Nighttime On The Hill

Update: March 2018

Welcome to “Nighttime On The Hill. A look at our institutional architecture bathed in warm colorful light. It’s a fact, night images say look here, and we always do. Enjoy!

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This image is called Political Glow and it sure gets our attention. You should know that night images get more attention every time. I’ve gathered some after dinner images of the buildings on Parliament Hill.

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The Peace Tower during the Canada Day Fireworks celebrations on July 1st.


The West Block of Canada in front of the Peace Tower, on Wellington Street


The Centre Block and the Library of Parliament, after hours


The Confederation Building towers during magic hour


The Canadian Parliament Centre Block during the festive season


During magic hour, the Justice building, on the corner of Wellintgon and Kent Streets


View of Gatineau from Parliament Hill fence


A silhouette of the Peace Tower, the Library of Parliament and the East Block at sunset


The Parliament Centre and East blocks bathed in warm red sunset and blue Christmas lights


Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial behind Parliament


Overlooking the Centre Block from Major’s Hill park during sunset


The Parliament Centre Block during the Mosaika sound and light show


An Inuksuk overlooks Parliament Hill at sunset

I hope you’ve enjoyed this after-dinner look at our stunning institution that is Parliament.

See the 250 Parliament photo collection for more nighttime images.

Michel Loiselle – loiselle2@bell.net – 819-246-4103

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5 Reasons For Using Photos

Update – March 2018

Importance of Photography – INFOGRAPHIC

It’s true. Images will get your communication piece noticed every time. Just ask a real Estate Agent or Marketing expert. We all look at pictures; it’s fun!

Here is an Infographic showing just how important photos are to our everyday and business lives.

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Photos by Michel LoiselleThe photos in this infographic can be viewed and purchased on the Mostphotos.com Web site. Images start at $12 and are available for immediate download. If you want, you can see the Portfolio, featuring over 600 images from all collections.

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US Embassy in Ottawa

UPDATE: March 2018

Stock photography by Michel Loiselle

The United States has had an official diplomatic presence in Canada since 1827. The building consolidates more than 10 Embassy-related offices and houses more than 200 people. Stock photography by Michel LoiselleReflecting the close relationship of friendly neighbors, the United States Embassy was completed in 1999, to harmonize with Ottawa’s urban design contexts on the embassy’s four sides: the Byward Market to the East; the Peacekeeping Monument and National Gallery to the North; the Federal district and Major’s Hill Park to the west; and the York Steps to the south. The embassy’s interior, showcasing the art of 59 artists from the United States, is organized as two bars of office space, joined by an atrium in the center.

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleArchitect – David Childs

David Childs (born 1941 Princeton, New Jersey) is a consulting design partner with the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. He is best known for his controversial redesign of the new One World Trade Center in New York. Childs graduated from Yale University in 1963 and earned a master’s degree from the Yale School of Art and Architecture in 1967.

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleAbout David Childs’ Embassy in Canada:

  • Size: 13,7983 square feet (12,819 square meters)
  • Design: A “plinth” stone base provides continuity and unity to the uneven terrain of the site; a center tower provides light and circulation to the interior
  • Example of Appropriate Architecture: Designed for this setting to suitably function as an embassy
  • Architectural Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleControversy

Local architects and citizens complained that the structure overshadowed the historic market and suggested that it looked like a battleship, or worried about the danger posed to local businesses by potential terrorist attacks against the embassy. These complaints were aggravated after the September 11 attacks, when a number of roads around the embassy were blocked, affecting traffic and hurting businesses. To this day traffic flow on Sussex Drive has been hampered by the closing of one of the lanes in order to place extra barriers.

US Embassy to Canada. Photo, Michel Loiselle

Office

Kelly Night Craft

On October 23, 2017, Kelly Night Craft was appointed US Ambassador to Canada. She is the first woman to assume this office. To find out more, visit Wikipedia below:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Knight_Craft#/search

Stock photography by Michel LoisellePhotography

The pictures in this article can be obtained by visiting the Portfolio on mostphotos.com.  I invite you to also see the Canadian Parliament photo collection. Images start at $12 and are available for immediate download. Files are professionally produced and ready for publishing online or in print. I hope you’ve enjoyed touring the US Embassy, thank you and have a great evening!

Source: Doors Open, Wikipedia

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Fall Photo Collection

Update – March 2017

Appreciating Autumn

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleWelcome to the fall edition. Today, we’re looking at portraying fall in documents and reports. You will need visuals for your project, so let this post suggest a few ways to go about it. Have a look at these images for inspiration.

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Conceptual photos can help get your message across. Sometimes an image speaks to you even though it’s not what you were looking for. Fall images are all about intensity, color and light. Things that seem insignificant, now become centre stage. Take this 3-rocks image. Because the rocks spell an odd number, they now demand attention. Use conceptual photos to portray complex scenarios. Just find a connection with your project.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

The Canadian Parliament image here, October Politics does two things. It satisfies the season aspect and portrays Canada in a powerful way. Below, another look at this angle, a year later and the image is still fresh and colourful.

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Stock photography by Michel LoiselleSubjects for this time of year are rich and inviting such as this one where you can almost picture a silhouette of someone walking through the tunnel.

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleWhen choosing photography, ensure that the visual tells a story. In this photo, it’s time to put away the garden; One photo, one message.

Stock photography by Michel Loiselle

The photography in this feature is from my Seasons collection. Photos start at $12 and are available for immediate download.

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleI hope you’ve enjoyed your visit. Thank you and have a great evening!

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Hey, That’s My Image!

The CERC Annual Conference. Photo by Michel Loiselle

Update – March 2018

“In fact, most clients never know that I’m the photographer for their project”.

Here is how photographers find out who is using their images. Did you know that you can search for an image by using a photo instead of a keyword?

Read my Ghost Photograher blog post to find out how.

See the Canadian Parliament photo collection for yourself.

Thank you for dropping by and have a great weekend!

Michel

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Designing with Photography

Update – February 2018

The Right Photo for the Right Project

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Considering we’re all designing some type of communication like newsletters, communiqués, reports, presentations, blogs etc., read an idea that may help you choose the right photo for your Canadian document. A business project could go like this: We need an image that speaks loud but professionally. It should accommodate a title and other smaller text. And finally, it must portray Canada in a positive light.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleFinding the Right Image

The image above, Political Glow fits the bill as it’s very striking and has room for title and text. Also, anyone, anywhere in Canada will relate to the architecture and sense of pride, making it ideal. I’ve added the PARLIAMENT – PART OF OUR HERITAGE title to show how text and photo work well together. The landscape orientation is ideal for PowerPoint presentations. Don’t forget to use color to emphasize your point. Here, the IAM ART gold color is perfect as it’s matched to the building. The Parliament photo collection also includes a “Portrait” version of the image for those who are creating letter-size portrait formats.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about photos for reports and encourage you to put it to use. Have a look at the 250+ collection of Canadian Parliament photos. Many of the pictures are ideal for Canadian documentation. Images start at $12 and can be downloaded any time. Extended and multi user licensing is available for sharing images directly on your network with business colleagues.

Browse the collection for ideas of images that are ready for publishing.

Thank you for reading and have a great evening.

Michel

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Politically Speaking

Update – March 2017

Parliament Hill Like Never Before

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Since 2006, I’ve turned my camera into a politically speaking machine. I don’t need to say much as the photos speak volumes about the Parliamentary Precinct and all its gothic architecture.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleI sell stock photography to Graphic Designers working for Communications and Advertising firms. I’ve found a niche in the photography of Parliament and want to share this beautiful imagery with the business, political, diplomatic and creative communities in Canada. This night image, Political Glow is an example of the type of photography you can expect from the Canadian Parliament collection. With more than 250 images, this collection covers all the political buildings on the Precinct. They include, the Library of Parliament, the Confederation Building, the Centre, East, West and Langevin blocks.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleIt’s all about Canadian pride. People who license images are business professionals looking to improve readability and give depth to the story with rich photography that says pride, history and freedom.

Canadian Parliament photos by MIchel LoiselleHave a look at the Canadian Parliament collection. Images start at $12, and are available for immediate download. You can also get a “comp” image (free small photo) for design approvals before actually purchasing.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit on Parliament Hill and thank you for reading.

Have a great evening!

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Tulips on Parliament Hill

Update: March 2017

Parliamentary Seasons

I’d like to take you on a season-specific view of Parliament Hill. Before I begin, let me say that I specialize in photographs of our Canadian Parliament, so business professionals and creatives can use them in documents, reports and presentations.

Canadian Parliament photos by MIchel Loiselle

I return as often as possible to photograph Parliament Hill in different conditions, seasons and times of day. During the Tulip Festival in Ottawa, I made my way to various locations, to see how the tulips and the parliamentary architecture play together. As you can see, the opportunities for photography were plenty. The image above, 9 PM Politics, was taken from the Canadian Museum of History across the Ottawa river. It’s a beautiful image that would work well as a report cover.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

In Major’s Hill park I came upon this scene and had to include Tulips Canada, in the Canadian Parliament collection. Including the statue of Colonel John By adds that perfect touch to a powerful visual.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

A short walk from the Parliament Peace Tower, we find the “Confederation Building. Featured here, a low vantage point of red tulips complements the entrance. Just walk around the Hill and you’ll find tulips throughout the Parliamentary precinct.

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Wow! Taken behind Parliament, at Major’s Hill park, these giant tulips were created by students from schools across Canada. Celebrating “TulipFest”, they really capture the positive feeling of spring. These bigger than life treasures make a yearly appearance in May. So set your clock forward and enjoy!

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleLet’s not forget that spring also brings the beauty of Lilacs. Parliamentary Lilacs is now part of the collection.

Below, see the spring additions to the Canadian Parliament photo collection.

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Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle
I hope you’ve enjoyed these few spring Parliament photos. Other springtime photos were added. The 250+ collection includes Seasons, CanadaDay, Silhouettes, Christmas and the Library of Parliament. Photos start at $12 and are available for immediate download. Extended and multi-user licenses are options. All photos are magazine quality and noise-free.

Thank you for reading and have a nice evening!

Michel

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Parlez-Vous Parliament?

Update – February 2017

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Parliament Stock Photos For Documents

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleIf you’re a parliamentarian, you speak Parliament everyday. You may work for a Member of Parliament or with a government agency in some way or another, you probably speak Parliament more than you think.

I’ve been parlez-vous Parliament since 1984 when I started working as a Graphic Designer on Parliament Hill. Also, I’ve photographed these incredible architectural treasures since 2006 and now have an extensive collection of images to share with all who wish to enhance documents or reports with Canadian photos.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleIt’s all about Canadian pride. Why use Parliament photos? Well it’s not what people expect to see in a document or PowerPoint presentation and is always a pleasant surprise for the reader to see the beauty that is our Canadian Parliament Heritage architecture. What I’ve done is phototographed the buildings of the Parliamentary Precint including the West, Centre, East and Langevin blocks, along with the Justice and Confederation buildings. These structures can be seen in all kinds of settings such as Seasons, Day, Night, Inside, Canada Day, Christmas and more!

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleIf you’re from Canada or Ottawa, these photos will go a long way to bring professionalism to your communications whether in print or online. Photos add a certain importance to your articles or blogs. See the 200+ collection of Canadian Parliament photos starting at $12 and available for immediate download.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleHave a look at the collection, and, you too will answer yes if asked “Parlez-Vous Parliament”?

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Have a great evening!

Michel

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Images in Color and in Stereo

Update – March 2018

Hi, I wonder what you may be thinking about the title of this blog. Images in color? Yes, but images in stereo? Okay, let me explain. First, let me back up and give you some background.

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Autumn Parliament photo by Michel Loiselle

I sell stock photos to Graphic Designers, Publishing firms, Advertising and Communications agencies and Print houses. Knowing what type of images these professionals need is always a challenge. So, I try to stay ahead of the game by providing tailored photography.

Images in Color

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleHaving an image in color supposes that there are other types. Because these photos are architectural, they also look great in black & white. We don’t see too many monochrome images these days, so once in a while, convert some images to black & white on your Web site for an interesting effect. Someone may even notice.

Images in Stereo

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleIt’s from a song called “En Stéréo et en couleurs” by franco-ontarian singer/songwriter Paul Demers that I’ve applied to images. What it really means is that I create 2 versions of certain scenes to give designers more choice. For example above, Political Glow and Lunar Politics, are photographed in both landscape and portrait orientations to solve any layout problems a designer might have with space on a page.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleThese images, Confederation Towers and Night Politics show the same scene but in both day and night flavors. This way, you can use both files in a document and get more mileage out of the look.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleHere, we’re dealing with similar images, Canadian Silhouette and Political silhouette, but in different colors, the designer is able to closely match the image to the project color theme. When you’re working with photography in reports and documents, you need to have all the tools at your disposal, and these images will help to accomplish this.

The photos featured in this article are from the Canadian Parliament collection of over 200 images starting at $12 and available for immediate download. The collection includes, Christmas, Seasons, The Library, Indoors and Canada Day.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleFinally, let’s look at working with different seasons. These photos, Library View and Inside Politics are an example of being there at the right time and the right season.

Parliament images by Michel LoiselleThe Rideau Canal photos show our Parliament during summer and winter. As you can appreciate, building a seasonal photo collection takes time, but in the end, it’s all worth it.

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Here, we’re presented with the Inuksuk, in both seasons. If someone is writing an article on Inuit practices and lifestyles, purchasing both photos makes sense as you get variety, authenticity and more interest for the story. So now, you can work with images that are tailored for your season-specific projects.

You’ve learned a new term, “In Color and in Stereo”, and nobody but us will ever know what it means. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading and discovering new photography.

P.S. Visit the Canadian Parliament photo collection – Over 250 images.

Have an excellent day.

Michel

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