Feb 20, 2014

Visit to Studio 404 a Great Success

Our visit to Studio 404 was a great success.  Ross showed us many aspects of Food Photography. We learned a lot about food photography and some of the tricks of the trade.

  Stephen making "ice-cream" while Ross talks "beer"

Is this real ice-cream?

Want a lick?

Guild members watching the beer demonstration

Ross and his view camera

Viewing the setup

Make sure there is foam at the top

Spraying on the water droplets

Setting up the shot


The final product 

Getting ready with the next food set

A side view of the product display

Feb 14, 2014

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

GPG February Outing - Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Saturday February 22nd. Come enjoy the perfect warm weather photo break.

Our February photography outing will be to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory in Cambridge on Saturday, February 22nd from 9am to around noon.

Admission including tax is $13.00. Parking is free.  (Please do not purchase e-tickets, as we must pay as a group at admittance).

As a group we have reserved the conservatory at 9:00am for our admittance a full hour before the general public are admitted. During that first hour we are free to use tripods. After 10am we are free to continue to photograph but we cannot use tripods.

Please note that we need to be sure to have at least 8 members attend to be able to get in at 9:00am. So Please attend if possible. This is a perfect warm weather break from this exceedingly cold winter.

For those driving directly to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory the address is:

2500 Kossuth Road
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 4R7

For those wanting to meet up in Guelph:

We will be meeting in Guelph at our usual location in the parking lot in front of the South facing Sears entrance at Stone Road Mall at 8:15am Saturday morning on the 22nd.

We will organize car-pooling among the group at that time.

Feb 4, 2014

Studio404 Group --- Ross Davidson-Pilon --- Guild Visit Wednesday February 19, 2014

The Studio404 Group is  represented by Ross Davidson-Pilon PhotographyTots PhotographyPicture This Framing and Digital imaging Labs as well as Gallery 404 fine art.

We employ three full time photographers as well as part-time staff.
Ross Davidson-Pilon has been a Commercial Advertising Photographer for over 33 years, his work appears regularly in regional, national as well as international publications.
Some of his clients include Dupont Chemicals, Pioneer Feed and Seed, Uniroyal Ltd., CIBC, M&M Meats Ltd, Ontario Foodland, Hunts Tomatoes, General Foods, LCBO Publications, Peperage Farm...

Ross Davidson-Pilon/Studio404 has won numerous awards including:
 Professional Photographers of America - Master Photographer 2010
CPAC awards best advertising photography 2002,2006,2007,2010
National Agricultural Advertising  Institute - Best advertising  campaign 2001, 2005, 2009.
CARA Awards

Guelph Citizen of the Year 2004

Ross is also a retired Major- (RCAF) , he has participated in numerous missions throughout the world  in support of NATO  , United Nations humanitarian relief and with the Canadian Forces Disaster Assistance Response Team CF - D.A.R.T.