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As the official first day of the championships wraps up we saw a busy day with 3 exciting draws, including two mens’ and a women’s. Minus the terrible jet lag and 5 hours of sleep a night it has been amazing thus far, to have the privilege of working such an esteemed event and learning from the very best has been and will continue to be an honour. ┬áThe minimum 14 hour days are sure to worsen the effects of the jet lag but in the end it’s undoubtably worth it.

 

I met my journalist counterpart today, Rick Lane, a nice fellow from the UK who is tasked with recording the championships events via social media and various other outlets, minus my blog of course… The level of writing showcased here is obviously a little more barbaric as opposed to his fine verbal craftsmanship.

 

It has been fantastic working with the governing body of curling here at the event, giving me the chance to try all sorts of crazy things with remote cameras and places to shoot from. A goal I have set for myself this week is to find an interesting place to put a remote that offers an angle not usually seen in the curling world, so far some interesting ideas have come to mind and I guess you’ll have to come back throughout the week to see how they play out.

 

Thanks to Richard Gray, photo editor and my mentor for the event I have been able to capture images that I never imagined to be getting at 19. The entire World Curling Federation team as well as the WCFTV crew have welcomed me with opened arms and really made this week amazing and full of fun, learning and success.

Enough rambling from myself, here are my favourite images from the day’s events!

Enjoy!

 

Cheers,

 

-Jesse

  • Tony Hansen - Jess looking great, keep up the good work and have some fun along the way.ReplyCancel

    • kush - Thanks Tony, rest assured I am having a blast!ReplyCancel

As most of you already know and for those of you who don’t, I have travelled over 5000 miles this week to the absolutely beautiful city of Stavanger located in Norway. Being my first time travelling across the pond to Europe I can assure you the 9 hour flight to London and the missed connection was no walk in the park, thankfully I was travelling with a great group also destined to work the championship in Stavanger. After finally reaching our destination and indulging in some excellent kebabs in a local restaurant it was off to bed in preparation for Day 1, Practice day.

 

A ten minute bus ride to the venue revealed the beautiful, landscapes of Norway for the first time since my arrival and filled me with excitement as the big day finally came. From the moment I arrived in the rink it was off to the races for a very busy day which included practice rounds for all teams, meeting some of the worlds best curlers and taking the official event team photos!

 

My first day rapped up that evening and led me downtown Stavanger for some amazing food at “Around the World in 80 Days” which served fine dining quality food. Although I am writing to you at 10 AM on my second day it already feels like routine to me and I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life. Take a look at the selection from my first day and make sure to keep any eye on Instagram and Twitter for some behind the scenes stuff! Talk to you tomorrow!

 

 

Cheers,

 

-Jesse

Wedding season has come to an end and my sports season is now booming, throughout the year you with see a variety of sports hit the blog and other social media but something you don’t see from me often is Rodeo, ┬áthis weekend I had the opportunity to shoot the Canadian Finals Rodeo as fans from across Canada packed into Rexall Place to watch the action. This sport is packed with hard hitting action, injury and laughs and it made for some great images, take a look and let me know what you think!

 

 

-Jesse

 

This summer I had the amazing opportunity to second shoot a handful of weddings with Amanda from Lightside Photography, her work is impeccable and she was a fantastic teacher along the way. In this industry there is an ever growing amount of information you need to know to be successful and Amanda was kind enough to show me the ropes.

 

Prisca and Jason tied the knot at the Alberta Art Gallery on August 17th, 2013 and I had the privilege to be able to photograph their special day with Amanda, I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher and a more amazing couple. Here is a selection of my work from that day!

 

 

-Jesse

Here’s a sample of an assignment I just did at NAIT which I got to shoot a model of my choosing in studio and build a demo card for them for self promotion. It was a pretty fun shoot as I got to work with one of my friends Brooke who is a model and it allowed me to shoot something I don’t normally do. Take a look and let me know what you think!

 

-Jesse