Mendel Perkins Photography

The blog of a Calgary Alberta based photographer and assistant

New Website in the works!

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I am currently in the process of upgrading my website from a livebooksEdu to a full livebooks site. You can go HERE to see what it looks like at the moment. I just statred this process today so contact info and many of the options aren’t operational yet but you can take a look at the design. The site will eventually be rolled over to http://www.mendelperkins.com in a few days or so.

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December 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

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New cards on the way!

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I just got these ordered:

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November 24, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Road trip: Vancouver

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A couple of friends asked me at the very last minute if I would like to come on a trip with them to Vancouver. Naturally I replied with an immediate and unquestioning “HECK” YES!. Here are a few of the many cool images I made in Vancouver, Victoria and on the way there and back.

 

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November 17, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Pavlova

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Both the Australians and the New Zealanders lay claim to the invention of this dessert. I don’t really care who invented it it is easy but fun to make and just the right balance of sweet, creamy and slightly tart. This next week I am planning more food shoots for stock. More photos and recipies to come.

Pavlova

Ingredients:

6 egg whites

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

pinch salt

1 1/2 tsp. eanilla extract

1 1/2 cups castor sugar (regular sugar run through a blender or food processor works the same)

1 1/2 cups whipping cream

fruit for topping, kiwis, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries (somewhat tart fruits balance out the sweetness of the meringue)

Method:

Preheat oven to 275.

Warm eggs in a bowl of tepid water for ~20 mins. or until no longer chilled. Separate, combine with cream of tartar and pinch of salt and begin to whip at medium low speed gradually increasing speed to medium high as whites approach soft peaks. Contiune to whip while gradually adding castor sugar. Whip at high speed to stiff peaks and stir in vanilla.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment. Divide batter into 6-10 4-6 inch disks on baking sheet. With back of spoon press into disks to flatten out the center and make a ridge around the edge to contain the toppings. Place in oven and reduce heat to 250 and bake 50-60 mins unil meringues appear dry buthave not started to brown. Cool on racks.

Whip cream fairly stiff. Prepare fruit. Immediatley before serving spoon a layer of whipped cream onto meringue and top with a layer of fruit.

Enjoy!

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November 6, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Wild Rose Xpress

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This weekend I had the priviledge of shooting the Wild Rose Xpress a Calgary based bluegrass band.  The gig was at the Cabin Café in Calgary. It was a good chance to try out the low light capabilities of my 5D Mk II as I shot everything using the available tungsten lights at iso 3200-5000.

Wild Rose Xpress

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October 26, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Come to the Digital Photo Expo!

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If you are going to be in Calgary this weekend come out to the digital photo expo! I will be there Sunday at the CAPIC booth telling you fine folks about the good things CAPIC does for photographers.

When: 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday the 24th and 25th

Where: The BMO Centre, Hall E, Calgary Stampede Park

How much: $15 +GST in advance, or 19.05 + GST at the door

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October 20, 2009 at 1:55 pm

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On the topic of buisness cards…

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Here are some other cards I did. These are printed on a transparent frosted plastic.

Jeremy

Printing by Carderizer

Design by Mendel Perkins

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October 17, 2009 at 2:01 pm

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Cards from the printer

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Aside from my renewed hatred for the UPS brokerage fees I am really happy with some buisness cards I got back from the printer today. The darker black areas are glossy spot UV and the rest of the card is a smooth matt finish.

Cards

Printing done by Carderizer

Design by Mendel Perkins

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October 16, 2009 at 4:07 pm

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Call Me!

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Today I am finishing uploading some shots of a Cisco phone I did for stock.

Cisco Phone

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October 14, 2009 at 12:51 pm

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Illness Inspired

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I am feeling a little sick with a cough wich inspired this pill themed stock shoot today.

I hope these will make me better, or at least some stock downloads.

I hope these will make me better, or at least some stock downloads.

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October 8, 2009 at 2:58 pm

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