Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cans or Change for Comments 2011

It's that time of year again when Vancouver photographers open up their hearts to help fill our local food banks.

Vancouver Photographers have continued the worthy tradition of donating Cans or Change for Comments left on their blogs since 2008 when wedding photographers, Chris + Lynn started the movement.

Here are a list of our local photographers who are participating this year.  Be sure to leave them a comment to add another can for our food banks, who so desperately need our help all throughout the year.

Studio Jeanie
Sakura Photography
Tegan McMartin Photography
Green Pomme Photography

And a few photographers are donating to a different but just-as-worthy cause:
Gwen Franco Photography
Nora and Chris Photography

Be sure to visit this post again for updated links to more photographers who will be joining in soon!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cans for Comments 2010

Since 2008, when Vancouver and Destination Photographers Chris + Lynn started Cans for Comments, both local and international photographers have been faithfully continuing the tradition by donating a can to the food bank for each comment they receive on their blogs.

December 2010 is no exception and we'll be updating this list as more and more photographers join in on this food drive. Be sure to email us at to let us know you are also participating.

Now, go check out these blogs, leave them a comment and help out your local food bank!

John Heil
Alyssa Schroeder
White Album Weddings
Sherry Lu
Images by Bethany
Sara Manning
Audra's Photography
Vanessa Voth Photography
Justine Russo Photography

Thursday, November 11, 2010

2011 Workshop Announcement - Poser:Exposed with Special Guest!

On behalf of the Vancouver Wedding Photographers + Second Shooters I am extremely honored, proud, and giddy to announce that Erik Clausen ( will be hosting one of his amazing workshops in March 2011 right here in Vancouver!

This 2-day intensive workshop is going to be held Wednesday March 16th, 2011 - Thursday March 17th, 2011. There will be shooting, there will be classing...there will be learning, networking, and awesoming!

Here is a quick rundown at what to expect at the workshop:

How / Why Erik got into photography
Passion / design - how it relates to his testimony and why it is the single most important part of any unique artist.
Branding - separate yourself
Branding materials - cards, websites, pricing guides, etc.
Marketing - finding your niche and connecting to your niche bride
Advertising - where, when and what kind
Social Networking - the most powerful advertising tool available
How to get referrals
Client Relations - From the inquiry to booking
Erik's Pricing Structure
Typical Wedding Day Timeline
Workflow Overview
Deliverables - proofing, DVD packaging, albums
Gear - What Erik uses and why
Camera Basics
Light - it's everywhere. Discuss the different kinds and pros/cons
Inspiration on the Wedding Day - getting ready, bridesmaids and groomsmen, ceremony, reception, what I look for
Reception lighting

Oh by the way, what workshop is complete without a special guest speaker? Erik has let me know that the ever-amazing Sean Flanigan from Tacoma, WA is coming along to share the wisdom and fun as well!

Day 1 will be the classroom section and will be held at the loft of the amazingly talented and generous Miranda + Reilly of Blue Olive Photography near Gastown. The second day will be an on-location shoot, and then returning to the classroom a final time for post-processing and questions etc. Lunch will be included on the first day, along with snacks throughout. We will be having a Meet and Greet Tuesday night March 15th at Charm Modern Thai Restaurant. Dinner, drinks, shmoooozing.

Workshop Fee: $1500

**SAVE $250 off the Original Price if you buy your seat within the first 24 hours (expires Friday November 12, 2010 at 5pm)! Be sure to add the promo code "RealLoveIs" to the comments section of the register page when you register in order to save the $250.**


Please go to to register.

Registration is open....RIGHT NOW!

See you there!! :)


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

[b]ecker workshop + vanphotogs = AWESOME!

i'm so stoked how awesome the last couple days went.. [terribly sorry for those of you who were unable to make really, i am! :)] it was a fantastic workshop...amazing food..superb networking and a whole lotta fun!

i've snagged a few different perspectives of the workshop from a few of the attendees blogs.. :)

totally love the shirt i had made for [b].. he has a fetish for rad shirts.. :)

again..thank you vanphotogs for making this a fabulous event! the next workshop for this year is in the making and will be announced soon! :)

ps - thanks to krysta, laura, jamie and katya for some fun pics!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

for the travelling photographer || vancouver wedding photographers

since christmas, its been a whole crazy thing with the carry-on exemptions when traveling from canada to the US via air.

i found these the other day and thought it was helpful... and relieving. :)

happy trails!

Monday, January 18, 2010

upcoming stuff... || dates to mark in your calendars || vancouver photogs

happy new year! we are more than half way thru the first month of 2010...crazy!
here's some upcoming dates you may be interested in... :)

jan 20 - java times @ WAVES on commercial - 10 am
jan 25 - LightRoom workshop w/Gavin Seim - New Westminster (call 778-397-1449 for more info)
jan 26 - SMUG mtg at lynn valley library conference room - 7pm
jan 27/28 - [b]ecker workshop - we're sold out!!
jan 29 - post [b]ecker workshop lunch & shoot - 11:30 am - old spaghetti factory
jan 31 - fast track photographer vancouver mtg - ABC restaurant (Boundary Rd)

feb 7 - the two shots of photoshop tour - richmond, bc
NOTE: there will be NO java times in feb, due to the olympics. :)

mar 3- java times - @ WAVES on commercial - 10 am
mar 4-11 - WPPI - las vegas, baby!
mar 17 - java times - @ WAVES on commercial - 10 am
mar 21-23 - image quest (PPABC) - richmond bc

looking ahead...
july11-15 - image explorations - shawnigan lake, vancouver island
oct 30 - nov 6 - follow your heart...TO ITALY tour
and you can always find oooooooodles  of great workshops here:
vancouver photo workshops
focal point

if you know of any more that you think are interesting, please email us at info [at] vancouverphotogs [dot] com and we'll add it to the list!

oooooooooooooh, i think i see the sun.... YES! TTFN!