Last festival of the summer…CITYFOLK

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Last festival of the summer…CITYFOLK

Oh man!  I love Cityfolk, just a great chill vibe, laid back, a bit on the smaller side of the festival scene.

Gotta love the location. I for one am lovin’ the new Lansdowne with the farmers markets, restaurants, shops and walk-ability, oh and so close to the Glebe.

This year the fest had great weather most days but it was rather moist on the Saturday… depending how you look at it. I did skip out on the Saturday…enough on my ranting…let’s get to it.

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Sam Hunt

Boots & Hearts #BH5

Wow, time flies these days.  Boots & Hearts was a couple weeks back, August 4th to the 7th in Barrie Ontario.  Helluva festival, a tad on the crazy side, not the most insane fest I have been to but getting there.
With that said, when you are pushing 46 000 people for a show, you know some stupid showed up.  But the people were great, the grounds awesome, and they treated me amazing. I got to meet some great photographers  and writers from all over … be sure check out some on twitter:

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The Red Rails

A Quick 80 photo RBC Bluesfest 2016 recap

Well this makes it official over, RBC Bluesfest.  Another incredible fest right here in our back yard.  A big thanks to all the bands, the volounteers and those with Bluesfest  that make it happen and of course all those people that pay for those tickets that make it happen.

This week after a long hiatus from my blogs, as some of you may know, may wive gave birth to identical twin girls back in February, so with that said I am sure you can see where my blog time has gone. Continue Reading…

2015 Fave Concert Images

Happy New Year!

Here it is, curated by me over the last well…hour, since well I left it till now. Some of my favourite images from 2015.

Thanks to all the musicians, promoters, management, media, labels and all that FANS that keep live music ALIVE!

My favourite thing in the world to photograph …a ROCK N’ ROLL  show.

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Guitar Solo

Working on doing some BEST OF’s for 2015 be sure to check out more self curated galleries over the next couple days before 2015…as well head over to the music E-Zine I shoot for over a www.soundcheckentertainment.ca

Putting it  all together now but check this out a wicked 10 shots in a row of AIRSUPPLY’s guitarist given’r they are gonna have a good little Sean Sisk Best of…

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The Week Days

Happy Saturday!

Here we are, only 2 days left.  Been a blast, always a great time at ‘Bluesfest’.  So we got the Tuesday, Wednesday and the Thursday here…

Make sure you head over to Majic 100 and New Country 94 for more images.  For more in-depth RBC Bluesfest coverage and MORE photos be sure to check out Soundcheck Ent.

Check them on all you fave social media and check the websites

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First 4 Days of RBC Bluesfest

Technically it is the first 5, but the Jack U was added after and well I decided to skip the EDM.

After a couple of beautiful days at #RBCBluesfest2015 and that wicked warmth, a rest is alright today.  This year I am lucky enough to be cover the festival for Bell Media once again, you will be able to check those iamges out on their social media and website …with that said they may pop up in other places.  Some of the pages you wanna check out are New Country 94, Majic 100, 540 CFRA and CTV.

As well this year I will be cover loads off shows for the killer music e-zine…SOUNDCHECK Entertaiment…so much more then a blog.  Make sure you check out, these are the guys bringing you Capital Country Fest.Here are a couple of my faves and please check out those that employ me and give them a like, and like them photos.  It really does help.

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River’s Edge – Alex

Happy Friday,  We headed out late afternoon on Tuesday, we found a beautiful location on the Ottawa River.  We took Alex on a little adventure.  With Corey J. Stone doing the Make Up and Andrew Lessard assisting on the shoot.  We headed out to try some new lighting and modifiers. As well Corey was trying out some Cargo Cosmetic Products.

This is what we came away with from 3 hours on the shore of the Ottawa River.

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RBC Bluesfest Photo Exhibit

Happy Friday,

Well the last couple days, bit of a daunting task to pull out my 3-4 favorite Bluesfest images for a Photo Exhibit starting May 3rd at OH SO GOOD! Gonna be a great music photography exhibit with another 11 photographers that have years of experience and some mad concert photography skills.  I am looking forward to seeing this photography.  Make sure your their at the opening May 3rd  from 2-5 at Oh So Good in Westboro.  If you like music and/or photography be a great 3hours.  Please come by say ‘Hi’ and come meet some of these amazingly talented Ottawa photographers.

So the last few weeks been trying to sort thru the files and find a couple that I am hoping you all wanna see in print.

It was certainly a walk down memory lane. These are some of my faves, ones I have shared some never shared. I did include the Sam Roberts image that won me the TalentHouse competition to shoot Soundgarden.

All these are digital files from either the Nikon D70, D200, D700 and the D800 with a variiety of lens bu the go to here looks like either to 80-200mm f2.8 or the 70-200 VRII f2.8

For this time I didn’t go back to the box of negatives to did out Smokey Robinson to Sting, maybe next time.

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Isla Mujeres – Mexico

Hi All, Been a long winter, as we have all felt it and I am sure chatted about the winter weather  with family, strangers to friends and neighbours.
Today’s blog is a bit different it is loaded with images. All shot in a 2 week period in February on a little island of the coast of Cancun.

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Isla Mujeres and it’s dogs.

Happy Tuesday sorta…! Been back in Canada for  a week now, kinda missing the warmth and the beach.

Some of ya may be aware I just got back from Mexico, spent some time on the island of Isla Mujeres  a small Mexican  island of the coast of Cancun, the island itself is very small only 7km long and at its widest it is 650 metres wide.  The food, the drink the people are amazing, touristy sorta but just a beautiful simple place.

I love the wander, take my camera and well go.   Techy stuff ahead….I did most of these shots with a Nikon D800 with a 50mm f1.8.  One image is with a Samung Note 4, you can probably tell which. All processed with Adobe Lightroom , Photoshop and a tweak in with Nik Collection, truthfully very little was done sharpen, blacks and and a touch of toning.

A few things with life are different in Mexico to say the least, but I love to shoot the dogs, they just generally roam.  Some of the dogs are in pretty rough shape.

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An evening with Alan Doyle

Great show Saturday night at Centrepointe Theatre  Alan Doyle! I got to be there and photograph it with amazing freedom that I don’t normally have.. Can’t wait to share. The B&W is Alan roaming the halls getting in the ‘zone’. Packed house, everyone was up dancing and he wowed the crowed for over 2 hrs . Then as a gracious host, he hung out with those that waited till after midnight, signing, chatting and get his pic taken.

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More of my favourites… part deux

Thanks for clicking over, been a busy year, a really fun year. Thanks for being part of it.  Maybe you’ve seen these, maybe some, maybe all, or none.  Thought I’d single out a few that really meant a lot for various reason for me, be it where it was printed, the shoot itself,  to the time surrounding it.  I hope you enjoy.

Thank you all for giving me another year doing what I do.

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Some of my favourites from 2014

Happy Friday!

Another year over…well almost.   That time of year to recap what has been. Truthfully I should be processing not reminiscing about that past 12 months, but it is still early in the day, lots of time to get it all done.

I wanted to take some time and share a few of my favorite images that I got to be part of from this past year…2014.

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Sierra

Happy Monday!

Sunday night just wasn’t the same without Walking Dead. But we are back into reality, after spending hours in the studio this weekend shooting headshots and more.  We took about 2hrs and shot the amazing lady from Halifax – Sierra: model & actress. Continue Reading…

Kira, Autumn Hill & Rory

Hey All,

Just thought I’d share a bunch of images from Kira Isabella’s  THE SHAKE IT TOUR that stopped in at Algonquin the other night . I was covering the show for NEW COUNTRY 94.
Make sure to check out their Facebook page the night after those country shows.  Make sure to head over to New Country’s Facebook page for some Eric Church, Dwight Yokam & Brandy Clark photos we shot as well.
I’ll be covering lots of country shows that come to town and you’ll be able to see the images on New Country‘s page or The New Star 96 Facebook pages. For updates, behind the scenes, and who knows what, follow along on my Facebook page; Sean Sisk Photography.

Some cool news coming up soon. In the mean time see ya all at Tim Hicks, Randy Houser & Dierks Bentley on December 2nd.

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Angela & Chris

A couple weeks back, I get a message on Facebook, from Angela.  She is ready for competition and sadly the photographer she booked fell ill.  Angela and I had a few back and forth emails.  Took a bit of work but she agreed to let Corey do her make up : )

We spent a couple hours on a Thursday afternoon i October  at the Gym they train outta and this is some of what we did that day.  This is what we got.

If you are looking for a Personnal Training hit them up they look good and are really good people.  You can find them at  www.godbody.me

Got lots of stuff, more soon when I get more time to process ‘em . Was a great shoot. Thanks for finding me Angela.

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Pop Expo 2014

Check out some of the sights at this years Pop Expo,

Always a fun event too shoot unfortunately I could only make it out for a bit on the Sunday.

Ottawa Pop Expo’s second edition was another success, with over 7,500 fans attending over two days. The annual fan convention showcased multiple genres in pop culture, including science-fiction, fantasy, horror, video games, animation, toys and comic books. Over two splendid days, fans in an out of costume beamed and smiled as they posed for pictures, attended celebrity Q&A’s, or hunted down that elusive collectible.

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Be ready for 2015

Happy Thursday!

DIGTIAL HEADSHOTS SESSION

Crazy enough 2015 is just around the corner, who knows what it brings with it.

Let’s get you ready for it.  For 2 days my team and I will be doing Professional Headshots in our Studio – 1700 sq.  We will have everything set up and good to go.  We will be doing some headshots for  acting, real estate, modeling, commercial work (law firms, doctors, writers etc) – getting you ready with a new headshot for your social media (ex LinkedIn) to help you move forward in your career. We are doing it on both days which includes a very rare Saturday (so you can do it and your boss will never know or so you don’t have to take time off work for your acting career). Continue Reading…

Black and White: 5 Day Black & White Challenge

I was recently nominated by a couple of my friends Sandy Sharkey & John Rowlands to take part in the 5 Day Black & White Challenge.  Quite simply, post a new black and white photo every day and then nominate someone else to do the same thing.  The “rules” were pretty loose, no need to have shot the photo that day for example.  I ended up sharing a mixture of older photos, and photos that I hadn’t previously gotten around to processing.

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Our Community

Happy Wednesday!

Pets with Personalities…well, it is as some of you may know, on the back burner this year.  We thought we’d take an extended time to make the next edition the best one yet. It will be our 4th edition next year. I will be keeping you all in the know about it. I kinda miss doing it this year.  Just time and commitments, as I am sure you are aware it is a very time consuming and big  endeavor… 2016. Continue Reading…

Tamara D – Dream Team 2015

Hey All, Happy Tuesday.  Hope ya all enjoyed your Thanksgiving long weekend.

Today I want to share something with you all, a little shout out to an awesome gal we met this summer randomly on a photography Facebook  page. Then we had the opportunity to photograph her more then once, the very cool Tamara Draper.

Tamara has joined Shawn Dawson and his amazing charity work with participating in the 2015 Dream Mountains Everest Base Camp trek, in support of Ottawa Network for Education School Breakfast Program.  Tamara is going to climb Everest and the money she raises is going to stay in our community and go to  ONFE School Breakfast Program.

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Jeff Logan Promo Photos

Like any photographer I should probably be at least processing and not writing a blog.

But I am gonna make a  bit of time today. Each day this week I am gonna try and post some different stuff I have shot recently and  ways I shoot it and any other technical tidbits I can throw at ya.

We headed out a couple weeks back  to shoot some promo stuff for Jeff Logan’s new project.  Who is Jeff Logan? Well I probably first really shot live images a few years ago of Jeff when he was playing Ottawa Bluesfest with Amanda Rheaume. I do know he plays with Country musician Brea Lawrenson. With that said, I also worked a bit on his charity event  “Beards for Breast”, Jeff is raising money for Babes 4 Breast that is coming up Sunday October 19th at Bassline Station. OK that may not have been the best bio but you are intrigued now you’re so gonna look him up on Facebook, aren’t ya?

 

Beards for Breast Poster - October 19th 2-6pm - Bassline Station

Beards for Breast Poster – October 19th 2-6pm – Bassline Station

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Bear Babe Redux

So it happened!

The good news is I lost nothing… a few months back one of my hard-drives died. A thanks to Mike (my resident computer wizard/brother in law) -  well he got everything back for me and most likely saved me a fortune…and a few grumpy clients.

So I was going thru the drive and making sure it was all good to go.

One of the projects that I was working on, that was on the drive from 2011,  some of you may remember was the 106.9FM Bear Babes.

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Workshop Details ~ Elements of a Successful Photo Shoot.

Hey all, here is all the Workshop deets, sorry I am slow at getting this up but hey I am new at this and busy trying to make the workshop killer. I tell ya it is tough writing about  what we are doing…why you ask?  Because there is so much to share, where to start,w hat to include and what I need to leave out so there is some surprise for ya you all

Once again it is a tad late we do have a lot or registrants we have a couple spots last I check out  and that was 2 ish yesterday afternoon.

Gett’r done. See ya’ll on Monday

Workshop Details.

We’re going to head into the studio and create some artistic images with Brittany, Alex & Dina.  This will be a great meet up to practice posing skills, lighting skills and to get to play …oh and work with some gorgeous models and very sweet Motorcycle.  Make sure to have a look at the inspiration images.

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Light & Shoot It Workshop

Pretty excited to announce that I am doing a first for me, we are putting on a Photography workshop. I have teamed up with Parktown Studios to put on an amazing workshop with some even more amazing people.  First off, wait till you see the studio space – a 1700 square foot studio – 59ft long, 29ft wide, 25ft ceilings, 12×12 loading door at rear of studio.

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Alex Orr at Petrie

Last days of summer

I  once heard a Helmut Newton interview and he said”… if you can not find anything to photograph within 3miles of where you are your not seeing.”  I am paraphrasing and I could be wrong on the quote totally but you get the idea.

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How much does that photo REALLY cost to create?

So for something different lately, I have been working on a workshop. I get a lot of people asking how I get that ‘look’, or lighting/processing questions.   So for some fun over the winter I thought  I’d share the bit of photo lighting knowledge I have with those that are up for it. Workshop dates coming soon.  The first workshop will be more where you’ll get to shoot in studio, and do shoot stuff you normally wouldn’t be able to, and I’ll be there to help you and make you a better photographer. Hopefully.

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