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A visit from a Black Swan

Black Swan portrait in the studio with Jacqui Bodwell. Make up and styling by Sarah Gerbig. © Greg Locke 2020

Photography Master Class with the Doctor’s House

It’s been a while since I’ve done my Labour Day Weekend photo workshops in Trinity so I’m very happy to announce that, in partnership with The Doctors House  Inn and Spa, 
I will be offering a Photography Master Class Series starting in October. Come join us. Here are the details…

This series provides you with 2 different options; a virtual option and a virtual + in-person option. Both will cover the fundamentals essential to memorable photography. The first half of the series focuses on the foundations of light, composition, and subject matter. The second half will include building on these foundations while mastering the technical side of the camera and setting. You will use the foundations in week 1-4 to think visually; understanding light, contrast, colour, and composition.

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? OPTION #1: VIRTUAL
? DATES: October 17th, 2020 (first 4 weeks) + November 21st, 2020 (second 4 weeks)

An 8-week virtual class that will be held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 10:30am.

—> COST: $499 + HST per person
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? OPTION #2: VIRTUAL + IN-PERSON RETREAT + 1-on-1 SESSION
?DATES: February 6th, 2021 (virtual) + May 14th-16th, 2021 (in-person)

A 4-week virtual class that will be held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 10:30am beginning February 6th, paired with an in-person retreat which will be held at The Doctor’s House Inn & Spa on May 14th – May 16th, 2021.

—> COST: $1,499 + HST per person
*includes 2 nights accommodations (single occupancy), 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners.
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? RESERVE YOUR SPOT:
Please call our front desk to reserve your spot now; (709) 582-2754!

All dressed up and no place to go…

It’s graduation season in Canada but Covid-19 restrictions and school closures have meant grad ceremonies and parties have been cancelled for the Class of 2020. Alida Zedel decided that a grad portrait was still in order so off we went to one of her favourite places, Flatrock, for a grad dress photoshoot. Congratulations, Alida! © 2020 Greg Locke

Best of 2018

Well, there goes 2018. Hope it was good to you. Here are my top 9 photos of the year according to Instagram.  Although the one of me was taken by Terry Day! Nice to look back and curious because what your favourite photos, or what you might consider the “best” …. are seldom what other think. The thing I like about these are they are a product of great subjects and great adventures. Here is to 2019 so get out there and make great photos!  #2018bestnine.

Bride on the rocks

Mandy and Steve got married!!  …but being avid rock climbers they wanted some photos that reflected their love of the sport. This is not the realm of regular wedding photographers so they turned to their local climbing community.  So on a beautiful fall morning our small crew headed out to make this happen for them. Along with Mandy and Steve there was, rope access specialist and photographer Terry Day, experienced climber Thom Smith, all ’round adventurer and drone pilot Brandon Whelan and myself. We had a location in mind at a regular climbing crag in Flatrock, north of St John’s that had the right combination of dramatic and being fairly “wedding dress accessible” …despite being called “BloodBath”. The plan was reviewed, ropes were rigged, the drone was launched and everyone took their places. I’m hoping this was a first for Newfoundland. Thanks everyone for an epic shoot and a big congratulations to Mandy and Steve!

Something in the Atmosphere

Back in August outdoor retailer, Atmosphere, came out to Newfoundland to shoot their fall ad campaign on the iconic East Coast Trail  …and it was a blast! Our crew of eight hiked, scouted explored and shot in locations from Flatrock to LaManche over 5 days. Even Cape Spear  …as far east as you can go in North America! For a photography and ad people its very rewarding to be doing full on advertising production on location in beautiful place.

Producer: Kaitlyn Smith
Art Director: James Wallbank
Production Assistant: Terry Day
Models: Camille Stopps, Morgan Locke, Michael Zatylny, Faraz Qureshi.

The photos are making their way through their social media feeds and their retail website. Here is a small cut of my favourites.

 

 

Night ride with the AMG Mercedes e63s

Summer nights on Marine Drive with TJ, Mango Lassie and the AMG Mercedes e63s wagon. © 2018 Greg Locke

In studio with Peter Willie Youngtree

In studio for a portrait of musician., Peter Willie Youngtree in St John’s, Newfoundland. © 2018 Greg Locke

On the road in Parts Unknown

Its no big secret that editorial photography and photojournalism in general has taken a big hit over the past few years. There are very few outlets that actually pay or commission this work any more and it is now not more than a hobby for individuals who can afford to do it and have some vision or sence of adventure. This is why getting to work on Anthony Bourdain’s, Parts Unknown in 2018 was not only a great honour but a nice change of pace photographically for me as I return, briefly, to my “old life” …on the road with a couple of cameras.

The death of Bourdain not long after the Newfoundland segment of the TV show and the web stories launched only made it more poignant for me. He was a big person with a big heart who loved travel and telling stories. Food was the vector. Something all humans have in common regardless of all our other differences. The TV/video shows are great but the Parts Unknown Website and its companion site, Roads and Kingdoms are an expansion of the TV series and a testament to his dedication for journalism …get out their on the road.

In fact, Roads and Kingdoms may well be the best or travel/adventure journalism out their now. Do yourself a favour and go visit.

Visit Bourdain’s Newfoundland.

…or click on the images to see the stories I worked on for the segment.

 

 

First wedding shoot of 2018

Our first wedding of 2018 is done and delivered …with the added bonus of it being shot as the the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica! Thanks to Adrienne and Greg for bringing me along for their special day.  The whole place is like a big studio. Easy to see why the fashion shooters pack up the whole crew and just goes shoot on a Caribbean resort.

Got a wedding you need photographed this year? We have some openings still for 2018. It doesn’t have to be in Jamaica! Drop us a line. and check out our wedding photo gallery.