Derek Heisler - Directing models vs. posing them during photo shoots

Creative Director and Conceptual photographer Derek Heisler explains the benefits of directing your models rather than just posing them during your shoot. Here's a small bit from his talk in Toronto May 11th, 2017. We want to thank Canon Canada and Vistek for sponsoring the event.

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Toronto Scotiabank Photography Contact Festival - Workshop

Contact Festival Event listing, care of https://scotiabankcontactphoto.com

Contact Festival Event listing, care of https://scotiabankcontactphoto.com

I am excited to announce I’m coming to talk at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto in 2 weeks; May 11. We’ve partnered with Vistek and Canon Canada to bring you an evening of photography, lighting, directing talent and business talk. Come on by and check it out, it’s free to attend. Thank you to our sponsors! See you soon Toronto!

Add it to your Contact Festival Planner here.

Workshop Information:

Title: Vistek: Learn to Shoot like Derek Heisler

If you’ve dreamed of becoming a fashion photographer, this is an event you don’t want to miss. This is your chance to learn from one of the best commercial fashion/lifestyle photographers in the business, Derek Heisler, on how to light, shoot, and work with a fashion model. Sponsored by Canon.

Visit vistek.ca/go/contact to register.

Toronto Scotiabank Photography Contact Festival - Gallery Showing

Contact Festival gallery listing, care of https://scotiabankcontactphoto.com

Contact Festival gallery listing, care of https://scotiabankcontactphoto.com

I am excited to annouce a gallery of some of my select work in "The Colour of Personality" will up at the Toronto Vistek location for the month of May. I will be at the store on May 11th from 12PM-2PM, come by and say hi!

Add the event to your Contact Festival planner here.

Gallery Info:

Name: The Colour of Personality

Where: Vistek Toronto

Persons of intrigue are often described as colourful and full of personality. It all starts with the eyes and ows to the brow, cheeks, and lips. Colour and light can say so much about a subject, and this exhibition shows how it can be used to emphasize personality or emotion.

Moving Portrait - Lingerie

Let me present a Moving Portrait.

A little different from a cinemagraph. Where a cinemagraph is a video that's masked to show small movement; a moving portrait is originally a still image that is then broken up and the camera is moved much like Disney's Multi-plane camera.

Pop in those headphones and turn on the audio. Enjoy!

A Moving Portrait - Gunslinger

Let me present a Moving Portrait.

A little different from a cinemagraph. Where a cinemagraph is a video that's masked to show small movement; a moving portrait is originally a still image that is then broken up and the camera is moved much like Disney's Multi-plane camera.

Here there are 3 objects, the back wall, the counter and the subject himself. What makes a great moving portrait? A great shot, a smooth camera movement in 3D space and great environmental audio that takes you there.

Pop in those headphones and turn on the audio. Enjoy!

Doodle Gunslingers

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Doodled Gunslingers is a series of illustrated photos shot by commercial photographer Derek Heisler with linework by Mr. Woody Woods. These guys are real american stuntmen from the northwest. Mr. Woody Woods has used illustrations that compliment the originals by using elements that represent their career and history. Adding more character to their very characterful faces.

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Photography Derek Heisler
Model Tessa Greiner
Make + Hair Erin Halisky
 

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It's about the car, the girl and the road.

It's about the car, the girl and the road. All distractions we need. The open road gives us the freedom to stretch our wings and refresh. The car gives us the power we need to travel through miles and miles of thoughts. And the girl, the girl. Music reminds you of her, glimpses of her smile in your peripheral. She's the angel and the devil on your shoulder on an adventure we all need to take. Take a deep breath, this is what life is about. 

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Fallout 4 Wallpapers

WAR NEVER CHANGES.

With the release of Fallout 4, I wanted to share some of my own adventures into the US Pre-wasteland. These areas exist today, but very much feel like they are a part of the Fallout universe. So to celebrate the release here are some wallpapers to use on your personal computers. They come in two flavours; 1920x1080 and 1920x1200. Please download them from the link below.

Enjoy and watch out for those super mutants!

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Download the wallpapers here

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Summer's Field - Free Wallpaper

Hey everyone! Last night had some beautiful views out in the country north of Calgary. One image reminded me of a yellow Windows XP wallpaper so much that I figured I'd make it available for everyone to use as their wallpaper on the desktop or mobile phone. Grab the zip from the link below and enjoy!

Download the wallpapers here.