the internet, and how it affects our trade. However working with Ahimsa Media has helped such opinions evolve.

Posted in: Ahimsa Media, Canada, Writing

Competitions: A Much Needed Wake Up Call!

July 8, 2010

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A photographer’s career is sure to be eclectic, contracts that inspire you, bore you and even conflict with one another.  It becomes easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget where you’ve come from and those aims you had when you were just starting out.  I was given a quick reminder of […]

Posted in: Third Sector, Writing

The Cannes of the Prairies!

June 24, 2010

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When we Brits hear the words 'film festival', it is probably Cannes, Edinburgh and Venice that pops into our heads. We picture the red carpets, big stars and the paparazzi. One visit to North America's oldest and wackiest film festival, held in the small Canadian town of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, changed that for me.

The Story Behind a Shortlisted Photo

May 20, 2010

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If you speak to any press photographer you’re sure to hear a rant about the fact that their favourite picture is never the one that goes into print, or that it has been cropped beyond recognition.  That is why we all enjoy when our work is recognised through competitions.  We get to choose the best […]

Fashion Festivities!

May 14, 2010

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This week has been a chaotic one, event after event.  But one stood out from a photographers point of view.  JK Models 1st birthday party.  A modeling agency whose books have a vast range of shapes, sizes and ages and it was great to see them succeeding in an image driven industry. Jennifer Koning the […]

Three Months as a Tourist in Town

May 10, 2010

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This Friday marks three months since my arrival in bright little BC. It has certainly been a packed few months photographically speaking, with only more excitement to follow as we enter summer, mountains, hiking, surfing etc. So as the memories fade of the Olympics and before I transition into the mindset of a resident rather […]

I just want to vote…Please!

May 3, 2010

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To date I have focused on the stories I wish to tell through my photography, but feel that this is a story that needs to be shared.  The tale of one girl, who just wanted to vote in her country’s general election no matter how much effort it took.  She had to battle a lack […]

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