Courtney MacDougall
Marketing Coordinator at Plume Cosmetics Inc.

David is now our go-to corporate photographer. We initially contacted him to take some photos of our facility, equipment, and products for our website, and he more than delivered. Shooting on a busy production floor is a major challenge, especially with the highly sensitive equipment and components you are required to work around. David did an excellent job capturing the shots despite the challenging situation and his shots will really elevate the look of our new website and marketing materials. I would 100% recommend him to individuals and organizations looking for a professional, highly creative photographer who will go far above and beyond to ensure your needs are more than met.

Megan Murphy
Executive Assistant at Canadian Energy Research Institute

We hired David to take corporate photo's for our website. We were beyond pleased with the results! David is extremely professional, yet very down to earth. Easy to work with and made all of our staff feel comfortable in front of the camera. The photo's were much more than we expected and I would highly recommend him for any photography needs.

Robert Leyland
Consultant at Robert Leyland

I have worked with many top photographers over the years and David certainly ranks highly amongst them.
David has the ability to use photography to powerfully convey and re-inforce messages.
He is very creative and has produced stunning and memorable images.
I strongly recommend David if you want distinctive photographs which will make you, your event or your business stand out.

Sheila Hellevang
Executive Assistant

David is a pleasure to work with. He is very detailed and has an incredible gift for being able to see things in a new/different light. I would never hesitate to hire him again whether it was on a personal or professional level.

Renee Netzel
Sales Lead at Battistella Developments Inc.

David is a very detail-oriented photographer and a perfectionist at his craft. He takes the time and it shows. I would highly recommend him for any kind of photography work, whether for corporate or personal purposes.

Jerome Labeyrie
Handling Deputy Manager at Newrest Servair Inflight

David will take and succeed in the challenge to put you or your company under the best image and light. David is truly gifted to turn a place and an uncomfortable situation into an amazing experience.
I look forward to any opportunity to work with David in the future.

Carolyn Moore-Robin
President of CMR Consulting Inc.

David has worked for me on projects with me while at Encana starting back in about 2001/02 and continues to provide excellent work for my clients on assignments today. I would highly recommend him for his client commitment, value and creativity.

Amy Dryer
Artist

David Watt came to my art studio a few years ago to take photos of me in my space. I wanted the photos to capture me as an artist with my work; David did just that. With enthusiasm and expertise, David Watt took a number of photos that captured me as an artist. Lighting, composition, fashion, and variety were considered in Watt's photos; I would recommend him to anyone looking to capture a unique portrait.

Peter Jalkotzy
Technical Lead, Regulatory and Permitting (DCS - Design and Consulting Services)

I have known David for many years and have always admired his skill and dedication to the photography business. It is his passion. And this passion is wholly evident in the work he produces. Creative, thoughtful, and unbounded by tradition, David's photography is unique and engaging.

Nikki Croft
Croft Creative Communications

David Watt is a talented photographer, with experience across a broad spectrum with a portfolio that includes both corporate Calgary as well as individuals. He's terrific to work with because of his flexible nature, and the high standards he has for getting "the shot." Nikki Croft

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?
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.
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.

Recommendations

Courtney MacDougall
Marketing Coordinator at Plume Cosmetics Inc.

David is now our go-to corporate photographer. We initially contacted him to take some photos of our facility, equipment, and products for our website, and he more than delivered. Shooting on a busy production floor is a major challenge, especially with the highly sensitive equipment and components you are required to work around. David did an excellent job capturing the shots despite the challenging situation and his shots will really elevate the look of our new website and marketing materials. I would 100% recommend him to individuals and organizations looking for a professional, highly creative photographer who will go far above and beyond to ensure your needs are more than met.

Megan Murphy
Executive Assistant at Canadian Energy Research Institute

We hired David to take corporate photo's for our website. We were beyond pleased with the results! David is extremely professional, yet very down to earth. Easy to work with and made all of our staff feel comfortable in front of the camera. The photo's were much more than we expected and I would highly recommend him for any photography needs.

Robert Leyland
Consultant at Robert Leyland

I have worked with many top photographers over the years and David certainly ranks highly amongst them.
David has the ability to use photography to powerfully convey and re-inforce messages.
He is very creative and has produced stunning and memorable images.
I strongly recommend David if you want distinctive photographs which will make you, your event or your business stand out.

Sheila Hellevang
Executive Assistant

David is a pleasure to work with. He is very detailed and has an incredible gift for being able to see things in a new/different light. I would never hesitate to hire him again whether it was on a personal or professional level.

Renee Netzel
Sales Lead at Battistella Developments Inc.

David is a very detail-oriented photographer and a perfectionist at his craft. He takes the time and it shows. I would highly recommend him for any kind of photography work, whether for corporate or personal purposes.

Jerome Labeyrie
Handling Deputy Manager at Newrest Servair Inflight

David will take and succeed in the challenge to put you or your company under the best image and light. David is truly gifted to turn a place and an uncomfortable situation into an amazing experience.
I look forward to any opportunity to work with David in the future.

Carolyn Moore-Robin
President of CMR Consulting Inc.

David has worked for me on projects with me while at Encana starting back in about 2001/02 and continues to provide excellent work for my clients on assignments today. I would highly recommend him for his client commitment, value and creativity.

Amy Dryer
Artist

David Watt came to my art studio a few years ago to take photos of me in my space. I wanted the photos to capture me as an artist with my work; David did just that. With enthusiasm and expertise, David Watt took a number of photos that captured me as an artist. Lighting, composition, fashion, and variety were considered in Watt's photos; I would recommend him to anyone looking to capture a unique portrait.

Peter Jalkotzy
Technical Lead, Regulatory and Permitting (DCS - Design and Consulting Services)

I have known David for many years and have always admired his skill and dedication to the photography business. It is his passion. And this passion is wholly evident in the work he produces. Creative, thoughtful, and unbounded by tradition, David's photography is unique and engaging.

Nikki Croft
Croft Creative Communications

David Watt is a talented photographer, with experience across a broad spectrum with a portfolio that includes both corporate Calgary as well as individuals. He's terrific to work with because of his flexible nature, and the high standards he has for getting "the shot." Nikki Croft