Welcome to Eye for Detail!
Here you can find out more about us and look at some of our favourite photos. Almost all the photos you see were taken by me, Trent Ernst. Some were taken by my talented second shooter, Darin Clisby, and a few were taken by my wife, Colette. If the photos were taken by someone else other than me, I will tell you.
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Eye For Detail Photography focus is on wedding and portrait photography. We are located in Tumbler Ridge, BC but serves Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope, Prince George and into Alberta, shooting weddings as far away as Edmonton and Calgary, but generally focusing on the Grande Prairie area. If you’re looking for creative, unique images, look no further.
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We were going to put a link here to the TRSS school photos, but thought that some parents would not like the link to be in the wild, so instead, we are asking parents that want access to the photos digitally to email us, and we’ll send you a link.
Here’s the final post for Dakota and Nathan: Their wedding album. There’s a whole bunch of shots in here that haven’t been seen before.
To view the album, click on the album cover, and it will load in a flash viewer. If you are trying to view on a cell phone/iPad or just have moral objections to Flash, you can view the HTML version here.
Blue: The colour blue tends to imply cool, though I’d say it was closer to cold tonight when I asked Ashlee to stand under a spray of water outside, straight from the hose. I think I’m obligated to run this pictures, even though we shot some with an umbrella, because, well, she stood under a freezing cold spray of water for me. And because, come on, she’s freaking gorgeous in this shot.
Wedded to the game: This one needs a bit of set-up. Naomi and Matthew have been married for ten years. They wanted to recreate some of their wedding pictures. But they also wanted to shoot at the golf course.
And I thought, what about recreating the wedding pictures, but golfing? So instead of a bouquet, Naomi would hold clubs. This idea is about to turn into a series….
This one is right out of their album.
There’s a new park out at Gwillim Lake, and a new device that’s like a merry-go-round, but is much smaller and has ropes to climb on. Anyway, like a Merry-go-round, if you sit in the middle, you spin less fast then at the outer edge. So we loaded up the device with kids, put Eve in the middle, and started spinning. All the shots turned out so different. I’m not sure this is my fav, but I love the expression on her (barely visible) face.
I was hoping to take a picture of Kris Swanson out running. After all, that’s his element. But today got away from me and by the time I was free, it was well after dark. So we came into the studio. He kept saying his beard made him look evil, so my mind went to a photo by Arnold Newman of Alfried Krupp, where he underlit the image to create a more ominous portrait. So, that’s what we did here. I love the way the light catches the lines of his cheek, and I can’t help but think he looks a bit like an image of James Franco I’ve seen somewhere but can’t find anymore. Or maybe I just imagined it.
Okay, this will probably be the big set piece of the year. The actual idea was a little different; I wanted to get candles on both sides of the falls and have her in the water, but there’s a wind down there, and the tea lights basically blew out. Over on this side of the falls the wind is blocked by an overhang.
I had this sunset-y sort of image planned for Lynsey, but when the sunset didn’t actually materialized, we went onto plan two. Think red riding hood, without the red hood. Is she lost? Is that a big bad wolf up ahead? Or maybe it’s something else.
As a photographer, I still struggle with how I present people in images. Everyone knows that most magazine covers are photoshopped to death, and that women are digitally nipped and tucked until they are perfect, plastic, and completely unreal.
But do I take and reject that, and have people compare my pictures with heavily retouched images and think they look ugly? Do I retouch and create an unrealistic self perception?
So I’m starting a new style of photography: Beauty photography. Not fashion, which creates unrealistic expectations, not glamour, which suffers from a history of too much Vaseline on the lenses. But beauty. To try and capture the simple beauty of what it means to be a woman. To try and capture that spark of life that makes a person who they are, without trying to impose the world’s vision of what it means to be beautiful.
I would be lying if I said nothing was done to this image, but only a little bit of brightening here, a little bit of softening there. This image has not seen the inside of Photoshop at all. All I brought to this one was the light and good timing; everything else is all Stacie.
If you are interested in this type of session, please contact us.