Blog - Portrait Photographer Travis Allison

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Mona Lisa Curse

I've been a bad blogger... thankfully, it is because I have been so busy. I've got at least a half a dozen blog posts in a folder on my desk called "BlogThis".

It has been a great August, after a slow June and July (I had back surgery) with some amazing couples and a few photo shoots at camps. As I worked on sorting pictures this morning for a magazine shoot I watched/listened to this awesome documentary on YouTube: Mona Lisa Curse (watch the first section below).

I have loved art for my whole life. This movie was awesome.

Barry & Carol's Anniversary


Barry & Carol's Anniversary from Travis Jon Allison on Vimeo.
Yesterday was Barry & Carol's (my in-laws) 45th Wedding Anniversary. We went out to a great brunch at the Elm Hurst and that was the first chance we had to present them with the DVD of this video. They were kind enough to take their whole family to Toronto for the weekend in June and I chose to video the weekend instead of shooting stills.
We had a great Toronto tourist weekend. We planned the weekend so that my niece and nephew, who are 7 and 9, would have fun in the city. We went to the Old Spaghetti Factory, rode the subway, went to Ontario Place and even Medieval Times.
Thanks to Barry and Carol for a great weekend. Congratulations on your anniversary.

CAIRN Camp Staff: Training Week 2008


CAIRN Camp Staff: Training Week 2008 from Travis Jon Allison on Vimeo.CAIRN Camp Staff: Training 2008

I produced a video (through our Walking Maverick Productions arm) for CAIRN, Baysville last week.  CAIRN is the camp organization that I used to run with my wife, Beth.  She has carried on as the Executive Director there while kindly moving to Woodstock with me.

While at camp I shot 65 individual portraits of the staff.  Using those and the pictures that others had taken of the week I put together this video for their website so that the campers and parents can have a chance to get to know the people that are looking after them.

Here is a little "behind the pretty pictures" video of how some of the creative portraits were shot:
Subtlevox Photography: Behind the Pretty Pictures from Travis Jon Allison on Vimeo.

Subtlevox Photography: Behind the Pretty Pictures

We were talking to Taps and Match at camp and they are just finishing their first camp session this morning.   It sounds like things are going GREAT!