Monday, September 17, 2018

Canadian Surgery Forum

One of the things I like doing best as a photographer is to cover conventions. I always get to meet amazing people and when I make my rounds to the various presentations, lectures and workshops I am able to take in some of what they have to say and find out what they are doing in our communities. It certainly re-enforces one belief of mine that we have brilliant and committed people all around us and you come away feeling good about things.

Jeffrey Simpson gave the Langer Lecture at the Canadian Surgery Forum

The  Canadian Surgery Forum held in St John's Newfoundland, September 13th,14th and 15th 2018, is a good example of this. To meet many of these people, to see the complexity of the surgical field, to visit the workshops and hear the best surgeons in the world discuss various issues and challenges with other doctors and medical professionals is inspiring. One of the issues debated was how to keep the cost of medical services at an affordable level. A pressing issue for sure!

Debating the cost of robotics at the Canadian Surgery Forum September 14 2018



Breakfast with the Professor- one of the workshops available

"Breakfast with the Professor" is a workshop where surgeons, other medical professionals and medical students can come and discuss issues and learn from some of the best in the world!




While every imaginal issue was discussed, Stewardship: the ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources, was the major theme of the 3 day convention.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Business Excellence Awards

I've been doing more and more event photography over the last few years and I like it very much.

Event photography is like a lot of other professions and with experience you find your groove.  Through experience you learn lens selection and proper exposure. Yes setting camera exposure can be a little tricky because of the contrasty light, you gotta be careful not to blow out those highlights because that's usually where the action is.

A shot list is a must and arriving early to be able to take some time to scope out the venue is very important. You have to do this because when the show is on the house-lights are dimmed it's best to pre-plan your route so you know how to get around. You also got to know where the video cameras are placed so you won't interfere with those. It's all a matter of professional etiquette and respect is a mutual thing.

Going over the details of the event with the client is vital too. Good thing about this is that I've done so many now I'm able to offer advice on where people should be on stage when doing things like making presentations. This makes the show more visible for the audience and it also makes my work easier and I end up delivering the best product possible to my client!

Following are a series of photos for the St John's Board of Trade 25th Annual Business Excellence Awards December 6th 2017.

St John's Board of Trade 25th Annual Business Excellence Awards
St John's Board of Trade 25th Annual Business Excellence Awards

     Innovative Solutions Award - Fonemed.                       Entrepreneurial Spirit Award - Borrowed & Blu 


Community Impact (Under 20 Employees) – Sequence Bio

Community Builder Volunteer of the Year – Dr. Andrew Furey

Spirit of Newfoundland receiving the 

Workplace Excellence –  Anaconda Mining Inc
Customer Service and Reliability Award - Murray Premises

Title Sponsor for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards was RBC.











You can find a gallery of the winners and event on the St John's Board of Trade website here.

All of this and I get to work with and listen to some of the most amazing and inspiring people. Look forward to doing more of this!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Institute for Canadian Citizenship

Institute for Canadian Citizenship is a national charity co-founded by Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul and it's mandate is to deliver programs and special projects that inspire inclusion, create opportunities to connect, and encourage active citizenship. I've had the opportunity to work with the ICC on a couple of occasions and hope to do more in the future!

Thought I'd share a few photos from 2017...







Diversity and inclusion, what a wonderful message. That is my Canada, that is my human race!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Event Photography

We cover a variety of events including conventions, annual meetings, seminars, various ceremonies, presentations and public speaking. Below you will find samples from the last few years...

Conventions and Conferences


NOIA Conference at the St John's Convention Centre, SJCC, St John's, Newfoundland
NOIA Conference at the St John's Convention Centre, SJCC, St John's, Newfoundland

Canadian Institute of Actuaries, CIA, Annual Meeting St John's Newfoundland
Canadian Institute of Actuaries, CIA, Annual Meeting

Candid photos


Engineers Canada Convention St John's Newfoundland at the St John's Convention Centre, SJCC
Engineers Canada Convention St John's Newfoundland at the St John's Convention Centre, SJCC

Canadian Institute of Steel Construction at the Delta, St John's Newfoundland
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction at the Delta, St John's Newfoundland

Ceremonies


Canadian Citizenship Ceremony with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship
Canadian Citizenship Ceremony with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship at Signal Hill


Grand Openings


Grand opening of Golf Town with Brad Gushue
Grand opening of Golf Town with Brad Gushue

Budget Presentations


NL House of Assembly. The governing Liberal Party deliver the 2016 provincial budget
NL House of Assembly. The governing Liberal Party deliver the 2016 provincial budget


Book Signings



On Film Sets




TO view more of our portfolio please visit our website. For more information please email me at Brian@BrianCareyPhotography.com or call 709 769-7990

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Conde Nast Traveler

Last month I worked with a 360 video crew out of New York, KonceptVR, on a series of on location 360 degree videos for Conde Nast Traveler. We did Fogo Island, Cape St Mary's, kayaking at Cape Broyle with both Stan Cooks. We visited the Lamanche suspension bridge, Signal Hill, Cape Spear, Quidi Vidi and also filmed St John's and some of the NE Avalon via helicopter, including Cape Spear. With Iceberg Quest we took a Zodiac out into Freshwater Bay to film a small iceberg and also used a remote controlled trolley to capture 360 videos of Gower St.

Newfoundland #1 in Conde Nast's Joy Index!
Newfoundland #1 in Conde Nast's Joy Index!
You can see some of the work here where Newfoundland made Conde Nast Traveller's Joy Index. Check it out you can fly over St John's and have a look around. It's pretty cool!

Flying over St John's with Universal Helicopters
Flying over St John's with Universal Helicopters

I had three jobs here. Still photography for CNTraveller, behind the scenes shots and I also had to appear in front of the camera several times. I've been doing more and more behind the scenes work over the last few years and in the last several months I've done about a dozen movies, TV shows and commercials. I must say I like the work and hope to do more in the future!

KonceptVR's Joergen Geerds testing the rig
Joergen testing the rig on Gower St
Joergen from KonceptVR testing the rig on Gower St. On it are two Panasonic GH5 cameras each equipped with a Entaniya 250 degree fisheye lens.

360 photography and video (with it's added VR, virtual reality capabilities) is an technology on the rise. It is a well suited to social medial and the internet and has a great future in the medium! Looking forward to being a part of that future!