written by Zoma Kaleem, student member
video by Dan Charleton, vice-president Saskatoon chapter
After upgrading to a full service commercial studio in September in 2016, Studio D was the location for our first member event of the year. IABC Saskatoon members and guests enjoyed the relaxed environment at the studio located within The Two Twenty, Saskatoon’s first and largest coworking community.
Catching up with colleagues, meeting new members and celebrating long-standing members, the room was filled with lively chatter and laughter. We also learned about the importance of good photography from Studio D owner, Matt Ramage.
“Every project is to help companies reach their goals.” – Matt Ramage
Studio D offers services including; people, product, spaces and events, both in studio and on location. Matt and Studio D give back to the community in a variety of ways and have been sponsors of IABC Saskatoon for a number of years. Matt and Julie of Studio D have both provided their services for IABC event photography and have kept our board directors headshots up-to-date.
Inspired by learning that evening, here is a brief Q&A with Matt Ramage of Studio D.
How do drones give that ‘wow’ factor to an image?
Matt: I like the creativity behind photography using drones, I think of it as a camera I can move higher. Drones give a unique perspective to an aerial shot. You can fly them up to 100 feet and drones help tell the story of how everything really connects.
How does you get the ‘best bang for your buck’ with photography?
Matt: Clarify your needs. When you are planning your project, determine your photographic requirements at the start.
Know what shot you want, make a description of the photos you need and then contact the photographer for a quote.
Is there a photographer you personally admire?
Matt: I admire Joel Bryan’s photography. David Hill’s work with Chrysler and Fiat and his digital artwork are inspiring.
Hope to see you at our next event, Communicating a Crisis: The 2016 Alberta Fires.
Zoma Kaleem is an IABC student member and current Saskatchewan resident completing her Bcomm at the Edwards School of Business. She has greatly enjoyed previous speakers while attending IABC events.