Meet David

One glance at a David Watt photograph and the distinction is certain. Time and time again, David captures what makes each client or project unique. Coaching his subjects to reveal their unique character, while living in a beautifully lit and aesthetically orchestrated scene, are what have made David one of the most sought-after photographers in Alberta. His work has been showcased in print media from the New York Times in the east to Up Here and Far North Oil & Gas magazines in the north to Costco Catalogue, Aviation World, Pharmacy Business, Octane, YCM, YFM magazines and many others all over Canada.

For over fifteen years now, whether he is doing an annual report cover for an oil and gas enterprise, corporate head shots for a major law firm or architectural shooting for a designer, David always aims to convey a truly cinematic, one-of-a-kind feel to his work. He achieves this by using the most suitable backgrounds and artistic lighting set-ups to create individualized, perfectly tailored expressions for each client. And knowing that each session will bring something new is what keeps him hard at play every day, searching for that perfect shot.

When David isn’t in his work playground he can be found on his road bike cruising the pavement on Calgary’s highways or happily hiking or skiing the trails of the Rockies.

 

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Meet Alan: Fortune Filmworks

Fortune Filmworks is an award-winning cinematography company specialising in corporate, industrial and documentary style productions. FFW is owned and operated by Alan Fortune, who has decades of experience both as a cinematographer and photographer in Western Canada, producing results for small to large businesses such as Tourism Canada, General Motors, CN Rail and Holiday Inn. Our mission here is simple - deliver great results. With creativity and innovation we have the power to bring your ideas to life, and to us that's something special.
 
When not busy exceeding the expectations of his clients, Alan can be found reaching for new heights in the mountains of Western Canada or exploring the wilds of Canada's coastlines and rivers, by kayak or canoe, of course with camera in hand.

You can find his outdoor work in publications such as Tourism Canada Magazine, Reader's Digest, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Paddler Magazine and numerous book covers and calendars.

Alan is pleased to align his company with David Watt Photography to collaborate on offering our combined services to best meet our client needs. 

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The David Watt Photography Blog

This was a challenging area to shoot in, not only for the monochrome look to the room, but avoiding the powder coating spray.

11/29/2016

While meeting with a new client the other day, she related that she almost steered away from my photography services upon first landing on my web site. She had perused my portfolios, checked out my client list and after her initial favorable reaction her inclination was to move on, ‘as probably too expensive for our present budget constraints.’
As a photographer who has been plying his trade full-time in Calgary for over 15 years, it has often crossed my mind that I may be in a unique position to provide relevant and perhaps not readily obvious information to those often finding themselves tasked with seeking a photographer for a photography shoot, be it for corporate head-shots, an industrial on-site shoot, architectural or any of the other plethora of photography needs.
I was recently wading through hundreds of my archived images when I came across an image of a Brocken Spectre surrounded by rings of glory, (my climbing partner with arms extended) taken from the summit ridge of Mt. Slesse many, many years ago. It reminded me of another amazing Brocken Spectre that I had observed a few years ago while my BA flight was descending into Berlin. Our 737 was casting its shadow against the mist which had formed into a magnificent Brocken Spectre surrounded by a circular rainbow. Who saw it?
This was a cool photography session at the Alberta Children's Hospital, where I was introduced to #Medi, a robot using humanoid technology created by the #RxRobots group to help alleviate a sick child's pain, assist in the child's education in managing their health and act as a companion for the child. Very cool, indeed!
As New York ad agencies endeavor to portray a perception of excellence on their web sites, surely they would display outstanding images of their people alongside visually stimulating content relating to their work and company culture?
HDR tone mapping has become increasingly popular amongst photographers as a post-processing technique, where several exposures at different shutter speeds are combined to produce an HDR image, followed by a tone mapping operation.
The longer I am in this business the more it gets driven home how vitally important preparation and planning with absolute client commitment is to the successful outcome of a photo session.

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Meet David

One glance at a David Watt photograph and the distinction is certain. Time and time again, David captures what makes each client or project unique. Coaching his subjects to reveal their unique character, while living in a beautifully lit and aesthetically orchestrated scene, are what have made David one of the most sought-after photographers in Alberta. His work has been showcased in print media from the New York Times in the east to Up Here and Far North Oil & Gas magazines in the north to Costco Catalogue, Aviation World, Pharmacy Business, Octane, YCM, YFM magazines and many others all over Canada.

For over fifteen years now, whether he is doing an annual report cover for an oil and gas enterprise, corporate head shots for a major law firm or architectural shooting for a designer, David always aims to convey a truly cinematic, one-of-a-kind feel to his work. He achieves this by using the most suitable backgrounds and artistic lighting set-ups to create individualized, perfectly tailored expressions for each client. And knowing that each session will bring something new is what keeps him hard at play every day, searching for that perfect shot.

When David isn’t in his work playground he can be found on his road bike cruising the pavement on Calgary’s highways or happily hiking or skiing the trails of the Rockies.

 

PST 2.0 Petroleum Safety Training

H2S Alive Certified

WHMIS Certified

SS&R Certified

 

 

 

Meet Alan: Fortune Filmworks

Fortune Filmworks is an award-winning cinematography company specialising in corporate, industrial and documentary style productions. FFW is owned and operated by Alan Fortune, who has decades of experience both as a cinematographer and photographer in Western Canada, producing results for small to large businesses such as Tourism Canada, General Motors, CN Rail and Holiday Inn. Our mission here is simple - deliver great results. With creativity and innovation we have the power to bring your ideas to life, and to us that's something special.
 
When not busy exceeding the expectations of his clients, Alan can be found reaching for new heights in the mountains of Western Canada or exploring the wilds of Canada's coastlines and rivers, by kayak or canoe, of course with camera in hand.

You can find his outdoor work in publications such as Tourism Canada Magazine, Reader's Digest, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Paddler Magazine and numerous book covers and calendars.

Alan is pleased to align his company with David Watt Photography to collaborate on offering our combined services to best meet our client needs. 

PST 2.0 Petroleum Safety Training

H2S Alive Certified

WHMIS Certified

SS&R Certifie