My old business just won the 2015 Best of Vancouver Award for commercial photography. This is pretty cool, and I’ll take the accolades, but I haven’t lived or worked in Vancouver for over ten years now. It’s good to know that I’m the best in the business, even in places where I don’t work!
Here’s the link to the press release and a bit more about the award:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Out There Images Receives 2015 Best of Vancouver Award
Vancouver Award Program Honors the Achievement
VANCOUVER March 12, 2015 — Out There Images has been selected for the 2015 Best of Vancouver Award in the Commercial Photography category by the Vancouver Award Program.
Each year, the Vancouver Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Vancouver area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Vancouver Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Vancouver Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Vancouver Award Program
The Vancouver Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Vancouver area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Vancouver Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Vancouver Award Program
What is the Vancouver Award Program?
Each year, in and around the Vancouver area, the Vancouver Award Program chooses only the best local businesses. We focus on companies that have demonstrated their ability to use various marketing methods to grow their business in spite of difficult economic times. The companies chosen exemplify the best of small business; often leading through customer service and community involvement.
For most companies, this recognition is a result of your dedication and efforts as well as the work of others in your organization that have helped build your business. Your team is now a part of an exclusive group of small businesses that have achieved this selection.
I’ve posted PDF versions of our famous setup guides for the Nikon D800/D800E and the Nikon D4 cameras. The guides show my personal recommendations for setting up menus, buttons and dials in four configurations: Travel/Landscape, Portrait/Wedding, Sports/Action, and Point and Shoot.
The guides are free to download and print out for your own use. If you are interested, you can order laminated copies from us for $6.50. Order instructions are on the setup guide web page.
Here are the direct links:
We also have setup guides for most of the other popular Nikon dSLR cameras including the D7000, D700, D300, D300s, D3s, D3, D3X, etc. Click this link to go to our Nikon camera setup guide page. Scroll down to the bottom for the camera setup guides.
We have a shorter newsletter this month, but it’s still filled with great info! Click through to read about:
Our May 2011 Out There Images newsletter is posted!
Here’s the direct link: http://www.outthereimages.com/newsletter.html
In this month’s newsletter:
April GOAL Assignment: Point of View Photography
– May GOAL Assignment: Shooting in P Mode
– Photo Techniques: Shooting in P Mode
– Photo Techniques: How Does VR Respond with Back Button Focusing?
– Photo Techniques: White Balance for Blue Hour Photography
– Book Review: Remote Exposure, A Guide to Hiking and Climbing Photography
– Workshop and Business Updates
Our July 2010 newsletter is posted. This month our topics are:
– June GOAL Assignment: Light Throughout the Day
– July GOAL Assignment: 50 Photos Within 10 Feet
– Digital Tidbits: Lightroom 3 Great Features
– Book Review: Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers
– Workshop Updates
That’s right, our January 2010 newsletter is up at the main website. Here’s the link: www.outthereimages.com/newsletter.html
This month’s topics include an article on event photography and another article on using the sun as a strong backlight. I’ve included some fun photos of skim boarders that I took on a recent trip to Maui. I also have a new GOAL assignment posted for the month of January.
Finally, I’ve updated all the information for our new 2010 workshops.
Hop to it!
The September 2009 Out There Images, Inc. newsletter is posted over at:
– Greetings & Updates
– San Diego Trip Learning Experience
– German Edition of Flash Book
– July GOAL Assignment: Starbursts
– September GOAL Assignment: Point and Shoot Challenge
– Digital Tidbits: Nikon D300s Initial Impressions
– Photo Techniques: Don’t Settle for Only One Angle
– Workshop Updates
The July 2009 Out There Images, Inc. newsletter is posted here:
In this Newsletter:
– Greetings & Updates
– Setup Guides
– Book Feedback
– June GOAL Assignment: Exercise Your Depth of Field
– July GOAL Assignment: Starbursts and Sunbursts
– Maha Imedion Battery Report
– Hoodman HoodLoupe 3.0 Review
– Workshop Updates
Congratulations to Mike Angelo who won our free drawing on 5/20/09. We gave away a copy of Joe McNally’s new book called The Hot Shoe Diaries as well as a copy of my book called The Nikon Creative Lighting System.
Enjoy the books Mike!
I just returned from a great Art of Travel Photography workshop in Hood River, Oregon. We had lots of happy people and everyone came away with some truly amazing photographs.
We spent four days exploring the Columbia River Gorge and photographed locations from Vista House to the Tom McCall Nature Reserve to Mt. Hood. Folks came in from Chicago, Seattle, British Columbia and Oregon. We thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company and tired ourselves out with more photography than you can shake a stick at! It was truly a great trip and I can’t wait to do it all over again next year.
The wildflower bloom was a little bit behind this year, but we still found amazing fields full of balsam root flowers. Lupine was just starting to bloom, but Indian paintbrush was out in full force. The secret fields of Camas lilies needed just about one more week before they were in full bloom.
Because of the high snow pack in the Cascade Mountains this year, all the Gorge waterfalls were flowing at full capacity. Each of us were constantly wiping off our lenses from all the waterfall spray!
Here are some shots I took during the workshop.