Independent Photography

Monday to Thursday

I was told to shoot every day.  Regardless of what, go out and find something to shoot everyday, so I’ve been trying to do that:

On Monday I received a last minute email from Carleton Now! an internal communications newsletter, they were asking for some last minute head-shots of a few Carleton Profs who were receiving awards for their research.  I was asked for head-shots, specifically only shoulders and up and told to make it interesting…

Prof. Michel Rod – Sprott School of Business – is looking at the realities and the causes of burnout to help companies either prevent it or decide how and when they can help their employees who work on the front lines, according to the Nov 21 2009 issue of Research Works.

On Tuesday, Aboriginal Awareness Week kicked off in the Atrium.  There was a performance featuring different dancers.  I really liked the frame I got.

Stephanie Sarazin, from Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation – Golden Lake, Ontario.  The hoop dance is symbolic of the circle of life – the never ending cycle of renewal.  Hoop dancers tell stories with their hoops, often depicting Mother earth, nature and all its elements – from the sun and the moon, to insects like the butterfly and animals.  The fluid movement of the hoops from one story to the next, represents the interconnectedness of all living things, according to Naomi Sarazin the Aboriginal Cultural Liaison Officer for Carleton University and one of the organizers of Aboriginal Awareness Week.

Wednesday was production night, the night before I had taken a TV apart in my living room.  It was for the cover of this weeks paper.  The headline was also my suggestion.  Although I set up and took the photo Tuesday night I spent most of Wednesday afternoon touching and retouching in Photoshop.  Some of the clone stamping on the left hand side of the TV is a little shaky, however, overall I like what we did.

On Wednesday night Andrew Nguyen, one of the news editors, shot a quick sign-off and tacked it onto video I had taken the night before showing how I took the photo.  The segment is called “Making the Cover” and it’s on Youtube.  Check it out here.

Thursday I started in Westboro helping a journalism student with an audio slideshow.  I really loved the background and lighting in the store, so I asked the store owner if she wouldn’t mind posing for a photo.  This is what I got.

Katie Bonnar works at The Candy Store in Westboro.

Later that day I was at Carleton.  They were unveiling of the new Canal Building which opened for the faculty of engineering.  The building was constructed using federal tax dollars as part of the governments economic recovery plan.  There were some interesting people there… So I went over and took some pictures.

Carleton University President Roseann Runte

Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre

Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa

I know this frame isn’t sharp, but still, I love the oversize scissors… so pointless.

CUT THAT RIBBON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In a nutshell that’s been this week for me in pictures.

Until the next time, peace

Adam Dietrich






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