Category Archives: News

2014 St. Albert Farmers Market Opening

Check out this 360-degree panorama we made of the opening ceremonies of the 2014 St. Albert Farmers’ Market.

Click the picture to go to the panorama…

St Albert Farmer's Market - opening ceremonies

Park Veterinary Centre Staff Group Photo

We recently did a Google virtual tour for Park Veterinary Centre in Sherwood Park, and also produced staff portraits for their website.

Here is a group shot of most of the staff – unfortunately a few were not able to be there the day we shot, but this gives you an idea of the staff commitment this great vet office provides to their clients.

NAIT Women’s Hockey Video

Decided to have some fun with the pictures of these amazing athletes!


Google Street View for Business

We’ve recently begun providing Google Business Photos for local companies. This is an exciting new offering from Google that helps your business in many ways.

The centerpiece of the program is a 360-degree virtual tour of the inside of a business using Google’s Street View technology. This allows anyone to visit inside your business and “walk around” to see the decor, style, products, etc. offered. You’ve worked hard to make your business look outstanding – now your virtual tour is right there for the world to see – in Google search results, Google maps, ond your business’ own Google+ Local page.

You can also embed your tour in your own website.

Businesses with an inside virtual tour from Google Business Photos also rank very highly in Google search results!

Here is an example of a recent virtual tour we produced for The Outback Western Wear and Tack in Westlock. Go ahead and drag your mouse around in the image, and click on the arrows to move through the store:

The cost is incredibly low, too. There is only a low one-time production cost – there are no ongoing fees for hosting. As your Google Trusted Photographer, we’ll make it easy for you to take advantage of this powerful new marketing tool.

Don’t pass up this opportunity to increase your online presence and show your business to the world! We are currently scheduling shoots for other local businesses – if you’d like more details, visit our site dedicated to this product:

Edmonton Google Business Photos

Photographic Training Continues

Having been drawn to the creative photographic process for a lifetime, one of my joys is sharing my knowledge with others. I talk to aspiring photographers on a daily basis, and am always willing to share and explain photographic technique.

I recently taught a photo class at NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) that was for their staff. I also teach various topics through McBain Camera, from a basic course “Mastering Your Digital Camera”, to more advanced subjects such as Studio Lighting and DSLR Video. I really enjoy this opportunity to teach photography, as it is very rewarding personally to see the spark in someone’s eyes when they have that drive to create memorable imagery.

If you enjoy photography or want to learn more, I encourage you to check out the workshops available at McBain Camera, or consider some personal instruction for individuals or couples.

Evolving Photographic Styles

Photography is a very creative pursuit. We’ve spent much of this winter developing and refining some new styles for our shooting and we are excited to start putting more of these techniques in to practice.