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Its always a good time to get a new headshot

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Cynthia came to our Ottawa Headshot studio, looking to update her headshot for her website.

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People like dealing with a person, having a current headshot that helps people associate a “face” to your business helps to build a relationship between your client and you  – sometimes before they have met you.

Having a head start on building a great relationship with your client  can only be a good thing, right?

 

Want to get the same advantage ? Contact us today to update your headshot, business portrait or social media profile

 

Seeya

Steve

Crazy Carpets are more fun in the Winter than in Summer

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Ottawa Family Portrait Photographer

A Tobaggan/Sledding hill can be a great place to get some cool family portraits  and have some fun at the same time.

And the best part is the kids don’t have to look at the camera and smile ( either do the adults actually!)

 

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Looking for a fun winter family portrait?  Don’t be afraid of the cold – dress warmly and you can have a great time

We don’t mind lying in the snow to get the portraits you want.

 

Seeya

Steve

Winter Family Portrait

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Do you know one of the best things about winter family portrait sessions?  No Bugs!  That has to be a good thing, right?

Sure there might be a little bit of snow, but no bugs…

 

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Ottawa, Perth, Kemptville, Merrickville all have great locations for winter family portrait sessions – we would love to be your photographers!

Seeya

Steve

Kemptville District Hospital 100 % score

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The Kemptville District Hospital recently achieved   a Perfect Score and Earns the Highest Rating, Exemplary Standing, in its Accreditation Canada Survey

 

Barking Monkey Studio provided the hospital with this exterior image to be used in an article about this great achievment click on the image below to read  the full article

 

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Congratulations to everyone involved at the Kemptville District Hospital , 100 percent is a great achievment!

 

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Steve

It’s always a good time to update your Business Portrait / Headshot

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Ottawa Headshot Update

Even though it has only been a few years since we last took Vickie’s headshot, she took the opportunity of a recent accomplishment with her business to refresh her headshot –  a simple update to your  business headshot – whether it’s for social media, website , marketing materials  ( or being featured in your company’s magazine…)  it’s an easy way to give your business a quick simple new look.

Vickie – Thanks for once again trusting us with your headshot

 

 

Need a new headshot or business portrait? We cover Ottawa and surrounding areas – From Ottawa to Brockville, Perth to Cornwall and beyond ( we don’t mind travelling! )

Seeya

Steve

Cold Weather Photography Tips

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Cold weather is here and that calls for a few special precautions when out with your camera, whether you’re photographing family portraits, landscape photography, street photography or exterior photography. Don’t be afraid of taking your camera gear out when it’s cold, a few precautions and you can still get out there and take photos.

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*yes I was lazy and recylced this photo from a previous post 😀

 

 

The #1 rule that I have is this – once a camera body or lens is out in the cold temperature, it doesn’t come back into a warm environment unless it’s in a plastic bag that can be sealed. Whether it’s individual pieces of equipment or my entire camera bag inside a large garbage bag.  This includes a warm car, house or other building.  It’s the easiest way to try and prevent condensation from forming on and inside your camera gear. Moisture on the inside of a lens element isn’t a good thing  ( been there, done that, got the repair bill from Nikon!)

Make sure you take your memory card(s) out first, otherwise you will be left staring at your camera bag waiting for it to warm up  so you can download your photos

Battery life can be a huge issue, and the cold will suck the life out of your batteries. Keep them in a warm spot; inside your coat works great! I’ve also stuck hand warmers over the battery compartment of my camera. Also having a spare or two doesn’t hurt

When things get cold, they break easy! Be gentle with your gear and you shouldn’t have an issue.

Obviously, things can always go wrong in different circumstances, and by doing the above, I can’t guarantee that you won’t break something(that’s the disclaimer right there <—-) But,  to give you an idea  I have had my gear out in minus 35 deg Celsius  for a good ten hours ( I was photographing cars so I didn’t have to worry about the subjects keeping warm) and didn’t have any issues, I went through a lot of batteries and a lot of hand warmers though!

If you don’t want to take your camera out this winter for some DIY family portraits, are  Ottawa and the surrounding area (we aren’t scared of driving to get to a shoot) and are looking for a Professional Photographer  who doesn’t mind taking their camera gear out in the cold  – give us a call, we’d love to capture your portraits this winter !

Seeya

Steve

6138638519

info@barkingmonkeystudio.com

They didn’t hesitate to throw the snowballs at me

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Normally you cant throw snowballs at the guy with a camera…  Let’s just say they jumped at the opportunity!

 

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Don’t let winter get in the way of your next Family Portrait, snow can make things a little more interesting!

Seeya

Steve