Creative, Story Telling Wedding Photography in Calgary Alberta

Empty bowls and shooting celebrities for the food bank

A recent shoot had me switching gears and gear more frequently that I am use to. I recently shot the creation phase of the “empty bowl benefit” for the Calgary food bank. I was shooting the creative process in action using my camera and on camera flash to capture the candid moments as they happened. This is the goods for me I love watching people looking for that moment, the fun moment, the discovery moment, the funny moment, triumphant moment . . . Then at a moment’s notice I had to shoot a portrait of each celebrity as with their finished bowl and event logo. For this I had a pieced together studio backdrop consisting of a piece of white Coroplast against the end of one of the food banks large storage racks.  I was using two studio strobes for this shot which provided a significant increase in lighting. Adjusting back and forth from the ambient light and fill in flash to the robust power of the studio lights was a welcome challenge I had to be on my toes. In the end I captured the essence of the day and met a lot of really fun people.  The bowls are up for bids until May 3 http://www.calgaryfoodbank.com/emptybowl/index.html So go have a look, maybe even bid, and tell me which one is your favourite?

2 Responses

  1. Great work Jeff. I’m glad you had fun and got to meet so many great local celebs and personalities.

    April 30, 2010 at 9:51 am

  2. Jey

    Linda – Kyla, I love these cards, even more so because they’re from your jouranl. I think my favourite is the flying your heart on windy days’; that message resonates with me. But I also identify with the fall from grace’ message and love its artwork. Your O’s are so unique. I found myself intrigued by the quantity, or lack thereof, of O’s in each text. Thanks for sharing these.

    June 8, 2012 at 11:08 am