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Back On-Location

With all the COVID-19 restrictions being slowly lifted, I’ve been quoting projects and scheduling shoots again. I really enjoy photographing construction projects, so this was a great first night out shooting with people around. We also had amazing skies and weather. During the shoot, it was easy to maintain a safe distance and follow the rules. When I’m creating lifestyle images like these, I don’t interact with the subjects I just let things happen naturally. When I do interact I have extra masks and even gloves and protective eyewear to ensure the safety of the subjects and myself.

COVID-19 and time to plan

COVID-19 lockdown has given me more time with my family particularly with my 2 year old girl which is great. It has also given me time to plan and get a lot of things done internally with my business. Things I was too busy traveling, shooting and editing to get done before. The need to be a one person content producing machine is much greater now. The goal will be to take a project and take care of everything on location with the smallest footprint as I can. I write, draw and paint (watercolours or markers) with all projects I plan. I just need to put my ideas on paper not in an app and I’ve tried lots of apps. However I’m also big on AI and the cloud which I have been really stepping up my game in this year. I’m excited to get back out creating again. And also now all my house plants are doing much better with me home all the time.

So guess who isn’t good at blogging….

farm photographer Dean Casavechia Nova Scotia Canada
The idea of a blog is an odd thing for a photographer because you have to write, mostly about yourself.  I know personally I rather visually tell someone else story with my camera. However photography or storytelling (because of video) is a fast changing business.  Not everyone can keep up or wants to keep up, I have seen a lot of photographer leave the market.  So you have to always be showing people that you are still out there, working with clients, solving problems and telling stories.  This year I was very busy, lots of projects that took me all over Canada mostly advertising work that will go to market next year sometime.  This is just a blog post letting people know I’m still creating work for clients and I’ll be doing my best to update the blog a few times a month.

The images above is me capturing images on a farm in New Brunswick.  I do a great deal of farming related work because I grew up in rural Nova Scotia where my family had a number of horses.  The farm environment is very natural for me to work in and I enjoy the kind of images I get to create in a rural setting.

Mic Mac Mall – Christmas Campaign


It has been a very busy fall/winter, most recently I have been shooting the Winter/Christmas campaign for Mic Mac Mall.  There were a lot of moving parts to these shoots, which happened over two days.  Luckily instead of writing about it you can view the Behind The Scenes video shot by Craig at Spider Video.

Video One

Video Two

Video Three

Special thanks to all the talent including Short Presents, the agency Extreme Group and the marketing team at Mic Mac Mall.


Another assignment for Sportsnet Magazine

PEI baseball player This time I was in PEI for a two day shoot for two different stories for Sportsnet Magazine. I had some amazing cloud cover for the first day when I photographed JP Stevenson a young baseball pitcher. I had lined up the use of a baseball field with lights that I thought would be great. Then when I got to town I asked to see his place which as it turns out is surrounded by corn fields. It was amazing and with a major storm rolling in we had unreal clouds for the shoot. I managed to shoot some medium format film, and some type 55 polaroid along with my digital camera. Look for my work in the August 2013 issue of Sportsnet Magazine, I get the ipad version which is already available for download.

sportsnet magazine ipad version

Corporate Portraits on-location

Dean Casavechia on location business portraitsBr>
Spend the day on location capturing business portraits in a boardroom with the longest table I have ever seen.

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New updated site now online.

dean casavechia advertising photographer on location
My new web site is now up-to-date with the latest HTML5 code, my old flash web site was giving me some issues. I also did a major update of images while I was having the site re-coded. I went back over the past year and gathered the images I liked the best. I still have a few more galleries to add, one will include some of the images taken during two jobs I shot for the Canadian Tourism Commission this past summer/fall. I found this image of me when looking back over the photographs I captured that week. I jammed all 6 foot 8 of me into this sea kayak, we got some great shots and had the best weather all summer for this shoot. I look forward to sharing some of my top picks.

Back in the sky

Canadian winters
Back on another assignment and again it was cold over rural Nova Scotia in January but worth it. I enjoy any assignment that takes me as far from a city as I can get. Grabbed this shot after we landed and I was heading back to the car.

Planes, trains and helicopters.

It’s a little cold for flying around with the window open on a Helicopter taking photos but it was worth it. This day was about -30 with the wind-chill.

It’s been busy.

After returning from my trip to NFLD, which was amazing, things got very busy. So busy that I haven’t even begun to look at the images I made during my trip. Things are starting to get back to normal and I’ll be blogging about some personal projects as well as what I have been up to from sept to now. In the meantime here is a shot of me and my 4×5 camera in a small coastal town in NFLD. All the towns I went to have no road access, you can only get to the towns by boat.