Night Shots

Update – March 2018

After dinner photography.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Let’s face it, night photos are exciting and demand to be noticed. This image of the Canadian Parliament with full moon and lights certainly gets our attention. When you need drama on a cover page, consider using a night shot. It could go a long way to deliver the right message to your targeted reader.

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleTake a look a what dark images can accomplish. This small town church does not have the same impact during the day. The stark contrast between black and colored light is amplified bringing more definition to your subject.

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleRemember that night shots portray different moods and can wake up feelings in people’s minds. A night photo says, “look here now” and we always do. Also, viewing a night image always seems to be done in slow motion, as we want to get it all in and study every light pattern and beautiful colors.

Evening, Dusk, Dawn and Twilight

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleLooking here, notice that it’s not quite nighttime. The sky isn’t black yet and lights seem to be more intense against the blue sky. At dusk or magic hour, images take on an unrealistic feel and seem to say so much more.

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleThis example, taken at dusk is also a conceptual image making it that much stronger. Conceptual photos let people imagine what the visual is portraying. Photos like these are ideal for editorial content when you want to deliver drama. A visual for a prison story for example. Below, we see the Zakim bridge in Boston, also at dusk. It was inspiring to see the lights along with the blue sky. Photos like these are always pleasing and fun to take. So grab the camera, find a subject and head out an hour before sunset and watch the magic begin!

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Ottawa Stock Photos by Michel Loiselle

Dawn, the beginning of twilight is also a great time to take photos as seen here with the National Gallery of Canada and the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa. You’ll agree that it warrants a second look. Now we’ve seen night, dawn and dusk. But there’s more.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Don’t forget about black & white photography. Besides being a night image, this Canada Day shot is also very powerful as a greyscale photo. Do consider including black & whites in your reports. I invite you to see the Canadian Parliament collection for more wonderful gothic architecture photography.

The photos in this blog are part of the Portfolio offered by Michel Loiselle. Images start at $12 and are available for immediate download. You can also obtain Extended and Multi-user licenses.

Stock photography by Michel Loiselle

Thank you for visiting and have an excellent day! uh night!

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Fortress You Say?

A Castle in Ottawa!

Stock Photography by Michel Loiselle

A few minutes from the Canadian Parliamentary Precinct, facing Major’s Hill park and neighbour to the American Embassy, you’ll encounter a beautiful castle. Complete with turrets and stone walls, the Connaught Building is a solid and impressive Gothic Tudor style structure. What could this building be? I thought. Then I saw the sign:

CANADA REVENUE AGENCY HEADQUARTERS

So, next time you wonder if our tax dollar is safe, remember the CRA castle Headquarters and you’ll be just fine. Only in Ottawa!

History

Built in the style of Modified Norman and designed by David Ewart, Connaught was opened in 1915 and named after the Duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria and Governor General of Canada 1911-16. Designated as a “Classified” federal heritage building, primarily for its architectural significance, the structure is considered to be the “Crown Jewel” of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) the occupant of the building. The Minister and Commissioner of the CRA have offices in the building. Due to security and operational considerations, access is limited to the MacKenzie Street lobby area.

Stock Photography by Michel Loiselle These photos are available from the Michel Loiselle stock photography Portfolio. Also, a 200+ collection of Canadian Parliament images starting at $5 and available for immediate download. Have a great day and enjoy your refund!

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OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE

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I AM PARLIAMENT

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle.

Parliament photo collection

Update – March 2017

Typography & Photography

Here are some Parliamentary photos with the I AM PARLIAMENT theme as copy text. This will give you an idea how photos and typography can sing together for publishing projects.

See the Canadian Parliament collection. Images start at $12 and are available for immediate download.

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Thank you for reading and have a nice evening!

Michel

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OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE

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Winter Moments

 

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Update – March 2017

The Winter Collection by Michel Loiselle

I’m always amazed at how winter photography looks so much different than any other seasonal photography. What’s interesting is how everything is about contrast. There’s white, and there’s everything else. The whiteness is the base that gives everything a feeling of clean and pure.

This slideshow features winter images from the Seasons Collection of stock photography available to publishing houses, communications firms and design agencies. You’ll agree that they all have a certain peacefulness about them. Winter is here so take your camera for a walk this winter and shoot away. I trust that you will be pleasantly surprised at what you can capture.

Enjoy your walk and have an excellent day!

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OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE

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Canadian Pride

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Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Update – March 2017

Respecting Canada and its Institution

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleMeet Michel Loiselle, an Ottawa Graphic Designer / Photographer who fell in love with the gothic architecture of the Canadian Parliament. As for respecting the institution, he’s built a 25-year career on Parliament Hill as a Graphic Designer. “I’ve been taking photos of Parliament since 2006 and consider the collection ready for show”, says Loiselle. He continues to add to the collection. As it grew, he wanted more, wanted to portray it in ways that showed pride, history, excitement, education and national community. The Parliament collection is now available for sale to publishing houses, advertising and communications firms through stock agencies such as Mostphotos, Shutterstock, BIGSTOCK and Fotolia, but more and more people are buying them for their homes. It shows the respect Canadians have for their freedom. The various Parliament buildings are showcased in scenes such as Seasons, Inside, Night, Canada Day, Evening, and Christmas. Great care is taken to ensure that images are of the highest quality for magazine publication. The photos are also used as posters for Canadian events and conferences.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleUnusual Angles and Perspectives

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleThe collection features different perspectives as in this Parliamentary image behind the Alexandra bridge. You’ll agree that it has its own feeling! Because he’s from Ottawa, Michel returns again and again to Parliament Hill to get the best times of day or special days when just the right seasonal effect is needed. Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleThis image, Political Justice, is another example of Michel’s dedication to originality. By combining justice and political icons, the photograph becomes a story, concept or metaphor, giving designers more flexibility for imaging. All this thinking goes into creating an original collection.

By making available various buildings, the collection becomes more important. For example, if you wish to show where Members of Parliament have offices on Parliament Hill, simply turn to the Confederation building, expanding the reach and giving designers more options. These photos of the Confederation building taken in summer, winter and spring, show the diversity of the Canadian Parliament collection. Creating it takes time as the seasons pass, a few images are added and different feelings are achieved.

The Canadian Parliament Confederation Building in summer. photo by Michel LoiselleThe canadian Parliament Confederation building on Wellington Street in Ottawa. Photo by Michel Loiselle

The Canadian Parliament Confederation Building on Wellington Street in Ottawa. Photo by Michel Loiselle

Have a look at the Canadian Parliament collection and share in the Canada pride!

Images start at $12 and are available for immediate download.

Thank you and have a nice evening!

Michel Loiselle

819-246-4103

Loiselle2@Bell.Net

Website: http://LoiselleBlog.Com/Contact

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OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE

Knowing our Parliamentary PrecinctTulips on Parliament Hill The West Block of Canada 7 Year Parliament Project – Politically Speaking Canada in One Photo –  Design and ImagingHaunted CastleNight ShotsHey That’s My ImageMy Canadian Pride Is ShowingCanada Day on Parliament HillImages in Color and in Stereo5 Reasons to Use PhotosGargoyles on Parliament Hill Christmas on Parliament Hill — Live Music is Always Best — The Confederation Building — The Supreme Court of Canada