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The Adman is a Genius!!

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Hi

Today is very exciting in the development of my major business venture. The name you chose  is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. And naming my pole photography business has been consuming much of my time – to date it has been living under the project title of ‘Aerial Advantage’ 

Today with the help of the Adman, my marketing provider, we discussed various naming ideas.  It must be Short, Punchy and memorable. It is really useful if no-one else is using the name already too. It must communicate the business, have logo potential and for the website  .com should be available too. Finally it must comprise of no more than 2 syllables, i.e. two short words. At first I thought “not-poss” but the Adman was ahead of me and thankfully provided a matrix of possible combinations. 

I looked at this and thought of a few more before reading his favourite – pole*pics  – my goodness me, the AdMan is a true genius. 

 

Steven


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Steven Draper is an award winning ”freestyle photographic artist” based in Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada. His high quality images cover a range of subject matter but are conceived and created ” from the heart.” Steven is also the Founder and CEO of Polepics, ‘Photography head and shoulders above the rest.’ All material on this web-site is subject to copyright and is not permitted to be stored, reused or re-distributed without the prior written permission of Steven Draper, his heirs or executors.

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2009-01-27 at 2:00 pm

New Years Baby!!

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Hi everyone

Caroline, Baby Aaron with Dr Rice and Nurse Melissa

No I’m not announcing an official new service although I welcome all enquiries – but I wanted to share the happy news of the arrival of my 3rd son, Aaron Oliver Draper who was born in our local Picton hospital at 12.54am on Monday 12th January. All went very well and I am very happy and proud.

 

Aaron opens his eyes to the World

Aaron opens his eyes to the World, Mum and the words NIKON!!

I know many people like to know that he weighed in at 7lb 1oz and the labor was really quick – the official time 2 hours 20. No pain relief used (for the 3rd time) and everyone was back at our home 18 hours later. 

As an added bonus we found out that Aaron is the first baby to be born at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital this year and we were presented with a silver cup. The story made the local newspaper – Click Here – to read it.

I’m off to help out some more.

Take Care, Steven


stevendraperphotography

‘the complete picture’

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Steven Draper is an award winning  ”freestyle photographic artist” based in Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada. His high quality images cover a range of subject matter but are conceived and created ” from the heart.” Steven is available for a range assignments and can be contacted via the comments box or the sites contact page.  All material on this web-site is subject to copyright and is not permitted to be stored, reused or re-distributed without the prior written permission of Steven Draper, his heirs or executors.

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2009-01-15 at 12:32 pm

Happy New Year

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Dear All

Welcome to 2009, a year that despite a number of economic concerns I’m very excited about. I’ll be providing information of a massive new project that will run in parallel with my fine art involvement with PEC studio tour and also involvement with a local gallery on this info-blog over the coming few weeks.

One of my ‘New Year’ rituals is to peel myself out of bed about 7:00 am after a few hours sleep to try and photograph the first sunrise of the year. Often this isn’t possible because of cloudy conditions; but today the weather was perfect, although very cold at -19C. We currently have a number of sheep with lambs on our farm. I though it would be rather appropriate to combine the hope that new life brings with the first sunrise and provide my wife, who is also due to give birth any day, with an image for her web site that details life on our farm. Read about our farm HERE.

 

HappyNew Year

Happy New Year 2009

 

 

In the mean time, I’d like to wish all my clients, customers and readers of this site a warm and safe journey through 2009.

Steven





stevendraperphotography

‘the complete picture’

***

Steven Draper is an award winning ”freestyle photographic artist” based in Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada. His high quality images cover a range of subject matter but are conceived and created ” from the heart.” Steven is available for a range assignments and can be contacted via the comments box or the sites contact page. All material on this web-site is subject to copyright and is not permitted to be stored, reused or re-distributed without the prior written permission of Steven Draper, his heirs or executors.

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2009-01-1 at 4:36 pm

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Proud to be Canadian…

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…is the title of a recently published article in a specialist Ontario newspaper called ‘School Advocate’. As it’s name suggests it centred around education and is published quarterly. 

My assignment was to cover the RCMP Musical ride from an educational aspect and required both photography and also text. The event is very dynamic and I decided to use two cameras, one with the Nikons classic reporting lens, the 28-70 f2.8 G and the other with the 70-200 f2.8 G VR. Two images were eventually used, one two support article and another was used as a thumbnail on the front page. 

‘Story, Story, Story!’

Journalistic imaging is different from fine art in the pace at which things are required. However ‘Story, story, story’ is critical in grabbing attention, along with image quality that comes from good technique and equipment. The first image, from which a thumbnail was used, shows why it is worth hanging about after the main event for a few moments!

'Back to school'

 

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Studio Tour 2009

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I’m very pleased to announce today that Steven Draper Photography has been accepted onto the prestigious Prince Edward County Studio Tour 2009. To be accepted requires not only a studio to meet strict criteria regarding public visits but a Jury to assess a current portfolio of work. The standard has to be among the very best in order to gain acceptance.

So I’m very excited! This event brings thousands of art loving couples, individuals and art collectors to Prince Edward County during the three day event which takes place in mid September, although many studios are open throughout the year. (check 09 tour guide on publication for details) It provides an opportunity to experience a huge amount of behind the scenes information about artists work, the equipment, and techniques etc.  

I’ll be publishing further details here in due course, but if you are in Ontario during 2009 and enjoy meeting the people behind the words and pictures of blogs then please drop us a line and I’d love to have you visit.

To get a flavour of the quality of the ‘PEC arts tour’ please take a look at the 2008 Tour Guide.

Steven

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2008-12-1 at 10:39 pm