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Paul Howard

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BlackRapid and Zenfolio

Published October 18th, 2011

I don`t know if I would have written this otherwise, but there IS a chance to win another BlackRapid strap, so hey!

What can I say about both of these companies that hasn`t been said; nothing at all I`m sure. But I can add my voice to the legions that already love em.

I`ve been a Zennie for a few years now and completely love the way that they show my portfolio, the ease with which I can add to and edit it, the awesome support and forum discussions, and the fact that they just keep on keepin on adding new features. Thing is, it isn`t just me. Everyone who has looked through my images on the site loves it too. (Even when my images, well, suck. They still love the presentation. Now if someone that would bleed into the photo....hmmmm) These guys are just too darn good.

BlackRapid - well. I don`t even recall when I first saw or heard of them. A blog post, Facebook mention or tweet from some photographer or other that I follow. I read up on them and thought I should try them out. I di ...

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Some Learnin' and a Photo Walk

Published July 22nd, 2011

I got to attend Scott Kelby's "Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It Live!" seminar in Calgary yesterday. Scott was great!

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Gone to the Dogs

Published June 16th, 2011

I had the pleasure of tagging along on a Street Safety Training lesson with Sabrina Thieme of Released Inc. in Red Deer yesterday. Pretty amazing to watch all of these dogs in action! Full gallery at http://howardpa.zenfolio.com/p568809714

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Fridays are Ducky

Published June 3rd, 2011

I drove into the shop this morning and had to stop the truck before pulling into the driveway. I was shocked, of course.

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Our sheltie, Sadie, wasn\'t going to move just so that I could get a shot of a shadow. Probably better that way.

Another Shadow

Published May 28th, 2011

I've been working on my photo-a-week / Project 52 this year, trying to "theme" each month as I go. (The whole thing so far is at http://howardpa.zenfolio.com/p209786251)

May's theme was shadows. I saw this one this morning.

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Nothing Better Than A Good Storm

Published May 28th, 2011

Spring has to be the best season of the year; it's not too hot but you still get warm days and cool nights, the snow and mud and grey and browns fade to greens and blues, there's finally some leaves on the trees for the breeze to blow through, and the rain smells oh so fresh.

And while not everyone likes them, I've got a tremendous fondness for thunderstorms. We don't usually get the devastating tornadoes that other parts of North America get (although they've definitely happened here) so the storm is usually "just a storm".

Once in a while we luck out and, before the day becomes the night, the storm passes and the sun blazes out and all that glorious green is soaked and dripping. I love that light.

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