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Return to classic portraiture

Marc-Lafreniere-2015_GSL-7298-webIn a visually noisy world of over saturated, over photo shopped, really bad HDR artificial photos it is so nice to have someone who appreciates classic black & white portraiture walk into your studio. It’s always rewarding to revisit and practice the lighting lessons taught to us by the great masters like Rembrandt and Vermeer (…see Rembrandt Lighting) and 1940’s Hollywood photographers such as George Hurrell, who pioneered the use of high intensity focused fresnel lights found on movies sets. Its clean, back to basics and keeps it simple. It’s about the light, not the camera. This is Marc Lafrenière, teacher, photographer, film and art aficionado  …future .com billionaire. :^)

You can visit his website at marclafreniere.ca

 

© 2015 Greg Locke

 

 

 

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NSO Season Subscription brochure

NSO2015SeasonBrochure760pxThe NSO 2015/16 season subscription brochure is finally out with violinist Jessica Pereversoff on the cover. Designed by Perfect Day Canada and printed by Quikprint in St John’s. We shot this on a cold, wet, windy March day. Challenging for all involved! …but mostly Jessica. Hair and Makeup by Olivia Chafe and Erinn Locke on assisting duties.

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Foto Flashback

Spitfire-1-webIn 1982 I had been shooting news for a couple of years and was expanding my perspectives and trying some commercial and advertising photography. Doing a little organization in the file room this week I found this 35mm Kodak Extachrome 64 transparency. As I recall, there wasn’t much lighting but lots of reflectors and graduated filters. It was an instant flashback to a warm summer evening, a fun car on a long drive with a fun crew. One of my first paid ad shoots it was for a friend who owned an import auto business. I can almost smell that English leather interior now. …greg

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NSO Portraits 2015 have started

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We’re deliriously happy to be back shooting portraits of the musicians of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra for the 2015/16 season. We kicked it off with Jessica Pereversoff on a stormy March day with torrential rain and 100km winds! …we took shelter in an empty car park and carried on! Between running back and forth to the car to warm up we managed to get the pavement swept of snow and the lights up and tied down. Six Nikon Speedlights and a lot of sandbags and rope. Great subjects and a great crew always seem to make it happen!. Lighting assistant Erinn Locke, hair and makeup by Olivia Chafe. Thanks to musicians Jessica Pereversoff and Cameron Maclellan (whose pictures you will see soon) for being such good sports and total pros. © 2015 Greg Locke

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Explore Newfoundland Project 2015

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Ice climbing in Lance Cove on Southern Shore of the Avalon Peninsula. © 2014 GREG LOCKE #exploreNL

#EXPLORE NEWFOUNDLAND ….adventures in the Newfoundland outdoors is our new project for 2015 where we will be pursuing the spirit of travel, exploration, adventure and the testing of ones physical limits looking for great stories, powerful photos and engaging video of the people who take on the challenges of the land, sea and environment.

In the past couple of years I have been getting re-acquainted with the outdoors and the opportunities for adventure it offers. Hiking, climbing, skiing and any number of human powered endeavors are only minutes out your door in Canada’s most eastern province. We have gathered of a few photos from last year to get our project website up and running and throughout the year we will be adding more photos, video and stories as we seek out the best Newfoundland has to offer in outdoor adventure.

So far this year we have been ice climbing on Cape Broyle and snow shoe racing on Three Pond Barrens. In the next few weeks we’ll be back with new cross-country skiing. Stay tuned for trail running, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and to close out the summer a back country hiking and camping trip through Gros Morne National Park.

visit the #Explore Newfoundland site!

You can follow along the #exploreNL category here on the blog, subscribe to email updates and follow us on FaceBookTwitter and Tumblr.

You can’t do projects like this on your own so we are grateful for the assistance of The Outfitters and Wallnuts Climbing Center in helping us make pictures happen.

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Erinn Locke wins 2015 Rockfall competition

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Daughter Erinn won the Woman’s Opens Division at The Outfitters ROCKFALL 2015 climbing competition at Wallnuts Climbing Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland this weekend. Erinn is 14 and a member of the Newfoundland Junior Climbing Team and won her age class at her last competition on the Tour du Bloc national series in Montreal, Quebec. Its been a good season for her. Photo by proud father….

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Ice climbing at Lance Cove

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It’s finally ice climbing season on the east coast of Newfoundland. Members of the Alpine Club of Canada headed out for their annual camping and ice climbing trip to Lance Cove on Cape Broyle approximately 80km south of St. John’s. Photo by Greg Locke © 2015

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Climbing with Erinn

Rock climber Erinn Locke at Flatrock, Newfoundland. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

I have finally put together a gallery of our daughter Erinn’s rock and ice climbing adventures. We’ll try to keep this updated with her latest competitions and outdoors adventures. Check out CLIMBING WITH ERINN

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The 2015 CAT calendar is here!

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Sorry, not THOSE kind of cats. We got to shoot much of the 2015 Caterpillar calendar in Newfoundland this year for Canadian division Toromont CAT. 
We just got our first print copies. Always nice to see the final product come out of the design house.

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More Headroom

Headroom-Emma-GSL9875-WEB-FINALWe really love working with The Headroom in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Great people with creative vision, drive and skills. We are back in the studio for this latest shoot for Olivia Chafe, one of the hottest hair stylists in the city, was for a Sebastian Whats Next contest.  You can vote for her entry online at Sebastian.

Model: Emma Dagher
Makeup: Janel O’connell
Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

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