People and portraits

We love to see ourselves in pictures. Probably more than 90% of the photographs in the average photo album are people pictures. Sure, pictures of pets can be appealing, superb landscapes can take our breath away and undersea images can capture our imagination, but people pictures are in a class of their own.

From the family snapshot to a formal portrait, good people pictures convey a message. The picture can tell a story, show relationships or provide inspiration.

In most cases, conveying a message is not that difficult. You simply have to think before you click the shutter. Occasionally, you will see it before you in a candid shot, and will have to capture it quickly before it is interrupted.

When taking school pictures, some photographers simply pose the child in front of the camera and take a picture - sort of like an assembly line. Others take the time, albeit brief, to interact with the child and evoke a pleasant aspect of his or her character that will be revealed in the picture.

More sources ....

Airport News in YLW Magazine
BC Business Magazine
Digital Photography Review
Canadian Press Images
Calibrating Computer Monitor
Calgary Herald
Nikon equipment Nikon Canada
Nikon USA Commentary
National Post
Writer, freelance WriteArm
Vancouver Sun

Kelowna Photography News

Okanagan athletes in Olympics

FEBRUARY 7, 2010 - Kelowna and the Okanagan will be watching with keen interest as some of our local athletes will compete against the best of the world as the Winter Olympics comes to the province of B.C.

The Canadian National Hockey Team will be represented by NHL defenceman Shae Webber, one of the stars of the Kelowna Rockets when they won the Memorial Cup in 2003.

Our country's national ski team will include Kelowna aerialist Steve Omischl and racer Kelsey Serwa. Photos and features can be found on my blog.

Desmond Murray Kelowna Photographer Desmond Murray

Cancer Centre unveils radiation therapy clinics

Combatting Cancer

FEBRUARY 1, 2010 - Kelowna MLAs Norm Letnick (right) and Steve Thompson (center) got to see the result of recent funding from the provincial government to BC Cancer Agency with the unveiling of radiation therapy rooms at the Kelowna Cancer Centre equipped with the latest technology.

The Okanagan's medical community also celebrated a few days earlier the announcement of the creation of a new medical training centre to open up at the neighbouring Kelowna General Hospital.

Ex-Weighted Fitness show returns to Okanagan

West Kelowna forest fire

JANUARY 30, 2010 - Kelowna TV show producers Alison Love and David McIlride (Discovery Channel) led a team of cameras and support crew for a weekend of action in a local school gym.

Four families from around the Okanagan will be featured in the latest season of ex-weighted - a show where people are encouraged by a fitness trainer to improve their health through improved eating and exercise programs.

One Summerland area family were put through a tiring challenge on Saturday to test their fitness levels against the clock.

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Lighting technology improves 

Builder's book of my photos

Airport publication awarded

Forest Fires threaten Westside