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  • Jay Scott Photography: June 2014
    dear wife Angie has assisted me in some way with two thirds of my Challenging Reality photos It may be helping me to stylize something carry something to where I can more easily make a photo of it or extensively helping me to set up and take down whatever the subject might be Many of those photos I could make independently given adequate time Some of those would not be possible without her help I needed to acknowledge that as well as express my appreciation for the numerous times she has been my model and test subject I was also pleased to acknowledge the contributions of my friends Paul has been the largest contributor in helping me to name it being my model for multiple photos providing fair feedback which includes critique when needed and suggestions for material Heather has given me feedback and ideas and I have multiple ideas from Delynne All of those are on my list of subjects to shoot and as time permits they will be photographed and archived The brief description of Challenging Reality and the work it consists of was also included in the annual report that is distributed to every member of the CPA That coverage will help to sustain the project with new contributions new readers and new ideas for subject material However that was not the only publication I saw my face in yesterday After discussing my work with my contacts at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago they had me write an article for them to be in their newsletter It was difficult to reduce what I wanted to say down to three paragraphs because whose story can be summed up that briefly However I felt like their revisions to squeeze it into the allotted space was beautifully worded and I am very appreciative of the coverage and the support from them I do not know how many hundreds of thousands of people receive their newsletter but I have noticed a significant increase of traffic on Challenging Reality I don t deny the pressure I feel to make certain my posts are both well photographed and as well written as ever Again what good is that work without people to benefit from it Perhaps the pressure is most added because my face is now visible and I am by far most accustomed to being the one making the photos not being in them One final thought In anticipation of having my photo made of me receiving the merit award for the CPA publications I found myself planning some polite and helpful tips for the person to make our photo You see I ve been receiving their publications for 16 years now and the vast majority involve photos of people in wheelchairs made by someone at a full standing height That is looking down on the people in the wheelchairs I know that they do not mean any harm by this but I also know that their mandate includes equality A good starting point is by giving viewers of their photos and equal eye level to the camera Likely it would be subconscious but by removing that angle of view of looking down on someone you are removing the viewer s tendency to feel above the photo of who they are looking at My suggestions were welcomed and I hope that the photo I see in the next publication will be improved from some I have seen in the past Now if we could just get people to turn off that on camera flash Posted by Jay at 8 59 PM 0 comments Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels acknowledgement chicago cpa merit award newsletter publication shriners hospital writing Jun 12 2014 Dock Walk In an effort to make the most of our short summer and get out before the long stretch of forecasted rain arrives I headed down to the river this morning behind the Mendel art gallery It was a very comfortable morning and the sights and sounds minus the construction sounds from the Kinsman Park were very soothing Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the full picture I thought we had seen the last of the fruit trees blooming especially after the wicked wind we had last week that blew away any but the heartiest blooms Then on my way back up the river bank I spotted this vibrant tree I must have missed this while focusing on slowing my descent so I didn t go for a swim A few of the winter berries that did not get picked off by the birds I find it so interesting that it wasn t until a few years ago that I realized thanks to our tomato plants that the ugly dried up parts of the bottom of the berry were what once was the blossom which grew into the berry We probably learned that in elementary school but the things a person does not think about on a daily basis are sometimes the simplest One more shot from the top One of the things that frustrates me the most on the days like this when my intention is to get some exercise is that the pain I feel is not in my muscles Most the time it is the seams in my gloves where the thumb is sewn to the main body that digs in to my toneless webbing between my thumb and index finger After a number of hard pushes up a steep hill it feels like someone is jamming a hot fork in there The dust and grime on my gloves and push rims prevent me from moving forward using a different group of muscles because there is a greater risk of my hands slipping off losing my forward momentum and even hurting myself Not the strength training I was hoping for on a nice day like this However I did take the time to stop

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  • Jay Scott Photography: May 2014
    but I seem to be saving the beef jerky we picked up One thing about independent business and vendors they are always so friendly knowledgeable about their product and interested in serving their customers It s always so enjoyable to interact with them and learn about their products that they are so passionate about I m not the type to snap pictures of everything and everyone but I did snap a couple uninspiring shots while waiting for the empanadas we enjoyed before leaving shortly after noon My apologies for the mediocre cell phone shots that precede the star photo of this post at the end That afternoon Sunday we went downtown to check things out In past visits to Calgary we avoided downtown because we were assuming that the parking would be too expensive and the driving more intimidating than the benefit of going downtown After Vancouver and Seattle last year downtown Calgary was completely unintimidating to drive in We spent the afternoon at the Core shopping center which cost us a whole two dollars for parking as Calgary has a very affordable and liberal parking policy on weekends At the top of The Core shopping center are the Devonian Gardens It was a very nice place to spend some time enjoying plants and scenery since spring has been so late in coming to this part of the world The only problem was getting up there with only one elevator for the entire shopping center which was always packed like a can of sardines The multiple escalators seem to elude most people who could ve used them I was hoping to have the opportunity to make a few photos of the gardens while we were there so I looked up their photography policies before we left It sounded like they were reasonably casual but that anybody wanting to do anything serious need to reserve and pay for the time there As such there was a very large men s choir having a photo session after which they graced us with their talents before dispersing It certainly added to the lovely atmosphere of the gardens However I did not bring my camera because the weather looked lousy and we were not planning to go to the zoo so I was not going to haul it with me just to photograph a few flowers which would ve only end up being snapshots as seen above The light was really nice in the gardens and the shiny metal tables made for beautiful fill light reflectors which meant Angie had to pose for me more than a few times After we had seen enough of the gardens and the shopping center we went downstairs and out onto 8th Avenue also known as Stephen Avenue This street is pedestrian only between certain hours of the day It was nice to be able to stroll down the middle of the street see the unique architecture and far more interesting businesses than your typical chain stores that

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  • Jay Scott Photography: April 2014
    snow and breaking through up to its belly I guess Calgary isn t that much more melted than we are Lastly before I decided I had seen all that I was able to get to for the day were the lynx Their new platform gives them both a better view out and visitors a better view of them With the snow receding I should be able to get a better angle with less fence in the foreground but the red branches of the red bush against the fence were intentional Early mornings will be the best time to find the cats sitting up there looking out But the biggest news is of course that Angie is due in a mere four months I m still trying to wrap my head around that but feeling our baby kick for the first time the other night brought me one step closer to it sinking in to my brain We will continue with the regular series of photos and post a new composite periodically For those interested in the technicals of the above photos it varies from each session to session but the location is the same hence the entertainment center in our snug living room creeping into the bottom left corner of each frame and the light sources though the power may vary from one to the other are the same each time The key light on camera left is a 90 cm soft box with the equivalent of a one quarter cut of CTO the fill on the right is a small Pringles can strip light with a one half cut of CTO and one hair light at rear camera right with a full cut of CTO and a 20 grid spot For each I was at about 90mm shooting between

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  • Jay Scott Photography: March 2014
    we had a guest in our home Her photo is at the top of this post We were very glad to help out Paul and his family as they were away at the same event as their usual dog sitters Bailey is a very laid back puppy and we anticipated no problems but she was very homesick the first night The next day once she played with Kiwi a bit and got to know us even better she was pretty happy It hasn t been since Kiwi was first with us that I have met a dog who was temporarily so inconsolable and I found it sad and a bit frustrating but am well aware that nights and helplessness like that are certainly in our future once a baby has has joined our family I hope to be able to finally release the photos from Velvet Pawz but do not want to do that until they have their website up and running That will be something new to share At Kiwi s last check up we got a little bit of disappointing news She has had a bit of a limp for a time and we thought it might be an injury from playing but the vet thought that she might have some arthritis and recommended glucosamine the exact primary ingredient of Velvet Pawz So we started her on it and her limp has definitely improved but we also trimmed her claws which might have been long enough to cause her some discomfort Time will tell In addition to that we learned that her front teeth are in not so good condition We have neglected to brush her teeth but where she chews with her back teeth the vet said they look excellent As a result she will be getting

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  • Jay Scott Photography: February 2014
    can only serve to make next year s Help Portrait go even better I ve decided to try a bit more extensive processing such as the second and third photos I welcome your feedback I commented that I d always felt weird whenever I d wanted to set up a light and shoot this millstone but in a group of other photographers with their verbal support I didn t feel as silly and I was pleased with the results Before coffee back at the Agriculture Building I made a better portrait of the T rex in Geology with Janet s help Once we got the elevator unstuck that one is always finicky we returned to our starting point and shot the breeze I may be able to make the full album of everyone s shot on Facebook open to everyone once it s put together Check back later to see it This link should take you to the album but it might be a few days to populate Not eveyone s the keener I am P Posted by Jay at 8 43 PM 0 comments Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels 2014 foliage help portrait photo walk saskatoon skeleton t rex university of saskatchewan Feb 6 2014 This Picture is Worth Many More than a Thousand Words August 9 is the estimated date Without a doubt I ll keep you posted Posted by Jay at 1 41 PM 0 comments Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels 2014 announcement baby guard high key kiwi pregnancy shoes white Newer Posts Older Posts Home Subscribe to Posts Atom Challenging Reality The Portfolio All Photos on 500px Photo Sets Bigger Things Eclectic Fauna Flora Food Little Things People Scenery Skies

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  • Jay Scott Photography: January 2014
    and the doctor I saw when I was there for a few brief hours In addition to that they want me to be one of their people featured in the alumni portion of their newsletter once it is instituted While attempting to interact with the Rick Hansen Foundation on Twitter I was responded to by Reveca Torres from Backbones Online com who wanted to feature me as one of their Hi Rollers which is the post linked to in this sentence That was no small honour and was the second time in a week I was having a conversation with someone in Chicago As well Challenging Reality will be featured in her newsletter that reaches over 2500 people and she wants me to write a post about it for her blog I will begin working on that as time permits Another potential upcoming opportunity related to disability is a piece I may be creating for Brain Week here in Saskatoon Brain Week is a worldwide week of events at various places mostly hospitals and Universities of activities displays artwork silent auctions and other things that will help increase the awareness of brain injuries and diseases It was thanks to Help Portrait this year that this opportunity came about A couple that I met at the gatherings for Help Portrait Garrett and Amanda have connections with one of the researchers at the University of Saskatchewan who is organizing this year s events They may not be as extensive in the past but hopefully if I do make a photo it will be useful to the event Whether it will or not I have already found a gelatin mold shaped like a brain that I have access to not that they are hard to find online but at this time of year shipping can be slow so I will be making a photo of a brain analogue In the interest of not making it look like a preserved brain I started looking for real images online last night and was somewhat surprised at the feelings they caused in me As with most internal anatomy it isn t immediately beautiful I think what caught me most off guard was my response to seeing the underside of one where the brainstem had been separated from the spinal cord I will do my best to find a recipe that best resembles the colour as to have the greatest impact As much as there are a number of photos I have mulling around in the back of my mind the ones I feel most motivated to complete are those related to Challenging Reality With so much of the advertising and networking time being spent the time for actually making photos has been reduced and I find it impacting me A number of them I need to wait until the weather warms up others will take portions of time and portions of our home to complete I m still trying to find the best bracket of time

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  • Jay Scott Photography: December 2013
    you are trying to get them to do but also come with some very well defined ideas of their own Jamie and her kids were a bunch of fun Look at those cute little faces It took a few tries to get good expressions and of course her little boy would have nothing to do with sitting still But each time they plopped him down in the chair with some excitement we got about two frames before he was off and running again It was a lot of fun and we were glad that we could squeeze her in at the very last minute to get her some family photos made in time for Christmas Unfortunately for Laura I was getting pretty tired by the end of the day I hadn t slept much the night before and my people skills were slipping away as quickly as my alertness We also came into her session not knowing what she wanted so we started experimenting the slides and seeing what she liked After the first round I stepped aside and let others work with her Eric is an amazing guy when it comes to working with people and I know there is plenty I could learn from observing him making photos and interacting I had to save the best for last You probably recognize the first photo Lawrence I did post it a few days ago but wanted to share it again so that all photos were in the same place Lawrence came in knowing what he was wanting with the guitar and some killer sunglasses faux hawk at the ready after being touched up by our stylists I had been planning his photo in my mind for weeks because ever since I met him I knew one day I wanted to make a portrait of him I certainly hope these are not the last ones We toned down the lighting and attempted to fill the background with fog from a handheld fog machine of mine Unfortunately it just does not have the output needed for that so we made it useful to add a little bit of character to the intensity of this playing He was pretty pumped about the results but then so were we There is no question that without the team pictured below the day could not have been anywhere near the success it was Many hands make a lot of things possible very quickly A slight tweak to the light a small adjustment there or a major change in the overall set up would ve taken me hours to complete It was great to have multiple sets of hands to help me make a day I had been excited about for so long possible Without the effective work of our stylists people would not have looked at their very best the way only a skilled aesthetician can make a person look We greatly appreciate their efforts and how they helped our clients to feel their very

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  • Jay Scott Photography: November 2013
    It was for a final grade in marketing I guess that was a better taste of the real world than anything I had had to that point That said I am looking forward to the events this year the enjoyment that will come out of all of this planning and all of these meetings to make something awesome happen What at one point had the phrase pull the plug being tossed around turned into something excellent as volunteers began coming out in droves Our co organizer was correct people don t come out until much closer to the event Stresses a guy like me right out But it will be a pair of good days providing portraits for those who receive few luxuries in life and I will be absolutely ready to scale back after that Oh wait Christmas will be in a few weeks and I have shopping to do that won t get done until then Once January hits I can hibernate and catch up on much that needs doing Hopefully our furnace will continue to decide to function properly during those coldest months and our water heater installed in January won t need any more warranty work I dislike those inconveniences at the best of times but especially when my attention could be focused somewhere so much more positive The Highest You may remember this photo from a few years ago when I made the author portraits for Nicole and Lynne for their book Erpill the Caterpillar It can be found in major retailers such as McNally Robinson and online at Amazon Nicole by Jay Scott I know that I m always my own worst critic but I am aware of some of the things I would ve done differently for their portraits I won t go into that detail I can only look back and say that I am aware that I have become a much better photographer since then and I hope I continue to grow in my ability I know they are happy with the portraits and if they ever need new ones I will be ready to make them Lynne by Jay Scott It s cliché but the Internet has opened up publishing to anyone You don t have to go through major magazine newspaper or other publication in order to be seen Of course getting publications with them meant a much larger audience but if you can find the right mix between quality content and community building you can become a voice in your area of expertise or passion Erpill is a self published book In their available time Lynne and Nicole have steadily gained ground with their children s story written many years ago Just today Nicole can be seen below giving a copy of the book to Prince William and Kate How cool is that One of my photos is sitting in Kensington Palace As neat is that is I feel more connection with the hard work we have put

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