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Jun 27

Meet Author AJ McCormick July 4th!

Recently, we did some beautiful promotional photos and headshots for Manitoba author, AJ McCormick. Set against the stunning backdrop of Stonewall, Manitoba, we managed to create a portrait reflective of the author herself, and true to the spirit of her book, ‘Primetimes’.

 

You can meet the author before she gets famous next week, July 4th, 7PM at Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg. From McNally Robinson’s book launch info

 

“This is Scotland in 3010. Country people live simply just as their ancestors did. Young organic farmer Bogart Cunningham has two urges: one saying all is well, the other saying life is anything but, especially when he must cope with the shock of his sister Chioma’s sudden death, or worse – the fear he experiences with family and community when an approaching viral outbreak is regarded as a death sentence. It prompts mysterious seductress Louve to entice Bogart to escape with her to a paradisiacal land in the ancient past that Bogart unknowingly governed in his previous life and where he must overcome volatile obstacles that interfere with his conviction to approach his dearest desires courageously – namely pursuing Scota, the beautiful, brave woman he loves – a quest that climaxes with its consequences.

 

Amy Julia McCormick was born in Sudbury, Ontario, in 1956. The author of previous works of fiction and poetry and recipient of short story awards, she draws her inspiration from worldly travels with great sensitivity and perception. She lives with her husband and pets in Manitoba’s countryside.”

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May 16

Product Shots for Smooch Bath & Body

We always love working with local businesses, creating photographs to match their brand and highlight the products’ features. We recently had the opportunity to work with Leslie, owner of Smooch Bath & Body. She’s wonderfully creative in her soap and lotion making abilities, and the products look and smell good enough to eat. Her products are both natural, and at the same time have a very FUN look; we designed our photo-sets accordingly.

 

We decided on a few different set-ups to suit the applications she had in mind:

1) a showcase of her wide array of products, creatively displayed without looking too cluttered (to be used for website).

2) a smaller selection of product favourites, to be used in advertising.

3) a close-up of gift products to be used for special event/day marketing.

 

Read more about our commercial photography services here.

View our commercial photography portfolio.

 

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Apr 4

Families – Bring in the WHOLE Family!

Who doesn’t love a family portrait with the WHOLE family, includes cats, dogs and goldfish? We think it’s a great idea! This family is going to love reflecting on these photos years from now, and that’s what we always strive for.

More about family photo services, and more family photos here.

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Mar 20

Now Offering Model & Actor Comp Card / Headshot Design & Print

We are pleased to now offer model comp cards (standard 5.5″ x 8.5″ or 5″ x 7″ double-sided)! These comp cards are a must for models, and other entertainers to hand out to potential agents and employers. Featuring an eye-catching headshot on the front side, and 3 to 4 diverse images on the back, these commercially printed comp-cards are offered in batches of 100, 200, or 500.  We are also offering 8″ x 10″ actor and entertainer headshots, in either economical, but still great-looking commercial printing or professional photo paper. The commercially printed headshots save you money and are a good value when you need hundreds of headshots, while the professional photo printing is of extremely high quality to carry in your portfolio.

 

All of our headshots and comp cards are designed by us, in house, so you are free to offer your input when customizing borders, sizes, colours and shapes. Not to mention, our photography is always first-rate: we try to create a variety of looks and styles, so that your portfolio is as diverse as possible. The objective is to showcase you in different light in every photo. Our modelling portfolio packages can be customized from 1 to 4 looks; we also offer makeup, wardrobe and styling help as well. We always meet ahead of the shoot to style and organize your shoot so that you end up with an amazing portfolio. Every modelling package includes a number of 9″ x 12″ photo prints for your album. 11″ x 14″ is another option for those who prefer larger prints.

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Mar 11

Check Out Photos of our Studio!

We take pride in the photos we take for each and every client. We hope our photography studio is reflective of the quality and pride we put in our work. We designed it on our own; a labour of love, hard work, and dedication. Come and pay us a visit: 485 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. 

Gaune Studios: offering commercial, architectural photography, executive headshots, actor headshots, portraits, special events, and much more. Located in the Corydon district of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Jan 31

Backstage at the MTC theatre – Gone With the Wind

I had the opportunity to visit and photograph the Manitoba Theatre Company (MTC), backstage, while they were preparing for their current production, Gone With the Wind. We visited various departments, including, set design, clothing design, props, and construction. It was amazing to see how much work and preparation goes on behind the scenes before rehearsal can even begin. I’m particularly fascinated by the prop department and the creative techniques they use to make the food look so real! If you’re interested in catching the show, this weekend is your last chance: ticket info.

Some photos from backstage, below (click on any thumbnail to enlarge). 

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Jan 2

New Year, New Goals, New Business Headshots!

Another year has come and gone and it’s time to both reflect and look forward to the future! It’s a wonderful opportunity to establish new personal, spiritual and professional goals. One of the most important aspects of the modern professional era is social media, which we at Gaune Studios have embraced as one of our 2013 goals. Everywhere we go online, we leave not only our written words, but the ever important visual accompaniments, the most important being the photo that represents YOU: your business and/or professional headshot. Your potential clients want to get to know you; they want to know that they can trust you with their valued business. You won’t show them you’re serious with an amateur photo – you need a great headshot!

 

Jay and I first try to understand your professional goals, and with your profession in mind, we create a flattering portrait. We can use an office backdrop, studio, outdoor, depending on the image you want to convey. We decide on casual versus more professional clothing depending again on both your personality, profession and your client’s expectations. Regardless of whether we use a casual or more formal approach, you will get an amazing headshot that you will be proud to showcase on your facebook, linkedin, twitter and other social media accounts.

 

We also try to achieve a genuine warmth and authenticity in your photos. We keep the retouching light and natural. We showcase your best features and most importantly allow your personality to shine through. Your client will pick up on these intangibles, and trust me, they do make a difference. Come in and get your headshot done; it’s guaranteed pain-free and FUN – you’ll be surprised what a difference it will make in your online communication efforts.

 

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Dec 10

Still Time for Holiday Photos!

Time is running out to get your holiday photos, but we still have limited spots available for 2012. Whether you want a classic photo or a holiday themed photo for cards and gifts, call us for a booking this week – we have day and evening appointments available. If you miss out on a holiday session for yourself, we also have gift certificates available for gifting purposes.

 

This young family booked a session in their home, complete with cheezy Christmas sweaters and their sweet (but scared of fires!) dog, Clapton. This type of session is a great option for a fun, laid-back and memorable photo shoot, with a nostalgic feel. No matter how “ugly” their sweaters, the final result was still rather cute, don’t you think? We gave them 2 card options, a cheesy and nostalgic a la “Tim’n’Eric style” and a more modern option. With the spirit of their photo in mind, I’m personally leaning towards the cheezy. However, for those who opt for a more classic portrait, modern, simple card designs work great!

Nostaliga-Style Holiday Photo - Gaune Studios - Photography Studios - Winnipeg Manitoba

Cheesy Christmas Card Photo - Gaune Studios - Photography Studios - Winnipeg Manitoba

Modern Christmas Card - Gaune Studios - Photography Studios - Winnipeg Manitoba

 

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Sep 26

The Mystery of “Shoe-fiti”

I’m coming across these shoes strung over wires (shoe-fiti), especially around traffic lights, all over the city. They are a mystery to alot of people: why would anyone need to hang shoes over wires? I’ve heard some interesting answers, including gang-death-related, and shoes lost in fights. However, after taking a few photos of shoe-fiti, I have a feeling the reasons are probably not that sinister. When zooming in with my lens, I could see that several shoes had text written on them. One particular ancient pair has “please return to Bernice aka “Gran””. Others are more original, “Brad wuzzz here.” I believe I can rest the case. So, what do you think? A waste of chuck-taylors, or fun expression?

Shoe-fiti in Winnipeg - Gaune Studios - Photography Studios - Winnipeg Manitoba

Colourful Shoe-fiti - Gaune Studios - Photography Studios - Winnipeg Manitoba 

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Aug 15

Winnipeg’s Newest Public Art – ’emptyful’

Last night, Jay and I finally went downtown to visit Winnipeg’s newest modern public art exhibit, ’emptyful’. We had heard the excitement, and conversely, the grumbling about tax dollars and wanted to see for ourselves what the debate was all about. When we finally witnessed the huge stainless steel sculpture, live, in it’s glory, lit up against the night sky and elegantly spraying mist from the water components, we immediately knew which side of the debate we landed. In our opinion, it’s gorgeous, and relatively speaking, the monies spent on it are a drop in the bucket: it’s worth it, and probably more! We didn’t think there would be many, if any, people downtown on a Tuesday night, but there were a diverse crowd of all ages, families with young children, photo enthusiasts, and those who wanted a pretty photo posed in front of the fountain. Children were wide-eyed and genuinely enthusiastic: they  just wanted an opportunity to touch the “colourful water”. In it’s presence, an interaction of some sort is inevitable. 

 

Interestingly, I happened to meet the artist, Bill Pechet, at the fountain, by accident.  He was waiting to do an interview, a shy man, with a friendly white beard; he nervously approached me and asked if I was the person who was supposed to interview him. I didn’t know who he was, but half an hour later, I asked him if his interviewer showed up and offered suggestions on perhaps calling the guy to “get his butt down there”.  After probing for details about his interview, he modestly revealed that he was the artist! It’s a good thing he didn’t tell me earlier, or I would have pestered him with more questions about the piece, it’s name, whether he made it with Winnipeg in mind, it’s relation to Winnipeg, etc! I only talked to him for all of two minutes, before his interviewer showed, but nonetheless, he left me with a strong impression of  a genuine, humble and unpretentious man – which incidentally, is also how I feel about ’emptyful.’

 

For those who haven’t seen ’emptyful’ yet, I encourage you to do so, especially in the early evening. I don’t want to spoil the experience for you by indulging in too many details; however, I will say that the colours are incredibly vibrant against a dark sky. These photos won’t do it justice and I already want to go back and take more to attempt to capture what was missed. We’re definitely going to visit again, and also can’t wait to see what it has in store for the winter. 

Emptyful - Gaune Studios - Photography Studios - Winnipeg Manitoba

’emptyful’ by Bill Pechet – Winnipeg, CANADA – Gaune Studios

 

Emptyful - Winnipeg, CANADA - Gaune Studios - Photography Studios - Winnipeg Manitoba

’emptyful’ at dusk, by Bill Pechet – Winnipeg, CANADA – Photo: Gaune Studios

 

Emptyful by Bill Pechet - Gaune Studios - Photography Studios - Winnipeg Manitoba

’emptyful’ at night, by Bill Pechet – Winnipeg, CANADA – Photo: Gaune Studios

 

Emptyful - Bill Pechet - Gaune Studios - Photography Studios - Winnipeg Manitoba

’emptyful’ – fisheye at night, by Bill Pechet – Winnipeg, CANADA – Photo: Gaune Studios

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