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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.

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Kelowna Photography News

Skogies Car Wash

Construction for Clean Living

SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 - Dave Skoglund has confidence in the future of car care in Kelowna, as he has invested over $1 Million in renovating Skogie's Car Wash and Gas Station on Harvey Ave.

His project will be featured in the next edition of Octane Magazine - a project I was hired to photograph this week.

The shoot provided a bit of a challenge to find an appropriate background for his portrait amid the construction.

Desmond Murray Kelowna Photographer Desmond Murray
Kelowna Photographer


Kelowna waterfront park
Professional event photography

Artistic Bear will guard new Kelowna park

SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 - Long anticipated, Jim Stuart Park was officially opened on the Kelowna Waterfront with the unveiling of an impressive sculpture of a Bear.

I photographed the official event for Stantec Consulting - a local company involved in the design and engineering of the project.

The event, the art and the park are all proving to be popular already.

Event photographer in Okanagan

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