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Clients David has had the opportunity to shoot for over the years:

A

ACCA

Aboriginal Friendship Centre Calgary

Akita Drilling

Aklak Air Ltd

Alaris Royalty Corp

Alberta 4H

Alberta New Home Warranty Program

Allmar

Allstream 

Anderson Exploration Ltd

AN Design

APEGA

Aqua Terra Water Management

Aramark Services Ltd

Aramco

Arctic Nature Tours

Arctic Oil & Gas Services Ltd

Arrow Engineering Inc.

Arthur J. Gallagher Canada

Assoc of Business Communicators

Atlas Development Corp

ATCO

ATLIFIC Hotels

Avi Urban Developments

B

Badger Daylighting 

Baker Hughes - Houston, TX  USA

Battistella Developments

Belterra Corp

Bill Bailey's Sports Bar

BJ Services Company Canada Ltd

Bluestar Engineering Ltd.

BP Energy Canada

Bravo Target Safety

BrettYoung

Brulee Patisserie

C

Cadient Group - Malvern, PA  USA

Calgary Business Magazine

Calgary Lighting Products

Calgary West Central Primary Care Network

Cameron Stephens

Canada Towers Inc

Canadian Diabetes Assoc

Canadian Energy Research Institute

Canadian Helicopters Ltd

Canadian Water Technologies

Cap-it International

Cardel Lifestyles

Cargill Ltd, Minneapolis, MN  USA

Century 21

Chatters Canada Ltd

Chestermere Towne Square Ltd

CIBC

Cieslok Media

City of Red Deer

Clearmotive Marketing Group

CLG Displays

CMRConsulting Inc

Coca-Cola Canada

ConocoPhillips Canada

Core 77

Costco

CSN

Cybera

D

Dahlson Industries

David Milne Design

Dawson Wallace Construction Ltd.

Degree Bending

Delphi Private Wealth Mgmt

Department of Health & Social Services

Dewar Communications

Dipper Oil Recycling

Disney Adventures Magazine

Ditch Hitch Inc.

DLC Brayco Financial

Dominion Diamond Corp

Dowland Contracting Ltd

Dynamic Source Manufacturing

E

ECO Canada Ltd

Eagle Copters Ltd

Edon Management

Encana

Enerplus Resources

Enflow Industries

Enmax Corp

Enright Capital

EnsembleIQ

Essential Meetings + Incentives Inc

Estancia Investments Inc

F

FabJob.com Ltd

Far North Oil & Gas Review

Fillmore Construction 

First National Financial LP

FormaShape

Fort McKay Group of Companies

Foss Leasing

4ECPs

Fulcrum Media

Fusion Communications Group

G

Grafton Asset Mgmt

Group2 Architecture

Groupe Dynamite

Gibsons Energy

Gillespie Clinic

Great West Life Insurance

H

HB Consultants

HCM Contractors Inc

HDR Inc

I

Imperial Oil Ltd

IG Wealth Management

IMT Standen's

Indian & Northern Affairs Canada

Indspire

Inuvialuit Cultural Centre

Inuvialuit Development Corp

Inuvialuit Northern Logistics Ltd

Ironclad Earthworks Ltd

Insul - Lite Manufacturing Ltd

J

Jayman Homes

John Deere (Deere &Company) - Moline, IL  USA

John Linster: ReMax

K

Kassian Dyck & Assoc

Kiss Builders

Knibbe Automotive 

Kobold Services

Krista Hermanson Design

L

Landmark Cinemas

Legal Aid Calgary

Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge

Legacy Wealth Management Inc

Lightstream Resources

Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc.

Loblaws

Lock Search Group

Long View Systems

Lou's Skiing Performance Centre

M

Mackenzie Gas Project Ltd

Macquarie Capital

Marcus & Millichap

Marshall Tittemore Architects

Melanson Homes & Renovations

Millar Smith

MKS Learning Centre

MMT Chartered Professional Accountants

Momentum

Morguard Corp

Mosaic Capital Corporation

N

New Image Consultants

Norr, Architects, Engineers & Planners

North American Oil Sands Corp

Northern Games 2000

Northwest Tel Ltd

Nova Chemicals, Pittsburgh PA, USA

O

Omicron

Open Range Energy Corp

P

Palliser Oil & Gas Corp

Pengrowth Energy Corp

Peraton Canada Corp

Petro Canada Ltd

Petrotranz Inc

Pipestone Energy Corp

Poseidon Concepts

Powell Industries Inc - Houston, TX  USA

Pretec Energy Services Ltd

Preventous

Probev

Production Canada Inc

P & W Bank of Canada

Public Service Alliance of Canada

R

Raymond James Ltd

RBC

Repsol Canada

Rio Verde Properties Ltd

RJC Engineers 

Richardson Partners Financial Ltd

Rider Levett Bucknall (Canada) Ltd

Ridgecrest Developments

Rising Edge Group

Roadlawyers

Russell Reynolds Assoc.

RxRobots

S

S2 Architecture

Safeway Holdings (Alberta) Ltd

Saje Natural Business Inc

Scotiabank

Scotia Capital

Scott Construction Group

Sekur Energy

Serinus Energy

Shell Canada Ltd

Shory Law

Sigma Explorations Inc.

Silver Tree Structural Ltd

SNC-Lavalin

Sovereign General Insurance Company

SpencerStuart

Stagnito Business Information

Stantec

Stanton's Distributing Ltd

Staubach Western Canada Corp

Stinton Financial Group

Stuart Olson

T

Talisman Energy

Taurus

Teck Resources

Terra Supra

Tetra Tech

The Colony Project

The Halal Guys

The Monogram Group - Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Titanium Corp

Tommy Gun's Original Barbershop

Torys LLP

Total E&P Canada Ltd

Town of Inuvik

Trail Appliances

TransCanada Turbines Ltd

Triumph EPCM Ltd

Truspace

U

University of Calgary

UpHere Magazine

V

Vertefeuille Rempel 
Visual Environments Inc

VRX

W

Westeel

WesternOne

West Hillhurst Community Assoc

Whitelaw Twining

Wings Magazine

Wood Group

The David Watt Photography Blog

I came across this item in Kevin Dooley's Flickr blog posting and it very much resonated with me, and have decided to share it here. This is something that I have been tossing about in my mind for the past few years and am going to follow up this blog posting with others along the same subject. Constructive feedback will be most welcome!
I recently was hired for the challenging and exciting task of flying to several major centres across Canada to photograph executive environmental portraits and employee headshots for a major Canadian engineering firm. For obvious budget considerations the logistics were challenging as on-site scheduling was very tight, I had to work without an assistant and of course, photography gear had to be kept to an absolute minimum. These are a small sampling of the environmental executive portraits I captured. Typically, I only had a only a day or two at each location to capture anywhere up to 18 or so environmental portraits using a single Profoto Octagonal softbox. I met the challenge and had a very satisfied client!
This was one of the more satisfying architectural shoots I had the pleasure of completing for my client, Morguard.
I was pleased to learn that one of my images from the DMD Ltd Toronto design firm photo shoot of the Swissport Aspire Lounge at the Calgary International airport was published in the January/February 2019 issue of Canadian Interiors.
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.

Client List

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Clients David has had the opportunity to shoot for over the years:

A

ACCA

Aboriginal Friendship Centre Calgary

Akita Drilling

Aklak Air Ltd

Alaris Royalty Corp

Alberta 4H

Alberta New Home Warranty Program

Allmar

Allstream 

Anderson Exploration Ltd

AN Design

APEGA

Aqua Terra Water Management

Aramark Services Ltd

Aramco

Arctic Nature Tours

Arctic Oil & Gas Services Ltd

Arrow Engineering Inc.

Arthur J. Gallagher Canada

Assoc of Business Communicators

Atlas Development Corp

ATCO

ATLIFIC Hotels

Avi Urban Developments

B

Badger Daylighting 

Baker Hughes - Houston, TX  USA

Battistella Developments

Belterra Corp

Bill Bailey's Sports Bar

BJ Services Company Canada Ltd

Bluestar Engineering Ltd.

BP Energy Canada

Bravo Target Safety

BrettYoung

Brulee Patisserie

C

Cadient Group - Malvern, PA  USA

Calgary Business Magazine

Calgary Lighting Products

Calgary West Central Primary Care Network

Cameron Stephens

Canada Towers Inc

Canadian Diabetes Assoc

Canadian Energy Research Institute

Canadian Helicopters Ltd

Canadian Water Technologies

Cap-it International

Cardel Lifestyles

Cargill Ltd, Minneapolis, MN  USA

Century 21

Chatters Canada Ltd

Chestermere Towne Square Ltd

CIBC

Cieslok Media

City of Red Deer

Clearmotive Marketing Group

CLG Displays

CMRConsulting Inc

Coca-Cola Canada

ConocoPhillips Canada

Core 77

Costco

CSN

Cybera

D

Dahlson Industries

David Milne Design

Dawson Wallace Construction Ltd.

Degree Bending

Delphi Private Wealth Mgmt

Department of Health & Social Services

Dewar Communications

Dipper Oil Recycling

Disney Adventures Magazine

Ditch Hitch Inc.

DLC Brayco Financial

Dominion Diamond Corp

Dowland Contracting Ltd

Dynamic Source Manufacturing

E

ECO Canada Ltd

Eagle Copters Ltd

Edon Management

Encana

Enerplus Resources

Enflow Industries

Enmax Corp

Enright Capital

EnsembleIQ

Essential Meetings + Incentives Inc

Estancia Investments Inc

F

FabJob.com Ltd

Far North Oil & Gas Review

Fillmore Construction 

First National Financial LP

FormaShape

Fort McKay Group of Companies

Foss Leasing

4ECPs

Fulcrum Media

Fusion Communications Group

G

Grafton Asset Mgmt

Group2 Architecture

Groupe Dynamite

Gibsons Energy

Gillespie Clinic

Great West Life Insurance

H

HB Consultants

HCM Contractors Inc

HDR Inc

I

Imperial Oil Ltd

IG Wealth Management

IMT Standen's

Indian & Northern Affairs Canada

Indspire

Inuvialuit Cultural Centre

Inuvialuit Development Corp

Inuvialuit Northern Logistics Ltd

Ironclad Earthworks Ltd

Insul - Lite Manufacturing Ltd

J

Jayman Homes

John Deere (Deere &Company) - Moline, IL  USA

John Linster: ReMax

K

Kassian Dyck & Assoc

Kiss Builders

Knibbe Automotive 

Kobold Services

Krista Hermanson Design

L

Landmark Cinemas

Legal Aid Calgary

Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge

Legacy Wealth Management Inc

Lightstream Resources

Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc.

Loblaws

Lock Search Group

Long View Systems

Lou's Skiing Performance Centre

M

Mackenzie Gas Project Ltd

Macquarie Capital

Marcus & Millichap

Marshall Tittemore Architects

Melanson Homes & Renovations

Millar Smith

MKS Learning Centre

MMT Chartered Professional Accountants

Momentum

Morguard Corp

Mosaic Capital Corporation

N

New Image Consultants

Norr, Architects, Engineers & Planners

North American Oil Sands Corp

Northern Games 2000

Northwest Tel Ltd

Nova Chemicals, Pittsburgh PA, USA

O

Omicron

Open Range Energy Corp

P

Palliser Oil & Gas Corp

Pengrowth Energy Corp

Peraton Canada Corp

Petro Canada Ltd

Petrotranz Inc

Pipestone Energy Corp

Poseidon Concepts

Powell Industries Inc - Houston, TX  USA

Pretec Energy Services Ltd

Preventous

Probev

Production Canada Inc

P & W Bank of Canada

Public Service Alliance of Canada

R

Raymond James Ltd

RBC

Repsol Canada

Rio Verde Properties Ltd

RJC Engineers 

Richardson Partners Financial Ltd

Rider Levett Bucknall (Canada) Ltd

Ridgecrest Developments

Rising Edge Group

Roadlawyers

Russell Reynolds Assoc.

RxRobots

S

S2 Architecture

Safeway Holdings (Alberta) Ltd

Saje Natural Business Inc

Scotiabank

Scotia Capital

Scott Construction Group

Sekur Energy

Serinus Energy

Shell Canada Ltd

Shory Law

Sigma Explorations Inc.

Silver Tree Structural Ltd

SNC-Lavalin

Sovereign General Insurance Company

SpencerStuart

Stagnito Business Information

Stantec

Stanton's Distributing Ltd

Staubach Western Canada Corp

Stinton Financial Group

Stuart Olson

T

Talisman Energy

Taurus

Teck Resources

Terra Supra

Tetra Tech

The Colony Project

The Halal Guys

The Monogram Group - Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Titanium Corp

Tommy Gun's Original Barbershop

Torys LLP

Total E&P Canada Ltd

Town of Inuvik

Trail Appliances

TransCanada Turbines Ltd

Triumph EPCM Ltd

Truspace

U

University of Calgary

UpHere Magazine

V

Vertefeuille Rempel 
Visual Environments Inc

VRX

W

Westeel

WesternOne

West Hillhurst Community Assoc

Whitelaw Twining

Wings Magazine

Wood Group