Thursday, January 05, 2012

Happy 2012

Happy 2012 by Iguanasan
Happy 2012, a photo by Iguanasan on Flickr.
I was asked to photograph the Herring Cove Polar Bear Dip this year by a friend of mine who organizes the event. He saw the photos I got last year of Rick Mercer and Ron James and all the other people who had jumped and thought I might be able to help out with photographs.

I didn't want to just sit on the other side of the cove and photograph the jumpers again, I wanted to do something different. With the help of my friends at the Sackville Photography Club we set up a "photo booth".

We took a bunch of before the jump shots plus we had 3 people in and around the jumpers and two people on the other side of the cove with long lenses. We covered the event pretty completely. It was a blast. The studio session was so much fun, I'll have to do it again sometime.

You can find the results on Smugmug at  We kept the costs as low as possible and any profit will go back to the Feed Nova Scotia. I hope people will get to enjoy their photos and make some prints. Everyone wins!