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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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

Canada Parliament Notebook

Political Architecture

Bird's eye view of the Library of Parliament in Ottawa, Canada. Photo by Michel LoiselleUpdate – March 2017

Michel Loiselle, creator of the Canadian Parliament Collection of stock photos, has published a 32-page notebook called Political Architecture filled with wonderful parliament photography with lined facing pages for your writings, musings and drawings. A pocket-sized canvas for your creativity. Ideal as gifts for Canadian Government agencies and Embassies of Canada.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleJust click the link below to preview the notebook and see the Fullscreen view!

See the notebook here: political-architecture

Hope you enjoy the notebook!

Michel

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Working With Designers

UPDATE – March 2018

Anatomy of a Parliament photo

The Canadian Parliament in winter at dusk in Ottawa, Canada. Photo by Michel LoiselleI provide stock photos to art/creative directors, graphic designers and business professionals. When creating images, I think of what the designer may need even before I take the shot. As a graphic designer myself, most times, I’ll need to add text and title such as for this coffee table book project.

Consider this image: Path to Politics, from the Canadian Parliament photo collection. It’s ideal for a Powerpoint title page or report cover. Simple is key. The Parliament is lit just enough without having blown highlights and the magic hour is just starting; not too dark, not too light. The rock creates tension and reinforces a low perspective view. The winter season brings a crisp, cool feel to the piece. Finally, a beaten path shows that many people walk here, while the sunset is placed to promote left-to-right viewing. See what I mean with this visual.

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The shot was taken with designers in mind. There is plenty of copy space on top and bottom; the image works well. When shooting, I’m thinking of these concepts to help creatives achieve their communications objectives.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleHere is a fictitious layout to help us visualize a project. Once we see the possibilities, it becomes easier to select cover photos, not just for their attractiveness, but for their overall functionality.

Even with text, the piece doesn’t feel crowded or overdone. With a few tweaks, this could work out quite well.

The Canadian Parliament in winter, seen from Major's Hill Park in Ottawa. Photo by Michel LoiselleProviding Options

Designers need variety, so I like to create a series on a same theme. By providing similar scenes, you get more options, like this vertical image of the same location in the morning. Same principle here, space for text on top and bottom. Horizontal and vertical photo solutions just make sense. Taking this a step further, another photo shows the rock in summer. As a photographer/designer I ensure that these choices are available.

Taking it Further

Now we’veCanadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle gone full circle and finished the product in the new layout. We did not resize any of the elements; just a few positioning adjustments and the job is almost done.

In these situations, the landscape cover could be used for Powerpoint while the vertical version is ideal for a report cover or poster. This way, consistency is preserved and the pieces take on a more branded feel.

When I’m photographing, I sometimes picture the textual information in my mind in order to get the perfect cover page image.

See the Canadian Parliament photo collection for more turn-key visuals.

Thanks for visiting and have a great evening.

Michel

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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