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Allen McEachern Collections

By Allen McEachern

July 2015 marked my 11th anniversary working as a commercial photographer. I am proud of this achievement. Photography is a tough business, but one with many benefits. One of the biggest benefits for me is the accumulation of images, an archive, or image bank. I use my archive all the time for print sales, image licensing, marketing, blogging, and for learning. A power on-line searchable storage and deliver platform is crucial for my archive management and image delivery. Since 2005 I have used Photoshelter to store my media on-line. If you would like to find out more about what Photoshelter can do for you just follow this link. If what they are offering to you makes sense and you sign up, you will also be helping me out - affiliate link. Below is an image I shot on a Canon EOS 1D Mark II back in 2006. Click on the image to view how I am using Photoshelter.

Mont-Tremblant Photographer & Karen Sampson

By Allen McEachern


Someone once asked me what my elevator pitch was. I replied..."I help companies of all sizes visually communicate their brands, products, and services with their current, and potential clients." This past week I had the wonderful experience of helping a Mont-Tremblant based small business owner visually communicate. Meet Karen Sampson. Karen is a dynamic person in almost constant motion. She teaches swimming to my children, that is how we met. Karen also gives numerous outdoor aerobic classes at Domain St.Bernard throughout the week. I joined  her to documented two of her classes. My mandate was to create a series of images that Karen could use in her social media marketing. My focus was on the diversity of her clientele, the natural beauty of where she teaches and to capture a few great shots of her in motion, along  with a headshot or two. 

Parkland - Landscape Photos Series of Canadian National Parks

2 stop strategy – Day two in the pit. LG Fashion Week. Toronto.

LG Fashion Week / Toronto - April 1, 2010. I am sitting in the photographer's pit working during the Coccolily show. Next to me is this pot bellied boorish idiot shouting out obcenities and insults to the models that are coming down the runway towards us. Judging by the expressions on the model's faces it is very clear that they are hearing everything. I don't understand how any one considering themselves a professional photographer could act in such a disgusting manner. Shut your mouth and keep it to yourself. I am sure that I am not the only one who walked away that day thinking you were a total ass. I won't forget your name. Ego is what we all need to succeed, but it can destroy you as well.

2 stop strategy - Day one in the pit. LG Fashion Week. Toronto.

LG Fashion Week / Toronto - March 31st, 2010.

One thing that I love about photography; there are all kinds of photographers.

Arriving three days into this country's major fashion event is not a good way to make new photographer friends. Pity those who show up fresh tomorrow. I hope that they are not from Quebec, like me.

No one loves the guy who comes from out of town to shoot what they can shoot. Welcome to Toronto. " Anyone want gum," says a friendly soul as she shuffles seats for the umpteenth time.

I love the older newspaper guys. They know what it's like. Just speak loudly. These folks are problem solvers. They'll help you. Just speak loudly. Eye contact helps a lot too. Say your last name right after your first.