Fortis…

 

 
This image was shot for Fortis Alberta through ZGM. It is a multi layer composite. The truck was shot in the yard at Fortis and all the other elements were shot locally and added in. The weather effects were added in post. This is one of four images for the campaign. Three more to come.

Grant Waddell

My New Website…

After many hours up late selecting images and populating the wonderful Squarespace template, I have officially launched my new site.  Squarespace made the entire process very simple and fun to use in the process.  It has spiffy eCommerce integration through Stripe which made setting up a store very easy. Swing on over and have a look and let me know what you all think.

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Hexacopter Desire…

As I start to make my way forward and begin the process of re-evaluating what it is I really want to do, a client mentioned the high cost of aerial photography. He mentioned he had talked with someone who hired a company that used a UAV to shoot for them at a fraction of the cost. He then said, if I bought one he would hire me for 5 jobs right off the bat. So I’ve been doing some research and came up with this one so far…

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Playing around with 3D…

Modelled a bit of PVC pipe for a different project and was just fooling around with lighting etc. Always amazed at how similar these programs are to actual studio photography. For most, if not every tool I use in the studio, there are digital versions in the software. It makes lighting something pretty intuitive. very steep learning curve though!

 

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Bus Wrap…

So Calgary has two new CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) buses which apparently, are all the rage around the world but pretty new here in Western Canada. I was commissioned to create an image of a tree wrapping itself around the busses on both sides. The project involved 3D for visualization and creation of the leaves, because after all, it’s still considered winter here in Cow Town and there isn’t a single leaf to be seen. It also involved practical photography of trees and various bits and parts for texturing and building the main trunk and branches. The tree grew from a sapling on the back of the bus and grew over three  more stages to the last stage you see now. A sky plate was added to the top of the bus to help create the illusion. It was unveiled on April 22…Earth Day.

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Tree Illusion Blog

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The Cloud Maker…

Photograph of the Joffre Cogeneration Plant – A natural gas power station owned by ATCO Power, EPCOR and Nova Chemicals. Produces 480 megawatts of power and 530 tonnes/hr. of steam.

My brother in law used to live within a ten minute drive of this place. I would always look out on a cloudless day and wonder what that huge column was rising to the east. The photo doesn’t do it’s immense size justice. The plant covers approximately three square kilometres. To drive around it is 13km on gravel roads. I don’t even want to guess how high the steam column was but it was impressive.