Stories and events related to commercial photography, advertising, marketing and inspiration.


Gallery FAQ

A gallery is a collection of images from one or multiple albums display to someone else. When you are invited to a gallery, the gallery can have a “visibility” of either “invite only” or “public.” An “invite only” gallery can only be seen by the people invited. This method restricts access to the gallery, only invitees can view the gallery.


What Defines a Modern Media Agency

TV is still the king of media spending but emerging and established online platforms are changing the game. Social media has gathered a disproportionate amount of media hype so what do the numbers say? This info-graphic sorts out the hype from the facts and helps turn the tsunami of web-based media metrics into actionable marketing goals


Another International Award For Us

The awards are given for innovation, design, content and business development. The Inland Press Association awards are open to the organization’s 1,200 member newspapers across North America and Bermuda. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Nebraska in August. Brett Gilmour Photography has been supporting National Philanthropy Day since 2010 by creating portraits of the Generosity of Spirit Honourees, the Outstanding Fundraising Professional and the Hazel Gillespie Community Investment Award Winner.



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11 Fashion Tips for Better Business Portraits

11 Fashion Tips for Better Business Portraits. Choose an outfit that you would wear when meeting one of your best clients.
Hold attention on your eyes and flatter your face by wearing conservative clothing. Mid-range and darker, solid colours such as blue, brown, gray, red, green are best for both men and women.

Difference Between Rights-Managed and Royalty-Free Images?

The terms of licens­ing will spec­ify such things as the media in which the RM Image will appear, the name of the end user (e.g. Your client, if applic­a­ble), geo­graph­i­cal dis­tri­b­u­tion, size of repro­duc­tion, dura­tion of use and exclu­siv­ity required. RM licens­ing fees are deter­mined by the spe­cific man­ner in which You will use an RM Image. RF licens­ing fees are fixed, solely based on the size of the RF Image file.


Licensing Photography: A Photo Buyer’s Guide

LICENSING PHOTOGRAPHY: A Photo Buyer’s Guide Most commercial photography is licensed, not sold, for specific use over a designated period of time. The photographer retains the copyright to all images s/he creates unless the copyright is transferred to the buyer by specific written agreement or the work qualifies as a “work for hire”. Licensing photography …

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Big Bang Boom Animation

Blurring the lines of photography, graffiti, and video Blu has created a fantastic journey into evolution. Hundreds of buckets of paint were used to create an animation that is creative and engaging. Watch the video to see how Blu used old tools to create something new.

Lilith Fair Edmonton

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be working with Peter Yang to photograph portraits of the rock stars at Lilith Fair in Edmonton, June 28th, 2010. Peter is a NYC based photographer that shoots regularly for ESPN, Rolling Stone, ESPN Magazine and Wired, among others.

Tips On Managing Social Media

Shannon Bowen-Kelsick of SBK Marketing has a great article highlighting the best tips from a panel discussion held in Calgary by the Calgary Marketing Meetup Group. The panel luncheon titled, “MySpace, YouTube, Identica, Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook and LinkedIn….. Oh my!”, was about how to manage our personal and professional social media presence. We learned that on-line, there isn’t much difference between our personal and professional selves and that it is best to err on the side of caution.

Online Presence Checkup #YYC Was a Hit

New tech­niques for man­ag­ing online pres­ence that I learned about are:

* set­ting Google alerts to auto mon­i­tor my name and alert me when it pops up online
* research­ing where my com­peti­tors are listed online and get­ting listed there as well
* using click­tail to ana­lyze web traffic
* using dis­qus